Playstation Portable...er mobile
This application proves that you can emmulate just about anything on just about any platform. When you initially download the application you are told that you must locate and point to the PSX BIOS file (typically SCPH1001.bin). Now for those of you who aren't tech savvy the developer cannot legally include the Playstaion BIOS file, the property belongs to Sony under copyright.
So now what? Rest assured, a quick search in Google for the file name and you can find sites that host the file for download*. But now what about the games. The developer cannot legally include the games, or ROMS in this case, for you to play.
So what now? Rest assured, a quick search in Google for the PSX ROMS you are seeking and there they are ready for download**.
Now here is my review. This thing works great, considering it is on a mobile device...with a few flaws. Not all games load into this emmulator and the games that do load can have issues with sound and lag in gameplay. This can be frustrating for some with older model phones, but the problems persist even on higher end platforms. I myself have the HTC Desire with a fast processor in it but still suffers from lag.
Which leads me to the next part, lack of support and updates for the application from the developer. This has to be the most frustrating part of the app and why I scored it a 3. If a developer is going to provide us with an application at a higher price than usual, you had best support it or suffer from lack of user confidence. The developer did work closely with the same developer who provided us with SNesoid and Nesoid. But still problems persist.
However, all in all I can say this is a really good start for those who want to show their iPhone friends what an open Market platform is capable of...old school and classic games on your phone without restrictions, well sort of.
* please note that by downloading the Playstation BIOS file you do so at your own risk.
** please note that in order to download ROMS you must own a copy of the game. If you do not own a a copy you must delete the file within 24 hours. By downloading the Playstation ROMS you do so at your own risk.
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