Posts Tagged retro

Quantum Sheep has announced that the latest entry in the Air Supply franchise, Air Supply SOS, will be making its way onto iOS soon.

Within the game, The Time Travel Clothing Company is stealing wool from kidnapped Quantum Sheep, resulting in the Mothersheep sending out an SOS (“Save Our Sheep,” of course) to all heroes. It’ll be your job to be that hero – using your jetpack to dodge dangers and put rescued sheep into your rocket, all the while keeping an eye on your dwindling air supply.

Inspired by Jetpac on the ZX Spectrum, the game features twenty characters to unlock, 100 levels to play, over forty different alien enemies, and over 11 million customization combinations for the look and feel of the game.

No pricing or release date has been announced yet for Air Supply SOS, but the game will have no in-app purchases or adverts and has been confirmed to work on iPhone 4 and up, original iPad and up, and on 5th generation iPod Touch.

Balance of the Shaolin Review

Balance of the Shaolin Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Balance of the Shaolin is the definition of easy to learn, hard to master.

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Fire in the Hole Review

Fire in the Hole Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Seafoam's Fire in the Hole looks like a bright, 8-bit throwback, but there's not enough booty to make this a compelling voyage.

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Invaders! From Outer Space Review

Invaders! From Outer Space Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's a shame that Invaders! doesn't offer deeper gameplay, as this retro-inspired remake's presentation is dripping with nostalgic flavor.

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Since 1996, when the first game in the series was developed using the RPG Maker, the Corpse Party series has been a cult favorite. 5pb games takes us back to where it all started: the cursed Tenjin Elementary School. When the class leader makes the mistake of invoking the “Shiawase no Sachiko-san” charm, a curse ceremony to transport people to parallel world, the characters are thrust into a world of grotesque horror. Corpse Party comes with full cast of voice actors, scenes, and over 20 hours of gameplay to keep you sleeping with a night light on for days.

You can check out Corpse Party for $21.99 on the App Store.

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Super Scrapped Robot Review

Super Scrapped Robot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Super Scrapped Robot would feel right at home on a certain classic handheld.

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Tanks vs Aliens Review

Tanks vs Aliens Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Tanks vs Aliens provides plenty of retro shooter thrills.

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FFFFF2P Review

FFFFF2P Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
FFFFF2P makes an amusing statement, but the game itself isn't a whole lot of fun to play thanks to repetition and control issues.

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Release Review

Release Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite a rough edge here and there (so to speak), Release is a unique, challenging, and addictive shooting game.

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review

Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Monsters Ate My Birthday cake is an exemplary puzzler that represents the genre well.

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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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Pixel Cup Soccer from Batovi Games Launched for iOS

Posted by on June 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Batovi Games is doing its part to help spread World Cup fever with its new iOS game Pixel Cup Soccer. The game sports a retro look and incorporates virtual controls for passing, running, and shooting. It comes in two flavors: free and paid.

The paid version (the Cup Edition) has 16 international teams, and players can play friendlies, compete for the “Pixel Cup” and (on only iPad) can play local multiplayer. It also has leaderboards and Facebook functionality. The free version (Crush Brazil Maracanazo Edition) allows folks to relive the 1950 World Cup, in which Uruguay upset host Brazil in the penultimate game of the 4-team final. In this version, gameplay is based upon scoring to add time to the game clock.

Pixel Cup Soccer is available for $1.99 on the App Store.

The classic (and brutal) first-person adventure series that is Shadowgate has amassed a pretty decent following over the years. More than decent, really, which is why zojoi has been in the process of rebooting it by way of an all-new re-imagined Shadowgate for Windows, Mac, Android, and of course iOS. And goodness gracious does it look pretty.

The new Shadowgate isn’t so much a port with improved visuals as a relaunch (hence all the “re-imagining” business). It will certainly include several nods to the originals such as familiar rooms and such, but it’s intended to be a whole new thing. A whole new thing with plenty of classically brutal puzzles and gameplay, an all-new orchestral soundtrack, a retro soundtrack for the nostalgia fiends, some very nice visuals, animations, and a whole lot more.

Keep an eye out for Shadowgate on the App Store later this summer.

SHADOWGATE FEATURES:
- First Person Adventuring: Utilize your inventory, spell book, mapping system and on-screen commands to complete your quest
- Rooms: Tons of Beautifully illustrated rooms featuring both new and familiar locations, offering a new play experience
- Puzzles: Lots of new and updated puzzles that seamlessly expand on the original game
- Difficulty Levels: Three different difficulty levels that actually change the game play experience and puzzle structure
- Commands: Intuitive command-based UI allows you to interact extensively with the environments (includes features like key binds, command locking/unlocking, retractable/maximizable HUD, etc.)
- Storytelling: Features dramatic cut-scenes and all the same great storytelling you expect from a Shadowgate adventure
- Cinematic Score: A full, digitally-orchestrated, dynamic soundtrack by composer Rich Douglas
- 8-bit Score: A second retro soundtrack featuring Hiroyuki Masuno’s original NES composition
- Soundscapes: A complete atmospheric and puzzle-based sound design
- Achievements: Dozens of in-game and Steam-based achievements to find and unlock
- Animations: Environmental and object-specific animations and particles bring each location to life

source: zojoi
Superfrog HD Review

Superfrog HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Superfrog HD does justice to its Amiga-based ancestor, but the game's virtual controls make it a slippery little critter.

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Galaxy Conquerors Review

Galaxy Conquerors Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Old school shooting is fun but inaccurate in Galaxy Conquerors.

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Colourfill Review

Colourfill Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A retro color-matching arcade game where players must capture enemies by filling the screen with the appropriate colors before time runs out completely.

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Warp 5 Overdrive Review

Warp 5 Overdrive Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Death is certain in Warp 5 Overdrive, but players will be compelled to keep on plugging away at the game before they let it get the best of them.

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Space Maniac Review

Space Maniac Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
True to its name, Space Maniac should attract fans of manic retro space-shooters.

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Unstoppable Square Review

Unstoppable Square Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Nothing can stop this square, but slight gameplay slows it down.

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Bearded Man Studios, the three-person development house, has announced the upcoming release of its second iOS game, named Warp 5 Overdrive.

According to Lead Artist and Co-founder Andrew Briare, the game is “a super hard endless runner type game with nods to 80s arcade shooters that takes place in a contained 3D environment. A player controls an auto-firing ship (made of cubes) that rotates around a cylinder all while dodging various obstacles and enemies in a one hit kill environment.”

“The goal of the game is to travel as many lightyears as possible,” Briare goes on to say, “After a player’s ship is destroyed, a global leaderboard is shown that tracks the top “voyagers” of Warp 5 Overdrive and the player’s overall rank. Players can use the default ship or create their own ship with our Ship Creator.”

Warp 5 Overdrive is due on the App Store March 18.

via: Bearded Man Studios Press kit

DotEmu has announced the imminent arrival of its new game called Little Big Adventure, which is due out later this month.

As with a lot of DotEmu games, this is a port of the iconic retro game of the same name. It chronicles the story of Twinsen, who is locked up for dreaming his way to finding out about future events; escaping lockup is the backdrop story. According to the publisher’s release, there will be plenty of dialogue, puzzles, and characters.

Little Big Adventure will be coming to the App Store on March 27.

via: DotEmu Press Release
Bloo Kid 2 Review

Bloo Kid 2 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Bloo Kid 2 has arrived to give fans of classic platformers something to reminisce about. But how long will it last?

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Superbloke Review

Superbloke Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Superbloke isn't quite "super," but it's a solid mobile platformer with some interesting visuals.

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Bouncy Bit Review

Bouncy Bit Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
As unspectacular as it may be, Bouncy Bit is still as addictive as any retro casual game can be.

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Dungeon Highway Review

Dungeon Highway Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Despite using unoriginal sprites, Dungeon Highway's blend of 2D art in 3D space is still the most unique thing about it.

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War in Space Review

War in Space Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
War in Space is a retro Tower Defense game with some issues but a charm of its own.

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Gene Review

Gene Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gene's use of physical mutation to control a player's abilities is a refreshing touch, while its throw-back visual art-style will likely see the average platformer fan satisfied, but the way in which mutations are implemented might become irritating to some.

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Lost Yeti Review

Lost Yeti Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Lost Yeti uses a Nintendo-styled aesthetic to be one of the most accurate retro games on iOS.

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Ninja Boxing Calculator Review

Ninja Boxing Calculator Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
As a retro curiosity and historical piece, Ninja Boxing Calculator does the job, but it's really quite unexciting by modern standards.

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M.U.L.E. Returns Review

M.U.L.E. Returns Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The classic Atari game of supply and demand economies is back with a fresh coat of paint.

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