SNES emulator released for Windows RT and Windows 8

Every self-respecting OS should have its retro game console emulator, don't you think? Well, there's one already available for Windows RT, meaning that Microsoft's mobile platform just got a bit cooler. The app in question is called Snes8x and it's available for free at the Windows Marketplace for both Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro.

Since Snes8x is based on the widely popular SNES 9x emulator, we're expecting it to run flawlessly on the Microsoft Surface and other Windows RT based tablets. Obviously, having a physical keyboard of some kind is highly recommended, but even if you don't you can still play some Secret of Mana using the on-screen controls.

Anyone who is interested is free to download Snes8x at the Windows Marketplace, and if you want to know how to get your old-school gaming fix on an Android device, we have a guide dedicated to that. Where to get ROMS, however, is something we won't tell you, but a quick Google search should do the trick.

via: Neowin

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11 Comments

1. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Another reason to get a windows 8 phone. I've got this same emulator on my ipad, but it had to be jailbroken in order to get it. That's awesome that the marketplace allows you to get it for free.

2. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

It's for Windows 8 and RT, not the Phone.

3. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Well, darn.

4. windroid unregistered

Won't take long until it’s available for winphone 8. Don't worry :)

8. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I hope so, WP8 could use it.

5. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

What about the games? All the games are pre loaded?

6. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 2011

No. Preloading games may get the emulator's developer into a bit of a legal trouble.

9. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

So where would we get the games from? Buy them?

10. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

search! google.com can help you :D

7. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Seriously? That's illegal.

11. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Coolroms.com she's emulator is awesome o my rt

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