NES.emu is an NES emulator for devices running Apple’s iOS operating system. This is yet another NES emulator that can be installed on your iOS device without jailbreaking being a requirement. There are plenty of these around. But I highly recommend you install it if you just want to reminisce about the old days or just want to get a taste the gaming scene of the 80s.
- iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
- iOS 9 or 10 firmware
- Cydia Impactor utility
- A computer running macOS, Windows, or Linux
Download the IPA file for Nestopia from here.
HOW TO INSTALL NES.EMU ON IOS WITHOUT JAILBREAK
Firstly, as with everything sideloading, you must possess the right IPA file. Thankfully we are on hand to assist with that, meaning you can download the IPA file for Nestopia. Grab the emulator IPA file from the direct download link given above.
Now that you are in possession of the IPA file, you can start to think about getting it sideloaded on your device. While there are many methods to accomplish this, the easiest method is to use Cydia Impactor tool.
After downloading, launch the utility and drag the IPA file to its window and proceed with the installation.
Download Cydia Impactor and run it. The program is used while iTunes is running.
Now connect your iOS device to your computer via USB and wait till it gets recognized. Install the IPA file/package simply by dragging it to the Cydia Impactor window.
You will be prompted for your Apple ID and password. Enter your details. The IPA file will now be installed on your device.
Once the emulator is visible on your home screen, you must not open it.
Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management. Look for the profile associated with NES.emu emulator. Open it and tap the Trust button located in the middle, Tap trust again for confirmation.
Now, you can Launch the app via home screen. You can start playing the retro games on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Launch the full Nestopia experience. You can now grab your favorite NES ROMs and enjoy those classic titles right on your iOS device.