Nescube is an emulator for old Nintendo Entertainment System games. It comes with one game, “Ninja Garden 3 – The Ancient Ship of Doom”. There is an option to load additional games from the phone’s memory card which I have not tested as my phone is an i776 which doesn’t have a memory card.  Nescube accepts standard game cartridge ROMs saved as .nes files which are easy to find on the Internet.

Nescube runs on the i776 but is much too slow to be any fun.  It should be much better on the i9 and i856 which have twice the RAM and a processor that is much faster than any of the older and cheaper iDEN phones. If you have an i9 or i856 and like games, give Nescube a try and let us all know how it works

Thanks to Darren for discovering Nescube.

Type: Freeware
Vendor: Real Soft Makers
Data Connection Required: No
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: all
Reported Working On: Motorola Rambler
Reported Not Working On:  LG Rumor Reflex, Nokia Asha 210

File Size: 307 KB

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  1. many games for nescube in http://okay3s.com/site_dl_game.xhtml&get-dir=209 hope you like it

  2. i never open alll games

  3. i tried it on my nokia asha 309 and it works really well. The only problem is that i do not know where the control keys are.

  4. I’ve tried it with nokia asha 210, it works but when i try to play “Dragon Warrior” it doesn’t work (sorry bad engish)

  5. I’ve downloaded it and the games run just fine. The only problem is that i can’t configure the keys

  6. Thanks for creating this emulator. It’s amazing that so many classics are now within reach to us because of your awesome work.
    However, I have experienced a problem with the emulator. More often than not, the emulator quickly skips through the tracks and the music barely matches the stages in the games played. For example: When I played “Super Mario Bros.”, the music quickly skips to the wrong track as a result of which the music does not match what is being displayed on screen. Is there a fix for this?

  7. It’s works just fine on my Nokia C1-01?

    • Probably. The only way to know if it works on your phone is to try it.

  8. ok thanks for your comment on this page . uhm i gave it up -.- . Maybe somebody else has a way to do it if not .No problem and take care .

  9. plz admin email me for solution

    • There’s no solution. It either works or it doesn’t. If you want to get replies emailed to you, check the “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” box on the comment form.

  10. no controls for nokia ash 210 control dosent work

  11. I see alot of people complaining about their phones. I have a sanyo innuendo. I want the android but these things keep costing more and more money. Anyhow i dont know what my phone has for ram or whatever but it is a scp-6780 and has a 16mb memory card. Ive thought about going up to a 64 now that i have this site in mind. Anyhow to cut to the point if i can find certain answers i will answer your questions when i can.

  12. The roms have to be in .nes format. Get roms from emuparadise.org

  13. i’ve been trying to open roms i downloaded using bolt on my i 856, but when i try to open the roms, i get the error message ‘i: invalid code length huffman code 15’ what could be the problem.

  14. Hello People i was busy to install nescube on my se vivaz and there is no sound . i tried many versions of nescube . can somebody help me what the problem can be !!
    greetz joost:)

    • The sound doesn’t work on iDEN phones in lots of games. That’s just the way it is.

    • thnx for your info dennis

  15. my motorola i9 plays it great but i dont get any sound…. why?

    • my i856 doesn’t play sound either. i also cant figure out how to map the directional keys. hard to play using 2, 4, 6, 8, with the tight key pad this phone has….

  16. i856

  17. I downloaded this on my sanyo incognito & it starts to load & then a message pops up saying game/application terminated. downloaded it 3 times just in case there was something wrong during the download process but got the same results all 3 times…

    • i am getting the same thing did you find a fix?

    • same thing happens on my innuendo

  18. i keep getting file writing error

    • if ur talking bout downloading the roms using bolt then it looks like ur stuck with using bluetooth and pc… For now untill i find a way… There is always a way… Please tell me the model of ur phone ne i will see xhat i can do

  19. well paco there are two ways for some phones… Such as the i9… U can either use a data cable or the way i did it which i told ppl how to do in a older comment below

  20. yo wha version of nescube is this? i found nescube 3.0 on mobiles24 if this one aint it..

    • It’s version 2.2. Ill take a look at 3.0

    • This is version 2.2 and a newer version, 2.3, is the one that should be posted here by Dennis. When it comes to version 3.0, it is ONLY a DEMO version which doesn’t play any roms bigger than 192kb. The reason for this is because they havn’t finished it yet

    • The only reason I mention V2.3 is cuz it works a little smoother, even on my i465. And V3.0 also failed to install due to a VM class loading error.

    • thanks for menchining it to us… Im sure dennis wuld appreciate it… I kno i do… Cuz i want other users to haue a little fun in the hell they didnt kno they baught… Nd im not going to stop helping to that hell turns to heaven

  21. I have a motorola i9 stature & nescube works great!!! Can u put games on boostapps.com so there easier 2get and theres more than ninja gaiden?

  22. rom games, i have a boost i856

  23. why cant i download games to i856?

    • You must use the “Send To Phone” button to download. If you are doing that and it still doesn’t work, you need to tell us what happens when you try to download including any error messages

    • do u mean rom games? Or any game?

  24. or better yet http://www.theoldcomputer.com/roms/index.php?folder=Nimtendo/NES/USA the link will directly take you to a full list of files u can download for nescube

    • sorry just delete the usa part after u load the link on ur phone then after the page loads click on the link for usa roms… Then after that ads will pop up… Just close them

  25. u can make this run faster on older phones with less qam nd less powerful processor all u have to do is open nescube goto settings then engine and set the frame skip higher or while in settings click the profile button at the bottom right of the screen… Everx profile is diff one is for speed while another profile could be for good graphic quality or sound

  26. ok just download the newest bolt browser get on it and goto any rom site such as http://rom-gods.com or http://brothersoft.com/games/ and search nes roms and when u get to the download page click the download button and nd choose save to and choose storage folder and click the save in this folder option and then open the nescube and open game choose the game u downloaded and if u downloaded it from brothersoft when u open the .zip file choose the rom folder and it should be in there

  27. Hey dis app works great on my i856 but i want to knw how to get more games for it n save it to my phone or memory card does any1 know how or maybe u do denis please let me know asap k thanks

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