The corollary output of being a long time gamer is the incredible amount of nostalgia you built up as the years go by. Games for old systems, such as the Atari 2600, Sega Mega Drive or GameBoy, always have a cemented place in our hearts for being part of our childhood, and for being the perfect partner in crime in killing the Summer boredom. But thanks to modern technology, we can carry all of that nostalgia in the palm of our hands, accessible wherever, whenever.
Emulators is one of the key apps for any gamer to have on their smartphones. And it usually even decides which mobile ecosystem they choose. While iOS still requires jailbreaking to load up emulators, they are readily available on the Android Play Store. And now, thanks to Andre Botelho, Windows Phone users can too feed their nostalgia.
Say hello to EmiGens Plus, a Sega Genesis/Sega Mega Drive emulator for Windows Phone. The app runs ROMs through SkyDrive or directly from the SD card, which is a welcome feature for many users.
EmiGens Plus supports a number of features, such as landscape or portrait play, along with customizable on-screen buttons to allow users to place the buttons wherever they feel comfortable. It also supports save states, so users can resume their game immediately from where they left off.
EmiGens Plus can also play Sega CD/Mega CD games, however that requires a SEGA CD Bios file which is not shipped with the app (due to legal reasons, of course). So if you want to play any of the great CD games, you will have to acquire the Bios file yourself.
The app is available from the Windows Phone store for $1.29.