Floppy Cloud 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

A file management app innocently named Floppy Cloud, which contains a hidden emulator of the Nintendo NES and Super Nintendo, is now available in the App Store.

As pointed out by TouchArcade, its developer Kyle Hankinson has cunningly exploited the annual App Store shutdown to sneak Floppy Cloud onto Apple’s servers “moments before the iTunes freeze,” which started yesterday and ends on December 29.

Developers are unable to upload new code to the App Store during the iTunes freeze window so Floppy Cloud should be available on the App Store for a few days before Apple pulls it first thing in the morning on December 29.

Floppy Cloud is for connecting to remote services such as Dropbox or an FTP server.

The innocuous file manager lets you preview files and download them to your device, but it also contains a hidden Nintendo emulator.

Floppy Cloud 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

It’s really easy to play Nintendo games using Floppy Cloud.

First, you need to put some ROM files (both .nes NES and .smc Super Nintendo ROM files are supported) in your Dropbox. Then, when you manage these files inside Floppy Cloud, the hidden emulator springs into action and runs your chosen ROM file.

As a bonus, the app supports the iCade and ‘Made for iPhone’ controllers.

If you’re into retro gaming and have been on the lookout for a working Nintendo emulator for iOS, get Floppy Cloud while you can because Apple typically takes down unofficial emulators swiftly.

Should you buy this app, it may be prudent to back up the .ipa installer file (it’s in the iTunes Media folder on your Mac or Windows PC) to an external drive, another folder or a cloud service like Dropbox or OneDrive, just in case, because pulled apps sometimes become unavailable for re-downloading.

Floppy Cloud is $2 in the App Store.

[TouchArcade]

  • Bought yaayyy 😀

    • Rowan09

      Providence is free from iEmulators and doesn’t need a jailbreak.

      • MRTEE

        crashes trust me on this its not reliable. works few days then starts crashes

      • Rowan09

        Oh ok. I never had any issue with it, but I go between SNES EX+ as well.

      • MRTEE

        Any link on how to instal snes ex

      • Rowan09

        Its from Cydia.

  • Purchased, good back up in case I ever lose my jailbreak again. 🙂

  • Matt

    And there’s also lawnmower retro arcade, Which is a NES emulator as well

    • Brian Brown

      Free?

      • Matt

        Nope. 2 bucks

      • Brian Brown

        I see

    • Dexter SherloConan

      THX!

  • Jamessmooth

    Works!

  • i think it will be deleted from the app store after couple weeks or something

    • al7oot

      It’s already deleted in US store, I can’t find it

  • vadovado

    Too hipster play Nintendo games on iOS lol

  • Brian May

    And it’s gone. So much for that…

    • Tommy Gumbs

      Yup, it’s gone. Too bad.

    • Ivan Diardo 

      Damnit! -.-‘ I should have purchased it when I first saw this post.

  • Antzboogie

    It has already been pulled it says not available in The US Store.

  • Petr

    We need a community, that Apple can’t reach.. :/

    • RuddyN

      This would be great! How would that work? Oh, I know!
      During the process of making an account, there should be a required field at the end of it “Do you work for Apple? Choose one” with 2 tick boxes reading yes and no. -____-‘