Posts Tagged retro

Heads Up! Hot Dogs Review

Heads Up! Hot Dogs Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
What better place for a tasty ballpark frank than…your head? Fans of frantic arcade madness, this one’s a wiener.

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NeoMech Review

NeoMech Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This sidescrolling shooter delivers plenty of over the top retro action.

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Nom Nation Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This retro puzzle-platformer is absolutely delicious.

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Retro Athletics Review

Retro Athletics Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Furious button mashing fun for fans of such retro gameplay, but not one to play in public.

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Bitless Review

Bitless Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Should gameplay always come before graphics? Bitless, a hardcore, hyper-addictive platformer, certainly makes a good case for it.

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Alien Breed Review

Alien Breed Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This survival horror, top-down shooter may have been the best of its breed back in the day, but does it keep up with today's spawn?

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Disney has released a tool to help make pixel art and animation easy. Pixel’d lets users make artwork that shows its pixelation and is proud of it! Users have a default 150×150 canvas to work with, though this can be shrunk to 4×4 or enlarged up to 1024×768. Users can freehand draw, generate lines or shapes, and use color fill to help make their creations. Artists looking for more advanced editing can use 3 modifiable layers to help them in their process.

Canvas backgrounds can be added and interacted with, featuring artwork from various Disney properties. A selection comes with the app for free, and others are available through in-app purchases. It’s possible to create more than just single-frame artwork, as animations up to 20 frames long can be created. Single frame artwork can be exported as PNG or GIF with animations exportable as either animated GIFs or MP4 video files. These can then be exported to the Camera Roll or shared to social networks directly from the app. Finally, it’s possible to team up with a friend using the Buddy Draw feature to collaborate on artwork via wifi.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-07-26 :: Category: Entertainment

Spy vs Spy Review

Spy vs Spy Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
This classic game of espionage and sabotage is sure to please fans and newcomers alike. It's the same old game, but with updated visuals and gameplay elements to keep it fresh!

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BLiP Review

BLiP Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A retro platformer with a retro level of challenge.

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Shuttle Scuttle Review

Shuttle Scuttle Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Shuttle Scuttle is an NES-inspired shoot 'em up that has players trying to rescue astronauts and kill alien invaders.

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Cthulhu Saves The World Review

Cthulhu Saves The World Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Cthulhu Saves The World is an RPG inspired by the 16-bit era that has players taking Cthulhu on an adventure to become a true hero so that he can destroy the world.

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Rad Skater Apocalypse Review

Rad Skater Apocalypse Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
This retro-loving zombie apocalypse is high on style but regrettably low on fun.

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Call of Snakes Review

Call of Snakes Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A classic game with an action twist.

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Head Over Heels Review

Head Over Heels Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A fine conversion of a classic game from the ZX Spectrum era.

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Luxor Evolved HD Review

Luxor Evolved HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Luxor Evolved is a match-3 game that combines colorful vector graphics with retro shooter elements.

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100 Greatest Hits Review

100 Greatest Hits Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A huge bundle of retro gaming delights at a very respectable price.

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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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Spaceward Ho! for iPad Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Rediscover the classic Mac-gaming goodness that is Spaceward Ho!

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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

Retro Games Review

Retro Games Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A walk down nostalgia lane with this collection of 8-bit wonders.

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Elite Systems is releasing a new compilation for iOS. World of Retro Computer Games aims to bring a total of 100 8-bit computer games over the coming months to iOS devices. The app launches with 10 games. The first, available for free in both the paid and free versions, is Bruce Lee, an action-platformer starring the martial arts legend, developed by Datasoft. As well, there are 9 more games available at launch in three packs:

  • Pack 1: Archon, Tales of the Unknown, Infiltrator
  • Pack 2: Black Magic, Alternate Reality: The City, Alternate Reality: The Dungeon
  • Pack 3: Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, Monty on the Run, Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior aka Death Sword
  • The games aren’t just quick and dirty ports, as there are a variety of control schemes available, including ones that have been designed to be optimized for the touch screens of iOS devices.

    The app comes in two flavors, available in separate iPhone and iPad versions: a paid version for $0.99 that includes Bruce Lee and the three packs above, and a free version that only includes Bruce Lee. The plan is for future games to release in three game packs for $0.99, with an option to buy all the games at a discounted rate as they release.

    $2.99
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2012-04-06 :: Category: Games

    $4.99
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2012-04-06 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Released: 2012-04-06 :: Category: Games

    FREE!
    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Released: 2012-04-06 :: Category: Games

    Lightspeed Bit Bit Review

    Lightspeed Bit Bit Review

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    Retro-stylized arcade game in the Bit.Trip vein but not quite up to the Bit.Trip standard

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    Cavorite 2 Review

    Cavorite 2 Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    When the core elements are pretty freakin' great, it's hard not to enjoy getting more of the same. With a few minor additions, of course.

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    SpaceOff Review

    SpaceOff Review

    iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
    A fast and furious two-player asteroid-based action game that could do with some adjustments.

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    The Sky is Falling Review

    The Sky is Falling Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Oh crap, the ceiling is caving in! Oh crap, a giant rock is rolling after me! Oh crap, all I have is a wrench!

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    Love is in the air and so is block-busting retro fun thanks to Breakout: Boost‘s Valentine’s Day level pack that’s just been released.

    Priced at $0.99, the Valentine’s Day pack adds 50 new romance-themed levels to the existing package, along with candy heart sayings and cute pictures to add that sweet touch. Alongside that is the addition of a Cupid’s Arrow power up. This sets out to make breaking up bricks much quicker. For the competitive gamer, new leaderboards and an original set of achievements continues the romantic theme.

    Here at 148apps, we rated Breakout: Boost and Breakout: Boost+ quite highly at launch so this themed pack is bound to extend the fun for fans. After all, what better way to celebrate the time of romance than through this arcade classic? Couples can compete via the leaderboards and singletons can focus on the achievements.

    The Valentine’s Day themed pack is available through Breakout: Boost and Breakout: Boost+, priced at $0.99.

    FREE!
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2011-12-15 :: Category: Games

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-01-24 :: 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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    Battle Legend Infinity Review

    Battle Legend Infinity Review

    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    This free retro-inspired offering will bring a smirk to the face of anybody who grew up on the 8 and 16-bit eras. Just make sure you're ready for the grind.

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    Back in 1981, a slightly bizarre game by the name of DONKEY.BAS was released in order to demonstrate the IBM PC of the time as well as the BASIC programming language used to develop it. Why does a 31 year old game matter so much? It was co-written by Bill Gates. Yes, that Bill Gates. And in an interesting roundabout sort of way, it’s now available on the App Store for $0.99.

    DONKEY.BAS is an incredibly simple driving game in which players must control a car as they dodge a series of donkeys in the road. The player can’t accelerate, brake or steer instead they must just tap one finger to dodge the donkey and move to the other lane of the road.

    Points are tallied according to how well the donkeys or the car is doing in the game but ultimately that’s about all there is to it. There’s no score limit to define success.

    DONKEY.BAS is very simple but important nonetheless, as an example of how far gaming has come over the past 30 years.

    DONKEY.BAS is available now for $0.99. It’s an Universal app.

    And, for the next 24 hours, if you comment below, you’ll enter to win one of three codes of this historic game.

    $0.99
    + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
    Released: 2012-01-27 :: Category: Games

    Glitch Tank Review

    Glitch Tank Review

    iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
    Blast opponents into pixelated oblivion in this frantic strategy board game.

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