Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Play NES on Your iPhone... Kinda
A consumer electronic that doesn't play 8-bit Nintendo games is hardly a consumer electronic at all. This particular iteration of the trend comes with the caveat that you'll be using a touchscreen that can only register two points of contact to emulate a controller that has eight buttons. The solution? Tapping a direction on the D-Pad seems to register as holding it down, meaning one click and Mario will keep moving forward until you click again to stop him. In short, you basically won't be able to play anything comfortably. Still a neat parlor trick.