Re-live your Retro Glory Days with the iCade
If you’ve ever had the displeasure of playing a game that requires the utilization of touchscreen controls, then you know how frustrating the experience can often be. Games on the iPad and the Vita have proved that touchscreens can give players unprecedented control over their digital characters and have introduced a new level of interactivity. In the same sense, fingers are not as accurate or precise as joysticks, and more than one person has clearly taken notice. Enter the iCade 8-Bitty, a Nintendo-style gamepad controller with eight buttons, which has come to relieve you of your bulky, cumbersome finger inconvenience.
The iCade first surfaced at NYC’s Toy Fair 2012, and like the iCade controllers, the 8-bitty connects to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch through Bluetooth. It has a directional pad, four face buttons, two shoulder buttons and select and start buttons, as well as an auto-save feature.
Currently, there are a number of games supported on the iCade and that support will inevitably increase as the popularity of the device continues to steadily rise. Check out the iCade at ThinkGeek, a company that is undoubtedly accustomed to taking your hard-earned money for things you reluctantly “need.”