An iPhone NES emulator is one of the most popular Nintendo emulators on the iPhone. It allows you to run NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) games on your iPhone at full speed, and with the use of a
to control the games.
was introduce in the US in 1985 and became the best selling gaming console at that time. Those Nintendo NES emulators make your iPhone think it is a
Nintendo NES machine, and make it possible it to run NES games on your iPhone.
First you have to jailbreak iPhone in order to install the iPhone NES emulator. Once you jailbreak, you can then install the NES emulator from Cydia which will be available upon jailbreaking.
Setting up an iPhone NES emulator:
First you need to install the iPhone NES emulator. There are two Nintendo nes emulators available in Cydia for the iPhone. One is called NES which used to be free, and then it became $5.99 when updated to support iPhone OS3.0. The other iPhone nes emulator is called nes4iphone and also costs $4.99 from Cydia.
Just do a search for NES or NES4 in Cydia and the two iPhone NES emulators will show up. Once installed, a new directory called ROMs will be created inside var/mobile/Media/ROMs/NES of the iPhone file system.
Both iPhone NES emulators on Cydia provide good game play and run at full speed. The biggest difference between the two packages is the Wii Remote
support of nes4iphone. If you want to be able to control your games with a wii remote, then nes4iphone is the one. Other than that they both have the same performance.
nes4iphone is the best Nintendo nes emulator for iPhone. The game play is smooth and fast just as a regular NES console.
The ability to connect a
and control NES games with the wii remote is amazing advantage.
You need the following to get the wiiMote to work with nes4iphone:
4- In nes4iphone options, turn WiiMote control button on as shown on the picture on the right.
Once you have doe those 4 steps, then start ness4iphone. You will get a menu asking you to make the Wii Remote discoverable by pressing buttons 1 + 2 together on the wii remote. Then nes4iphone will find the wii remote. A list of all available games on your device will be displayed.
With nes4iphone you can choose the orientation of the game if portrait or landscape, and if you want sound or not.
Choose the preferred setting. On
iPhone 3GS, the portrait & sound option works very good.
When the Wii Remote is connected to the iPhone and the nes4iphone starts in wiimote mode. You will notice that the transparent iPhone controls that usually appears on the screen will disappear when enabling this option.
While if you run a game without the WiiMote support, the control buttons will show up as transparent in the background of the NES game as shown below.
In portrait mode, the display and controls look a little different. You can save the state of any game and come back later to exactly where you left off.