How to play retro video games on iPhone: A step-by-step guide

Do you miss playing Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Sonic The Hedgehog, or other video games from the days of your childhood ? Good news! You can now play them on your iPhone. Apple has changed its rules. This means you can get an emulator app to play old games. The best part is that you don’t need to jailbreak your iPhone.

One of the first emulators to arrive on iOS is called Delta, and within a few days it has already reached the top of the App Store. It was made by a person named Riley Testut. Delta lets you play games from old video game systems like Game Boy, Nintendo, and PlayStation. Many people love using Delta.
How to find and download retro video gamesFinding game ROMs for these retro video games can be a bit tricky. If you want to follow the rules, you can use tools like Epilogue’s GB Operator to rip .ROM files directly from your own Game Boy cartridges. However, if you don’t own the physical games or have misplaced your old cartridges, downloading ROMs online can be considered piracy. It’s important to respect copyright laws and only use ROMs that you have the legal right to play.

Once you have legally downloaded your .ROM files, you can transfer them to your iPhone using several methods. You can upload your .ROM files to Google Drive and add them to your iPhone’s files folder. Alternatively, you can send the .ROM files to yourself via email and download them directly on your iPhone. If you prefer using iTunes, you can import your .ROM files through the file-sharing feature.

Do note that Delta supports specific file types, such as .GBA for Game Boy Advance games. If your ROMs are in a compressed format like .ZIP or .7Z, remember to unzip them first using an app like iZip (available for free on the App Store) or by extracting them on your computer.

How to load video game ROMs into Delta

  1. Once you have downloaded and extracted the game files, head over to Delta.
  2. Tap the “plus” button on the top right corner.
  3. Now, tap “Files” under the “Import From…” section.
  4. Select the file.
  5. And, the game will show up on the app’s homescreen, all you need to do is play it.

Apple letting emulators on the App Store is a big deal for iPhone users. With Delta, you can play old games wherever you go. It’s like having a small old-school gaming system in your pocket. More and more video game emulators are expected to hit the App Store, and whether you’re playing games you loved as a kid or trying new ones, these emulator apps make it easy and fun.


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