iMAME Arcade Emulator in App Store

Posted In Apple news - By Joon On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 With 0 Comments

Apple’s app approval team seems to be slipping a little bit lately. Just a could of days ago, the team allowed an app called iTether into the App Store that allowed for unlimited tethering for the iPhone. Now this.

Apple has admitted iMAME into the App Store and there is a rumor out there that this app is a ROM-playing emulator that doesn’t meet the strick app guidelines set forth by Apple. The rumors have been spreading violently.

MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator and it allows you to play countless amounts of arcade games by Sega, Nintendo and others. Because of the ability to download these games for free, it is not looked upon favorably.

How did it make it into the App Store? The description is very vague.

”iMAME is an application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. The intention is to preserve gaming history by preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten.”

iMAME comes with 10 classic titles like Star Fire and Robot Bowl. The word on the street is that you are able to load other TOMS onto the iPhone without jailbreaking using something like iExplorer. The seconds are ticking until this app gets pulled.

Grab it while it is still available!

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