I’m really hitting App Market hard these days, and I guess it is really just down to the fact that my phone is only two weeks old and I’m searching for fun things to do with it.

I’ve long been a fan of emulation, that being the emulation of long dead computers that meant something to me when I was younger. I’m talking about Atari, Sinclair and Commodore machines of old, and emulators for things like the NES, SNES and Sega consoles.

It turns out there is quite a rich seam of these emulators running through the App Market if you just do a search for ‘Emulators’.

I now have Spectrum, SNES, Amiga and Mame apps for my Droid, but without software to run, they are a bit boring.

This is where the Rom Buddy app comes in. It costs about $2, and it allows you to search for roms and games for many of these emulators. It is on App Market, and can also be found easily by typing Rom Buddy into Google. There is a link here: Rom Buddy.

Clearly if you’re going to be using these emulators, you need to ensure that you’re not breaking any laws, but a good deal of this older stuff is now freely available, so you can go out and go emulation mad without to much worry.

So, get out there and get emulating, your misspent youth isn’t far away!

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