I Just Fell In Love With iCade's New Retro NES-Style Gamepad for iPhone and iPad

If you loved the latest iCade controllers for iPhone and iPad, you are going to want to have sex with their new iCade 8-Bitty, a Nintendo-style gamepad controller with eight buttons.

The iCade 8-Bitty has surfaced at NYC's Toy Fair 2012. Like the iCade controllers, the 8-bitty connects to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch through Bluetooth. It has a directional pad, four face buttons, two shoulder butons and select and star buttons. It also comes with the same auto-saving power features as the other iCades.

Right now, there are a lot of games that support the iCades, including the 8-Bitty, but many of the A-list arcades are still missing. Developers, you can't keep making stupid excuses for not supporting all the iCade hardware. This awesome thingamajig is only $25! If your game is faking physical joystick and button input on screen—and most game apps do—you must enable iCade support, period. It's really not that complicated.

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Stay tuned for our hands-on! [ThinkGeek]