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iPhone Game Emulator #2: Playing Sega Game using Genesis4iPhone

Last time, I covered how you can play arcade game with Mame4iPhone. How about othe game console, such as Nintendo, Playstation? I’ll cover them one by one. This time, let me introduce Genesis4iPhone, that lets you play classis Sega Genesis (MegaDrive) and Sega CD emulator (aka ROM image) for both iPhone and iPod touch. And, with its latest release of v2.0, Genesis4iPhone now supports firmware 2.0 and 2.1.

Same as Mame4iPhone, Genesis4iPhone is developed by developer from Zodttd.com and it’s free to download via Cydia (Zodttd repository). The interface and game controller share the same as that on Mame4iPhone. My first impression of Genesis4iPhone is very good. I have tried Mortal Kombat and Sonic Spinball. No lag and all motions are so smooth. You can even save the game state any time by just tapping the “save” button in the controller.

How to copy and play game using Genesis4iPhone

  1. Install Genesis4iPhone via Cydia (through Zodttd.com repository)
  2. Transfer ROM images (in zip format) to iPhone via SSH. All ROM images should be put under /var/mobile/Media/ROMs/GENESIS/roms. (If you do not know how to use SSH to transfer files to iPhone, you can refer to this post)
  3. With your ROM transferred, you can launch Genesis4iPhone and you’ll see the list of ROMs to choose from.

  4. Just tap the game you want to play and launch it. Enjoy!
  5. Saving Game State

    Genesis4iPhone also allows you to save game state, so that you can start the game again from where you have saved. Just tap on the “save” button on the controller to save the game state. And, you can launch it again directly from “Save” category in Genesis4iPhone.

    Stay tuned. I’ll cover other game emulators such as Sony Playstation 1 and NES in later posts.

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