J2ME loader now available on Play Store – Emulate your favourite old mobile phone games on your smartphone!
If you were into technology about a decade ago, this emulator will surely be of interest to you since J2ME games were what you were probably playing on your mobile phone back then. Now, you may enjoy those small games that you wasted so much time with on your Android smartphone thanks to J2ME loader!
What is J2ME loader?
J2ME loader is an emulator of the J2ME environment that, like PSPKVM, lets you play games designed
for older feature phones. If you owned a Series 40 or Series 60 Nokia mobile phone or a Samsung feature phone that wasn’t the most basic of models, chances are that you’ve probably used a J2ME application or played a J2ME game.
This emulator is by ‘nikita36078’ of GitHub who’s presumably from Russia since the GitHub page links to a 4PDA forum release thread that’s in Russian. He also decided to make the emulator open-source so that anybody can fiddle around with the source code and possibly improve the emulator.
Obviously, to play games, you must provide your own JAR files. They could be found pretty easily on the internet with a little searching although their legality is questionable.
What can this emulator do?
This emulator has the following features:
- It lets you play 2D and *some* 3D games. Compatibility with 3D games is limited but 2D games work pretty well, or at least the ones I tried. I tried ‘The Sims 3’ and ‘Chuzzle’, two titles I played a lot back in the day!
- Virtual keypad – This is quite important since we’re talking about the days before touchscreens. It works well but there should be a straightforward way to hide keys with minimal effort since they do kind of get in the way.
- Application-specific settings such as resolution settings, font settings and more
- Scaling support so that your games don’t stay in a small box as the games themselves render at small resolutions.
As you can see, this emulator has quite a few features even though it’s still work in progress. It was only a few days ago that it became available on the Google Play Store which means that it only recently got stable enough to be useable by the general public!
To get this emulator, simply follow the link below and install it on your Android device. If you don’t have access to the Play Store for whatever reason, you may also install the APK manually after downloading it from the link below!
If you encounter any issues, you may report them on the Issues tab of the GitHub link below.
J2ME loader v126.96.36.199 release page (latest changelog + APK download link): https://github.com/nikita36078/J2ME-Loader/releases/tag/188.8.131.52
Happy J2ME gaming!