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Now there's an SNES emulator for Windows Phone 8

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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.

Now there's an SNES emulator for Windows Phone 8
Now there's an SNES emulator for Windows Phone 8

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posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:41 8

1. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 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`

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 09:57 2

2. lpratas (banned) (Posts: 398; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 14:34 2

8. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

huh like anybody care about what you think

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:01

3. SkurtMcGurt (Posts: 21; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)

What's the best place to get roms?

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:55 1

5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

Google "coolroms"

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 10:02 3

4. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

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

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:08 1

6. Darkrai (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)



posted on 16 Jan 2013, 11:55 4

7. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 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

posted on 17 Jan 2013, 07:48

9. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

microsoft trolling nintendo....

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