This App Turns Your iPhone Into a Game Boy for Pokémon and More

The popular Nintendo game emulator Delta by Riley Testut is now available in the App Store, and it essentially turns your iPhone into a Game Boy to relive classic games like Pokémon LeafGreen and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

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Delta can be downloaded for free in the App Store on any iPhone running iOS 14 or later. In addition to the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance, the app can also emulate games released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), Nintendo 64, and Nintendo DS. That means you can play even more classics like Super Mario World and Mario Kart 64 on your iPhone.

You can even wirelessly stream games from your iPhone to your Apple TV with AirPlay.

Delta could already be sideloaded on the iPhone, but it launched in the App Store after Apple updated its guidelines to allow "retro game console emulator apps" earlier this month. Other emulators are expected to follow for PlayStation and more.

While it is easy to find classic Nintendo games (ROMs) on the internet, keep in mind that downloading them is illegal. While a U.S. court ruled that emulators are legal, downloading copyrighted ROMs is typically against the law in the country. On its customer support website for the U.S., Nintendo says that downloading pirated copies of its games is illegal. A wide collection of public-domain "homebrew" games are available to play legally.

Here is the direct link to Delta on the App Store.

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