This. Is. Absolutely. Amazing.
One of the reasons why I love the iPhone is because of its gorgeous screen and touch interface. And here’s another reason why you should get an iPhone – ScummVM!
ScummVM allows you to play old-school LucasArts and Sierra adventures games, like Day of the Tentacle, Monkey Island, Sam and Max, Simon the Sorceror, etc. These are the games that I grew up with, and it’s fantastic seeing them in their full glory on the iPhone. Just check out this video of Day of the Tentacle running full-screen on the iPhone/iPod Touch:
Most games run perfectly! Special keys like the F1-F12 keys, ESC key and right-click are simulated, and you can follow this list here:
- left click – Single tap
- Right click – Hold one finger on screen where you want to click, single tap another
- ESC – Hold one finger on screen, double tap another
- F5 (menu) – Hold one finger on screen, swipe another down from top to bottom
- F 0-9 keys – Press the keyboard button directly under the appropriate number
- Pause – Keyboard spacebar
- Toggle – Click+Drag mode Hold one finger on screen, swipe another up from bottom to top. In this mode, a mouse click is sent immediately when you touch the screen, drags to wherever you slide your finger, and releases where you lift your finger. Useful for Monkey Island 3: The Curse of Monkey Island and Full Throttle.
- Suspend – Press the button on the iPhone. This doesn’t quit your game and merely leaves your game running in the background so that you can make phone calls etc.
- Quit- Press and hold the button for 5-6 seconds.
This has definitely brought tears to my eyes, and if you are looking to install ScummVM on your iPhone/iPod Touch, here are the instructions (from ScummVM Wiki)
- Open Installer.app on a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch.
- Tap the "Sources" button in the bottom-right corner.
- Tap the "Edit" button in the top-right corner.
- Tap the "Add" button in the top-left corner.
- Enter http://urbanfanatics.com/scummvm.xml into the text area and tap "OK".
- Installer will refresh your sources. It may close. If so, reopen it.
- ScummVM is now available for install in the Games section.