After making their presence felt by providing a number of apps and themes for iPhone users, the developers of Cydia have shifted their focus to yet another important attribute of the entertainment industry, gaming. With more than 2 million Apple users shifting base to Cydia, everybody knows what Cydia apps and WinterBoard themes are. Sadly though, the games that they have to offer are yet to become so popular.
The official App Store has some of the best iPhone games to its credit. However, those games with emulators are only available with Cydia replacement software, as the App Store doesn't support them.
Best Games on Cydia
While Cydia apps and themes help you to add to the efficiency and ameliorate the appearance of various Apple products with iOS, games offered by Cydia add a new dimension to these products by turning them into gaming platforms which promise some serious entertainment. In order to access various games on Cydia-enabled iPod touch or iPhone, you will have to download the emulators of these games.
Emulators are software which appear and behave like the original hardware and produce similar results. On Cydia-enabled handsets, you can play all the games that are available as a ROM. Cydia offers a wide range of emulators of some of the most amazing games ever developed. Some of the most popular ones include gameboy4iphone, genesis4iphone, snes4iphone, etc. These emulators can be downloaded in the form of packages from various Cydia sources.
The process of downloading is quite similar to that of downloading apps and themes. Even the basic knowledge of the process can guarantee you a smooth sail. Once you have downloaded these packages, you will get access to some of the best Cydia games of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) series, Game Boy Advance (GBA) series, etc.
- Grand Theft Auto
- Legend of Zelda
- Doodle Jump
- Need for Speed
- Gameboy Gallery 3
- Clash of Clans
- N.O.V.A 3
- Donkey Kong
- Super Mario
If you are looking for Cydia sources from where you download games, iSpazio and Xsellize are the names to look out for. Besides games, these sources also have to their credit some of the best apps for iPod touch and iPhone.
Other sources which give you access to some of the best emulators include 123Locker, iromrepo, hackulo, #4pp13 Team, Halo 4 iDevice, etc. In fact, 123Locker repository gives you access to top games like Super NES, Game Boy Advance (GBA), Sega Genesis, etc.
Interestingly, downloading #4pp13 Team source will give you access to the NES ROM pack and GBA ROM pack.
As in the case of app downloads, you will have to jailbreak your iPhone or iPod touch in order to download these games. While the new law constituted by the administration enables jailbreaking of these products legally, it can still void the manufacturer's product warranty, and therefore, one has to do some serious bit of thinking before opting for jailbreaking.