The iPhone and iPod touch are about to receive an injection of retro gaming goodness thanks to iPhone developer ZodTTD. He is in the process of developing temper4iphone which is an iPhone port of Temper, an NEC TurboGrafx-16 and TurboGrafx-CD emulator written by Exophase for the GP2X.
A fourth-generation game console that debuted in the late ’80s, the TurboGrafx-16 (known as the PC Engine in Japan) was arguably the most powerful 8-bit game console. Featuring particularly advanced graphics hardware for the time, the TurboGrafx-16 ran some of the most accurate arcade conversions of the day and is very highly regarded by retro gaming enthusiasts. Some of the best games available for the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console are TurboGrafx-16 titles. Youtube movie:
As the above video demonstrates, the emulator is already running smoothly and with working audio. The ability to play the many great TurboGrafx-16 titles on the iPhone, whenever the mood strikes, is something any retro game-loving iPhone user should be excited about.
temper4iphone is currently in beta. Stay tuned for more information about this project as it nears release status.