Is Ouya the Emulation Panacea That I Wish For?
April 17, 2014 10:06 AM Subscribe
I want to play old school videogames (Atari 2600, NES, SNES) with my kids. I have a Wii right now with Homebrew Channel and a handful of Virtual Console games, but the controller feels clunky with NES games and it is not very easy to do SNES or 2600 games. I have read about Ouya at various places and it looks like a pretty smooth system. For those who have an Ouya - is it very easy to load emulators and ROMS? Do they play naturally?
posted by AgentRocket to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I can do some (very very) basic hacks - I got Homebrew Channel on the Wii, for example - but I put a great premium on simplicity and elegance. Ideally, I would like to have the emulators built right into the Ouya interface so that I am worried that an update will break things.
Ideally, my 7 year old would be able to turn on the machine and navigate through it himself. Ideally, the controller would feel like it was a natural fit for the games rather than a reasonable substitute. Ideally, the ROMS could sit on an SD card or USB stick and feel like they were a part of machine.
It seems crazy to spend $140 on an emulator when I already have one, but if OUYA makes it simple and easy it would be worth it to me.