The iPhone and the iPod touch have been rising in popularity as portable gaming devices and are today the most popular in that class of gizmos. With responsive touch screens, an equally responsive accelerometer, and backed by a powerful processor inside, these devices have been found to be more than capable of delivering an amazing gaming experience.
Many amongst us, have been through the era before PC gaming, when console gaming was the norm. We are talking about low powered consoles (by today's standard) here, such as the Atari, Gameboy, Super Nintendo, etc. I am sure that most of you have already started feeling nostalgic about the era gone by. Well, you don't need to feel nostalgic, because your iDevice is perfectly capable of emulating those console games using console emulators available for different gaming consoles. Of course, the prerequisite for that is that your iDevice needs to be jailbroken, which means that Cydia needs to be installed. Now that jailbreaking is not illegal, we will tell you how you can achieve console gaming on these devices.
For each of the emulators mentioned in this article, there is one single way of installing the .Deb file contained within the archive:
1. Download ifunbox file manager for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad from http://www.i-funbox.com/.
2. Run ifunbox.
3. With it, the downloaded file (.Deb) (in this case, all files from archive you downloaded) put in directory filesystem/var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall. It is possible that you may not have those folders. In that case, create them.
4. After you put the file in the folder restart your iDevice.
For installing the BIOS setup and games, again follow steps 1 and 2 as above:
3. With its help files or games, or the BIOS put in the file system directory net/private/var/mobile/Media/ROMs/GAMEBOY
or PSX, GBA, GENESIS, NES (depending on the BIOS (the game) any emulator you want to throw into your iDevice). It is possible that you may not have those folders. In that case, create them
4. Run the appropriate emulator
Sony PlayStation is a game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment led by Ken Kutaragi and first released in mid-1990s. PlayStation was one of the first 32-bit gaming system in a series of the popular gaming systems. PlayStation was launched in Japan on December 3, 1994, while the console appeared in the U.S. on September 9, 1995, and in Europe on September 29, 1995. PlayStation has been instrumental in providing Sony, the breakthrough in the gaming industry, where until then, Nintendo and Sega reigned supreme. To date, Sony has sold over 100 million copies of the PlayStation.
Console Emulator: Psx4all
Game compatibility list
psx4all (2.1.0) (BIOS separately)
BIOS from here and emulator from here or here or here