Sorry for the lack of updates. Joystiq & engadget hit the scene
at NYC's Wii launch party
(coverage continues throughout the next few days). At the after-party at my place, we were horrified to see how pathetic the selection of Virtual Console games
were (Where the heck is my Gunstar Heroes
? When do Mario RPG and Super Metroid
come out?). I'm glad to pay my hard-earned dollar on retro games, but damn it--I can't do that if they're not being offered right now!
Interestingly, if I so chose to embrace the Dark Side, I could use [e]mulator
, from homebrew developer "e". This application includes emulators for a wide variety of systems: Wonderswan, Lynx, PC Engine, Neo Geo Pocket, Game Gear, Game Boy, and Famicom (NES). If one is so inclined, they can visit the site, download the file, and use a program like WinRAR
to extract the files. Don't worry, there's a very Engrish
read-me that should theoretically walk you through the process.