The Atari Arcade powered by Duo from Discovery Bay Games joins the growing line of “app-based accessories” designed specifically for the iPad and iPad 2.
Boasting a retro design, complete with an analog joystick and four control buttons, the Atari Arcade brings a mobile, arcade-like experience to the “Atari’s Greatest Hits” app.
To begin using the Atari Arcade, consumers should first download the “Atari’s Greatest Hits” app from the App Store. With the app installed, simply connect the iPad into the Atari Arcade’s dock and then take control playing up to 100 Atari classics including Asteroids, Centipede and Missile Command.
Unlike wireless connections, this hard-wired dock provides accurate and speedy response to actions taken with the joystick or control buttons while also powering the Atari Arcade without the need for batteries, says Discovery Bay Games.
“The Atari Arcade brings an entirely new dimension to our already successful ‘Atari’s Greatest Hits’ app,” said Lee Jacobson, SVP of Licensing, Atari Inc. “The Atari Arcade controller delivers a true mobile arcade experience.”
The Atari Arcade will be available for $59.99 at Target, Apple Stores, Apple.com, and Toys R Us. It was announced today, Oct. 3.