1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar



    Arcades are a dying childhood pastime, but emulators have kept the quarter eating, and allowance sucking games of our youth alive. Even better, the good people at TouchArcade spotted a free Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) available for free in the App Store.

    The emulator ships with nine “less than stellar” ROMs including: Circus, Crash, Hard Hat, Fire One, Robot Bowl, Side Track, Spectar, Star Fire and Targ. Thankfully iMAME operates like its non-iOS emulator counterparts and allows users to play a nearly limitless amount of games granted they have a working ROM. The app loads ROMS using a third-party utility like iExplorer without jailbreaking.

    “Yep, add a .zip rom to the Docs folder through PhoneView and it works perfect! Just tried Crime Fighters! “ — @mattlukens.
    While this is an awesome emulator and appears to function rather well, Apple’s has a mixed history with emulators. A number of individual emulators litter the App Store, but as MacRumors points out Apple has been much more restrictive with open emulators like the DOS/Windows 3.0 emulator they removed.

    Grab iMAME quick before Apple breaks some Arcade dreams. It’s a universal app available in the App Store for free.

    Source: MacRumors
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 2011-12-22 at 07:44 AM.
    2011-12-22 06:15 AM
  2. mindblown's Avatar
    just downloaded it, gonna try out other roms.
    i wonder how long this is gonna be up on the appstore lol
    2011-12-22 06:51 AM
  3. rocketApe's Avatar
    So what kinda ROMs work? SNES, Genesis, etc? Anybody know?
    Last edited by rocketApe; 2011-12-22 at 07:01 AM.
    I always thought the term "early adopter" (regarding tech) was a bit snooty. So, I'll go ahead and call myself an early adopter, cuz I'm feeling a bit snooty.
    2011-12-22 06:56 AM
  4. Phillip Swanson's Avatar
    It uses MAME compatible roms
    2011-12-22 07:04 AM
  5. dgmdgm's Avatar
    Arcades are a dying childhood past time
    I had to read this three times before I realised you meant "pastime".
    2011-12-22 07:21 AM
  6. drjailbreakMD's Avatar
    Can someone explain how to install roms and the best source to find them. Thanks for any help!!
    2011-12-22 07:53 AM
  7. Nickaroni22's Avatar
    Works pretty well, I've uploaded a few roms. I was hoping I could get wwf superstars to work but no luck yet. This will not be avaliable long in the App Store, I can't believe this made it this far.
    2011-12-22 08:04 AM
  8. Megaorange's Avatar
    Can someone explain how to install roms and the best source to find them. Thanks for any help!!
    Google otherwise I doubt you'll get much help with finding them.
    2011-12-22 08:22 AM
  9. Zokunei's Avatar
    I just beat the Simpsons game
    2011-12-22 09:09 AM
  10. bongholio's Avatar
    What are some good roms that work with it?
    2011-12-22 10:55 AM
  11. Cer0's Avatar
    This app does mirroring too I heard. So use appletv to do display and control on idevice.
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    2011-12-22 11:40 AM
  12. spice_weasel's Avatar
    It's kind of funny this is posted here, considering unless you actually own the arcade machine, possession of the roms would be piracy.
    2011-12-22 12:42 PM
  13. Striknine's Avatar
    possession of the roms would be piracy.
    So what!
    2011-12-22 12:49 PM
  14. Atari800's Avatar
    It's kind of funny this is posted here, considering unless you actually own the arcade machine, possession of the roms would be piracy.
    I am sure a big lawsuit will begin over playing a rom with a 1980 copyright.
    2011-12-22 12:56 PM
  15. spice_weasel's Avatar
    Sarcasm aside, let's see. Can't add Siri to non 4s devices due to piracy. Can't run the original acidrain due to piracy. Can't even mention ********** due to piracy. And if you don't think anyone will bother you about the roms, why not put up a cydia repo hosting a bunch of them? Make sure you post the end result.
    2011-12-22 02:56 PM
  16. steeda763's Avatar
    What's the word on the games that need add-ons, like SNK's Metal Slug? I think the NeoGeo BIOS needs to be downloaded into a different folder. I forget exactly how I set mine up...I haven't added any new ROMs in a few years.
    2011-12-22 04:49 PM
  17. duromega's Avatar
    I don't know any of the games included




    2011-12-22 07:23 PM
  18. celeron's Avatar
    I don't know any of the games included
    +1
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    2011-12-22 08:06 PM
  19. sino84's Avatar
    Isn't there a list for working roms?
    2011-12-22 08:53 PM
  20. thecartuner77's Avatar
    Not gonna last long judging apple. But get it while you can its great.
    iPod touch 4, 4.3.3 jailbroken with redsn0w
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    2011-12-23 06:22 AM
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