What with the invent of high graphic games, many of us seem to have forgotten our roots. The good old Mario and Nintendo days. Some of us, though, still miss them, but how to relive those moments in this high tech Apple era? Cydia emulators hold the answer to that question.
What is Cydia Emulator
Cydia emulators are basically softwares that you can download from the Cydia app store,which enable you to play games like Gameboy, on your iOS. Apple has blocked many apps,in the victim list are these emulators also. So they became available through the next major option; Cydia. However, there are many Cydia emulators to choose from, each allowing you to play a specific game, more like separate portals you can take, to the past! To help you on your quest, here we describe some of the main Cydia emulators that you might find useful.
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The iSNES (Super Nintendo) SNES
Super Nintendo entertainment system, SNES emulator, is one of the best cydia emulators, which allows you to play games like Super Mario and Donkey Kong directly on your iOS. It gives you excellent quality with above average ROM compatibility. You don’t even have to worry about manually uploading your ROMs, as it harbors the built in browser. Furthermore, it provides you with the choice of playing multiplayer, gives you multiple skins to choose from and a changeable landscape or portrait mode. You can get the app for 4.99$ in the Cydia store via the BigBoss repository.
If going cheap is your preference, try NES. This emulator, originally developed by J. Sweeney offers you many of the options of SNES. You get to choose between landscape and a portrait mode, numerous save slots with an all zipped ROM support to complete the package. However, it does not have a built in browser so ROMs have to be placed manually in: /var/mobile/Media/ROMs/NES. The best plus point of the NES emulator is that it is free, available on the Cydia store via the repository; ModMyi.
GAMEBOY A.D Plus
The GAMEBOY A.D Plus brings back Gameboy, right on your iOS in full color. This name of the Cydia emulators list is functional with iOS 3.1 and above. Not only this, you can enjoy the charm of playing the Gameboy on your iPad also. It has an integrated ROM Downloader, multiple profile options, many customizable settings, numerous save slots, the list is endless. This emulator can also be downloaded for free from the Cydia store via the repository; BigBoss.
GENESIS A.D.X Plus
Remember the SEGA games you used to play on your desktop computer? Well, GENESIS A.D.X Plus gives you the opportunity to relive those moments once more. Its best quality is its Add free interface, once that’s cleared, GENESIS A.D.X Plus is functional with iOS 3.1 and higher and is even compatible with the iPad. It provides smooth game play functions,global high-score, global achievements, multiplayer support and ROM compatibility good enough to boast off. You can install this emulator form the Cydia store. Once you have exhausted the trial period, a complete version is available for just 3.49$ via the BigBoss repository.
Whatever game you might want to play; the jailbreak community has come up with the solution to help you get what you desire. Everything much simplufied, all you have to do, is just make up your mind, from the many Cydia emulators, which one you want. That’s it, you can now enjoy, to your heart’s content, the games you once so loved as a child.