A few days back we covered FPse, a PS emulator for Android devices. The app is full of features and can play any PlayStation game that you like. Having said that, there are a lot of other platforms out there as well. If you have always been more of a Mario fan, then a Nintendo emulator is what you need. ND4iOS (as the name indicates) allows users to play Nintendo games on any iOS device. Primarily, the emulator is designed for jailbreak users, and its installation from the Cydia store is quite easy. For non-jailbroken devices though, things aren’t that straightforward. This isn’t to say that you can’t have ND4iOS on your iPhone without Cydia’s involvement. When there’s a will, there’s a way.
The process of installing the emulator without jailbreak is rather lengthy. Of course, it relies on certificates and non-secure installation paths.
ND4iOS Installation Steps
- On your iPhone’s web browser (Safari or any third-party one), go to the following URL;
- From this page, click the install button located under iOSEmus.
- Once the install button is tapped, the certificate download phase will begin. You will be shown multiple warnings about unsafe installations. Ignore all of them, and keep hitting ‘Install’ until a dialog shows the ‘Done’ option.
- iOSEmus should now be installed on your device’s Home screen like any other app. Open it.
- Hit the downwards arrow icon located in the top bar of the app. Wait for the installation to complete.
- Under the ‘Emulators’ section, look for ND4iOS and install it. The emulator will show installation progress on the Home screen just like an ordinary app.
Now you have ND4iOS installed on your iPhone. However, since the app is nothing more than an emulator, it does not come with any pre-loaded Nintendo games. You will have to look for ISO images of Nintendo games in your personal collection, or in online repositories. Once the games have been added to the device, the emulator detects the ROMs automatically and displays a list of available titles.
The ND4iOS controls aren’t much different from those of other emulators. There are a few basic customization options but not many. All in all, the app replicates the Nintendo console as closely as possible without adding too many bells and whistles. Do give it a try and see if it serves the purpose.