iMAME: iOS ROM Emulator Brings Back 80s Console Games

iMAME is an application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms. The intention is to preserve gaming history by preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten.


• Circus
• Crash
• Fire One
• Hard Hat
• Robot Bowl
• Side Track
• Spectar
• Star Fire
• Targ


But the fun doesn’t stop there. If you are the kind that can’t leave things alone, here’s a litle tip for you. You can download and install more ROMS, and play all of those wonderful ’80’s games to your hearts content.

Do a little google search on “iMAME ROMS” and grab some zip files. Open your favorite iPhone browser, ours is DiskAid…and navigate to the apps folder. Drop your .zip files into the documents folder, and start the app. Viola.

If you want this little piece of nastalgia, better grab it quick. Apple has a way of ruining the fun on stuff that skirts the copyright issues.

iMAME is available for free in the app store