Midway Arcade, a collection of classic Midway video games ported to the iOS, has received an update adding support for the iCade iPad gaming add-on. The iCade started life as a ThinkGeek April Fool's joke, but has since become a well-supported iOS game controller. Ion Audio, the company behind the iCade, announced new versions of the product at CES this year.
TouchArcade, writing about the update:
Morphing drug pushers into plumes of viscera and leg parts has never been easier, thanks to the latest update to Midway Arcade. The arcade collection app, which features tons of classic arcade titles including NARC and Rampage, now features iCade support. We spent a moment or two in the app this morning and can confirm that the added support is sharp. We can also confirm that NARC is still the greatest game that has ever been made.
The iCade is available from ThinkGeek for $99.99.
Midway Arcade is available for $0.99 on the App Store. [Direct Link]
Top Rated Comments
All of your comments are spoken like an educated person that understands software/hardware interaction.
And not like a person that has ever played a video game.
A joystick provides physical feedback, something a multitouch screen does not. That is the main point of iCade.
Every company has a right to price their products or services as they see fit. If you don't like the price, then don't buy it.
Physical feedback is important for many games. You just don't have the precision without it. On arcade games you want to know precisely how close you are to changing the input from left to right for example. And fingers can miss virtual buttons with ease.
Some games don't need it, some can be made to work without, but would benefit from tactile controls, while others are greatly compromised.
Well classic games (such as Pac-Man, Astroids, etc.) that were developed for smash buttons and joystick would be a great app for the iCade!