My son recently entered Kindergarten and has since been invited to play at several friends’ homes and has gone to a couple of birthday parties. It never fails that when he comes home he tells me all about the awesome game he got to play on his friend’s Play Station, Wii and sometimes even an Xbox. It never fails then that the follow-up question is, “Daddy why do we only have a Nintendo 64?” The sad truth is we also have a Play Station, a 1st Generation Play Station that he has only seen once or twice (it is currently out of order). We try to limit the number of games our kids play for now so that we can enjoy the time with them while they were young. At least that’s my wife’s story. The real story is that Dad is a cheapskate and I don’t want to buy the latest and greatest gaming systems, I am happy with my Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Brothers and the one or two Zelda titles I have. My son sometimes feels like he is missing out but his favorite game in the world is Super Mario 64, so why do I need to spend all that money on the latest and greatest gaming system?
Not too long ago Hacking Jules posted a video to YouTube showing how he was able to get an N64 emulator from the Google Play Store to run on his LG G watch. Unlike the ports of Half-Life and other games we’ve seen recently, Super Mario and Zelda both seemed to run fairly decently. Check out the video below to see for yourself.
Now I know I’m a cheapskate when it comes to a gaming system but I do like watches and I like my old N64… Maybe I can come out of my cheapskate cave and get myself a new watch? 🙂
Roy likes to dabble in all things Android and contributes everywhere he can. He owns the site rwilco12.com and its accompanying forum, he develops his own apps and ROM’s, is a Moderator and Recognized Developer on XDA-Developers.com and is the VP of Public Relations for AndroidFileHost.com.