When the gaming industry came to existence, the games were playable in dedicated hardware devices which are connected to Visual Display Units. The players use gamepads that are shipped with the game consoles to play the games. However, with the evolution of computers and the ever-increasing memory speed and processor power, the computer became a desirable platform to play games that are designed for game consoles. This development gave rise to the emergence of game console emulators that enables PC users to emulate gaming hardware.
The downside of most similar programs is that they do not play the games efficiently like the native platforms, because many users experience freezes and crash along the line. However, Dolphin does a good job in serving a decent gameplay experience for most games while some crash outrightly.
The interface of the application is quite simple, but the configuration contains some advanced options which may be confusing for a beginner. The addition of a comprehensive help file to the program can be useful for new users.
Dolphin is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in virtualization category and is available to all software users as a free download.