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New update for Delta emulator brings Game Boy Color games to the iPhone

Late last year, we had an opportunity to check out the first beta of Delta — an emulator for iOS that was capable of running SNES and GBA games as well as any emulator we’d ever tested. Months later, creator Riley Testut has continued to pump out updates at a semi-regular pace, but the update released this week is the most substantial yet, as it’s the first to add support for a brand new console to Delta.

Last night, press testers received an email containing Delta Beta 4, which features full support for Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. This brings the total number of supported platforms to four (although the Game Boy and Game Boy Color are basically the same platform). The update also gives users the ability to select game artwork from the device’s photo library or clipboard.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Testut revealed that general beta testers will receive the new version of Delta sometime next week, though he didn’t provide a specific date for the rollout.

Now that Game Boy Color support has arrived on Delta, the Nintendo 64 is the last of the original promised systems that has yet to make its way to the emulator. Testut didn’t say anything about N64 support in his latest email, but we have to imagine that it will be the next major feature on the list.

Beta applications are currently closed, but we’ll be sure to provide an update if and when that changes. In the meantime, I’m going to go and play some Pokemon Red on my iPhone

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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