The iCade-iPad Arcade Cabinet has excellent
hardware with a great retro feel and design. It's sensitive, reliable buttons are all embedded into this Arcade Cabinet for the iPad.
This Arcade Cabinet offers a gaming experience that is even better than playing
on genuine Arcades: just imagine having your
favorite gaming machine in your room, where you can sit down for an exciting
round of Centipede or other classics whenever you feel like it.
Theis iCade-iPad device measures 18.9 x 13.1 x 9.6 inches. The wooden cabinet has
a false coin slot and a joystick in the style of the 80s.
The machine is large
enough for a genuine gaming experience, and retro enough for giving Atari fans
the illusion of time travel.
The device runs on AA batteries and it has no wires attached, but if you want, you can attach an AC adapter at the bottom.
Assembly and set-up are easy, and so is connecting it to the iPad.
The cabinet is sturdy and durable, equipped with rubber pads on the bottom to prevent it from sliding, so the machine is strong enough to resist even the most passionate gamers.
You get Atari’s Greatest Hits for free, which means that you can have as many as 100 classic games. You only need to download the app on your iPad, connect the iPad to the gaming device via Bluetooth, and you have all your old-time favorites waiting for you.
The cradle fitted on the cabinet accommodates your iPad perfectly, holding it firmly.
There are only a few minor things that would be considered as drawbacks:
The device is can be considered pricey by some
The Atari Greatest Hits app is free - all others charge a fee for downloads.
package does not include the AC adapter, though you can find the input on the
back of the machine--it must be purchased separately.
Reviewers of all ages love this gaming device. For those who fell in love with Arcade games back in the 80s, the console brings back the feeling of playing on a real machine; younger players also mention becoming totally involved and absorbed in the games, and they like how modern technology is able to breathe new life into a classic gaming machine.
The iCade-iPad by ION is an amazing iPad accessory that
combines the latest achievements of modern computer technology with the
features of a vintage console in a way that makes playing a nostalgic and
We FINALLY made it to number ten on our Top Ten Gifts for Men for this season...WHEW, that was exhaustive. This gift brings back some of those great Atari memories for dad and granpa, so please indulge them in this 21st century.
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