updated 09:25 am EDT, Mon August 13, 2007
Doom, NES on iPhone
Two new game applications have been released for the iPhone, both unofficial. The first is a port of id Software's Doom, the classic first-person shooter originally released for the PC in 1993. The game is currently in an unplayable state, and lacking audio, but it does however run demo sequences, and is likely a teaser for a future, functional port. id co-founder John Carmack has not revealed any plans for development of an official product. A Doom WAD file is required for the iPhone application to work.
A separate release is the iPhone NES Emulator, now up to v0.20.1. The program allows users to play classic 8-bit Nintendo games on their iPhones, with ROMs such as Metroid, Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda being included in the download. The latest version implements hidden diagonal controls in the mock gamepad, enabling more precise movements. Check the readme file for detailed installation instructions.