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Nescaline NES emulator for iPhone makes it onto App Store, gets shot down

Apple goes old school, though not for long

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Product: Nescaline | Developer: Jonathan Zdziarski | Genre: Arcade, Casual, Collection, Retro
For: iPhone
 
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Seriously, Apple? Of all the rejections the App Store makes, it never fails to surprise me what does still manage to leak through that strict and authoritarian system.

This morning we awake to find a fully functional NES emulator smiling back at us from the App Store. Nescaline comes packaged with five homebrew NES games, but more importantly it features a download system allowing you add games to your library from any remote URL.

Nescaline does boast some pretty decent functions, such as touchscreen controls for the old Zapper games, a built in save system allowing you to save at any point in any game, landscape and portrait modes and frame skipping options when the emulation struggles a bit.

The developer states that the Nescaline emulator itself, "does not contain any intellectual property or copyrighted material owned by Nintendo of America or its affiliates", though I still think that'll be a hard sell with Nintendo's legal department.

Indeed, in the time it's taken to write this news item, it seems Nescaline has been pulled from the App Store. Not a massive surprise, but it was an entertaining few minutes while it lasted.

Anyone manage to grab it?
 

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Spanner Spencer 22 December 2009
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