iCade Core

Arcade Game Controller for iPad


Compact arcade-style controls for hundreds of iPad games!

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Unleash your inner arcade champion with iCade Core. This streamlined version of ION's acclaimed iCade equips any iPad or iPad 2 with authentic, arcade-style joystick and buttons that are ready for fierce non-stop gaming. Challenge your friends, throw retro-gaming parties and achieve your highest scores yet. iCade Core offers an incredible arcade experience, bringing all the fun of classic arcade gaming to your iPad!

"It's particularly wonderful…" -Gizmodo.com

iCade Core's specially designed cradle ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPad, while also providing a solid, secure fit for even the most intense gameplay sessions. Beneath the cradle is a custom-designed pass-thru slot which allows you charge with your 30-pin cable. The cradle also offers ideal screen-viewing angles, either portrait or landscape. iCade Core's top-quality arcade controls quickly connect to your iPad using Bluetooth wireless technology. Once your iPad is in place, simply launch any compatible app and it’s game on!

iCade Core is compatible with great classic games including PAC-MAN, Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone. Plus, it’s compatible with tons of modern games, over 500 games in all! Take control of iCade Core's full-sized joystick and smash its eight arcade buttons for complete command of your favorite games. This truly unique game-controller provides hours of nonstop gaming action.

iCade Core — playing your favorite games on iPad has never been this much fun.

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone are trademarks of Atari Interactive Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
PAC-MAN is a registered trademark of NAMCO LTD.


Specifications subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions... [+]

What devices are compatible with the iCade gaming controllers?
All products in the iCade line share compatibility characteristics. As of April 2012, iCade products are compatible with the following devices: ・ 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch ・ iPhone 3, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S ・ iPad, iPad 2 and iPad (3rd generation)

Key Features

  • FREE Atari Greatest Hits app with one free game (downloaded via App Store)
  • Authentic, full-sized controls for a genuine arcade experience on any iPad
  • Play arcade classics like PAC-MAN, Asteroids, Centipede, and Battlezone (each sold separately)
  • Works with 500+ games
  • High-quality cradle for iPad, designed for a safe, secure fit
  • Cable pass-thru slot allows charging while you play
  • Connects using Bluetooth wireless technology — no cables, no mess


  • iCade Core
  • Quickstart Guide
  • (2) AA batteries

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