Emuladores para iPhone

As I’ve been playing lately with emulators, I recalled several games that were my favorites at that time so much fun.

At that time the games were achieved by importing them from U.S. stores but more frequently exchanged for ads in the newspaper. This is because in Mexico there were no software vendors, much less for Apple, and what little there was scarce and expensive.
I remember he had a character who lived north of the city which I phoned and went to your house with boxes of programs to exchange – or sell, if you had nothing that interested him. Fortunately, thanks to the purchase of computer m the United States, the previous owner I “inherited” a fairly large collection of programs, so the overnight I became one of the holders of the largest collections of the city.

Along with a great friend – Diego, also had plenty of software – we were meeting with the famous and exchanged many programs every two or three months.

With all this, I had access to an array of programs that I use and enjoy. Among my favorites were Karateka, Donkey Kong, Super Mario, and one in particular: Hard Hat Mack.
With this in mind, I was playing on my Mac a while, but one day waiting in line I started to play on my iPhone, and I thought it would be fun to play those games on the phone.

I started looking for an emulator of Apple] [, but first, Apple does not allow emulators in the AppStore, although there is a app called “Commodore 64” which itself is an emulator, but can not install more than a few authorized programs.


iDOS icon MiniVMac
icon gameboy4iphone icon genesis4iphone
icon gpSPhone icon mame4iphone
icon sNES icon psx4iphone
icon ScummVM icon snes4iphone

Como he estado jugando últimamente con emuladores, he recordado varios juegos que fueron mis favoritos en esos tiempos tan divertidos.

En esos tiempos se conseguían los juegos importándolos de tiendas estadounidenses pero más frecuentemente intercambiando por anuncios en el periódico. Esto es porque en México no existían proveedores de software, mucho menos para apple, y lo poco que había era escaso y caro.
Recuerdo que había un personaje que vivía al norte de la ciudad el cual te llamaba por teléfono e iba a tu casa con cajas de programas para intercambiar – o vender, si no tenías nada que le interesara. Por suerte y gracias a que al comprar m computadora en Estados Unidos, el dueño anterior me “heredó” una colección de programas bastante grande, por lo que de la noche a la mañana me convertí en uno de los poseedores de las colecciones más grandes de la ciudad.

Junto con un gran amigo – Diego, que también tenía gran cantidad de Software – hacíamos reuniones con el famoso personaje e intercambiábamos muchísimos programas cada dos o tres meses.

Con todo esto, tuve acceso a infinidad de programas que pude usar y disfrutar. Entre mis favoritos estaban Karateka, Donkey Kong, Super Mario, y uno en especial: Hard Hat Mack.
Con esto en mente, estuve jugando en mi Mac un buen tiempo, pero un día esperando en una fila me puse a jugar en mi iPhone, y pensé que sería divertido poder jugar esos juegos en el teléfono.

Me puse a buscar un emulador de Apple ][, pero en primer lugar, Apple no permite emuladores en el AppStore, aunque hay una App llamada “Commodore 64” que en sí es un emulador, pero no permite instalarle mas que algunos programas autorizados.

iDOS icon MiniVMac
icon gameboy4iphone icon genesis4iphone
icon gpSPhone icon mame4iphone
icon sNES icon psx4iphone
icon ScummVM icon snes4iphone

2 Comments on “Emuladores para iPhone

  1. Hi, congratulations on your blog. Reading it made me remember the good old times when life was simpler (as the past always appears) and the easiest and most useful hack of them all was cutting a notch on an Apple II floppy disk to be able to write to the back side. It brings a lot of nostalgia feelings to me.

    Anyway, do you know what is the simple way to be able to play that great old Mac game Hellcats (over the pacific, and leyte gulf) on an iPad, or current Mac or even a PC if possible. I and my son will love to be able to play again.


    Your friend Diego

  2. Hi Diego!!
    It is great to hear from you, as you were the most knowledgeable guy on the Apple II scene at that time.
    There is a mac emulator for iOS, it works on the iphone, but is not optimized for the iPad, it requires jailbreak, and is really not very functional. The name is MiniVMac, you install it through cydia, and have to upload a ROMand games theough FTP.
    It displays small on the ipad, and as you may thought, it needs a keyboard and mouse all the time, so all games are pretty unusable.
    I would instead recommend for the ipad “iDOS” that emulates a DOS PC, have a virtual keyboard and joystick, and is pretty usable. I have been playing “Hard Hat Mack” in it. You also need to get it through Cydia or a sharing site since Apple took it out of the store.
    Hope this helps and keep on coming to the blog!

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