iPhone’s C64 emulator hacked, pulled from App Store

Chris Greenhough - Author

Jun. 15 2013, Updated 8:46 p.m. ET

Eww, you got hacker in my Commodore 64 emulator!

Yes, it’s true: only a couple of months after it appeared on the Apps Store, Manomio’s C64 emulator for the iPhone has been yanked from the service. Apparently, some ne’er-do-goods managed to access the C64 BASIC programming system that came with the emulator at launch, and started coding … let’s say inappropriate things.

Developer Manomio did discover the loophole, but it was too late; by the time a new build had been submitted to Apple, the app had been dropped.

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Manomio now wants to sit down with Apple and talk through the situation, and try and get its retro goodness back up as soon as possible. And so it should, for the app reached the gaming top 10 at one stage. Also, the world needs to know about Impossible Mission. Releasing a version without the BASIC system should do the trick.

Until that happens, I’d like to suggest an alternative.


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