Just when you thought that PlayStation emulators can only be found on smartphones and PCs, YouTuber EpicLPer showed the world what it’s like to play Croc on an Android Wear smartwatch?
You’re probably asking yourself who would ever want to play PS One games, and on a small smartwatch display, nonetheless. You’d be surprised how many nostalgic gamers are out there, and how many of them still own a PS One. It might seem a bit of a clash of the ages to play games from 20 years ago on a modern wearable, but since it is possible, the only question is: why not? That’s definitely what EpicLPer must have asked himself when he proceeded to finding a way of playing Croc on an LG G Watch.
“I tried so many things to get this working yet the solution was actually simpler than I thought Croc for Playstation 1 playing at a decent speed on Android Wear. I was not able to connect my gamepad to the watch because it’s a cheap china copy, not an actual Moga gamepad which are confirmed to work on Android Wear,” pointed out EpicLPer. Obviously, the next logical step is to play PS One games on an Android Wear device using a wireless gamepad!
You know how they say that today’s smartphones are more powerful than the computers NASA used when Armstrong went to the Moon? Well, the same thing applies here, as LG G Watch’s technical specs put the original PlayStation to shame. Whereas the PS One came with a 33.9MHz RISC CPU, 2MB of RAM and a whooping 1MB graphics processor, the LG smartwatch packs a SnapDragon 400 SoC, clocked at 1.2GHz, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and an Adreno 305 GPU on board, running at 450MHz. And in case you weren’t aware, the LG G Watch is meant to be worn around the wrist, while the PlayStation was pretty large and topped the scale at 3.97 pounds. If that’s not how progress looks like in the world of technology, I don’t know what does.