TouchArcade reports "Retro gaming fans can add another item to their "things in life to be excited for" list, as we just got word that Manomio, who brought us the C64 for iPhone [App Store] emulator, is currently working on bringing an Amiga emulator to the App Store."
C64, the Commodore 64 emulator referenced, had troubles with the AppStore approval process when it was discovered that the user was able to execute arbitrary BASIC code through the emulator. The Commodore Amiga granted users even more freedom and it will be interesting to see the delivery system and application package that Manomio submit to the AppStore.
Seems like there's just a ton of iPhone news for us over the past couple days; and now we have news that Square Enix is bringing one of the most successful RPG series of all time to the iPhone and iPod Touch. In December of 1987 the original Final Fantasy was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Since then Final Fantasy has released twelve sequels (most recently Final Fantasy XIII for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360) and countless spin-offs.
"Over 20 years since the original releases, FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II are coming to iPhone / iPod touch! Release date: TBA. Stay tuned!"
The interface appears to be slightly modified from the original GUI elements we have seen in previous remakes of the game. This implies that Square Enix is taking advantage of the touch screen to navigate menus as opposed to other ports and remakes which have centered around an overlay gamepad.
Looks like everyone's Christmas gift this year is emulator news on the iPhone. Hot on the heels of Nescaline's release on the App Store (and prompt removal) comes the first N64 emulator for the iPhone. Unfortunately it's only for jailbroken phones, but it has been released by the master of emulators on the iPhone; ZodTTD.
Ignoring the catchy Michael Jackson tunes there are a number of things to note from the video. The control scheme shows the ability to use the Wiimote as a controller using the iPhone's bluetooth connection (Update: I can confirm this works; supremely cool). Speed is definitely the biggest shortcoming, as well as a need for alphas in texturing.
Criticisms aside this is a truly impressive work of emulation craftsmanship. Currently the app is available through Cydia for $2.49.