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Retro arcade styles games (like ElectroMaster)?

09-14-2011, 08:34 PM
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Retro arcade styles games (like ElectroMaster)?

Any recommendations for MAME-type "retro arcade" style games?

I picked up "GoatUp" given its positive reviews, and was horribly, horribly disappointed.
I love Forget-Me-Not (especially since I'm a Nethack addict); but the pinnacle of the retro arcade style that I'm talking about has to be ElectroMaster.

Any other recommendations?
09-15-2011, 01:03 AM
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OT: Yea, ElectroMaster is awesome. I don't think anything else can compare to it. But get HungryMaster if you haven't already, since that's probably the most similar thing to ElectroMaster you can find on the AppStore.

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09-15-2011, 01:13 AM
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Mr. Ahhh!! and Mr. Space!! are pretty fantastic. Also, if you like Joust, Glypha is a free clone with good controls.

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09-15-2011, 02:15 AM
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Retro arcade games?

P1XL Party and Pix'n Love Rush come to mind immediately.

Consider the other Jeff Minter games, Minotaur Rescue and Minotron 2112 - perhaps even Deflex.

Saucelifter is apparently based on a classic called Choplifter.

Breakeroids is a hybrid of Asteroids and Breakout, though 99% Breakout for all intents and purposes.

Bonkheads HD is a single screen Mario Bros style arcade game of sorts.

For my Space Invaders kick, I like Velocispider.

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09-16-2011, 03:22 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations— I've since picked up several, including Pix 'n Love Rush, which is a neat game, with a totally innovative retro-inspired style that blows me away.


None of the recommendations really look like a MAME arcade game to me.

Is ElectroMaster truly the only one? Say it isn't so!
09-16-2011, 04:30 PM
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Hypership Out of Control. Basically a flawless game. So addicting too

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09-16-2011, 08:53 PM
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Hungry Master is so awesome on an iCade. Just sayin.

And hey guttaperk - did you already jailbreak and get iMAME4all? Cuz then you'll have plenty of retro games. :-P

Last edited by Chocolate; 09-16-2011 at 08:56 PM.
09-17-2011, 10:32 PM
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I'd quit jailbreaking cold turkey, but iMAME is calling me!
09-22-2011, 07:09 AM
try out space inversion 2 and retro dust. They've got loads of cool modes and skin options in them
Think you can find space inversion2 free if you just want to give it a try.