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iPhone: Retro Games

02-22-2009, 06:57 PM
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Retro Games

What is your favorite type of retro game for your device. (iPhone or iPod Touch)
By retro, I mean the ones like from Atari, etc made into games for your iPhone.

-Vector Tanks is quite awesome, though the controls are tough to get used to for me.

-Pacman is my favorite retro arcade game, though I only have the lite version it is still awesome.

-I recently downloaded an invaders type game called Alien Attack for $0.99 and it is quite awesome. Though the controls are not great, it is still decent and true to the Invaders type game.

Questions:
So what is your favorite retro arcade (or just arcade game)?
What retro arcade game would you like to see show up on iPhone?

Note: Jailbroken games do not count toward this topic discussion.

Reminder:
Get:
NEX, Real Racing, Need for speed, etc. When released.

Last edited by iScarFace; 02-22-2009 at 07:02 PM.
02-22-2009, 07:00 PM
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Nice thread.

Mine is Centipede, without a shadow of a doubt

02-22-2009, 07:05 PM
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Vector Blaster is also pretty good.
02-22-2009, 07:09 PM
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Nice, Is it this one:
http://games.atari.com/arcade.php?game=centipede
Might have to refresh since Atari's site messed them up for me it might show another game.

I'd like to see:
Donkey Kong:
http://www.coolretrogames.com/donkeykong.php

and Duck Hunt.

Reminder:
Get:
NEX, Real Racing, Need for speed, etc. When released.
02-22-2009, 07:18 PM
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Vector tanks/battlezone
02-22-2009, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by iScarFace View Post
Nice, Is it this one:
http://games.atari.com/arcade.php?game=centipede
Might have to refresh since Atari's site messed them up for me it might show another game.
Yeah, that's the one
02-22-2009, 07:31 PM
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Dropship is pretty good

Heli Attack 3 isn't all that retro but i'd like to see a game like that pop up for the iphone. i used to be a HA3 nerd
02-22-2009, 07:40 PM
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Dropship is pretty good
Yes, totally forgot about Dropship. Also Stellar Blaster, 2079, and Space Ninja. All fab top-down arcade style games

Edit: First Contact too, not to forget Blue Defense and Blue Attack of course

Last edited by Alichan; 02-22-2009 at 07:45 PM.
02-22-2009, 08:35 PM
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I actually like heli 2 a lot btter and would lend itself to an iphone game really well. Tilt to move, shake to jump, and tap to fire. It would be really easy to port if someone could do it right.

Also some people should check out upsi runner, it is a retro-style game and is really fun.

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02-22-2009, 08:37 PM
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Definitely Vector Tanks!

Other in the runner ups for me include Spheriods (though it needs an update for high score and some better sound effects)

Krypton Egg is also my fav arkanoid like game on iphone so far, retro sprites and music