ThinkGeek's iCade 8-Bitty: Cute, retro fun for your iPad


To bring a bit of cute, retro fun to iPad gaming, ThinkGeek has this week unveiled its latest product, the iCade 8-Bitty controller.

YES, it’s only for the geekiest of gamers, but we’re tired of jamming our hands onto touch screens and sometimes just want it to be like it was in the old days, but with iPads and iPhones, obviously.

The iCade 8-Bitty works wirelessly, has a classic D-Pad and button layout like the NES gamepad and it’s powered by two AAA batteries. Ah batteries, remember those?!

It works with a huge range of top retro games, like favourites Atari Classics collection, Pac Man and Super Mega Worm. Developers of both iOS and Android games will be happy to learn that they can tap into the public API specification to make their creations compatible with the new controller a little further down the line too.

You can get the 8-Bitty from ThinkGeek for $24.99.

Becca Caddy