iCade 8-Bitty: Retro Wireless Controller for Mobile Gaming

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The makers of the popular iCade iPad cabinet dock has revealed another new device for the iOS and Android called the iCade 8-Bitty. It is a classic retro-styled game controller that is wireless and uses 2 x AAA batteries. The iCade 8-Bitty connects to your iPhone, iPad and Android via Bluetooth and will integrate seamlessly with all existing games with iCade support. In case you’re wondering what type of games you can play with it, you can check out the list at ThinkGeek and it also supports the app Atari’s Greatest Hits which is available at both the App Store and Android Market. There’s a bunch of complaints about the app though, so do check if it’s rectified before buying it.

This classic controller features 8 button control including 4 face buttons, select, start, and two shoulder buttons plus the D-Pad for movement. It’s currently still in prototype and is expected to be out later of this year. A check at ThinkGeek website shows that it’ll retail for $24.99. Looks like an interesting gadget especially for Atari fans and more games are being ported to the iOS and Android after the success of the initial iCade. Here’s a demo video of the iCade 8-Bitty.

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