July 26, 2010 | by Chris Smith
If you are a gamer and have a “high performance” Android your day just become brighter with the announcement and availability of psx4droid, a functional PlayStation One emulator. The app has a bunch of features and from early reports plays Final Fantasy 7, which is all you really need to know.
The app can play various formats of games including BIN, ISO, IMG, PBP, Z, ZNX, and EBOOT. There is also a virtual gamepad (think SNESoid), scaling modes, memory card and save states, and the craziest one, WiiMote support. We aren’t exactly sure how the WiiMote works but once we get our hands on a copy of the app we’ll give it a spin.
Something that is a tad bit disturbing is that I have been trying to install this application since later last night to no avail. If I look in my market downloads I get the dreaded “Authorizing purchase…” message. I found out after emailing the developer that this is a Google issue:
“It seems all orders for psx4droid are on hold by Google at the moment. Not sure why and I just got in contact with a Google rep … Rest assured you haven’t been charged for psx4droid yest and there is a 24 hour return policy with Android Market Place …”
Funny thing is that I have been charged for the game and I still don’t have it. Also, I have a feeling that if my Authorization takes over 24 hours I will not be able to get a refund; hopefully that is not the case. The developer also suggests that if you want the application immediately and not wait for Google you can purchase at slideme.org and get your PSX-gaming on right now.