iMame brings retro arcade gaming to the App Store
iMame has just appeared in the App Store, it is a hugely popular app on other platforms as it is an emulator for retro arcade cabinet games from the early 1980’s. The official version comes with a set of seven games pre-installed with no official way to add any more games.
iMAME is an application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. The intention is to preserve gaming history by preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten.
The included games are:-
- Fire One
- Hard Hat
- Robot Bowl
- Side Track
- Star Fire
Not the most interesting set of games however keep in mind that iMame is a free app. Where this could get really interesting is if there is a way to add game ROM files to iMame; you could then be playing games like Pac Man, Galaxians etc. According to TouchArcade, there already is a way to do it; however we have yet to test it.
If it is easy to add other game ROMS without the need to jailbreak, the app will probably have a short life in the App Store. We recommend you grab this one as soon as you can. iMame is a universal app and also includes support for the iCade.
- Free – App Store Link
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