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01-20-2010, 10:41 AM #1
Sega Fans Ecstatic at iPhone Gaming Emulator
Ask any Sega fan and he or she will tell you - this one is long overdue. The official (and by "official," we mean sanctioned by the video game maker) Sega emulator is headed for the iPhone next month. Sega's Ultimate Genesis will take vintage video game lovers on a stroll down memory lane with this new offering that has excited gaming enthusiasts young and old - but mostly old.
From USA Today:
A new app, due the first week of February, will let you hold the game publisher's legacy in your hand. The Sega Genesis Ultimate Collection will launch for free with the game Space Harrier II. Inside the app -- or sold separately for older iPhones -- are other games Sonic the Hedgehog ($5.99), Golden Axe ($4.99), Ecco the Dolphin($2.99) and Shining Force ($2.99).
Apple's finicky about emulators in the App Store, but most of the candidates have been unofficial, and dubiously legal. Sega's Ultimate Genesis, though, is official, and looks like a full virtual console for your iPhone.
Ultimate Genesis is really just a new way to package old apps, and a focused sales channel for new ones. But that's exactly what a Virtual Console-style emulator is! And why this is a fantastic idea.
01-20-2010, 10:45 AM #2
great for the hacking impaired, but unless this delivers full speed with sound i'll stick with zodttd. kthnxbai
01-20-2010, 10:45 AM #3
I am happy to hear about this
01-20-2010, 11:09 AM #4
01-20-2010, 11:20 AM #5
Nice! While I enjoy the jailbroken emulators, official ones will be great.21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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01-20-2010, 11:21 AM #6
I bet the PS1 emulator won't become efficient until some form of the icontrolpad comes out =\ It seems the icontrolpad was announced so long ago... it just never got out =\
01-20-2010, 11:54 AM #7
Very exciting. Genesis was my favorite console growing up. We'd spend hours playing X-Men, RBI Baseball 93, Lion King and Jurassic Park. Really looking forward to this.
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01-20-2010, 11:58 AM #8
01-20-2010, 12:33 PM #9
Very exciting. Sega was my favorite console growing up. We'd spend hours playing X-Men, RBI Baseball 93, Lion King and Jurassic Park. Really looking forward to this.
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01-20-2010, 12:55 PM #10
Thats awesome.. i recently bought the a game for my PS3 that has all the old SEGA genesis games on it... brings me back to my happy place!
01-20-2010, 01:02 PM #11
I think zoddtd has already made a far suffcient emulator for the sega genesis, which is free unlike this expensive system
01-20-2010, 04:33 PM #12
01-20-2010, 05:17 PM #13jailbreaking possibilities...
I'm really interested in how they plan to store and load the games. Could this that the jailbroken community could just load the roms they want directly into the emulator and enjoy...?
01-20-2010, 05:24 PM #14
I'm tired of being told I have to pay for Sonic 1 again and again and again. fµck that sh!t, I want Sonic CD anyway. (If you've never played it, Google it now; BEST official 2D Sonic game ever.)
01-20-2010, 05:47 PM #15
thats nice, but would be even nicer if there is some sort of workaround to getting roms instead of paying them $5 per game. also now im wondering how this will be setup?, will the controller be there like in zods, cause that would be nice!Originally Posted by ??????
01-20-2010, 05:58 PM #16
01-20-2010, 07:47 PM #17
Boo I say!! Booooo!!
Make some exclusive SEGA games or port some worthwhile ones... Like sonic cd or sonic ds - just to name the first 2 that come to mind.
It's cool to play the classics, but classic games should be supplementary not primary. Great job with super monkey ball 1-2, let's make some more of that caliber.
So in short, this SEGA fan is not peeing his pants.
01-20-2010, 08:00 PM #18
was never released, but it would be neat to see Sonic CD on the iPhone.
01-20-2010, 08:56 PM #19
It wasn't called sonic ds but there were sonic games exclusive to the DS.
01-21-2010, 08:57 AM #20
Zod has been actively updating his emu's lately Im sure in the wake of this he will make sure all his stuff is superior...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...