How To Install And Play SNES Emulator On iPad

The iPad can be a great device for you to play games – not just the casual games that you find on the App Store but also more serious Super Nintendo games. Here is a four step process as detailed by LifeHacker for you to install and play SNES emulator on your iPad. Do remember […]

The iPad can be a great device for you to play games – not just the casual games that you find on the App Store but also more serious Super Nintendo games. Here is a four step process as detailed by LifeHacker for you to install and play SNES emulator on your iPad.

Do remember that this process will require you to jailbreak your iPad. Jailbreaking can void your warranty besides causing several performance related issues. So, don’t blame me later ;)

Step 1 : Jailbreak. You can use the untethered jailbreaking solution offered by Spirit. Click here to download the appropriate software for your Mac, PC or Linux systems.

Step 2 : Install Snes4iPhone. This is an SNES Emulator application that can be purchased from the Cydia store at a price of $6. Visit Cydia Store : Products and look out for Snes4iPhone. Once purchased, the app will install on your iPad.

Step 3 : Load Games. For this process, you will need to SSH into your iPad and copy the ROMs from /var/mobile/media/ROMs/. Alternatively, you can also browse for ROMs from the internet and download them into your iPad. For this, visit the Snes4iPhone Browse section and click on ‘Search’ on the upper righthand of the screen.

Step 4 : Sync the Wiimote. To do this, launch the Snes4iPhone app and visit the options section. Here, turn the Wiimote support on. This will send Snes4iPhone searching for your Wiimote. Meanwhile, hold the 1 and 2 buttons on your Wiimote down so that it is recognized.

You are done. Get playing.