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Retro Essentials List

10-12-2012, 12:59 AM
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Retro Essentials List

Ret·ro·spec·tive (rtr-spktv) adj.
1. Looking back on, contemplating, or directed to the past.
2. Looking or directed backward.

The following is a list of essential Retro-Themed iOS games:

Retro Essentials List

1-Bit Ninja by kode80 Review

10000000 by EightyEight Games Review

A Little Turbulence by With Thread

Alien Space Retro by Owens Rodriguez Review

Astronot by Wade McGillis Review

Be2: Escape From Pingland by Kismik Thread

Bit.Trip.Beat by Namco Thread

Bitless by Nicholas Rapp Review

Box Cat by Rusty Moyher Thread

Canabalt by Semi Secret Software Review

Clash Force by Spicy Gyro Games Thread

Cthulhu Saves the World by Tinkerhouse Games Review

Current by Tinkerhouse Games Review

Eliss by Steph Thirion Review

Forget.Me.Not by Nyarlu Labs Review

Game Dev Story by Kairosoft Review

Geometry Wars: Touch by Activision Review

Glitch Tank by Michael Brough Thread

Gridrunner by Jeff Minter Review

Hard Lines by Spilt Milk Studios Review

Hypership Out of Control by Fun Infused Games Review

J-Werewolf: Ep 1 by Daniel Martins Novais Thread

Kale in Dinoland by The Rotting Cartridge Thread

League of Evil by Ravenous Games Review

Luxor Evolved by MumboJumbo Review

Last edited by retr0spective; 10-12-2012 at 01:03 AM.
10-12-2012, 01:00 AM
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Mage Gauntlet by Rocketcat Games Review

Manos: The Hands of Fate by FreakZone Review

Meganoid by OrangePixel Review

Mikey Shorts by BeaverTap Games Review

Mos Speedrun by Physmo Review

Mr. Bounce by Spaces of Play Thread

Neutron by notboolean little studio Thread

Organ Trail: Director's Cut by The Men Who Wear Many Hats Review

Pizza Boy by Acne Play Review

Polyroll by Spicy Gyro Games Thread

Pix'n Love Rush by Bulkypix Review

Pygmies Hoglet Ex by maxmobile Thread

Smasheroid by Punkbot Thread

Space Invaders Infinity Gene by Taito Review

Spectre by Brilliant Bytes Software Review

Splishi Splashi by Joachim Bengtsson Thread

Stardash by OrangePixel Review

Super Crate Box by Vlambeer Review

Super Mega Worm by Deceased Pixel Review

Super QuickHook by Rocketcat Games Review

Sword & Sworcery EP by Capybara Games Review

The Blocks Cometh by Halfbot Review

The Last Rocket by Shaun Inman Review

These Robotic Hearts of Mine by Alan Hazelden Review

Velocispider by Retro Dreamer Review

Zaga-33 by Michael Brough Review

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10-12-2012, 01:17 AM
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The following is an additional list of Retro-themed titles added by request:

(Under Construction)

Last edited by retr0spective; 10-12-2012 at 03:18 PM.
10-12-2012, 09:35 AM
Wow, I'm missing a few! Downloading Zaga now! How did I miss it????

Seen a few others that I'm missing as well, thanks so much for the thread!

Last edited by bacon-N-eggs; 10-12-2012 at 09:37 AM.
10-12-2012, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bacon-N-eggs View Post
Wow, I'm missing a few! Downloading Zaga now! How did I miss it????

Seen a few others that I'm missing as well, thanks so much for the thread!
You're welcome. Let me know if there is anything you think is missing.
10-12-2012, 03:00 PM
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Cool list. I would also add Random Heroes, Frogatto and Metal Slug 3
10-12-2012, 03:13 PM
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Polyroll looks cool..never seen it before.

A few more that may qualify:

Shantais risky revenge

Quiet, please

Eboy fixpix

Time geeks series

Bob jump


And that game where your a girl and it's a platformer with water melons.. Graphics are kinda like yoshis island.. The name has slipped my mind

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10-12-2012, 04:45 PM
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I've got iMame and impatiently waiting for Vectrex Regeneration!
10-12-2012, 05:03 PM
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Great list! A few others for consideration:

Spike Dislike
Retro Racing
Robot Wants Kitty

Personaly would have loved to put Vector Tanks in there but damn Atari laywers...

You put Space Invaders Infinity Gene in there so I'd also say Pac-Man CE. But, if you go down that route, you could bring on all the Sonic games and probably hundreds of other ports. So not sure where you want to draw the line.
10-12-2012, 05:13 PM
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Here's some more:

774 Deaths
Tower of Fortune
the big 4 roguelikes (CQ, 100R, Legend of Yore, Fargoal)
Saturday Morning RPG
Kid Vector
Monkey Ninja

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword