Secret SNES Emulator Released on App Store

A sneaky developer has released a Super Nintendo emulator on the App Store under the name Remote File Manager. It’s a $0.99 app, and you can download it here if you’re quick about it (Apple is sure to remove it soon).

remotefilemanager

Don’t get your hopes too high, though. The controls are terrible, which makes for a frustrating experience on any game that requires precise button pressing. I tried it out with Super Mario World, and it was impossible to hold a shell and jump at the same time using a single thumb (as you would on an SNES controller). Instead, I had to awkwardly position my hand to place two fingers on the screen at once.

If it’s any consolation, the way it works is very very simple. Just acquire an .smc file from your favorite ROM distributor on the Internet, place it in your Dropbox account, open the Remote File Manager app, link it to Dropbox, and voila: you’re playing an SNES game on your iOS device.

[Via Touch Arcade]

5 thoughts on “Secret SNES Emulator Released on App Store

    • It’s newsworthy and of interest to our readers, so we’re going to report on it. If you missed this one, I’m sure another will be along soon enough.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>