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  • Publisher: Rob Wilmot
  • Genre: Kids
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 7.1 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Once upon a time way before the days of the internet, mobile phones and even before Playstation and Xbox were the handheld video games of the 80's. These were the only portable video games consoles available and were beautifully simple and addictive. Now these days are long gone but you can rewind back in time and bring back some of those memories. These types of machines were made by companies such as Grandstand, Tomy, Entex, CGL, Tandy, Bandai and Epoch to name but a few. This is an accurate replica of the original game with slight modification to the joystick control. This has been replaced as it simply did not work well on a phone or tablet.
*Screenshots show actual app in action and original artwork based on the original packaging. See how close to the real thing it is!

Accurate simulation of the classic handheld /desktop machine
Full retro sounds
Simple and addictive
Totally nostalgic

To use:
Press Power
Select Level
Press Start
Steer missile launch pad with left and right buttons
Fire at UFO or invaders before they reach the ground
Avoid fire from invaders
You have beaten the invaders when you reach score 999
You lose if invaders reach ground level or you lose your 5 lives
If using with iCade or compatible controller, press the iCade button on top left and you can now use joystick and red fire(5) button.
NOTE: pressing this without connection to a compatible Bluetooth controller will bring up the keyboard. If this happens just press the button again to turn it off.

For more retro games see our other apps
07-23-2013, 12:34 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,680
Didnt know this came out!

Big fan of his other games (Galaxy Invader 1978 and Galaxy Invader 1000)

Love these old classics, want more and more of these old great Grandstand style games from the late 70's/early 80's

To any youngsters ! - This is what us oldies had before home computers really took over. Back then these LCD type games were amazing. Heres the original (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tF0U6CUzdk)

Just bought...

Impressions - Retro heaven ! Very simple gameplay, great homage to the original with the sounds/graphics etc. Well worth 99p. If you remember this the first time round its great having this on your device, to any newbies give it a go ! This is what we had 30 years ago ! Looking forward to more !

Last edited by psj3809; 07-23-2013 at 12:39 PM.
07-23-2013, 01:34 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,310
Nice. My type of game.
07-23-2013, 05:27 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 389
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Didnt know this came out!

Big fan of his other games (Galaxy Invader 1978 and Galaxy Invader 1000)

Love these old classics, want more and more of these old great Grandstand style games from the late 70's/early 80's

To any youngsters ! - This is what us oldies had before home computers really took over. Back then these LCD type games were amazing. Heres the original (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tF0U6CUzdk)

Just bought...

Impressions - Retro heaven ! Very simple gameplay, great homage to the original with the sounds/graphics etc. Well worth 99p. If you remember this the first time round its great having this on your device, to any newbies give it a go ! This is what we had 30 years ago ! Looking forward to more !
Another add to your collection PSJ!!

...downloading now!