Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Play games on your Mac or PC using your iPhone as the controller! Install this free app and then get our free companion desktop program at getjoypad.com/legacy.
Next, watch this getting started video:
A neat, slightly handy alternative.
I came across this when I wondered how an iPod could be used as a PC controller. This app requires that you download a program on your PC. My biggest complaint is getting it to connect to my laptop, I had to resort to creating a small temporary network. When I got it working, I tried a few games. The controls may need some adjusting to match your hands' movements and it depends on the game. Action games like Mario are a bit tricky, but RPGs like Pokemon and Zelda (LttP) work well. Portal 2, you're better off with the keyboard & mouse (buy a USB mouse if you use a laptop.) The addition of skins was a very nice touch. I'd consider the placement of the Start and Select buttons on most layouts, also the select button didn't work. Verdict? If you use a laptop and you don't have a PS3, 360, or any PC compatible controllers, this will work if you're emulating classic games or modern games with simplistic control schemes. Perfect for RPGs, risky for Action games.
Needed a controller for Retro City Rampage
Recently I purchased Retro City Rampage for PC and needed a controller because my crappy Xbox controller wouldn't recognize on my PC. So as an iTouch owner I knew I could go to the App store and find something, and sure enough Joypad pops up. The walkthrough on their website was very helpful with the You Tube tutorial video and am very impressed with the different skins of the classic controllers like NES, GeoCom, N64, and many others. It'll take a minute getting use to assigning the controls to my liking for there are many options and control skin layouts. My favorite is the SNES.
To the developer:
If possible could you come out with a custom configuration for Retro City Rampage or post how to setup a cotroller according to the game? Otherwise great app!
This app comes in REAL handy when you play a lot of classic games on your computer. It works VERY well, with little to no noticeable latency, and is VERY versatile. I would say its only flaw is that it's so hard to get used to because it doesn't have the natural feel of a typical controller, but the developer has no control over that (no pun intended) so it doesn't warrant a markdown.
Just be aware that it runs on wifi, not Bluetooth, so if you don't have a wireless network you're probably SOL (unless I missed something...).