Now there's an SNES emulator for Windows Phone 8

Now there's an SNES emulator for Windows Phone 8
About a month after the Snes8x app was released for Windows RT and 8 Pro, a Windows Phone 8 variant of the Super Nintendo emulator has been made available as well. The app landed yesterday at the Marketplace and it even comes bundled with a homebrew game you can run to make sure everything is working. Finding additional SNES ROMs, however, is up to you, but a quick Google search should do the trick.

Snes8x for Windows Phone 8 runs well, judging by user comments, and all screen resolutions are supported. Unfortunately, the emulator isn't compatible with Windows Phone 7.8, but hey, think of it as another reason you should consider upgrading to something newer. Oh, and before we forget, loading whatever ROMs you may have is a bit of a ritual, but doesn't require much technical know-how. You are required to load them via SkyDrive, but once they are in the database, launching one should be pretty straightforward. 

Snes8x is available for free on the Windows Phone Marketplace and you can download it from the link below.




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9 Comments

1. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Sweet! And now people can see why WP8 OS has some useful advantages for easy ports by developers, as it shares some of the same API's used by it's WP8 desktop/laptop & RT tablet cousins. Also, who can argue with quality 8bit sound and sprite driven graphics? You have to love retro blasts from the past :o`

2. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yes, Windows Phone 8 it's a good crap, indeed!...

8. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

huh like anybody care about what you think

3. SkurtMcGurt

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

What's the best place to get roms?

5. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Google "coolroms"

4. Penny

Posts: 1847; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Umm, Super Mario Kart on my tablet? I'm totally there.

6. Darkrai

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Cool Nokia-forever

7. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

stop puuting ''Nokia-forever'' on all your comments fanboy it gives real users of nokia on here a bad image been tied to fanboys

9. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

microsoft trolling nintendo....

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