Anyone Using iCade with iPad for Games?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Newbert, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Newbert macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2015
    Just wondering whether anyone here uses any of the iCade accessories for use with the iPad for games? If so, what are some of your iCade-compatible games?
  2. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
    This may not be the exact answer you were after, but I recently tried my new MFi controller with an iPad Air 2, overall I liked the set up but has found controller enabled games on iOS to be lackluster. I ended up playing a lot of emulator games since the iPad was jailbroken.
  3. sjleworthy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2008
    Penarth, Wales, UK
    i use icade. awesome bit of kit. i use iMAME app, which was subsequently removed from the app store.
  4. Newbert thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2015
    No, it's not exactly the answer I was expecting, but I'm interested in learning more. How do you go about jailbreaking an iPad? (iPad4 in my case)? Are there any negatives to jailbreaking? After jailbreaking, does the iPad function like before (ie - is the app store still available?)

    Normally, I wouldn't try jailbreaking, but my iPad4 is my "spare" since I've gotten the iPad Pro, so it's kind of expendable (and it fits my iCade Core perfectly ;)). I use the iPad4 (Wifi, 16 Gig) almost exclusively for gaming now.

    So what games are available (and from where) on a jailbroken iPad that otherwise are not available?

    One simple question (or so I thought) leads to more questions! ;)
  5. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
    I don't think it's a good idea to go into a lot of details about jailbreaking (there's a different forum for that), but since this thread is about gaming, I would try to answer you question here.

    I'm not a supporter of jailbreaking nor do I consider it necessary or stable enough for daily use, however, I do have other iOS devices so it doesn't hurt to have one of them jailbroken. My iPad Air 2 was jailbroke on iOS 8.4, long before I purchased the game controller, I kept it jailbroken because the Reddit app I use (narwhal) does not support iPad natively at that time.

    After I bought the controller I tried it with most games I had and all the emulators that claim to support MFi controllers. Games usually don't support controller that well, most of their menus can't be fully navigated with a controller (you have to use touch from time to time), and some of them doesn't work at all (e.g. Rayman). On the other hand, emulators like RetroArch and PPSSPP worked really well, you have access to all menus with the controller, and with the right configuration the gaming experience could be really enjoyable. I mostly play some PSP games with PPSSPP, and CPS-2 / Neo Geo / Genesis / Playstation / Super NES games with RetroArch.

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