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App description: Retro goodness X4! 4 games in this collection guaranteed to take you back to your childhood with bright fluorescent graphics, retro blips and bleeps, simplicity and addictive old school gaming.
Before the internet and mobile phones, games of the 70's and 80's were beautifully simple and addictive. Imagine going back in time to see your old games (or your friends' old games you couldn't have!) Now you can own some of the best handheld/tabletop games of that time in this collection. Astro Wars and Galaxy Invader 1000 are highly rated, Invader From Space - a cult classic; and even more retro is the mechanical classic Blip - before even LCD or VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) games! Nostalgic but fun for all ages! Check the screenshots to see how accurate these are!
Accurate simulations of the machines
Full retro sounds
Totally nostalgic
i-Cade support
Keep track of scores of all levels on the 3 VFD games
Scores automatically update to Game Center if logged in
NOTE: To use iCade controller, press iCade button.You can now use joystick and red fire(5) button.
Pressing this without connection to a controller will bring up the keyboard. Press the button again to turn it off.

Galaxy Invader 1000:
Accurate recreation of the VFD LSI game by CGL, Gakken and Tandy. This was a classic and very popular toy back then. Now it is a rare and collectable item.
PLAY:
1. Set desired level. Slide on/off switch to "on"
2. Move Missile Launch lever to aim at Invader or UFO and press fire.
3. Game ends when you obtain 999 points or when all 3 Missile Launchers are destroyed or when Invader captures G-zone or when you have shot all of your 250 Missiles.
* When you obtain 700 points, 1 Missile Launcher and 50 Missiles are given as a bonus.
4. To start again, move to "off" then "on" again.

Astro Wars:
Travel back to the 80's this was one of the most advanced video games of the time with four sub games, coloured fluorescent display and a joystick only seen in the arcades. You could finally have your very own arcade machine in your home.
PLAY:
Turn Power ON (intro music will play).
Select Level (Graphics resemble difficulty).
Press Start
Fire at all enemies while dodging enemy fire on all phases of attack.
If you survive three attack waves,you get the chance for more points if you can dock your rocket-ship.
Press fire, left and right for thrusts to land rocket ship.
Game is complete when you reach 9999 points or you lose all your lives.
To restart, turn off and on Power.

Invader From Space:
This is an accurate replica of the original game with slight modification to the joystick control.
PLAY:
Press Power
Select Level
Press Start
Steer missile launch pad
Fire at UFO or invaders before they reach the ground
Avoid fire from invaders
You win when you reach score 999
You lose if invaders reach ground level or you lose your 5 lives

Blip:
Blip is an accurate recreation of the 1977 electronic and mechanical toy. It can 1 or 2-player. Blip was at the time a simulation of tennis,ping-pong and the early Pong video game made by Atari. You can play against the "computer" ( that never loses) or two opponents can play each other. Blip was a "must have" holiday gift for the 1977 as mentioned in Wikipedia.

This game has a slight modification to give you three speeds from very easy to very hard.
PLAY:
Choose 1 or 2 players.
If 1 player then start serving on the left side.
Ball is returned automatically by the computer.
Choose numbers 1-3 to catch the ball in time, making sure numbered button is held while ball lands, and it will return.
If you fail you serve again, awarding a point to the opponent.
If you choose 2 players then wherever the ball is the player serves first.
The player to reach 10 first is the winner or whoever has the highest score when the timer ends.
To reset counters, touch any counter.
To reset timer, touch timer.
Changing player mode resets everything.

Rob Beats's comments:


Hello people. I am Rob from Beats N' Bobs and I am happy to announce a collection of some of the best retro tabletop/ handheld games from the 80's.
All these games are perfectly re-created to the very last detail with some minor exceptions for playability reasons. If you haven't got any of these already then this collection works out better value than having them separately. Galaxy Invader 1000 and Astro Wars has been very well reviewed seperately and have been featured on Retro Asylum and Retro Gamer magazine. In this collection, they all have high score tables for all levels on 3 of the 4 games (4th one is a simulation of a mechanical game). If you are into Game Center, scores all get saved there automatically as well. All the three VFD simulated games have i-Cade support as well and that works very well indeed. If you ever had these games or ever wanted to but couldn't, now you can. Check out the screenshots.
Thanks!
Rob
12-14-2013, 11:28 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Already have these classic games but it's great to have then in one app. Nice collection

12-14-2013, 11:44 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Icade support, did the rest of your games have icade support? I'm in.
12-14-2013, 12:31 PM
#4
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 43
Yeah all the other retro emulations plus an original one has iCade. Those are also available on other platforms. You can see them all at the site beatsnbobs
12-14-2013, 05:58 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 372
Quote:
Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
Icade support, did the rest of your games have icade support? I'm in.
Jet Fighters, El Grincho Vs. Snowman, and Blip are the are his only retro games that don't support the iCade.

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I already bought all of the retro games , but I was wondering: are all the standalone versions of these games going to receive Game Center high scores as well?

Anybody on the fence should go for it! Astro Wars is worth the money on it's own. Invader From Space is fun (and very colorful), Galaxy Invader 1000 is a good game, and Blip is okay if you can get your girlfriend (or somebody) to play a couple games with you.
12-14-2013, 09:23 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 174
Love these old VFD games from my childhood and iCade support is appreciated. My holy grail would be to have Galaxian 2 (Entex/Futuretronics 1981) converted for iOS.

There is a 2 player mode (where one person controls an attacking alien) or regular single player mode that plays similar to arcade game Galaxian. Has 8 columns and 12 rows giving lots of playing room and 3 colors.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxian_2
12-15-2013, 01:04 PM
#7
Thanks for all the iCade support!

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowknife View Post
Love these old VFD games from my childhood and iCade support is appreciated. My holy grail would be to have Galaxian 2 (Entex/Futuretronics 1981) converted for iOS.

There is a 2 player mode (where one person controls an attacking alien) or regular single player mode that plays similar to arcade game Galaxian. Has 8 columns and 12 rows giving lots of playing room and 3 colors.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxian_2
I remember Galaxian 2 That and Crazy Climber were my VFD favorites.

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12-15-2013, 01:38 PM
#8
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Yes, thanks for the icade support! Icade still seems so much better than ios 7 controllers.
12-15-2013, 02:54 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 1,330
I remember all these.. I had 2 of them when I was about 9
12-15-2013, 05:18 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Adams Immersive View Post
Thanks for all the iCade support!



I remember Galaxian 2 That and Crazy Climber were my VFD favorites.
+1000000 Absolutely. Galaxian 2 and Crazy Climber, for sure. I still have Galaxian 2 in working condition, but would love an iOS version of any/all of the Entex tabletop games, including the catridge-based AdventureVision system.