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Sega emulator for Windows Phone returns to the Marketplace

Blue Tomato

Just days after we reported that Blue Tomato, the brand renaming of Sonic's Jewels, was submitted to the Marketplace, we're excited to announce that it's back and ready for downloading.

Blue Tomato is the Sega Game Gear and Master System emulator that first appeared on the Marketplace a few weeks ago. Since then, Sega appropriately exercised their copyright claim on "Sonic" and any Sega images from the emulator, causing the app to be pulled from the Marketplace. Now it's back with a new name, new graphics and even a sound engine on board making this in our opinion well worth the $1.99 $1.29 should you so desire this type of app.

Folks who previously bought Sonic Jewel's should be able to just "update" to this version with no new incurred costs. Hit us up in comments and let us know what you think. Grab Blue Tomato here in the Marketplace for $1.99 $1.29 with a free trial.

QR: Blue Tomato

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now give me an official Gameboy emulator that i could just buy ill be happy (because for some odd reason i cant seem to be able to unlock my HTC arrive =[ )

gmantione says:

It looks like it is currently only $1.29! =D

erwt says:

Nice. Would prefer if it appeared in the Xbox Live hub though.

Normaly, it should appear in the XBOX Live hub if it's a fresh install. May be with an update, this is not the case.

Honkie McGee says:

It was a pleasant surprise to find this update was waiting for me this morning.
 
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app a couple of times, but it still showing up in the app list, not the games hub.

Leapo says:

No, it's not showing up in the games hub for anyone...
 
You have Genre="apps.normal" in the XAP
It needs to be Genre="apps.games"
 
You also forgot to define the HubType. You should add HubType="0"

The BlueTomato update has already a Genre="apps.games" but the markeplace seems to recompile the xap and never care about the fresh Genre attribute.
According to this page there is no need to have a HubType="0" (default value)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff769509(v=vs.92).aspx
 

dannejanne says:

8-bit in all its glory... but I can't really enjoy these games as serious games anymore unfortunately. The 16-bit era is my favorite. 8-bit is just too old for me to enjoy as a serious gaming medium.
We need emulators for the 16-bit consoles.

I agree we need 16-bit gaming... I want to okay super Mario world!

DavidinCT says:

I wish it would sync my save games with the Skydrive.... Something I wish for..

Nudua says:

Upgraded my old version just fine. People clammoring for 16bit, it's just not possible with the current restrictions in the SDK, we'll see when Tango/Apollo hits.
Besides there's a ton of great 8bit games out there, Phantasy Star,  Alex Kidd, Wonderboy, Sonic series to mention a few on SMS. Limiting the games you play because it's "too old" is just dumb. It's like saying music made before the 00s are not worth listening to because its not new enough.

DavidinCT says:

True...true... I only got this so I can play Phantasy Star but, I beat it in a week or so (have played through the game when it first came out (yes, when it was released)and a few other times). It's in my top 5 of my all time fav games (and I have played 1000's of games from the Atari 2600 days to today)
Maybe a few other 8bit SMS games I did enjoy and I will play them but, I am also one who desires a 16-bit system emulatated on my WP7 device....
I upgraded it on my Verizon Trophy, no issues, I'm glad the Dev did not make it a new product and force people to rebuy it.
Great emulator but, I really want to see how vNESLight 1.0 is.... :) 

>>Great emulator but, I really want to see how vNESLight 1.0 is.... :)
Me too :)

GeertB says:

I don't see why this emulator is getting so much attention? A GBA emulator would be way much nicer.

paulomalley says:

Here here! Advance Wars FTW!

Ty1361 says:

here here! Pokemon!!!!
 

Paul Acevedo says:

Because the Sega Master System and Game Gear were fine systems with several classic games? Yep, that's why. Also, I doubt we'll see GBA emulationf or a while, since that hardware is far more demanding.