Sega emulator for Windows Phone returns to the Marketplace
Just days after we reported that Blue Tomato, the brand renaming of Sonic's Jewels, was submitted to the Marketplace, we're excited to announce that it's back and ready for downloading.
Blue Tomato is the Sega Game Gear and Master System emulator that first appeared on the Marketplace a few weeks ago. Since then, Sega appropriately exercised their copyright claim on "Sonic" and any Sega images from the emulator, causing the app to be pulled from the Marketplace. Now it's back with a new name, new graphics and even a sound engine on board making this in our opinion well worth the
$1.99 $1.29 should you so desire this type of app.
Folks who previously bought Sonic Jewel's should be able to just "update" to this version with no new incurred costs. Hit us up in comments and let us know what you think. Grab Blue Tomato here in the Marketplace for
$1.99 $1.29 with a free trial.
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I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app a couple of times, but it still showing up in the app list, not the games hub.
You have Genre="apps.normal" in the XAP
It needs to be Genre="apps.games"
You also forgot to define the HubType. You should add HubType="0"
According to this page there is no need to have a HubType="0" (default value)
We need emulators for the 16-bit consoles.
Besides there's a ton of great 8bit games out there, Phantasy Star, Alex Kidd, Wonderboy, Sonic series to mention a few on SMS. Limiting the games you play because it's "too old" is just dumb. It's like saying music made before the 00s are not worth listening to because its not new enough.
Maybe a few other 8bit SMS games I did enjoy and I will play them but, I am also one who desires a 16-bit system emulatated on my WP7 device....
I upgraded it on my Verizon Trophy, no issues, I'm glad the Dev did not make it a new product and force people to rebuy it.
Great emulator but, I really want to see how vNESLight 1.0 is.... :)
Me too :)