Monday, April 30, 2012

Battle Squadron (Android)

Glorious news for retro shmup lovers, as Battle Squadron, the classic 16-bit offering, has been released for Android. You can grab it over at Google Play for 3 euros and relive one of 1989's finest shooters.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Classic Frankenstein on iPhone & iPad

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has been delicately approached by author Dave Morris and has been gloriously expanded and turned into a brilliant piece of interactive fiction that can be enjoyed on each and every iOS device out there. The illustrations accompanying this retelling of the romantic masterpiece are pretty much stunning and the provided interface quite a marvel. Now, be wise, and grab it over at the App Store.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sega Nomad Video Review

Courtesy of the excellent Classic Game Room.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Draw Something (Android)

Haven't tried it just yet, but I did notice that ueber-successful Draw Something has apparently made it to Google Play. Might just have a look myself. The idea of online Pictionary doesn't sound half-bad...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ZX Spectrum: 100 Greatest Hits (iOS)

If you ever enjoyed a Spectrum game, cared for Manic Miner, loved an 8-bit micro or owned an iOS device, you simply have to immediately grab Elite's ZX Spectrum - 100 Greatest Hits. It comes with 100 classics including the aforementioned Manic Miner, Chukie Egg, Batty, Barbarian, Skool Daze, Chaos, Rebelstar, Thanatos and Trashman. It even includes the original cover-art and instructions for each game, provides with a variety of playing options, offers saves and supports the iCade.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Join the iOS Elite

Elite was a ground-breaking game. A true masterpiece and a technical 8-bit marvel that went on to inspire a variety of space-sims and open world games, including such classics as the brilliant Wing Commander: Privateer and Grand Theft Auto. Happily, the recently released Unknown is an excellent iOS freeware offering that will help you remember what roaming the galaxy felt like or, for the younger lot, introduce you to the many wonders of Elite.

The game is a pretty faithful retro remake of the original, that isn't afraid to add a ton of new gameplay elements, spaceships, multiplayer options, leaderboards and shiny new graphics. It also features some pretty decent controls. Get it on the App Store. Now!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Classic Bard's Tale fun on iOS

The modernized Bard's Tale has been available for both the iPad and iPhone for quite some time now, but it's only with its latest update that I can't help but suggest you grab it. You see, I may not have tried this new, ambitious remake of the classic RPG myself, but I did adore the 8-bit versions of Bard's Tale and they have been both included in the app. Yes, both Bard's Tale I and II can now be played on the go in all their retro glory. 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Total War Battles: Shogun

I haven't played it just yet, but can't help and feel excited for Total War's port to mobile devices. Yes, the stunning, deep and classic RTS has already appeared on iOS and will let you battle for dominance in medieval Japan with the help of Total War Battles: Shogun. The game has been designed for both the iPhone and the iPad, sports a unique touch-based interface, brilliant graphics, deep gameplay and local multiplayer.

Apparently, the game will soon be coming to Android too. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ZX Synth for iOS

Now, that's a retro-tastique freebie! ZX Synth is a tiny synthesizer using true ZX Spectrum samples that will actually let you create your very own 8-bit music. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

J.U.L.I.A. Untold HD

J.U.L.I.A. (review) was a unique and mostly successful experiment in interactive storytelling and puzzle solving and -happily- has apparently done well enough to get its very own iOS spin-off: J.U.L.I.A. Untold HD. Untold sports a brand new storyline that expands upon the original but doesn't demand knowledge of the thing, and comes with 50 brand new puzzles. The game has been developed for both the iPhone and iPad and costs quite a bit less than one euro.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Imperium Galactica 2 (iPad)

Imperium Galactica 2, the seminal 4X real time strategy offering, has finally arrived on the iPad and you can grab it over at the App Store for a mere $3.99. Can't find much to add really, so, if you are into incredibly addictive space strategy games, simply buy it.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Joe Danger going mobile

Hello Games have just been interviewed by Gamasutra and announced that their brilliant (and quite successful too) Joe Danger game will be getting its much deserved mobile port. The game will apparently be very different when compared to its console editions and will appear on both iOS and Android devices. And, just so you know, Joe Danger is an arcade-like, stunt bike riding offering with bright visuals and excellent game mechanics.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

An Assassin in Orlandes (Android)

Tin Man Games has finally started porting its excellent Gamebook Adventures to Android. Yes, it's true and you can already grab volume #1 An Assassin in Orlandes over at Google Play. It's a lovely choose-your-own-adventure RPG thing it is and it looks and plays beautifully.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Super Meat Boy coming to iOS

The ever lovely Indie Game Magazine has brought to our collective attentions the happy fact that indie darling Super Meat Boy is actually coming to iOS. The venerable and quite excellent platformer will apparently undergo more than a few drastic changes in order to properly adapt its most demanding gameplay to touch controls. Easier said than done, I know, but here's the official announcement to alleviate your fears.