Big retro buttons and joystick!
changed a great many things: the way we follow the news; the way we keep in touch; and the way we play games? Well... yes. But for some games, that’s not such a good thing.
Take the classic arcade-style ones, for instance. You know the ones we mean: Pac-Man, Asteroids, Centipede, Battlezone and the rest. Old-school gamers will tell you these retro classics
need a careful blend of precision, timing and furious button-hammering. Which isn’t easy on an iPad.
Why not? Well, mainly because one of your hands is usually occupied, holding the iPad. But also, there’s no way to feel where your touchscreen controls are when you’re busy following the action onscreen. Your fingers could easily wander from the controls; and before you know it... mew-ew-ew-ew-ew-ew *pop*
So throw a little 80’s ingenuity into the mix and give these classic titles the full arcade treatment with iCade Core
. Rocking a full complement of buttons and an arcade-style joystick, this battery-powered gaming station puts all the controls at your fingertips.
Just pop your iPad in the top (portrait or landscape), connect to the iCade via Bluetooth and fire up your favourite games. With over 200 compatible titles
and a free Atari Hits app to get you started, you’ll be up and button-bashing in no time.
Not only is it a cool way to prop up your iPad (whether you’re gaming or not), it also frees both of your hands to play. And forget those virtual controls on your iPad. With real, tactile buttons at your fingertips you’ll never have to look away from the action to land that crucial blow. Score 1 for the 80’s!
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