Has anybody loaded a good working emulator on their NC? I'd love to have any of them but am wondering about performance and would rather not end up spending money on one if the NC doesn't handle it well.
I use the SNESnoid and Genesisnoid emulators on the Nook Color all the time and they both work well. The rom buddy app has boatloads of games available for both for $4. One feature that I really like is the way the game appears on screen. In portrait mode the game doesn't take up about an inch of the screen on each side and the controls are in that space. That way unlike the phone your hands aren't covering up part of the gameplay controlling the action. Your mileage may vary but me and my kids both like to play emulatulors on the Nook Color.
I've used the Nesoid emulator and that runs perfectly as well. Also ROM Gripper app has many roms for free that you can download. As with the phone versions, however, the controls take a little getting used to and dont feel as natural as actually holding a controller.