Wednesday, June 08, 2016

NES

Thanks to Jim over on YouTube, I happened to come upon this little gem. Nesulator is an emulator of various games from the Nintendo Entertainment System written by Ed Cleveland, but sadly abandoned and left to rot...

It's actually pretty impressive and such a shame that development suddenly halted because I can see its huge potential. I'm not 100% sure of the specs but it supports the Atari STe and Falcon computers. Emulation is often in monochrome (two games are 'colour'), audio is mute and the JagPad is the only supported controller. An upgraded beefy machine will be required, heck even my 16MHz Mega STe struggles!

The included games are Donkey Kong Jr, Castlevania, Dig Dug, Mario and The Legend of Zelda. Quite an impressive lineup, with Dig Dug performing the best of the lot. If your Atari computer is strong enough, then these games should humour your curiosity for a while. Okay guys, don't expect pixel-perfect emulation because it's an unfinished project. Perhaps he simply lost interest, who knows? Has anyone got an upgraded powerhouse computer to try these Nintendo games? If so, then please let me know how you get on with Nesulator and with video recordings, please!

LINKS

 - A download is available from Demozoo for those with beefy computers!
 - Ed Cleveland has an impressive resume of Atari goodies which you should check out.

Castlevania on my Mega STe
The real thing - nice colours!