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Google Boots Game Emulators from Market; Find Them at SlideMe

After years of not caring, Google yanked all the console emulators from the Android Market. Never fear, however, you can find them many of them (for free even!) at the off-market Android store SlideMe.

Yongzh, the guy behind some of the most popular Android emulators around–including Nesoid, SNesoid, and GameBoid–dusted himself off after being booted from the Android Market and put his emulators up on SlideMe.

For the next week or so he’s offering them as free downloads to ensure past customers can grab a copy without being double billed. After this generous free period they’ll return to their previous prices ($2-3 historically).

Hit up the link below to grab a copy and, when they return to their regular pricing, consider purchasing them just to kick a few dollars towards a customer-friendly independent developer that helps you get your retro gaming fix.

Android Game Emulators [SlideMe via PCMag]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/1/11

Comments (6)

  1. bkj216

    heck yea i like free

  2. Grant

    This is one big reason Android is better than iOS, then “Untrusted Sources” button.

  3. jon_hill987

    So did Nintendo send some lawyers round to Google because they are launching Virtual Console for the 3DS shortly?

  4. k4el

    So… how is he going to distribute future updates?

    This is really disappointing google.

  5. Saptashwa

    Google, we believed Android was open-source. Not proprietary (like Apple). Sigh! This is one sad day.

  6. mugido

    They were pulled because the guy behind these emulators takes open source emulators that others have created and uses them to make money.

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