Floppy Cloud: A Sneaky Nintendo Emulator Hits App Store

Floppy Cloud is so called file management app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch available in the app store, which contains a hidden emulator for Super Nintendo and Nintendo NES. The innocently named Floppy Cloud not only allows you to connect to remote services such as Dropbox or an FTP server and download those files to your device, but it also secretly contains a Nintendo emulator.

As noted by TouchArcade, Apple shuts down its iTunes store submissions every years in the last week of December. And the Floppy Cloud developer – Kyle Hankinson – has cunningly took advantage of this annual app store shutdown and has succeeded in sneaking his app into the app store “moments before the iTunes freeze,” which started yesterday and ends on December 29.

During the iTunes freeze window, developers are unable to submit any new code to the App Store, so this latest file manager with hidden Nintendo emulator should remain available in the app store for a few more days before Apple removed it on December 29th.

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It’s very easy to play Nintendo games on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using Floppy Cloud. All you need to do is, put some .nes NES and .smc Super Nintendo ROM files in your Dropbox account. Open Floppy Cloud and manage the uploaded files, the hidden Emulator will run your selected Nintendo game (ROM) file.

If you love retro games and looking for a working emulator for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, get the Floppy Cloud app from the app store while you can. Apple is known for removing such sneaky apps with hidden feature from the App Store quickly.

Floppy Cloud for iOS is available in the App Store for $2.

[TouchArcade]

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