There’s retro-game emulator hiding inside Telegram Messenger. Here’s how to use it | Android | iPhone

  • Play various retro game consoles on your Android and iOS devices
  • It’s less than 5 minutes to get your game up and running, so don’t worry, no complicated steps.
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While this shouldn’t be a big news to those using Android – since you can straight away install any kinds of emulator on it, but it’s pretty good news to those using iPhone (or other iOS / iPadOS devices, such as iPad and iPod Touch) and craving to play old retro games on your mobile devices, since Apple never allows emulators in the App Store.

So for those who are interested, either you are currently using Android or iPhone or both, here’s how you can play old retro-game consoles using emulators hiding inside Telegram Messenger.

Here’s how to use retro-game emulator hiding in Telegram Messenger

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1) Prepare the Game ROM you wish to play on your mobile device.

1) First, you have to install and setup Telegram Messenger. Skip this step if you have it installed already.

Download linkTelegram Messenger in App Store (for iOS)

Telegram Messenger in Google Play Store (for Android)

2) Once you have installed and setup Telegram, click this link using your mobile device:

3) Tap “Send Message” and when prompted, “Open this page in ‘Telegram’?”, tap “Open”.

4) You’ll be redirected back to Telegram Messenger, inside Retro Games Bot page. Tap “Start” and wait until the bot reply.

5) To start playing game, tap on the “clip” icon and choose the location where you put your Game ROM file. For iOS user, you can place the Game ROM inside Files App, then tap on “clip” icon > File > iCloud Drive. Then choose the folder where you have placed the Game ROM and tap on the Game ROM file.

6) Telegram Retro Games Bot will start load the game, wait until you see “Game is ready” message.

7) Once “Game is ready” message appearing, tap on the Game ROM title to start play the retro-game. When prompted, tap “Yes” to start playing.

These are list of retro game console supported by the emulator inside Telegram Messenger

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The emulator supports the following retro game consoles:

  • Atari 2600
  • Game Boy
  • Game Boy Color
  • Game Boy Advance
  • NES (Nintendo / Famicom)
  • SEGA Master System
  • SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive
  • SNES (Super Nintendo / Super Famicom)

The list doesn’t seem a lot but for sure it can keep you busy with all those various Pokémon, Mario, Sonic and other adventure, action and RPG games!

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