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Video: Play Nintendo on your iPhone

Technically, Apple hasn't released a Software Development Kit for the iPhone -- like that was going to stop this hack of the InfoNES Nintendo emulator, which lets you play Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda, and hordes of other classic NES titles right on the iPhone.

Technically, Apple hasn't released a Software Development Kit for the iPhone -- like that was going to stop anybody. A host of apps is already available for the "It" gadget of 2007, including this hack of the InfoNES Nintendo emulator, which lets you play Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda, and hordes of other classic NES titles right on the iPhone, complete with an onscreen gamepad (though the developer says the pad isn't quite ready for prime time). Check out the video, found via Neatorama.

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6 comments
Angel_Tech
Angel_Tech

This emulator is great in case you get used to the fact that the Dpad sucks. Im sure it's cuz the lack of the time between you touch the arrows and the time the phone senses it as a hit. but oh well.. at least is something pretty cool to play with.. and just to make it clear. It's not a video.. (that comment was funny :) ) In case you dont believe me.. here, check this out, this guy is using the arrows to play mario bros.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Hsr1XNlZwQ I guess, I prefer the old traditional controllers and not just a sensor one :) Cheers

SeaPlusPlusIII
SeaPlusPlusIII

That video was a video of a video... There was no 'game- playing' there, except for the originator playing games with anyone gullible enough to fall for that. Better check your sources next time... SeaPlusPlus

Wally Bahny
Wally Bahny

I would have to agree with you. When the demonstrator pressed the right-arrow on the game pad, the mario continued moving right even after the demonstrator removed his finger. The only other possibility is that the developer rigged the game pad to perform the arrow task indefinitely until the button was pressed again (or another direction was pressed), which would be a bear for game play. Wally

Langlier
Langlier

It doesn't look like it recognizes releasing the button commands yet. Looks laggy as well

Wally Bahny
Wally Bahny

You're right, now that I watch it again, he is pressing the B button to jump. Hmm...

julietausch
julietausch

Did anyone else notice that he was jumping with the B button? Any original NES kid knows that you hit A to jump, and A is the furthest button on the right!