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iPhone: iPhone Needs More Official Retro Arcade Games.

11-12-2008, 12:08 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Mos Eisley
Posts: 180
iPhone Needs More Official Retro Arcade Games.

I'm surprised more of the older, official '80's arcade games aren't out on the iPhone, from whoever owns the rights to them.
So many of them, particularly those from the mid 80-late '80's would be sooo awesome.
Off the top of my head, I'd love to see:
OutRun.
Afterburner.
Super Monaco GP
Virtua Racing.
Chase HQ.
Super Hang On.
etc...

Yes, I grew up with these games, and SEGA's ones were always my faves.
If SEGA took their fingers out of their a$$, and put these on the iPhone, I(and I'm sure many others) would literally spend forever playing them, almost completely ignoring more 'modern' titles.

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Last edited by Gregz0r; 11-12-2008 at 12:20 PM.
11-12-2008, 12:11 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Scotland, UK
Posts: 567
Wow some classics there... here's some more:

Chu Chu Rocket
Star Wars (Vector version)
Operation Wolf
Time Crisis
House of the Dead
Super Skid Marks
Gauntlet
Space Harrier

Dont think we need anymore racing games!!!

11-12-2008, 12:26 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
Posts: 2,367
I used to LOVE some of these games. But I also loved games from my ZX Spectrum. I looked at those games on YouTube, and played them online via a free flash version, and thought "what the hell was I thinking?" Some games are classics, agreed. But some I know I just won't want to go back to now.
I mean surely we can do better than Afterburner and Space Harrier now, right?
11-13-2008, 11:48 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Mos Eisley
Posts: 180
People will always pay for authentic nostalgia, as long as it's implemented well.

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iPad Air: (64GB Wi-Fi Space Grey)
MFi controller: SteelSeries Stratus.
Retina MacBook Pro(2012): (2.7GHz i7 - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD)
11-13-2008, 11:52 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 690
I could go for a brawler like ninja turtles or the simpsons arcade.
maybe tilt to walk with buttons for jump and attack.
11-13-2008, 12:32 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Mos Eisley
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Yeah, the simpler, 2/3-button scrolling beat 'em up's like Double Dragon and Final Fight would rock.

iPhone 6s Plus: (64GB 'Bro' Gold)
iPad Air: (64GB Wi-Fi Space Grey)
MFi controller: SteelSeries Stratus.
Retina MacBook Pro(2012): (2.7GHz i7 - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD)
11-13-2008, 12:58 PM
#7
Centipede!!
11-13-2008, 02:09 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 893
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwingOnThis View Post
Centipede!!
YES

We need to just jailbreak our devices and use emulators
11-13-2008, 02:17 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: In My Head
Posts: 3,358
Are you kidding?!

No mention of Galaga anywhere??? This is one game I need!

Also honerable mentions would be,
Wolfenstien - PC
General Chaos - Sega's Best multiplayer game ever!
Pilot Wings - N64
Monkey Island - PC
DiscWorld- PSX
11-13-2008, 02:20 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 893
I'm hoping Sega releases Sonic for the iPhone. I know the iPod version was pretty much a flop due to controls, but I think they can manage this better with the touch screen