Since Apple changed its rules and accepted emulators in the App Store (even if it was out of obligation), these types of applications have not wasted any time and we already have a good catalog of apps that allow us to play almost any retro console game. Here's everything you need to know about them.

Apple finally allows retro game emulators. What previously required breaking the rules and using Jailbreak or Sideloading is now as simple as downloading it from the App Store or installing an unofficial application store (something now also allowed). What you should also know is that the games are separate. These emulators are only “the device” to play, you have to put the ROMs.

Delta Emulator

Delta

The first to reach our iPhone. Delta has been around for a long time, but before it could not be officially installed. This has now changed, although there are two different ways to download it depending on your location. If you are in Europe you will have to install your own application store on AltStore.io. If you have questions about how to do it, in this article we explain it to you in detail. If you are outside of Europe you can download it from the App Store.

Compatibility

Emulation

  • All Game Boy models
  • nintendo ds
  • NES and SuperNES
  • Nintendo 64

Price

  • Free (although to install the AltStore you have to pay €1.50 per year)

RetroArch

RetroArch Emulator

RetroArch is another of the classics within emulation, much more complete than Delta because it allows you to play on a multitude of platformss.

Compatibility

Emulation

  • All Game Boy models
  • nintendo ds
  • NES and SuperNES
  • Nintendo 64
  • SEGA Genesis
  • SEGA Saturn
  • PlayStation 1
  • PSP
  • Commodore 64
  • Atari 2600

Price

RetroArch (AppStore Link) RetroArch (AppStore Link)

Gamma Emulator

Gamma

In this case we are talking about an emulator only for a specific console: PlayStation 1. The interface is very well maintained, and everything works really well.

Compatibility

Emulation

Price

Gamma - Game Emulator (AppStore Link) Gamma - Game Emulator (AppStore Link)

PPSSPP emulator

Although this same emulator is included in RetroArch, If you only want to use these games you can only download PPSSPP.

Compatibility

Emulation

Price

PPSSPP - PSP emulator (AppStore Link) PPSSPP - PSP emulator (AppStore Link)