No matter how modern and technologically advanced the world gets, some of us can never leave behind the nostalgia of arcade games and other retro classics. And we have many developers to thank who bring such retro games to our modern day smartphones.

Happy Chick - No Jailbreak

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and want to experience classic 8-Bit games like Super Mario, you need to install a suitable emulator app on your iOS device. But such emulator apps aren’t usually available on the App Store. And even if they are, it’s not usually long until they are pulled out.

Happy Chick is one such game emulator for iOS that supports arcade (MAME/FBA), GBA, GBC, MD, SFC (SNES), FC (NES), PSP, N64, NDS, PS1 and DC format ROMs. ROM files may either be downloaded within the emulator or transferred to in-app storage via iTunes file sharing.

To install this app, you’d usually need to jaibreak your iOS device. However, in this article, we’ll demonstrate how to install Happy Chick on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch without jailbreaking the device.

Install Happy Chick Emulator without jailbreak

In order to install Happy Chick Emulator on a non-jailbroken iOS device, you need to subscribe to a service named BuildStore. BuildStore is a third party app store that enables you to install iOS apps from outside the App Store, without having to jailbreak your device. It uses a paid subscription-based model, and costs $9.99/year per device.

The following steps will guide you to install Happy Chick Emulator on your iOS device:

  1. Sign up for a new BuildStore account and register your iOS device.
  2. On your registered iOS device, open Safari and navigate to the Happy Chick Emulator app page.
  3. Tap on the Install button.

Happy Chick Emulator will be installed on your registered iOS device.

Note: You may also want to check out other multi-platform emulators on BuildStore, such as Provenance and NewGamepad.

Is Happy Chick Emulator safe to install?

BuildStore’s content policy states that any application available on their third party app store “MUST NOT harm the device or device owner”. According to BuildStore, the apps available on BuildStore are reviewed internally for malicious code and stability. We have spoken to a company spokesperson on the matter, and he has clarified the same.

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Disclaimer: The article is only intended as a knowledge base for installing Happy Chick Emulator on non jailbroken iOS devices. 7labs may not be held responsible for any misuse of the information provided in the article.