Sunday, January 27, 2013

Gridlee - MAME emulator makes it to AppStore again


Update #1 (02/02/2013): Tutorial: My Experiences with Gridlee for iOS - Installing ROM into Gridlee
Update #2 (03/01/2013): Gridlee Finally Removed from AppStore


If you like arcade emulators than you better get Gridlee from the AppStore before Apple discovers it.

The Gridlee game is whacky, but you can download other ROMs to play better games.

This is not for the "normal" users. ROMs are only to be used by people that own the game on other platforms and some will work and many others won't. This will frustrate even the diehard tinkers, but you can load some nice games.

No Jailbreak required, but you will need a 3rd party explorer app on the desktop to get the ROMs to the install directory.

Here is one written tutorial and another tutorial (all free tools used). If you prefer visual instructions, then watch this video guide or this video quide.

I think it is interesting that most of the games used in the tutorials will not run without getting the "The selected game is missing one or more required ROM or CHD images. Please select a different game." error, but the writer don't provide a workaround for this error. I have tried many ROMs, about 1 in 10 work.

Here is sample of the game that work:
  • 10-Yard Fight
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Avengers
  • Kung-Fu Master
  • Macho Mouse
  • Popeye
  • Pac-Man (Called PuckMan)
  • Q*Bert (I can't play it well just like I couldn't at the arcade)
  • Raiden
  • Rampage
  • Spy Hunter
  • Shoot Out
  • Space Invaders
  • Tehkan World Cup (Soccer)
  • Zombie Raid

UPDATE: I did get the iCade cabinet (Here is the video):

Also, I have tons more ROMS; check out my guide (Tutorial: My Experiences with Gridlee for iOS - Installing ROM into Gridlee)

Download Gridlee from the AppStore for iPad or iPhone.

This is so cool, I just might have to get a ION iCade Arcade Cabinet for iPad. This cabinet will turn your ipad into an arcade machine.

Not so adventurous? Well you can get your arcade on with the Midway Arcade Free app which includes the coin-op hit JOUST plus 4 arcade favorites: Air Hockey, Arcade Basketball, Pool and Roll Ball.

Enjoy your favorite Midway classics from the golden age of arcade gaming - without having to scavenge the couch for quarters! The Midway Arcade paid version INCLUDES 10 GAMES!!!! Spy Hunter, Rampage, Joust, RootBeer Tapper, Defender and Arch Rivals. Plus 4 Arcade favorites: Air Hockey, Arcade Basketball, Pool, and Roll Ball.

Here are the iPhone versions (free or paid)



Thanks,

Carl W. Brooks
Check out my iPad/iOS/Mac technology website
http://www.iamthereforeipad.com

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