BlackBerry PlayBook gets a Sega Genesis emulator, Sonic the Hedgehog approves

BlackBerry PlayBook gets a Sega Genesis emulator, Sonic the Hedgehog approves
With the recently announced NES emulator, the list of decent games that you can play on a BlackBerry PlayBook grew substantially. However, we doubt that you would mind having another retro video game console emulator at your disposal.

Developer Froggyface's latest creation is an emulator for the Sega Genesis (known as the Mega Drive outside of the U.S.) that is tailored for the BlackBerry PlayBook. It is based on DGEN, which is a popular open-source Genesis emulator available on a range of platforms. Reportedly, it runs without issues and no glitches have been spotted so far. Enhancements, such as ROM cycling and ZIP file support will be added over time.

However, the tricky part is that in order to play Sega Genesis games on a BlackBerry PlayBook, you will need to find ROMs first. Also, the emulator itself will need to be sideloaded. But if none of that worries you, feel free to follow the source link below and engage yourself in some good old-school video game fun!

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  • Camera 5 MP / 3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. Arpad

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 05, 2012

Does the PlayBook support usb controllers?

2. Nick_T

Posts: 186; Member since: May 27, 2011

Probably not at this time. Yet native support for USB host should come with the PlayBook 2.0 software, and that will make using USB controllers possible. Still, the software will need to support key mapping. Perhaps a Bluetooth one could work, as long as the emulator itself allows it.

3. mayo1

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2012

Interested on Sega Genesis games. I got the available current list of Sega on Ranker Have fun choosing! :)

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