There have been dozens of controller accessories that add gamepad functionality to Android and iOS, but honestly, none of these have done much more than become simple novelties. Some of the more arcade style controllers have done okay, but again, none have become ‘must have’ accessories. Now, comes yet another accessory called Power A’s Moga. So what makes this Moga any different than some of the others out there? First off, it has quite an extensive amount of supporters behind it, such as Gameloft, Namco Bandai, SEGA, Atari and many others. Another reason why it is different is that it is a full system with its own development software and uses a special MOGA Pivot app to gather up all possibly supported titles into one spot.
Some of the games that are ready to be certified to work with the Moga include Six-Guns, Dungeon Hunter 3, Painkiller: Purgatory HD, Duke Nukem 3D, Sky Gamblers: Rise of Glory, PAC-MAN, Virtua Tennis Challenge, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II, Atari’s Greatest Hits (including Centipede, Asteroids and Battlezone) and many others.
For the moment, MOGA will only work with Android 2.3+ or higher and not iOS, though if it does well you can pretty much guarantee it will make its way offer to that platform as well. So does MOGA really stand a chance? The jury is still out. Many gamers say there is a reason that these accessories don’t work out, and that’s because mobile games are met for quick playing and touch. If you want a full gaming experience, they have handheld consoles for a reason. While the MOGA looks pretty impressive, it still remains unseen as to whether or not it will really manage making an impact in the smartphone gaming world or not. We’ll find out more at the upcoming E3.
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