Play NES, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive and more games on your Xbox One browser right now

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Remember the Nesbox app that was originally created to play various retro games on the Xbox One? Microsoft ultimately squashed it because of obvious licensing issues with Nintendo and SEGA, but that’s not stopped the developer from taking advantage of the recent unified Windows 10 operating system update. You can now quite literally play any NES, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive, Gameboy or Gameboy Advance game on your Xbox One.

It’s quite simple too. All you have to do is to open up your Edge browser on your Xbox One, and enter the following address: https://nesbox.itch.io/x1.

Download a Rom (you must decide it you think it’s ethically right to do so or not) from one of the many Rom sites, upload it to your One Drive and add the Rom to your list of games. That’s that. Your Xbox One controller works perfectly and you can see a detailed breakdown of each button function on that page.

The good news is that it’ll remain cached and you can even continue from wherever you last played any of these games. It’s a really cool feature for Xbox One owners who would like to relive their younger glory days.

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I’ve tried it and the only problem I’ve encountered are some iffy sound issues and a slight bit of input lag, but other than that it worked just fine.

Married to a gamer and she kicks my ass at most shooters. If the game is enjoyable I'll play it, no matter the format.

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