So with all the hi-tech goodness that surrounds us, all the capacitive multi touch screens, accelerometers, dual-core processors and shiny glossy covers, what more could anyone want? Well, quite surprisingly what we really yearn for is a good old retro joystick and 8 full sized buttons! That’s right, no matter how much technology improves you can’t beat a bit of old-skool!
The iPad iCade beautifully merges the state of the art iPad and iPad2 with a retro looking arcade machine, and the result is perfect. This must have gadget accessory is the best way to play a number of retro arcade classics, including the Atari’s Greatest Hits App, available on the AppStore. Not only that, there is also a whole hosts of other games that are set to use the iPad iCade as the preferred choice of play.
The styling of the iPad iCade means that even if you’re not in the mood to blast Asteroids or Space Invaders, you can still use it as an awesome iPad cradle that is set to be the centre piece of any desk or shelf. With something so cool as the iPad iCade, there really is only one thing left to do……Press Start!!!
iCade News Update - 9th December 2011 :
We are excited to announce that everyone's favourite Arcade classic Pac Man is now compatible with the ION iCade!
Namco, launched the iCade compatible version of Pac Man earlier today. The new version adds support for the iCade allowing you to use the iCade arcade cabinet joystick to control this retro gaming classic.
This will be welcome news to the scores of retro gaming enthusiasts who have been awaiting this announcement since iCade’s release earlier this year and a fantastic selling point for a gaming controller that already have over 200 compatible games available.
The best news is that Namco have released a 'lite' version of Pac Man that can be downloaded for FREE, this brings the number of FREE games available to 8 plenty to get you started and keep you entertained over Christmas.
Pac Man full version is available for £2.99, both versions available from iTunes.