P1XL Party – Retro Minigames!

NEW UPDATE: Bat Bite is an early NES-styled “cave flyer” game. Guide the hungry fruit bat through increasingly narrow caverns, in search of the ultimate meal.

This update also includes Game Center support, and Bluetooth arcade controller support!

“It’s a collection that retro gamers won’t want to miss.” – Blake Patterson, Touch Arcade

Selected as one of 10 New App Store Games to watch: “…kick it real old school with P1XL Party, a set of mini games that look just like they jumped off of a pamphlet for the Commodore 64.” – touchmyapps.com

Awarded 83% by InternetGumshoe.com

“Loving this. Cannot stop playing Splatform. Just so addictive and brings a smile to my face when the music starts.” – Ruby Murray, Touch Arcade Forums

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P1XL Party is a pixelated celebration of the spirit of classic video games! Five games, with more to come in free updates, are included in this compilation. In our second update, Bat Bite (an early NES-style “cave flyer” game) joins Bounced (a hybrid paddle/ball herding game), Splatform (a platformer/jumper), Wanderers (an action-rpg), and Marz (a shooter/bomber game). Future free updates already in development include other classic genres: puzzle, racing, strategy, and more.

P1XL programmers/designers Sam Washburn and Robin Harbron bring you new games that would have been right at home alongside the classics in the arcades, or on your console or home computer in the early 1980s. Here are the five games included so far:

Splatform – before Doodle Jump, before Papi Jump, there was Splatform for the Commodore 64. Entered in the 2002 Minigame Programming Competition, Splatform took 1st place by a wide margin in a field of 62 new games for old systems. This addictive platform jumper was also adapted for the Atari 2600, and now you can play a pixel-perfect recreation of the C-64 original on your iOS device. Now improved with extra leaderboards and music!

Wanderers – The seven daughters of the King are lost, wandering the kingdom. Night is falling soon – you are the brave knight who must find and return the princesses to the castle, protecting them from the fearsome beasts that roam the swampy lands. Chests with improved armour and weapons, and potions can be found to help you in your quest. Now improved with extra music!

Marz – Save your scout craft by bombing clear a landing area on the Martian surface. Authentic Commodore 64-style graphics mixed with classic “Bomber” gameplay and a couple new twists make this an addictive addition to the P1XL collection.

Bounced – take classic Pong-like action, mash it up with classic sheep-herding(?) action, and you have a unique game experience that requires fast reflexes, and a bit of strategy too. Atari 2600-style visuals and sounds add to the charm of this original game from P1XL.

Bat Bite – early NES-styled “cave flyer”. Guide the hungry fruit bat through increasingly narrow and twisty cave, in search of the ultimate meal. A special Daredevil mode adds to the challenge.

Each game has Game Center and OpenFeint-enabled leaderboards so you can compete for high scores against people around the world, and also achievements to add another level of challenge. More games will be included in free updates!


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