Joypad Legacy – iPhone as Joystick for Mac, PC and iPad

Want to play retro games on your Mac or PC, but don't have a joystick handy? Well, you can simply download and install the Joypad Legacy app for iPhone, which will give you the opportunity to play retro games using a "classic" controller.

Convert iPhone into a gamepad - Joypad Legacy

Application Joypad Legacy is coming in two parts: the first is its own joystick app for iPhone, which comes with layouts for gaming platforms such as GBA, NES, N64, SNES, and Genesis. To work, you also need a second piece of software called Joypad Connect, which must be installed and running on your Mac or PC. You can use Joypad Connect to create profiles for games and emulators that you want to play with the application Joypad Legacy.

Setting up Joypad Connect with a game library is not too difficult

To connect Joypad Connect to application Joypad Legacy, your computer and iPhone must be on the same Wi-Fi network. In theory, there is an automatic connection mode in the Windows version, but for some reason it didn't work on my computer, so I had to connect manually. You can find the manual connection address in the app settings.

Joypad Connect it can support multiple controllers at the same time. For example, if you have a friend who also has an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can easily set up multiplayer. There is no hard limit in the app on the number of players you can add at a time.

Joypad includes classic console controllers.

The developers behind the project Joypad Legacy They also released another Joypad app that can be used as a monitor for iPhone and iPad. The Joypad apps are compatible with dozens of games on the App Store, including Super Crate Box and Vertex Blaster.

All developer apps: Joypad Game Console, Joypad Game Controller, Joypad Legacy are available on the App Store for free. You can download the Joypad software for Mac and PC from the getjoypad website.