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Joypad Legacy

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Customer Reviews

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!

One problem

I like the app honestly, but I have some complaints. I thing the accelerometer is a good idea for the mouse, but it's hard to use. I was hopping you could add a pad or something in the middle, or wherever you have space to use as the mouse pad. So, when you are playing a game, instead of moving your iPhone you just swipe with your finger. Also, The should be at least one controller with a few more buttons. Some PC games require more keys in the game, and the controllers just don't have enough buttons for it. So, if you could make a couple more controllers with some additional buttons, mayn't like a top toolbar on the controller, it would help out a lot and I will give this app give stars, but until then I cant

Joypad Legacy
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released: Apr 17, 2012
  • Version: 1.6.0
  • Size: 11.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Joypad Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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