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4. Playing Classic Console Games > Play Games on a Smartphone or PDA

Play Games on a Smartphone or PDA

Get your retro gaming fix in the palm of your hand.

From game watches to programmable calculators, people have always found ways to play video games on the sly. The steady advance of technology has served to increase the sophistication of these covert gaming efforts. The latest generations of smartphones and PDAs are capable of running console emulators, granting users the ability to run thousands of classic games from the Atari, NES, and SNES eras. Now, tech-savvy office workers can play classic console games wherever they happen to be. Not at work, of course.

The Emulation Scene on Handhelds

While the novelty factor of running console games on a handheld is a reward in and of itself, emulating games on a handheld (whether PDA or Smartphone) can be an iffy prospect. Typically, the longer a handheld’s operating system has been able to support emulators, the more likely you’ll find software for it.


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