PSX emulator axed from Android Market, Xperia Play FTW!

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The app allowed nostalgic gamers to play classic (original) Playstation titles on their Android-powered smartphones.

According to PSX4Droid developer "Zodttd," the emulator was officially axed without warning due to a "Content Policy violation.”

However, Zodttd speculates the deletion had more to do with Sony’s upcoming launch of its long-awaited Playstation Phone.

“Sony's Xperia Play must be coming soon," he tweeted.

"The timing is suspicious with no remedy."

Sure, it is kind of annoying that Google went and removed the emulator, because there are a good number of gamers out there who genuinely enjoyed playing old PSX titles on their shiny new Android smartphones.

Then again, the real thing and more will be coming soon enough, when Sony's Xperia Play hits the street.

In the meantime, check out the comprehensive list of Xperia Play games below - which was recently compiled by CNET Asia.

It should be more than enough to keep Playstation fans from jonesing.

Hey, and if you still want more, there is always the NGP for the more hardcore amongst us.

So, let the emulator go, I say, and make way for some new hardware and games!

Publisher Title Genre
Angry Mob Games / Unity Guerrilla Bob Shooter
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Com2us Games Homerun Battle 3D Sports
Digital Chocolate Millionaire City Social
Digital Chocolate Rollercoaster Rush Social
Digital Chocolate Tower Blocks New York Social
Digital Legends Bruce Lee Fighting
EA Mobile FIFA 10 Sports
EA Mobile Tetris Casual
EA Mobile Sims 3 Simulation
EA Mobile Madden NFL 11 Sports
EA Mobile Need for Speed SHIFT Racing
EA Mobile Worms Casual
Fishlabs Galaxy on Fire 2 Space Shooter
Flying Tiger Toy Raid Strikers Action
GameHouse Doodle Jump Casual
GameHouse South Park Mega Millionaire Casual
GameHouse PlayMan Winder Games Sports
GameLion I Must Run Platform
Gameloft Star Battalion Space Shooter
Gameloft Asphalt 6 Racing
Gameloft Assasins Creed Action Adventure
Gameloft UNo Card
Gameloft Spiderman total Mayhem Action Adventure
Gameloft Real Football 2011 Sports
Gameloft Modern Combat Black Pegasus War
Gameloft Let's Golf 2 Sports
Gameloft Splinter Cell Conviction Shooter
Gameloft Brothers in Arms Global Front Shooter
Gameloft Nova 2 Shooter
Gameloft BackStab Action Adventure
Gamevil ZeNonia RPG
Gamevil ZeNonia 2 RPG
Gamevil Soccer Superstars Sports
Gamevil Baseball Superstarts 2011 Sports
Glu Mobile Gun Bros Shooter
Glu Mobile Super KO Boxing 2 Fighting
Glu Mobile Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Mobile Music
Glu Mobile Family Guy: Time Warped Platform
Halfbrick Studios Age of Zombies Fighting
Handygames InfeCCt Puzzle
Handygames Guns n Glory Tower Defence
Handygames Super Dynamite Fishing Sports
Handygames Townmen 6 RPG
Handygames Aporkalypse Casual
HyperDevBox Japan Spectral Souls RPG
Jakyl Ground Effects Racing
Jakyl Aftermath Shooter
Luma Arcade / Unity Racer Racing
Namco PAC-MAN Championship Edition Arcade
Namco Ms. PAC-MAN Arcade
Namco PAC-MAN Arcade
Polarbit Wreckless Racing Racing
Polarbit Raging Thunder 2 Racing
Polarbit Armageddon Squadron 1 Flying
Polarbit Wave Blazer Racing
Polarbit Toonwarz Shooter
Polarbit Iron Sight Strategy
SCE Wild Arms RPG
SCE Syphon Filter Shooter
SCE MediEvil Adventure
SCE Rally Cross Racing
SCE Cool Boarders Sports
SCE Destruction Derby Racing
SCE Jumping Flash Platform
SilverTree Media Cordy Platform
Skyvu Battle Bears Action
Storm8 Restaurant Story Casual
Storm8 Bakery Story Casual
Storm8 Farm Story Casual
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