Last month we reviewed ThinkGeek's excellent iPad arcade cabinet, the iCade, and followed it up earlier this month with a visit to the ThinkGeek headquarters to have a look at the original prototype.

Tonight Stuart Carnie of Manomio received his own iCade (seen above). This is great news because Stuart is the man behind the iAmiga emulation system that will soon be bringing us classic Amiga games to the App Store, as well as Commodore 64 [App Store].

And Stuart is building iCade support into his apps. Tonight. We expect an ad hoc of the iCade-enabled iAmiga system within the next day or so.

Let's keep this trend going, developers!

  • Jim

    Neat. A completely frivolous feature takes first priority. I'm beginning to understand why iAmiga isn't out yet.

    • http://twitter.com/stuartcarnie Stuart Carnie

      Definitely apologise for the delay, but unfortunately other issues held up finishing up the first production.  Rest assured that things are moving again now.

      • Jim

        No worries. I'm just teasing.

  • http://twitter.com/metaljesusrocks Metal Jesus Rocks

    Commodore 64 support??!  I'm GIDDY!  

  • http://twitter.com/stuartcarnie Stuart Carnie

    I've created an MIT-licensed project on github for those wishing to add iCade support to their own games.  https://github.com/scarnie/iCade-iOS

    • Jim

      Very cool, Stu!

    • Anonymous

      I keep clicking "Like" but it won't let me like this 100 times :'(. ;).

  • http://chris.ly/ Chris Lee

    Sweet! Very cool!

  • Michael

    Just saw that it does also support the iControlPad as well!
    Coool, C64 and Amiga gaming with proper controls on the go :D

  • http://twitter.com/stickyicky97 stickyicky97

    I don't understand why the makers of Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Double Dragon, etc...aren't jumping all over the iCade.  I love those games, but long for the physical buttons for playing them.  Maybe they'll get to it eventually!?! 
     

  • Aldrin

    Hello Toucharcade

    iWorld Australia has just secured distribution in ANZ for the iCade. Please review it at:

    Link:   http://www.iworldaustralia.com.au/index.cfm/page/productdetail/id/890/NEW-iON-iCade-Arcade-cabinet-for-iPad

    Regards

    iWorld Australia
    http://www.iworldaustralia.com.au

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  • http://twitter.com/stuartcarnie Stuart Carnie

    C64 v2.2 is now live with support for iCADE.  In addition, if you have an iControlPad or Gametel device, you can switch to iCADE mode and use these.

    Enjoy!