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(video games) A plus-shaped directional input pad on a video game controller that allows for eight degrees of movement, now largely superseded by the thumbstick.
Their speed and direction can be adjusted with the d-pad and touch screen.
To go even faster, you tap any direction on the d-pad (accessible with your left thumb) to initiate the "boost" or "turbo".
Hold the Square button and press the D-pad in the direction you want it to go.
Sporting a small black and green LCD screen, an 8-way d-pad and two action buttons, the Game Boy was an instant hit.
Not only that, but if you are using a stylus or pushing buttons or using the D-Pad, then there's some extra work going on there.How does the Nintendo DS work in terms of its battery life?