Don’t let the title fool you, this is the real deal. Sans a few bugs you can finally relive your childhood years of summer days wasted in front of the boob-tube playing Zelda and Super Mario Brothers on your Android device.
You have two options for using the emulator. There is the lite version, which is a full working version of the program however you are limited to playing Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers. While you are only allowed to play the one game it still gives you a feel for what you can expect from the full version. And even if you plan to get the full version regardless, I still recommend at least playing the lite version for a few minutes. Then you can acquire the full version. This one will set you back a well spent $1.99, but you can now load the NES ROMs from your SD card.
The games themselves run very smoothly, while the sound can be a bit choppy. The developer claims a 95% success rate in loading and playing games. And through user reviews it seems that in order to have sound you must be updated to Android OS 1.5. So if you haven’t done so already, get on it.
And remember, emulators themselves are completely legal; however you must own the original cartridge of the ROM for it to be legal. Some viewers also question the legality/ethics of charging for an emulator as the majority of us are used to getting free emulators for our desktop computers. Again, it is 100% legal for the author of this program to charge for his software; it is the ROMs that neither the developer of Nesoid or any other individual can sell for profit without consent from the original game creator.
[Thanks to SirFenwick for the tip!]
- SNesoid – Emulating SNES
- Gensoid: Emulating Sega Genesis
- Google adding "buy button" to ads in Search
- Verizon LG G4 pre-order tomorrow, June 4th