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VIDEO: Super Mario Bros. Running on Kindle

Geek.com points the way to a YouTube video showing Super Mario Bros. running on Amazon's Kindle. Honestly, the thought of the device serving as one huge GameBoy didn't even come to mind, however Japanese-based KLab has managed to port the classic platform game by duplicating the Kindle Development Kit and creating a homebrew emulator.

Unfortunately the Kindle itself couldn't hack it. Apparently the game ran rather awful under the emulator, and performed even worse once it was downloaded to the device. The graphics looked horrendous, and the screen took "forever" to refresh between frames.

Guess the Kindle will have to stick with ebooks after all. Bummer.

  • counselmancl
    Do I even have to say it?
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  • batkerson
    What could you expect from e-ink. Everyone knows it doesn't refresh very quickly, though fine for reading text.
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  • If you're going to ask if it can run a certain game released by Crytek -- no, you don't have to say it.
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  • mauller07
    very nice, wonder how it would perform on newer generation displays
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  • mauller07
    very nice, wonder how it would perform on newer generation displays
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  • Kohlhagen
    but can it run tetris?
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  • knowom
    I guess they should have stuck with expensive Texas Instrument calculators.
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  • duk3
    I was disappointed that I couldn't download it.
    Guess I have to stick to my TI-84.
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  • it's only a kidle emulator.
    The real kindle doesn't have near to such framerates (and is much closer to 0.5fps).
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