iCade Turns Your iPad into Arcade Anachronism


The Ion iCade cabinet for iPads lets you slip your iPad or iPad 2 into a tabletop version of a 1980s arcade games machine. Once you assemble the cabinet, you pair the iCade’s physical controllers to the tablet through the iPad’s Bluetooth settings and download Atari’s Greatest Hits ($14.99 for the complete version) from the iTunes Apps Store. Among the 100 games are Centipede, Astroids, Battlezone, Tempest, Championship Soccer and Pong. Then, instead of fingering the screen, you grab hold of the joystick and spend countless hours immersed in another time—minus the quarters.