While figuring out a way to get Super Mario 64 to work on an Android Wear smartwatch is itself a bit silly, it’s also undeniably cool and an impressive technical feat.
YouTuber Jules Hack recently posted a video showing Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, two of the best Nintendo 64 titles, running on the LG G Watch.
Since the LG G Watch’s screen is incredibly small at 1.65 inches, the on-screen directional pad and buttons featured in these N64 emulated version titles seem difficult to use with precision.
That said, the mere fact that Super Mario 64 is now playable on a watch is mind-boggling and a testament to what Android Wear is capable of. However, the frame rates of both games seem to stutter occasionally, which is a throwback to the early Nintendo 64 emulators on Android devices.
Hopefully the frame rate issues are removed from the emulator before it is released to the public (if this happens).
Hacking Jules also successfully brought a PSP, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance, and Windows 7 emulator to Android Wear, as well as ports from Street Fighter II and Mario Bros.
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