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    Taco phones are on the menu tonight. A new emulator called EKA2L1 has released on the Google Play Store, and is designed to emulate Symbian devices, as well as the Nokia N-Gage, the latter of which was a "gaming phone" released in 2003. Though it began development around two years ago, last week marked the first release of a stable Android build. EKA2L1 works primarily on 64-bit devices, though it does have limited "experimental" support for devices that use 32-bit architecture. Right now, it can emulate three different forms of Symbian: S60v1, S60v3, and S60v5, with high compatibility for the fair few N-Gage games that exist, like Sonic N, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Rayman 3, and others.

    The emulator requires some setting up, meaning you'll need to acquire the right firmware files for your platform of choice, move them to your Android device, and into the right folder--fairly simple, if you know where to get them. EKA2L1 is also an open-source project, so if you're interested in seeing the finer details of the emulator, you can check it out on the project's GitHub page.

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  3. CPG

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    "ayo what's your favourite mobile game?"

    "nokia n gage"
     
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    I wonder if touch controls are as awkward as a real NGage.
    Neat tho!
     
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    I will finally be able to play a bad version of rayman 3! :)
     
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    Neat!

    Are there worthwhile games exclusive to the N-gage though? I thought it was all crappy ports....
     
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    My favorite part was that Skyrim clip in the middle of the showcase.
     
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    Actually tried one?
     
  9. DinohScene

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    NGage or the NGage emu? I never tried the latter no.
     
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    The N-Gage itself!
     
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    Hot damn, this is my time, this is what I've been waiting for. I was one of those teens who *did* have an N-Gage, and there are some dope forgotten gems on that platform which nothing runs well these days besides one obscure and well out-of-date emulator that's no longer in development. Happy to see this, Pathway to Glory (base and the expansion) and WH40K: Glory in Death alone are worth downloading an emulator for, and there's a lot more to play on Symbian.
     
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    I remember picking up the N Gage QD from my local gamestation for £100... I never really did play games on it considering most of them at the time were hot garbage :rofl2:
     
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    Ah I see they were going for accuracy with that "cinematic" 5 FPS in 3D games.
     
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    Symbian...my auto-correct almost got me in trouble.

    I remember the N Gage. I also remember being too poor at the time. What a neato project. I'll add it to my list of "things to stream".
     
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    If Sonic N is playable I'm down
     
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    Worthwhile, probably not. But there are The Elder Scrolls Travels games, and a couple Resident Evil ones, though it's just a Japanese mobile version of 4 (so, the iOS game), and one based on the CGI film Resident Evil Degeneration. I'm sure there are a couple notable ones I'm forgetting though. The worthwhile ones are probably Civilization and Super Monkey Ball Jr. if they were good ports.
     
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    What games would you recommend? FPS was bad for 3d games like in this trailer?
     
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    Skyrim? Wonder if Todd was involved in this. :lol:
     
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    Revolutionary.
     
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    Now imagine you have to plug out the battery the whole time to switch the game xD

    But thx for the video. I like the song.
     
  21. stanleyopar2000

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    Symbian OS?? does this mean that Palm OS games and other JAR games are playable...or?...
     
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