Updated on December 24th, at 8:23: Predictably, Apple has pulled a Floppy Cloud from the App Store. If you managed to get it in time, the emulator will still work. If you didn't: sucks to be you.

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A cheeky developer named Kyle Hankinson has snuck a retro game emulator onto the iOS App Store, just before Apple froze the App Store to any changes for the Christmas break.

The app's called Floppy Cloud and it's a £1.49 / $1.99 universal app that purports to manage your documents. Only, if you manage a .NES or .SMC file it will suddenly morph into an emulator and let you play Super Mario World on your tablet.

You can find Floppy Cloud on the App Store.

The app's got save states, a few settings for performance tweaks, and - best of all - MFi controller support. Sounds like you're going to need our guide on the best MFi joypads.

We've got a full guide to using the emulator here, and it also includes some advice on backing the app up so you have it safe in the likely case that Apple pulls it from the App Store when it gets back to work (if not sooner).

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