Been waiting to play Super Nintendo games on your device running iOS 8.3? Guess what? Now you can. Thanks to the developers with the @iOSEmusTeam a new SNES emulator has surfaced which allows owners of any device running iOS 8 and above to play classic SNES games without a jailbreak!
Although Apple is like a hawk looking for its prey, the Super Nintendo emulator lives for now, but who’s to say when it will meet its day. So If you’ve been feeling a little nostalgic for retro game titles such as Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, and Yoshiland all you need is Remote Files (grab it while you still can!) Remote Files is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator created by Aiir and the iOSEmusTeam. Down below you’ll find a set of step-by-step instructions on how to install the emulator and games.
iOSEmus On iOS 8.3
Step 1. Open Safari and visit iOSEmulatorSpot.com > tap the “Downloads tab” > “Cydia Alternatives” > scroll down until you see iOSEmus.
Step 2. Tap the blue install button, wait a couple seconds, tap install, and back out.
Step 3. Once the iOSEmus is done open it up and sign in.
SNES On iOS 8.3
Step 1. Unlock your device and fire up iOSEmus.
Step 2. Tap on the second tab at the bottom “Apps & Emus.”
Step 3. Scroll down until you see Remote Files and tap on it. You’ll be prompted with a pop up message asking for your permission to install Remote Files. Tap “Install” and then tap“Install” again.
Step 4. Back out of iOSEMus and wait until Remote is done installing,
Step 5. Once the app is done installing, open it and tap “Trust.” Tap on the “+” on the upper right hand corner. Tap on Dropbox and now you”l need to link your account to remote files; I recommend setting up another account just for your rom files.
Note: You can select any rom site you want. I selected RomHustler
Step 7. Look for your favorite SNES game(s) here, or one you want to download. When you find your favorite ROM (game), tap the game > Scroll down > tap on the checked box so that you uncheck it. Now you tap on the “download link” right above that.
Step 8. When your download is done, you’ll need to open the zipped file and extract the ROM, the game, inside onto your desktop.
Step 9. Once you have completed the aforementioned steps, and your game is extracted from the zipped file, you can switch the tab, in your browser, back to DropBox and drag and drop the ROM file in the browser window.
Step 10. Now all you have to do is chill out, grab.. whatever it is you like to drink, kick your feet up, and wait for your games to upload. It’ll take about a minute or two for it to finish depending on how many you uploaded.
Step 11. When the upload is complete grab your device and tap view files (if your are already there close the app completely and open it again.) You should be able to see the games you uploaded on DropBox tap one and presto! The SNES emulator has appeared.
Note: Make sure to close the Remote Files app COMPLETELY and then open it after uploading the games to DropBox. Make sure there’s a green line next to the app in iOSEmus which means it;s signed and able to be installed. Also, Apple notoriously likes to kill off any third party apps, so if it doesn’t install you know why.
As always let me know what you guys think in the comments section.