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Old 07-15-2010, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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IPhone ports

Ok, I now feel completely justified in buying an IPhone

E3 2010: Secret of Mana iPhone Teaser Video from GamePro

Final Fantasy Tactics was announced as well.

I don't think it is unrealistic to see other retro rpg titles to make their way to the IPhone, i.e. Chrono, FF series, Earthbound.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: IPhone ports

Seriously? I totally want an Iphone now.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: IPhone ports

Thumbs covering up half the screen? No thanks.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You are such a hater....Secret of Mana while waiting in lines, doctor's offices, during meetings? Yes please!
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The problem with porting games to the iphone is that the ports are often poorly made and the fact that your thumbs and whatnot are covering a good portion of the screen.
Ports on the iphone often make prominent graphical glitches, and they often have problematic controls for moving a character. Sometimes a developer will use the touchscreen to emulate an analog stick and face buttons. An emulated analog stick or face buttons happen to be hard to use due to the lack of feedback, making precise movements and timing nearly impossible.
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Re: IPhone ports

If you want to play SNES and other retro games on a handheld you should get something like this.
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP2X_Caanoo]GP2X Caanoo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP32]GP32 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
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There are others. I'm not sure which is the best or the biggest bang for the buck, but all are probably better for games than the iphone.
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Or get this and play whatever you want:


Not quite, as good as the gp thingy's but only 10 bucks or so.

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Details Cassidy.
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It's a flashcart, download your emulators, download your roms, plug it in your ds and play.
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No setting up or anything? I'd totally get it just for NES/SNES/Gen games.

---------- Post added at 07:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:16 PM ----------

Neo-geo too, but I dunno how to set up coin up stuff.
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Different cards have different specifics, I got an r4 and it runs well, other wise yes it's really simple to use.
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