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SNES and GameBoy emulators for WP8 now handle MOGA controllers

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SNES and GameBoy emulators for WP8 now handle MOGA controllers
The Windows Phone emulators for classic Nintendo consoles - Snes8x (SNES), VBA8 (GameBoy Advance), and VGBC (GameBoy Color), now feature built-in support for the popular MOGA Pro controller - more specifically, its Pocket and Pro versions. We are uncertain if other MOGA products are compatible. In Windows Phone land, support for specific controllers has to be hard-coded inside each app. And, so far, we have seen only the MOGA Pro work with WP8 devices. However, the controller SDK for Microsoft's platform has been available to developers since the second quarter of 2013, so more games should emerge with support for these peripherals as WP-devices become increasingly powerful and appealing.

With this mini-lecture on MOGA controllers out of the way, here's more about each emulator:

Snes8x is a free Super Nintendo emulator for Windows Phone 8, based on the popular Snes9x. The emulator contains one game that is freely available. The update to version 1.4.0 brings MOGA controller support (Pocket and Pro versions), as well an attempt to fix virtual controller freezing issues. The emulator requires Windows Phone 8 GDR3.

VBA8 is a free Gameboy Advance emulator for Windows Phone 8. The app includes a free demo. The update to version 1.4.0 brings MOGA controller support (Pocket and Pro versions), an attempt to fix virtual controller freezing issues, and an in-app purchase to remove adds. The emulator requires Windows Phone 8 GDR3.

VGBC8 is a free Gameboy Color emulator for Windows Phone 8. The app includes a free demo. The update to version 1.4.0 brings MOGA controller support (Pocket and Pro versions), an attempt to fix virtual controller freezing issues, and an in-app purchase to remove adds. The emulator requires Windows Phone 8 GDR3.

All emulators let you import game ROMs from your own web-space, SkyDrive storage, or as e-mail attachments.

Download: Snes8x, VBA8, VGBC8


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posted on 26 Dec 2013, 09:43 3

1. N-fanboy (Posts: 477; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Who here likes serious gaming on smartphones? But good news to WP fans.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 11:48

2. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 275; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


I kinda do. But I have a Note 3 so.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 11:58 2

4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


What's your point❔

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 11:57 2

3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Microsoft really needs to ramp up action on XB for WP... By now we should be able to use any XB controller, with proper adaptor, with our WP devices.. So far XBOWP has been a almost completely wasted opportunity.. This needs to change because devices like my 1520 are top notch for gaming.. WP has one of the best devices available for gaming right now, but all that could be done isn't being done.. I hope this changes in 2014, and MS takes XBOWP more seriously.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 14:13 1

6. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


True !! let's get work together at Microsoft and teach them a lesson !

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 14:07 2

5. Credo (Posts: 677; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


I would like to connect my PS4 controller to my Lumia 920 somehow, to play games lol, that would be awesome!

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