Everyone loves console games as they are often very immersive in terms of gameplay. This is true of the latest console games to be released. However, it is also very much true of older consoles and the games that were released with them.
This is quite funny because although the graphics on older consoles were not great, the games themselves still offered an amazing experience because of the gameplay and story lines.
Some of the iconic console games, to name but a few, were Super Mario Brothers, Doom and The Sims.
The problem is that some of these older consoles are hard to come by. Either you cant find them at all, or they are expensive because people are selling them as collectors’ items.
The PC emulator
This is where the PC emulator comes in. This software was really created to service the demand for these classic console games.
The PC emulator is a piece of software that you install on your computer, normally running Microsoft Windows. The emulator software mimics popular gaming consoles and allows you to play these popular console games without having to purchase the actual console.
This is ideal because it offers a low-cost alternative to purchasing older gaming consoles. It also means that you can play many different games, often originating from different hardware consoles, all from the same place – your home computer.
Games that are exclusive to emulators
This method of game play has become so popular in fact that there are now some games built exclusively for the PC emulator. A good example of this is the game Pokemon Ruby. This game was so popular when it came out for the Nintendo that a modified version of it was later emulated on the PC. The modified version was called Pokemon Jupiter and was essentially a hacked version of the original game.
The future for PC emulators
If gaming is popular emulators will continue to grow in popularity. As the historic back catalogue of games becomes larger so will the market for PC emulators – as people will always want to look back on, and play, these older games. Even after their respective consoles are no longer being produced.
In addition, the number of games that are produced exclusively for PC emulators is likely to grow and for this reason the market for PC emulators can only get bigger.
Look out for more games becoming available for PC emulators soon. This may also develop into a niche marketplace for gamers. Perhaps it will become something like the Netflix of the gaming world where well-known games developers start intentionally developing games for the PC emulator market. This could mean exclusive games being developed officially for PC emulators. Perhaps then we’ll see emulated versions of those games developed for games consoles on the black market – talk about role reversals.