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Old 05-13-2013, 06:54 PM
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Default what are the best games for the iCade core?

hi everybody! i just ordered a iCade core and while waiting for it to ship, i though i would download some games for it! so... what are the best games for iCade core? i also have a few questions about it:

1. does it work well with iPad 1?

2. does it work with iPhone/iPod touch as well as iPad?

3. does it work with iPhone games on X2 on the iPad?


thanks for any answers/help,

-one.sixty.four
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:26 PM
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hi everybody! i just ordered a iCade core and while waiting for it to ship, i though i would download some games for it! so... what are the best games for iCade core? i also have a few questions about it:

1. does it work well with iPad 1?

2. does it work with iPhone/iPod touch as well as iPad?

3. does it work with iPhone games on X2 on the iPad?


thanks for any answers/help,

-one.sixty.four
1. Think so
2. Yes
3. Yes

Goto this page and check some links about icade

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=173262

Lax's list of icade games

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...postcount=1426

Ion's official games list for icade core

http://www.ionaudio.com/products/icade-games


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Old 05-13-2013, 08:27 PM
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So what are your top 10 favorite icade joystick games?

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It's crazy, especially since I run the iCade list and am pretty active in that thread, but I don't find time to play with my iCade much. I've been playing it a lot more now though. I don't really like shoot 'em ups or bullet hell games much, which is a bummer because the iCade has lots of those. My top ten would probably be

Super Crate Box
Mos Speedrun
League of Evil 1 & 2
The Blocks Cometh
Mikey Shorts
Table Top Racing
The Other Brothers
Muffin Knight
Pac-Man

Strangely, Mos Speedrun, Super Crate Box, and Pac-Man all kinda stopped working with my iCade though (luckily I have blutrol) I really like platformers on it though.

Also, I play Tetris Attack (SNES game) a lot because my iPad is jailbroken.
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In no particular order, my current top 10:

Silverfish
Forget Me Not
Super Crossfire
Beyond Ynth
Table Top Racing
Skyriders
Alien Breed
Super Mega Worm
Temple Run (original)
Super Ox Wars

Runners-up:

Mrs. Pac-Man for iPad
Paper Monsters
Super Lemonade Factory
Gunman Clive
Dynamite Jack
Metal Slug (I have #3)
Plasma Sky
Midway Arcade
Hungry Master
Retro Racing
Fix-It Felix (lost iCade support in latest update; fix it, Felix!)
Pac-Man for iPad (lost iCade support in latest update)

All of the above except for the Pac-Man titles run on both iPhone and iPad (universal or dual apps) with iCade support.
My top 10 right now...

Plasma Sky
Metal Slug X
Tabletop Racing (pictured)
Blazing Star
Danmaku 2
Phoenix HD
Raiden Legacy
The Other Brothers
Storm Strikers
Super Crossfire HD

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:30 PM
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See bottom for iphone with an icade core joystick

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Connector...you're the expert on iCades, how many different models are there? any idea of one is out yet for the Mini?
Icade Models and Buying Guide
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There are quite a few models of joysticks and joypads that will support icade protocol as of late. Some are made by the creator of icade, Ion, and others are made by various other companies.

The official Ion icade controllers are as follows:



The original icade was kind of a miniature cabinet. It was designed more for nostalgic reasons, and some like it cause of it's real arcade look.

The icade core joystick is the one I recommend cause it is the most versatile. It will work with all ipads, and all iphones via bluetooth. The idevices do not have to be in the slot to work. For example, you can have your ipad hooked into hdmi tv, and then, just use the icade core in your lap as a wireless joystick.



Or put your iphone or ipad on a stand on a table, and play the core in your lap. Or put your ipad or iphone in the slot as almost a sort of cabinet. An ipad mini will work fine too with the icade core. In portrait mode, will look great. In landscape, the mini will be a little lower, but the whole screen will be visible.

The other versions are mainly for iphone (though I still recommend the icade core for an iphone). The mobile and jr are cool for their uses.

There are some other non Ion brands, such as:

The 8-bitty is small, like a joypad, but the button mapping is terrible. Also, the quality of parts is not all that great. But the portability and size are great.



Most games are made for button mapping for the original and icade. Take a look at the button mapping of the 8-bitty. You will notice the main buttons are the usual start and select buttons, which is unfortunate.



The is also the Nyko playpad pro joystick (icad supported)

See this post. It seems to have some promise, it is made more for Android, but it has an icade compatibility setting. Seems kinda like an xbox type controller, but the dual analog sticks will not work for icade. Might be worth a look.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...postcount=1633



And finally the Ipega gamepad (icade support). This is for iphone only, and the holder does worry me cause it seems flimsy, but read this.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...postcount=1629



There's probably others and probably will be new ones in the future too. But bottom line, I still recommend the icade core joystick, just cause it has a big stick and buttons, will work with ipads and iphones, it fits great in your lap, has a slot for an ipad or iphone, is somewhat portable, and is the best to use with hdmi tv.



Also, make sure to check Ion's official page, it will list which games are supported by which joysticks. Most will work with the original and core, but the others have spotty support. Also, take a look at all the games for icade.

http://www.ionaudio.com/products/icade-games

Hope this helps!

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Hey Connector, how is the iCade Mobile compared to the iCade Core? Is it worth it?
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That Icade looks so cool...
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I'm not Connector, but I'd say its not. I have the original, the core, and the mobile, and the core is the best out of those. The mobiles mapping is alright, but the buttons aren't very good. One of the few iCade games I've played that worked well with it was The Other Brothers. The rest are too laggy.
Lax has both, and I trust his word, he is the main upkeeper of the icade thread, and I would agree. Just buy the icade core, it works with both ipads and iphones, and while it isn't perfect for iphone use like it is for the ipad, it is very useable.

The iphone or itouch will fit in the slot or you can play with your iphone on a stand on a table, and with icade core in your lap or on the table. Here is a picture of my icade core with an iphone game. Phoenix HD with iphone 4 with an icade core joystick.



In fact, I get a kick out of playing it with my iphone 4 cause it is so fun. A nice change of pace, and kinda funny playing with such a small screen. Like a comedy.

Edit: currently working with the devs of these games - Impossible Road, Fangz, Crumble Zone, and Bellyfish!

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:09 PM
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I've got the iCade Mobile. I'm big into portables, so I thought it'd be great for me. Sadly, the d-pad is far too stiff. Sometimes it doesn't register presses, diagonal movement (pressing two directions at once) is really hard to pull off, and long gaming sessions are completely out of the question. It's so bad that I prefer the touch screen controls of Hungry Master over the Mobile's controls... Really disappointing in all.

I will say that it works quite adequately with Gridrunner and the battery life seems to be pretty good. But I've probably only used it for 3 or so hours total, as a high estimate.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:29 PM
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Super Crate Box
Mos Speedrun
League of Evil 1 & 2
The Blocks Cometh
Mikey Shorts
Table Top Racing
The Other Brothers
Muffin Knight
Pac-Man
Any Donut Games game that works with iCade.

If you check out the list I made that Connector linked too you can see if you have any games that you play without the iCade already. Also, if you have AppShopper Social on your phone, you can add icadelist and then you will be able to see when (almost) any iCade game is updated or dropped in price.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:40 AM
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I saw the topic title, and i was gonna say, get in touch with the Connector, only to find out he's already got it covered.
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