You have to love native SDK’s. The latest goodies are coming to us courtesy of A7omic and jtokarchuk who have together ported SNES9x, a Super Nintendo emulator by Makoto Sugano, to the BlackBerry PlayBook. They have even done all the hard work for you and compiled it into a BAR file for you to sideload onto your PlayBook ASAP. Jtokarchuk sent us the tip and screenshots of the project led by A7omic and I have to say I am excited for some serious Super Nintendo nostalgia on my PlayBook. Now all I need to do is put the control scheme to the test.
Check out A7omic’s thread on CrackBerry forums or GitHub for instructions and you can download the BAR file (just change the extension from .ZIP to .BAR) to play around. The source code and build instructions are also available. Keep in mind you will need to “acquire” ROMs somehow to be able to play SNES games! Let us know if you find some good sources. Street Fighter here I come!!!
PS: A7omic mentioned that he has submitted his app to App World but I highly doubt it will get past App World’s crack team of reviewers… 🙂