Posts Tagged ‘Earthworm Jim’

Final Fantasy to Hit App Store

January 22, 2010

It seems that Square Enix is to bring the original Final Fantasy, along with Final Fantasy II, to Apple’s App Store for its iPhone and iPod Touch.

Word comes from SiloconEra about the port, which for some reason everyone seems to be in a rush to point out will boast updated controls to better fit the touch-sensitivity of the devices it’ll see release on. For now though, there’s precious little to know other than that Square Enix intends to rerelease the games through Apple’s mobile app shop.



Sega to Release Mega Drive Emulator to App Store

January 21, 2010

Sega has made the slightly strange but undoubtedly popular decision to build an emulator for its Genesis hardware, which most in Ireland would likely have known as the Mega Drive.

Shiny has already released Earthworm Jim for Apple's App Store.

Apple has taken issue with those emulators that have been submitted to its App Store up to now, with most being caught by the infamous App Store Approval Process and those that squeak through taken down shortly afterwards. Of course, those tend to have been unofficial efforts, which makes Sega’s offering for the iPhone and iPod Touch something a little different, moreover, it seems that Sega has essentially established its own precedent, in a way.


Apple Sells NES Emulator

December 22, 2009

Apple has slipped up a bit and allowed, for a little while at least, a NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) emulator to appear for sale on its by now infamously strict App Store.

Apple has had a fairly well established anti-emulation policy when it comes to the App Store for the iPhone and the iPod Touch since the service launched, but that doesn’t mean that some emulated content doesn’t leak through form time to time. Even now, there are emulated versions of older games available but the point seems to be that those are standalone applications for individual games to which copyrights have been attained (both Flashback and Earthworm Jim are superb apps).