The Universal Emulator app for playing old console ROMs is back in the Windows Store

Nesbox's Universal Emulator app for playing old console ROMs from Nintendo and Sega is now back in the Windows Store for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft HoloLens. However, it no longer supports the Xbox One.

As we reported a few days ago, the app is designed to work with ROMs for Nintendo's older consoles like the NES, Super Nintendo, and GameBoy Color/Advanced, along with Sega's Genesis console. It requires the Windows 10 Anniversary Update but it even lets people play those old games on a Windows 10 Mobile phone with a controller and on the HoloLens.

The developer, Nesbox, had published the app with Xbox One support, but Microsoft pulled the app from the Windows Store this past weekend, saying that since the app was consider a game, it must be approved through the ID@Xbox Program.

The return of the app to the Windows Store, without Xbox One support, was revealed by Nesbox's Twitter account:

However, the developer is already working on a workaround for Xbox One owners. It has a prototype of the emulator running on a website in HTML5, which should run on the console's Microsoft Edge browser. The developer is also working on adding OneDrive support for the HTML5 version.

Download Universal Emulator from the Windows Store

QR: Nesbox

John Callaham