“Sega does what Nintendon’t” was one of the catchier marketing phrases that I saw in the 1990s as a kid when the home console wars were slugged out between Nintendo and Sega. Well, Nintendo is still churning out modern day consoles even now, but Sega has sadly dropped out of the game (pun not intended) with the Sega Dreamcast being their final hurrah. Still, there are still pockets of Sega fanboys around, and someone managed to successfully port a Sega Genesis emulator over to the Nook Simple Touch e-reader that runs on the Android operating system.
Check out the video above from YouTube user ndncnbvcuyuys (no, that is no some random finger tapping on the keyboard) that shows off a rooted Nook Simple Touch that has the Sega Genesis emulator up and running, where Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is the game being played. It does seem as though the Nook Simple Touch has enough processing muscle to handle this 16-bit classic. No idea on whether audio is supported or not, but I sure hope that Mortal Kombat makes its way to the Nook Simple Touch, in black and white gory glory! This is not the first hack with the Nook Simple Touch, and it definitely won’t be the last!
- 2014-03-13 Nook App For Windows Halted
- 2014-02-26 Next Generation NOOK Tablet Is In The Pipeline
- 2014-02-10 Barnes & Noble Fired Nook Engineering Staff [Rumor]
- 2014-01-09 Barnes & Noble Sees Dismal Nook Sales During Holiday Season
- 2013-11-11 NOOK GlowLight Has A Hidden Browser