1st-gen PlayStation games running on an Android Wear smartwatch? Sure, why not!

Do you remember the guy that somehow ran the archaic Windows 95 on his Android Wear-powered Samsung Gear Live smartwatch? Well, the same guy (EpicLPer) has stricken again - this time, he has successfully ran games intended for the first generation of the PlayStation console on an LG G Watch. We will let that one sink in a bit - PlayStation 1 games tight on your wrist. Well, how cool is that?

When you come to think of it, however, this is not as surprising as it seems – after all, the original PlayStation came with a 33.9MHz RISC CPU, 2MB of RAM, and a 1MB GPU unit capable of basic 3D texture mapping and rendering, transparency, fading, and shading – rather unimpressive as per today's standards. The LG G Watch, on the other hand, is a beast compared with the first PlayStation – the Android Wear smartwatch has a single-core Snapdragon 400 SoC, flying at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and an Adreno 305 GPU on board, running at 450MHz.

It's obvious that the smartwatch runs circles around the console in terms of hardware prowess, so the biggest issue EpicLPer has probably encountered has most probably been a software one. As seen on the video right below, the enthusiast has discovered an elegant workaround, which makes use of one of the more popular PlayStation emulators for Android, ePSXe, which somehow runs on the Android Wear gadget. Apart from showing us a little gameplay in the video below, EpicLPer also demonstrates the biggest issue with PlayStation games on your wrist - unsurprisingly, you'll have a hard time pressing the emulator's on-screen buttons on the 1.65-inch display of the wearable.




via: PocketGamer

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22 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's Adreno 305

5. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Yeah, thanks! Fixed.

11. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I always wondered how they made so "beautiful" games on so low power hardware. We should have far better image quality games now we have more than 150x the horsepower of a PS1, which is not the case.

2. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Why would anyone play games on 1.5 inch screen ?

3. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Because they can - do u need any more reasons?

13. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

No ...

4. wilsong17 unregistered

The power of android baby

14. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Is this the power of Android or HARDWARE?

16. eharris560

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

A gun has alot power, but you don't use it to shoot ants.

6. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

10-year old me wants this sooo much! Classroom boredom would have never existed.

20. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

Also, you'd be the coolest kid in town

7. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

The Snapdragon 400 is quad-core but the watch locks down 2 or 3 of them.

8. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Damn, technology. You scary!

9. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Oh the memories... I miss my PS1 so much. It died out a few years ago. Resident Evil 2 and 3, one of my favorite games of all time.

10. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I miss you too Python :(

21. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I miss you too.

12. HASHTAG unregistered

Enjoy that 10 minute battery life.

17. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Ergo, a Metal Gear Solid 1 cutscene requires constant charging :P

15. eharris560

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

WASTE OF TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

18. RogueCheddar

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That's not the same person, by the way. Different YouTube accounts.

19. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Cool...but unpractical...

22. Elfmonster unregistered

Suuuuper cool

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