Posts Tagged 8-bit

Magick Review

Magick Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Players learn how to be a wizard in this entertaining coming-of-age platforming experience.

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Legend of Equip Pants Review

Legend of Equip Pants Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Ludicrously bizarre, yet just too good to pass up, Legend of Equip Pants sends players on the most challenging adventure yet: to find some underwear.

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Death Tower Review

Death Tower Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A little bit Zelda, a little bit Final Fantasy, with an added twist of zazz.

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Wizardous: An Apprentice’s Betrayal Review

Wizardous: An Apprentice’s Betrayal Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Wizardous is a magical side scroller that has all the traits of a retro 8-bit classic, complete with an addictive soundtrack.

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Safari Rescue Review

Safari Rescue Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Like precious little else, Safari Rescue is a pretty quirky and tongue-in-cheek game all about rescuing animals.

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Trigger City Fights Through 16 Levels Of Beat ‘Em Up Action

Posted by on May 13th, 2013
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Pocket Gamer reports that 8-bit beat ‘em up game, Trigger City, is now live on the app store, featuring 16 levels to punch, kick, bash, stab, and shoot your way through. Pull off special moves while punching and kicking through 5 unique gangs, each with their own style of combat.

source: Pocket Gamer
Take My Machete Review

Take My Machete Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Take My Machete offers plenty of charm to a well trodden genre, it just lacks tight and accurate controls.

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Super Ninja Therapy Review

Super Ninja Therapy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
In Super Ninja Therapy, players sort through ninja mental health issues the only way that ninjas can: beating people up.

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Gun Runner Review

Gun Runner Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The name says it all. This clever homage to classic side-scrolling shooters is easy to enjoy but hard to master.

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Scorched Monster Review

Scorched Monster Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Guide this adventurer and his trusty flamethrower through lots of different environments, reducing monsters to ashes.

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Rogue Ninja, A Ninja-themed RPG

Rogue Ninja is a pixelated, dungeon crawler RPG with some seriously old-school RPG looks.

The game includes random dungeons (a great replay value element for any game), tons of items and monsters for players to encounter, chiptune music, and a Japanese-themed ninja world.

The interface is obviously tailored to look as retro as possible with an eight-directional D-pad with a center button, a large attack button (denoted by a swinging sword), “skip,” a loot bag, and what appears to be a ninja star button. Dungeons include the traditional mini map with colored dots telling players everything they need to know about the dungeon.

Rogue Ninja is currently on sale for $0.99, $2 off in celebration of the release of the game. Rogue Ninja is developed by Q-Cumber Factory and was released just last week.

The trailer below shows plenty of ninja star-throwing, sword-slashing gameplay.


$2.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-06 :: Category: Games

Retro-looking games are always a fun distraction from the high-end graphics and expensive production of games from big developers. Captain Nova is one of those old school-style games.

Captain Nova has crashed on a strange planet and lost pieces of his ship all over the planet’s surface (this reminds me a bit of an old Sega Genesis game, Toe Jam and Earl). Of course, the planet is filled with all kinds of evil creatures that want to prevent the captain from retrieving his lost spaceship pieces.

The game includes 30 challenging levels and an original soundtrack to accompany the game. The game looks like it’s setup in the standard, 2D platformer style with a D-pad for movement and a single button (the “A” button in this case) for actions. The captain collects gears on the various levels and looks to pick up power-ups like a cups of coffee. Apparently Captain Nova likes his caffeine.

The game is going for $0.99.

$0.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-05 :: Category: Games

AWESOME Land Review

AWESOME Land Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
An etherial homage to the 16-bit platformers of days gone by.

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Bit-1 Review

Bit-1 Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Classic platforming, and responsive controls make this title a great one.

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Raging Robots Review

Raging Robots Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Keeping herds of robots corralled is the name of this game, and the retro style is only the icing on the cake.

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Flick Rocket Review

Flick Rocket Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This colorful classic arcade throwback if full of pixelated nostalgia that players can blow to tiny little bits.

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Drumcircle RH Review

Drumcircle RH Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
The graphics and sound might be 8-bit, but the options and variables available in this loop generator make it more than just a simple drum machine.

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Spazcon HD Review

Spazcon HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Spazcon is an 8-bit style arcade drawer with some awesome 8-bit music.

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Update: The Incident has been approved and will be available on the App Store later today.

Whether you own an iPhone or iPod Touch (163ppi), iPhone 4 (326ppi) or iPad (132ppi), The Incident will look as good as the screenshots suggest it will. The 8-bit game, developed by Matt Comi and with artwork by Neven Mrgan, brings back all the retro fun you might have experienced on the Atari 2600 or Intellivision.

You play Frank Solway, “a regular guy who finds himself having to avoid the sudden, unstopping rain of everything in the world.” Survive by avoiding falling items, collecting power-ups like health and helmets and by climbing higher until you reach the source of the aptly named “kitchen-sink shower.” Each level is vertical, with comical objects like Smart cars, Deloreans, propellers and even the Easter Island Statue falling on you from above.

The application was submitted to Apple for approval recently, so you can expect it to be live within a week or so. As a universal application, it will work on both the iPhone and iPad natively. The price of The Incident is not yet known. Matt has informed us that the price will be $1.99.

Check out the YouTube video below for the official preview, as well as a number of screenshots. And if you’re really interested, you can watch the development videos produced by Matt Comi himself.

Cubed Rally Racer Review

Cubed Rally Racer Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
With a multitude of additional features, such as the ability to challenge friends via OpenFeint, a wide variety of different track elements and the ability to unlock up to 99 different sections, this nostalgic throwback crosses the checkered flag a winner in both original unoriginality and replay value.

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