Recommended games in Retro Inspired
Globber’s Escape a "solid little take" on Pac-Man Genre - Touch Arcade
While there are plenty of Pac-Man games on iOS, Globber’s Escape is still a solid little take on the genre. And its touch controls where you just tap where you want Globber to go work well to where it’s kind of a surprise more normal Pac-Man games just don’t use that. Anyway, it’s still a pretty solid little game to check out, and if you haven’t, now’s not a bad time with the game’s update available on iOS.
Posted January 19, 2016 via Touch Arcade
Pocket Mortys - "You gotta try this, broh" - 4.5/5 from Gamezebo
Anyone familiar with Pokémon will be able to get a feel for the combat pretty quickly. There aren’t 150 Mortys to collect, sadly, but there are over 80 in total and they can be evolved into stronger forms. This is pretty much just as compelling as it was back when we were first introduced to Red and Blue, and there are a lot of really creative looking Mortys to find – even if there’s a lot of overlap in their attack techniques.
As a fan (not super fan, but a fan) of Rick and Morty, as well as a long-time enjoyer of Pokémon, I’ve been having a lot of fun with Pocket Mortys. It strikes a nice balance between making references to the show and being a somewhat simplified “Gotta Cath ‘Em All!” homage. You gotta try this, broh.
Posted January 19, 2016 via Gamezebo
An Infinite Runner and A Shooter Fell Down a Well — Downwell Rocks
First time I saw this game I almost dismissed it. Almost.
Luckily for me I decided to give it a try because I had heard the name mentioned. Wow am I glad I did. This is a great game. The basic premise of the game is that the main character is falling down a well — and a gun is the only thing available to slow down the fall. Along the way there are gems to be gathered, upgrades to be bought, and power-ups to be earned.
It’s a little gem of a game, in spite of how it looks. Give it a shot.
Posted October 15, 2015 by Jeff Scott
Out Now: Pac-Man 256
He’s here. And he’s coming for you. He’s just around the corner. It’s Hipster Whale’s Pac-Man 256.
From the creators of Crossy Road…
Cherries are red
Ghosts are blue
Munch a power pellet
Get Lasers too!
PAC-MAN 256 is the maze that never ends. But the Glitch is coming for you…
● PAC-MAN perfectly reinvented for your mobile phone or tablet
● Outsmart ghosts with over 15 ridiculous power ups: Laser, Tornado, Giant and much more
● Stay ahead of the super-villain lurking in PAC-MAN since the beginning: The Glitch
● Take on a new gang of revived retro-ghosts including Sue, Funky, and Spunky
● Waka waka on PAC-DOTS and string a 256 combo for a super special surprise
● Controller support
Posted August 19, 2015 by Nadia Oxford
Do you like a challenge? VVVVVV (that’s six Vs for those counting at home) is a super-tough, super fun platformer that’s been out for several years on other platforms, but has just made its way to iOS. And the App Store is all the better for it.
In this game you play as a pixelated captain whose crew members have been scattered all over the map. It’s up to you to traverse the 2D environments to gather them back on the ship. There’s one big catch: Instead of being able to jump like in most platformers, here you can upend gravity. Tap the right side of the screen, and your character shoots vertically into their air until he hits the ceiling, which then becomes his floor. It might sound like a simple tweak on standard platform gameplay, but in the hands of developer Terry Cavanagh (who also made Super Hexagon), it leads to all kinds of creative conundrums. (more…)
Posted June 12, 2014 by Chris Reed
Wayward Souls Review
Wayward Souls is the game that Mage Gauntlet was supposed to be, and I mean that quite literally. When Rocketcat Games was making Mage Gauntlet, they wanted to have all of the things that Wayward Souls eventually ended up having, like randomized levels and multiple character classes. Eventually they realized that they were never going to be able to get that game done in time, and so Mage Gauntlet was born.
Wayward Souls is a rougelike action-RPG game steeped in old-school Nintendo nostalgia. A roguelike game, for those who don’t know, is typically a dungeon-crawler RPG where you only get one life, dying forces you to start all over again, and the difficulty is something that only the most stalwart (masochistic?) of gamers would be willing to put themselves through.
As a result, Wayward Souls is a mashup of the gameplay and level progression of Mage Gauntlet and the general sense of eventual death that comes with playing a roguelike game. You play. You die. You play again. Repeat as necessary.
Posted April 24, 2014 by Erik Carlson