Video game consoles come and go like any other piece of technology. The evolution is so quick that we often forget there was a time when Nintendo was the king and the Sony PlayStation was considered groundbreaking for using compact discs! That’s where emulators come in. An emulator is software for your AmigaOne computer that functions as a virtual console, allowing you to play ROM files that work in a similar fashion to digital copies of your favorite cartridges or discs. Here is our top 5 game console emulators for OS4!
Virtual Jaguar GCC/SDL is not only a port of the MS Visual C++/SDL sourcecode but has also been extended and rewritten so that we can enjoy Atari Jaguar emulation on every platform which uses the GCC compiler and that can make use of the Simple Directmedia Layer library. The AmigaOS4 port is done by HunoPPC.
The 8-bit game console included titles from licensed third-party developers that produced and distributed software for the platform, resulting in hundreds of games. Simply put, the NES was revolutionary and spawned several of the most iconic video game franchises.
Visual Boy Advance is a Game Boy Advance emulator that works with many ROMs that are publically available. It features save states, full screen support, joystick support, the all-important speedup emulation, and a lot more.
Handy is an Atari Lynx emulator written by Keith Wilkins. The Atari Lynx is an 16-bit handheld game console that was released by Atari Corporation in September 1989 in North America, and in Europe and Japan in 1990. The Lynx holds the distinction of being the world’s first handheld electronic game with a color LCD.
The 32-bit platform has sold more than 100 million units since its initial 1994 debut and didn’t halt game production until almost 11 years later. Thousands of popular games are available and you can play them all on your AmigaOne or sam440!