update: a step by step setup guide at the bottom of this post

Jumigamer Review. Perfect or Flawed Just Enough to Really Infuriate?

Is the jumigamer iPhone Game Controller really worth the money?

I love emulators.
For the record, I do not actually own all 768 original Nintendo Entertainment System games that I downloaded yesterday, but I do own the ones that I plan on playing, but they are in a storage box in Canada, waiting patiently for me to come get them.

Recently I became inspired to start playing some of the old classic games that were a part of my childhood, and I thought that Jumigamer would be the perfect iPhone App to get me playing through the classics again.
Simple Set Up
Setting up the jumigamer is simple. Buy the App from the AppStore and then head to the companies website and install the software on your pc. Within minutes you will be able to use the app as though it is a real wireless controller on your PC. Simply start your chosen application and configure it through the options. I used a Nintendo Entertainment System emulator and configuration was easy.

The Only Problem? The Controls...
The only problem that prevents me from actually enjoying my new wireless controller is the fact that it is next to impossible to look at the character I am controlling on the screen and mash a virtual gamepad on my iphone without losing track of where the buttons are located. If you play iPhone games on an
iPhone, this is rarely a problem with a touch screen d-pad or action button, after all you are staring at the screen and controller at the same time. However when you play something on a screen other than the iPhone, you find that without the tactile feel of a game controller, you are lost when you cannot simply feel your way back to the controls.
For this reason how can one really recommend this app? While it does exactly what it

says it does, the actual execution was to me, a bad experience.
If you are on an extreme budget and you can't really afford a basic PC USB Game Controller, then maybe this is for you. Otherwise, best to stay away from jumigamer.
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Because I've started to see search results asking specifically How to Set Up jumigamer I am going to cover that here as well.

How to Setup And Install JumiGamer on iPhone and iPod Touch

Step 1.
Download jumigamer from the AppStore and install it on your device

Step 2.
Make sure you are connected to the same wifi network on both your computer and iPhone/iPad//iPod touch

Step 3.
Download the proper software and install it on your computer by clicking here (direct download from jumitech's website)

Step 4.
After it is setup, launch the file and it will be sitting in your system tray near your clock.
When it runs you will be asked to enter a password. Enter one as later you need to enter this on your iPhone jumigamer app as well.

Step 5.
You should then launch jumigamer on your iDevice. You should see your computer listed.
If it is not listed then click the gear icon in jumigamer to be sure "autodiscovery" is enabled.

And then simply tap your computer in the list. If it asks you enter the password from earlier and the control pad appears on your device.

After this you need to set up the game you are using. Every game is different and you need to refer to the games instructions or manual but it is basic, instead of pressing a keyboard key in the games setup menu you will press the button on the jumigamer app on the iPhone.

Any questions, post them in the comments (no registration needed) and thanks!