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Old 09-02-2013, 07:15 AM
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Default Astro Wars (by Rob Wilmot)




Well this is a nice surprise. Just came out, this is the iOS version of the classic Astro Wars tabletop game from the early 80's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e00HpMjOyg if you want to see the original in action which came out in 1981)

You can play with the joystick or on screen arrows (prefer arrows). I'm a huge fan of this game as my mate had one back in the 80's which i used to borrow a lot !

It may look simple, these old games were brilliant back then and were all the rage just before home computers arrived.

A great nostalgic trip for me, hope many other people enjoy it. Also check out the devs other games (Galaxy Invader and a couple of other table top games)

I've just bought it, loving the nostalgia trip !
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:38 PM
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I am all over this in the morning. Blast from past. It used to be like having moon cresta in your living room.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:00 PM
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I can miss this! I got the real one since my childhood and every time i play it it's a pure retro and nostalgic pleasure.
Thanks Rob for recreating it!
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:47 PM
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Really enjoying it. Forgot there's a few different types of levels. Second you hear the tunes it takes you back!
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:31 AM
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Been playing this game over the weekend. Went to a retro show the other week and it was great to see the original Astro Wars tabletop and then play this on my iphone !

Bumping this as its now iCade compatible so it plays really well, love it
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