Super Nintendo Emulation Comes To iPhone & iPad Unofficially

SiOS-Super-Nintendo-Emulator-for-iOSAs slick as Apple's range of devices are, they just don't have the edge over Android equivalents due to the wealth of retro gaming emulators available on the Play Store. That said, some clever hackers have somehow managed to get Super Nintendo classics up and running on iPhones and iPads, similar to the way Game Boy Advance games arrived on iOS earlier this year.

SiOS is an all new Super Nintendo emulator for iOS which can be installed on any device running firmware version 8.0.2. Using a small exploit in the date and time settings, developer Lucas Mendes Meng has managed to allow non-jailbroken devices to run the likes of Super Mario World, F-Zero and Zelda: A Link to the Past with very little effort. While the hack itself may be fairly easy, it's worth noting that this is not approved by Apple and could potentially void your warranty.

If you're willing to take a plunge into the world of tweaking and emulation, Apple fan website Cult of Mac has detailed how to get 16-bit gaming on the go.

SiOS (Super Nintendo Emulator for iPhone and iPad)

Link: How to run Super Nintendo games on iOS without Jailbreak

Last Updated ( 07 October 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) Bobbus74 2014-10-15 08:29
Gave this a try on my iPad and it works very well. Still hate touch screen controls instead of actual gamepads though :-|

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