Classic Nintendo games never seem to go away. Whether it be iOS, Android, OS X or Windows, there is an emulator for nearly every platform. For most platforms, it is as simple as installing an application that will emulate or run the NES “ROMs.” For iOS however, apps like that are not allowed to exist in the walled garden that is the App Store, therefore if you wanted a Nintendo emulator, you were forced to jailbreak your device. Sure, a few have passed here and there, but they were promptly pulled.
Now, there is a new way to play Nintendo games, without the need to jailbreak your device. The folks over at iDownloadBlog had a reader send them in this neat site that runs completely in HTML5. What is this site though? It is an HTML5 “emulator” of sorts, that allows you to play over 100 classic Nintendo titles. What this means, the site being in HTML5, is that there is nothing to download. You simply go to the site on your iPhones browser (didn’t seem to work on the iPad), pick the game you wish to play, and it will load. There’s a slight problem though, that loading? Yeah, that can take quite a while on some games. Some seem faster than others, but in general, none were very fast. This is still something fun to play around with though.
What do you think? Are you going to try it out? Any games you can’t wait to try? Let us know in the comments.