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ION iCADE Atari Game Controller for iPad

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Flashback to the glory days of gaming with iCade! iCade integrates your iPad into an authentic, arcade-style cabinet complete with joystick and buttons! Impress your friends, family and co-workers with iCades great-looking retro design, and then challenge them for high-scores on the most entertaining iPad accessory imaginable!

iCade's specially designed cradle ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPad, while also providing a solid, secure fit even during the most intense game-play sessions. Furthermore, the cradle offers an ideal screen-viewing angle and quickly connects iCade's top-quality arcade controls directly to your iPad wirelessly. Once iPad is in place, simply launch any supported iCade-compatible app and it’s game on!

iCade is compatible with 100 Atari classics including Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone. All are available as in-app purchases when you download the free Atari Greatest Hits app. Plus, new and existing apps can be easily updated to work with iCade. Grab hold of iCade's full-sized joystick and smash the eight arcade buttons for commanding control of iPad's on-screen action. This truly unique arcade cabinet game-controller for iPad will provide hours of action and nostalgic fun for years to come. Enter the iCade and go back to the future!

  • newegg Enjoy Arcade Fun from your iPad With classic wooden cabinet perfectly sized for iPad, iCade provides you with authentic, full-sized controls for a genuine arcade experience. High-quality iPad-cradle guarantees a safe, secure fit when you are playing the game, and also helps correct iCade's arcade controls directly to your iPad wirelessly.
  • newegg Retro Cabinet Design iCade features retro cabinet design that is fun, nostalgic and great-looking.
  • newegg Compatibility iCade allows you to play 100 Atari classics like Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone (sold separately). FREE Atari Greatest Hits app with one free game (downloads via App Store).


Learn more about the Ion Audio iCADE

General

Brand
ION
Model
iCADE
Type
Game Controller

Feature

iPad Compatible
Yes
Features
FREE Atari Greatest Hits app with one free game (downloads via App Store)

Play Atari classics like Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone (sold separately)

Classic wooden cabinet perfectly sized for iPad

Authentic, full-sized controls for a genuine arcade experience

High-quality iPad-cradle specifically designed for a safe, secure fit

Retro cabinet design that is fun, nostalgic and great-looking

Spec

Compatibility
Designed for Apple iPad
Specifications
Dimensions: 16" x 10" x 9.5"

Weight: 6.5 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • William C.
  • 2/9/2012 12:14:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks with Android-ed HP TouchPad

Pros: It's not just for the iPad... if you have an HP TouchPad, the CyanogenMod Android installs will allow you to load up MAME4Droid, which has a built-in iCade setting. Works perfectly for tons of classic games. A TouchPad fits nicely in the iCade either vertically for, say, Pac-Man or Donkey Kong, or flipped on the "landscape" side for horizontal games like Joust or Moon Patrol.

The iCade itself is a well-constructed and appealing product that's simple to set up and use. Load up some games on your tablet, and it's a kid magnet.

Cons: Not crazy about the button layout, which can be a bit cramped, but for the overall size, it's understandable.

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  • Tom W.
  • 2/4/2012 6:20:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat iPad accessory (for retro gamers)!

Pros: Great design, looks both polished and stylish. It was easy to assemble, and I actually stepped on it (lightly) during assembly by accident, and it didn't break. Configuring the bluetooth was easy and painless. The instructions were clear and concise.

There are actually many apps that work with the iCADE, and here's the ones I currently have kept on my iPad (there were some that were boring, so I deleted):

- Atari's Greatest Hits
- Retroid
- Air Attack HD
- Muffin Knight
- Super Crate Box
- Terra Noctis
- Influx
- League of Evil
- Super Mega Worm
- Hard Lines
- Hungry Master
- Velocispider
- Space Inversion/ Space Inversion 2 HD
- Arcade Jumper
- Temple Run
- Silverfish MAX
- Pac-Man HD
- Dark Incursion
- iMAME (removed from App Store, on Cydia named iMAME4ALL)

I don't support jailbreak, but if you do, you can get Blutrol, which allows you to customize controls from non-supported apps to fit with the iCade controls.

Good quality and impressed my friends wit

Cons: While using the iCADE, you cannot use the regular keyboard because the iCADE is recognized as a bluetooth keyboard. Some arcade games are hard to play due to the lack of trackball. Also, the iCADE could use another joystick for games like Robotron, plus it would support dual-stick shooters. Wish it would support landscape mode a bit better, because the joystick gets in the way of the screen sometimes.

Other Thoughts: Atari's Greatest Hits costs $9.99 to buy all the games inside it. It only comes with Missile Command for free. Also, iMAME is removed from the App Store, but you can still get it on Cydia. iMAME will not come with any roms, so you have to get them by yourself, and not all roms work. Wish there were app support for the iCADE, like Zombieville USA 2 or / ESCAPE \.

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  • Douglas B.
  • 1/30/2012 7:25:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat retro gaming device

Pros: Beautiful design.
Easy assembly.
Easy setup on the iPad.
Works perfectly with the Atari app and MAME

Cons: The "free" Atari app isn't much use until you shell out fifteen bucks for the game pack.
Apple pulled MAME from the App Store, so you'll need to jailbreak to get it now.

Other Thoughts: I think this is a decent device for people running without a jailbreak and a must have essential for anyone jailbroken. Hopefully compatibility will expand a bit more, but the ludicrous number of games it can be used with via MAME and the Atari app makes up for the limited showing in the App Store.

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  • Chris D.
  • 8/1/2011 9:11:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggscool, but not

Pros: - coolness factor: impresses my geek friends, and gives me a chill every time I look at it.
- some games play very well on it. (e.g. lunar lander)
- high-quality materials: case and controls. feels solid.
- bluetooth interface allows you to place the ipad in landscape orientation to play games that require it. HOWEVER, the cabinet is meant to house the ipad in portrait orientation, so it works, but doesn't sit very well.

Cons: - the iCade interfaces with the iPad as a bluetooth keyboard device. When it's active, the iPad's onscreen keyboard will not pop up automatically in a text-entry field (i.e. even if you're not playing...)
- it's difficult to control certain games that were designed for alternate control sets, especially at higher levels: trackball (missile command, centipede/millipede, liberator, etc.,) dial/wheel (tempest, breakout, etc.) Some games play better on the touch-screen (breakout.) Even some games that should work well with a joystick are difficult to control precisely at higher levels (asteroids, battle zone)

Other Thoughts: Note that you have to purchase the games separately. As of this writing, only the "Atari's Greatest Hits" has been worked for the iCade. You get ONE game for free, otherwise it's $15 to purchase the entire set at once. Because of the keyboard interface, it's relatively easy to add iCade support to a game, so other games may include support for it at some (unspecified) later date...

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