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6 retro games that should be revived on mobile

Posted by Simon Reed on January 8th, 2016

Games were better in the old days, right? Well, some were - others are probably best forgotten. Like most Java games for example.

148Apps wants to look at the best of the past though. Specifically which retro titles deserve to be dusted down and given new life on mobile, and why they'd work well on the small screen.

Gopogo guide - How to bounce like the best of them

Posted by Glen Fox on November 27th, 2015

Nitrome just launched a new game and, as to be expected, it's a lot of addictive fun. It's called Gopogo, and it challenges you to hoparound a bunch of platforms, avoiding enemies and picking up shiny stuff.

It's not easy though - just like the retro platformers that inspired it.

But don't worry about all that because, as ever, 148Apps has got you covered. Carry on reading to learn how to bounce like the best of them.

Kung Fury: The Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on June 1st, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: INSERT COIN
Kung Fury: The Game is a fun, if mindless, one-button beat-em-up.
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Snake Rewind Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on May 18th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: STICK TO THE MEMORIES
Snake Rewind is nostalgic, but not as tightly constructed as the original.
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Tiny Dangerous Dungeons Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 2nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RETRO-TASTIC
One dose of Metroid with a dash of Game Boy visuals and lots of fun thrown in too.
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Wheel & Deal Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Tre Lawrence on January 27th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLE FUN
A simple arcade shooter that has a retro feel.
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Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on January 22nd, 2015
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: PREYS ON YOUR PATIENCE
Let Us Prey: Surrender to Hell touts itself as a difficult game, but "difficult" isn't the same as unfair.
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The Surprisingly Great Ninja Smasher is on Sale for a Limited Time

Posted by Jessica Fisher on January 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ONE TOUCH CASTLEVANIA :: Read Review »

Ninja Smasher, the Metroidvania style action game by Rogue Ninja, is on sale.

The game will have you jumping around smashing monsters and exploring dungeons in you quest to save the princess. Ninja Smasher touts some adorable 8Bit graphics and fun chip tune music giving the game a fun retro feel.

You can pick up Ninja Smasher for $0.99 for limited time.

Katatak Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on January 12th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NINE LIVES
This feline murder simulator looks fancy, but it's far from a feast.
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Top Tank Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SIMPLE BUT FUN
Top Tank is a simple yet quite entertaining way to blast everything in your path.
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Buddy Bot: Slayer of Sadness Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on January 7th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ROBOT ON THE RUN
Buddy Bot's auto-run feature isn't the perfect solution to mobile gaming's woes, but it's a good try for a good game.
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Gentlemen...Ricochet Mini! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on January 5th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: MR. THROWBACK
This de-make of the original is remarkably and admirably retro, but is it worth playing this stripped-down version?
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Random Heroes 3 Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on December 1st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: MORE PREDICTABLE THAN RANDOM
Random Heroes 3 offers up more of the good stuff (e.g. shooting and destruction).
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Whoa Dave! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Nadia Oxford on November 3rd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ACTION ARCADE
Simple to play and feverishly-paced, Whoa Dave! is a wild arcade-style game.
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Retry Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Thomas on October 31st, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SOARING HIGH
Flappy who? Let Retry wash all those bad bird-related memories away on a cool retro-flavored flight... right into the side of a cliff. Over and over and over again.
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