SNES emulator released for Windows RT and Windows 8
posted by Nick T. / Dec 19, 2012, 8:26 AM
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.
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.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 8:31 AM 0
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It's for Windows 8 and RT, not the Phone.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 8:35 AM 6
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What about the games? All the games are pre loaded?
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 10:30 AM 0
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No. Preloading games may get the emulator's developer into a bit of a legal trouble.
posted on Dec 19, 2012, 11:01 AM 2
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