Posts tagged "retro"

Mutant Mudds App Review – 8-Bit Greatness

In a world of hyper-realistic graphics, it seems hard to find anything unique. The gorgeous games sit at the top 25 list week after week, and the trend seems monotonous. Luckily Renegade Kid has sent a 8-bit hero…introducing Mutant Mudds ($0.99).

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Quick Review: Drive and Jump

With a learning cover easy to master by all ages, retro artwork and a whole ton of enticing gameplay obstacles, Drive and Jump ($0.99) is your typical top-down racer with a serious, addictive spin.

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Retro Racing App Review – Pay Homage to Arcade Racers in this Stunning Top-Down Title

It's no question whether the developer behind the new top-down racer Retro Racing ($0.99) is either experienced or enough of a retro junkie for his new game to to be worthy of your spare change with multiple Amiga titles under his belt. Experience and a good hand come together in this new title from Jamie Woodhouse that will incontrovertibly pique any gamer's interest.

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The iCade Family Grows Yet Again

At this year's CES 2012, we saw an expansion for the iCade with the introduction of three new spinoffs adding to the lineup. It came completely out of the blue, but today ThinkGeek, the marketers/creators of the initial iCade arcade cabinet, announced yet another member that will soon be a part of the family. Officially say hello to the iCade 8-bitty.

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Commander Pixman App Review + Win A Promo Code

Had you been a gamer back in “the day”, if you will, you’ll definitely recognize the retro art style used in One Minute Games’ platformer, Commander Pixman, which grazed the App Store just today. Even though I wasn’t quite an olden gamer, I like me some pixel artwork regardless! Commander

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Stardash App Review – Mario Fans, Check This Out!

The amount of decent platformers available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad have undoubtedly escalated in the better of the 2011 year. I remember when I was first introduced to the iOS world of applications, otherwise deemed and more commonly referred to as the App Store, there was practically

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The Last Rocket App Review

This new application from indie developer, Shaun Inman has literally been my guilty pleasure for the better of the past few days. Day in and day out, I’ve been playing non-stop. Why? Puzzle, platforming and retro elements come together flawlessly in The Last Rocket. The Last Rocket isn’t your traditional

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Get Your Favorite Game Characters Physically Retro’d

Back in the day when pixel-style artwork was the norm, I’m sure that many people envisioned polished graphics in their games hoping to see something different. Now, it’s the other way around; I, anyways, love applications on the App Store that feature 8-bit, retro artwork while I have an almost

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1-Bit Ninja App Review – Skeptic into Believer

When I first heard about Ben Hopkin’s, a.k.a Kode80′s, newest endeavor on the iOS platform, I wasn’t too sure how successful the finished product would actually be. After all, the game was advertised as a platformer without d-pad controls, but instead with a different control scheme that did not allow

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Make Skype Calls Over 3G

An update to the Skype iPhone/iPod Touch app [App Store, free] has hit the app store, and now supports calling over 3G. With Skype, users can call or text anyone else using Skype for free. However, Skype has announced that they plan to start charging a monthly fee. Their app description simply states, "Call using your 3G connection. Skype-to-Skype calls on 3G are free until at least end of August 2010, after which there will be a small monthly fee (operator charges for data will still apply)."

The app may still be handy for iPod Touch users, but I don't see why iPhone users will pay Skype to make calls if they're already paying their phone provider.

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