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

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


FEATURED VIDEO

18 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 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??

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Then you're too old to be here!!

11. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 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!!

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

screw you! i played the classic mario game at on1999! and i was born on 1994! -native language not English-

15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

18. exo2u

Posts: 27; Member since: May 10, 2012

Tig ol' bitty's?

2. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

8. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 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

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

12. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 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

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

And imagine those in 3D!! :D

16. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Perfect for my NES and SNES emulators.

17. Sadkrkic

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.