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ThinkGeek presents the 8-bitty retro game controller for iPhone and Android

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ThinkGeek presents the 8-bitty retro game controller for iPhone and Android
From TinkGeek – the same fine folks that brought us the JOYSTICK-IT and the iCade iPad cabinet, comes another neat accessory tailored with mobile gaming in mind. It is called the iCade 8-bitty and reminds us a lot of those classic NES game controllers with its boxy looks and button arrangement.

As you can probably tell, we have a retro-styled wireless controller on our hands, made to work with the iPhone, the iPad, and Android smartphones or tablets. It comes with a total of 8 physical buttons – four action buttons up front, a select and start button, and two shoulder buttons, along with a 4-way directional pad. There are hundreds of classic video games that are compatible with the accessory, including the Atari Classics collection, Pac-Man, Super Mega Worm, and many more. (Check the product page for a full list.)

So in case you ever need a dose of retro-gaming action, just pop a pair of AAA batteries inside the 8-bitty controller and let the fun begin! The accessory is now shipping from ThinkGeek for $29.99.

source: ThinkGeek via Slash Gear


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posted on 19 Oct 2012, 05:55 1

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Aww....reminds me of Mario!! Like it!!! :)

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:20

3. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Reminds you of Mario? When was the last time you played a Mario game? 1985?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:39 1

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sir, i don't know how to pronounce your name, i guess you're probably a fan of the Star wars fame. You've got a knock on your socks questioning me huh??
So here it is...'Reminds me of 8-bit Mario game that i used to play when i was 8-9 years old'...clarified??

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:46

6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You'll have to excuse me for not understanding your Star Wars reference or what "knock on your socks" means. Is that also a phrase from 1985? Basically, half of your post made no sense to me. And no, I'm not a Star Wars fan.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:13 1

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Then you're too old to be here!!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:20

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2169; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I didn't realize there was an age maximum here. My bad. Besides, if you were "8-9" when the 8-bit Mario games came out, then you're definitely older than I am.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:32 1

14. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Do you notice that even now some kids even play the 8-bit Mario game??
Oh wait, what will you know...you're still counting how old i am!!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:55 2

7. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


screw you! i played the classic mario game at on1999! and i was born on 1994!

-native language not English-

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:34

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol...It was my favorite 8-bit game!!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 17:36 1

18. exo2u (Posts: 24; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Tig ol' bitty's?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 07:11

2. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


and then they will make a mario app. with a price tag

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:36

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


If it's a refreshed version, i'd buy it :P

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:59 1

8. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1139; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


how the f**k can they put refreshed version of a 8bit mario? make it HD?

---dont know if mario is actually 8 bit

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:12 1

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


LOL!! Refresh as in, yes, HD-fy it!!
And bring it to a whole new level of interactive stages!! That could be something!!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:24 1

12. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


That could be nice. Same gameplay, same storyline, same everything. But make the effects better. Imagine Mario throwing blazing fireballs and making faces! :p

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:30

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


And imagine those in 3D!! :D

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 13:02

16. johnbftl (Posts: 191; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Perfect for my NES and SNES emulators.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 14:00

17. Sadkrkic (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)


They didnt show the games on the android phone.Wonder why!?

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