AndroidBoy - an Gameboy emulator

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AndroidBoy - an Gameboy emulator

Postby plusminus » Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:48 pm

Hello Community,

I can't wait to get a couple of emulators to my Android-device :D
via mobilecrunch.com
mobilecrunch.com wrote:While it’s by no means playable at this point (unless your favorite hobby is watching sloths tend to a patch of growing grass), the Android Market has now seen it’s first video game emulator: AndroidBoy. As you may have guessed from the tail-end of the name, it’s a Game Boy emulator, supporting games from both the original Game Boy and 1998’s Game Boy Color.

The interface needs some remodeling, and the key mapping is going to need some work as well - but the first emulator on any given platform is always an important landmark, and things can only get better. As the legality of emulators is somewhat dubious, some questioned whether or not such an item would be allowed in Google’s Android Market. AndroidBoy’s success in making it to the market is a great sign of things to come.

I wonder when the Apple App Store will get an emulator? Oh wait, that’s not going to happen.


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Postby Nuladion » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:11 am

Oh god, this is awesome!
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Postby MrSnowflake » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:45 am

Too bad the buttons are touch buttons, as you can't keep down A and B at the same time.
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Postby dave » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:46 pm

I smell an iPhone killer coming!
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Postby xMemphisx » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:09 am

Sick 8)

I can't wait to see more apps like this. It's apps like this that are really going to help android along. Anything to boost popularity :)
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Postby plusminus » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:26 am

MrSnowflake wrote:Too bad the buttons are touch buttons, as you can't keep down A and B at the same time.


I hope we can use multiple input methods. i.e. the trackball together with SHIFT and ALT as a replacements for A and B.

OMG I so want this running :)

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Postby MrSnowflake » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:38 pm

plusminus wrote:
MrSnowflake wrote:Too bad the buttons are touch buttons, as you can't keep down A and B at the same time.


I hope we can use multiple input methods. i.e. the trackball together with SHIFT and ALT as a replacements for A and B.

OMG I so want this running :)

Tetris, Mario, Tennis :D
I hope that too. Is it viable to make games using the keyboard (using somekeys to replace up down left right buttons and some 'action' buttons)?
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Postby coding_android » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:57 am

Are there some videos available showing the emulator in action? And is the emulator available in the android market? I can't find the download on the project page.

Update:

Here is one video of the AndroidBoy app:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yh39za3ewc
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