Apple polices the App Store pretty vigorously to keep out porn, piracy, and video game emulators, among other things. But every now and again something slips through the cracks.
For instance, there’s now a Nintendo Gameboy Advance emulator available in the App Store for $1.99. But you’d never know that from the name or description of the Awesome Baby Names app.
Update: And… it’s gone.
ZThat’s because you need to enter a series of special taps in order to transform the app from one which shows a list of baby names into one which can play Gameboy Advance titles.
The folks at iPhoneBlog.de have helpfully spelled out the formula: 3 taps in the upper left corner, 1 tap on the button labeled “middle” and 1 tap just above the middle button.
You’ll still need to supply a valid GBA BIOS file and load video game ROMs yourself in order to use the emulator. But if you want to install a video game emulator on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad without jailbreaking, you might want to grab Awesome Baby Names before it’s gone.
I think that would be cool since it has been a long time since I used a Gameboy. It would have been neat if there was one for the Android. It might last longer. :)
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