There’s smartphones that can play games, and then there’s smartphones that actually provide the full-on portable gaming console experience. Introducing CP Design’s iPhone Game Pad. Compatible “with the Apple 30 pin connector and providing tactile buttons in the conventional game pad layout, the iPhone Game Pad allows a massive library of arcade and console games to be ported to the iPhone and not loose that old school interface that people who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s enjoyed so much.” Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

On the face it offers four primary control buttons plus a D-pad, what appears to be Select and Start buttons, plus a pair of shoulder buttons atop. This combination should make it perfect for emulation hounds or any ‘ol heathen who values tactility over design purity.

[via EngadgetCP-Design]

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