Retro Gaming with an iOS app – Joypad

It’s been out for a while now but thought i’d check out the iOS app called Joypad which converts your iPhone/iPad into a wireless controller.

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Pretty cool i thought, especially with the ability to purchase retro controller skins within the app. Sadly, native game support via the Apple app store is very limited at the moment and so when i looked at this a few months back I’d dismissed it because i thought it would work with any game app and sadly this wasn’t the case. However, what i didn’t realise at the time was that there’s also a free PC client that you can install on your PC/laptop and use it with any PC game that supports remapped controls – that’ll be pretty much all of them then….including emulators 🙂

Joypad is a free app but by default you only get access to this pretty uninspiring controller skin.

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…head over to the shop to pimp your controller with some classic controller skins (or buy the ‘Elite’ edition which includes all retro skins)

Nintendo Gameboy

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Classic Nintendo Famicom.

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Nintendo SNES (shame they’ve not got the more colourful european pad).

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Sega Master System.

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There’s also skins for the N64, and Sega Genesis/Megadrive.

…and Gameboy Advance

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I thought i have a go with the PC client and a giant Master System controller 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDrarz706HI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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