There is a small group of developers in Android Wear who are bent on demonstrating the power of the connected clocks. They could do that with useful applications but that always brings more development and the best technical test to check the limits of these devices are the emulators. Applications fairly demanding where the screen size does not favor that we play anything, everything is said.
This is not the first time, and certainly not the last, that we see a port for Android Wear with an optimization a bit tosca. As you have been able to deduce in the headline, it’s a portable console from Nintendo, GameBoy Advance emulator. Starting today, you can play it in your smartwatch. Or at least try because it is a little frustrating.
A technical test spectacularly, but not very useful
My Boy! It is a well-known emulator of GameBoy Advance for Android. It works well, is fast and you can load most games that are available. In fact, as you can see in the video below, the quality that moves several games on a LG G Watch is indisputable.
The problem, of course, is in the dimensions of your screen. Has sufficient resolution but no space to play using the touch-sensitive controls. In fact, if you look at the video it is easy to see that whenever he tries to touch control covers part of the screen and make combinations of two buttons is tortuous.
Why are do then? Why not? It would be the most appropriate response. It is a good technical demo to show what can be achieved with these features watches. However, it should serve as proof of that in the future we could have relatively powerful applications coming soon and, hopefully, better optimized than this emulator.
If you are curious for the emulation, the “normal” version of My Boy! works great on mobile phones and tablets. It is free (has a paid version) and with a remote control or a big screen can enjoy a large catalog of games.
My Boy! Free Arcade
- Price: Free
- Developer: Fast Emulator
- Download: Google Play