Popular .NET Atari 7800 Emulator, EMU7800, is coming soon to Windows Phone marketplace according to the release note (discovered by Nuduaa, creator of NES emulator VNESlight) on SourceForge. Atari 7800 never really gained NES like commercial success which also means that very limited number of games were released for the platform (complete list here). But one reason why 7800 was partially a commerical success was due to the backward compatibility with the popular Atari 2600. So you can play your favorite Atari 2600 games on the emulator as well.
EMU7800 developer Mike Murphy jotted down two points in the v1.0 changelog:
- Custom binary serialization necessary for the Windows Phone platform.
- Initial Windows Phone release to Windows Phone Marketplace.
Instead of going the homebrew route, Mike is releasing the emulator in the marketplace. Great news for retro gaming fans. Emu7800 will be the second emulator (if it passed the certification) to be available in the marketplace after VNesLight (my favorite Windows Phone app).
We will keep you updated on the availability. Stay tuned for more.
h/t : Nuduaa