LucasArts games now functional on iPhone

iPhone is sexy and all, but this news somehow made it a hundred times sexier. It seems that LucasArts emulator Scumm VM is now fully functional for iPhone, allowing you to emulate all your old favorites and rock out some Day of the Tentacle action wherever you damn well please. Gizmodo describes the emulations as “the only games that truly feel at home on the iPhone,” which only widens the broad smile I wear as I type.

The word LucasArts brings a whole slate of memories with it for this gamer. Countless hours spent curling in front of my NES, playing Maniac Mansion as every character combination just so I could spend longer playing the game. Reading about Loom in a PC magazine and realizing I needed to own a computer so I could play it. Booting up Grim Fandango for the first time and thinking there wasn’t one other game out there like it. Good stuff.

Sufffice to say if I owned an iPhone I would be jumping with delight, but since I don’t, I’m passing on the news to all you fine people in hopes you can enjoy it for yourselves. 

Hit the jump for the compatible game listing.

[Via Gizmodo, thanks Adam!] 

Fully supported games

Day of the Tentacle (a must)
The Dig
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Full Throttle
Goblins 2
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (a must too)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (this one too)
King’s Quest 3
Maniac Mansion
Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island (best game ever)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge (ok, maybe this is the best game ever)
Sam & Max Hit the Road (another must-have)
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

Colette Bennett