Sweet NES emulator ported to Windows Phone 7, but is blocked by Microsoft

An NES emulator has been ported over for Windows Phone 7, and from the looks of things it runs perfectly fine, but we might not be seeing it for the Marketplace any time soon.

Matt Bettcher ported an NES simulator over to Windows Phone 7 successfully, and it runs at 10-20 frames per second on the Samsung Focus — not great, but not too bad either as we see in the video below. While it looks sweet and would undoubtedly be an awesome time-waster, Bettcher was informed by Microsoft that it probably won’t make it into the Marketplace.

WMPoweruser is reporting:

Matt intends to release the app for free on Marketplace, and also make the app, which itself is based on Open Source code, open source. If you wish to join Matt’s campaign comment on his YouTube channel here.

Bettcher is looking for folks to rally for the cause and get Microsoft to change its mind about letting the emulator into the Marketplace and even get the app in order. So if you’re a Windows Phone 7 user or fan and it seems like a cause you can get behind, it would open up doors for future apps and emulators, too.

[Via: WMPoweruser]

  • Gorourke2

    I received the Samsung Focus as a Christmas present from my wife. At first “touch and feel” I loved it. Great touch phone with easy navigation. Monday, after Christmas I called AT&T tech support with, what I thought was a simple question. How can I sync my 350+ Outlook contacts and calendar from my PC to my phone? The answer was…you can’t. Microsoft does not support active sync with mobile 7. Samsung technical support confirmed this fact. This is like buying a beautiful car that has no wheels.
    When I returned the phone to the AT&T corporate store, the salesperson also confirmed this MS flaw in Mobil 7.
    Would advise anyone who frequently updated their Outlook, contacts and calendar on their PC and wants to sync them, DON’T BUY THIS PHONE. The internet is loaded with complaints about this problem.

    • Focusman

      Ridiculous. You simply copy your outlook contacts from outlook to a linked hotmail account (free, takes 5 minutes to set up) and you have all your contacts the same as you did before, calendar too, but better because it’s cloud-stored and cloud-synced, without the misery of having to sync via lame activesync.

      If you can’t be bothered to click CTRL-A and right click and drag the resulting selection of appointments and contacts to hotmail, well, then maybe you ought to stick with buggy sync software.

    • Linkinpark5002

      Are you gay?

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