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Centiplode – Can you beat the retro garden beasties?

Growing up in the 80s was fabulous. We had great music, great films, questionable clothes… but also great video games! Nowadays retrogaming has become very popular and has also fallen into the long list of Hipster millennial trends. Retro consoles are shooting up in price and becoming harder and harder to obtain. Large video game […]

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Morse ChromoZone – A retro-futuristic pattern recognition game!

Do you remember the days when the internet and personal computer where a shiny new beacon of hope and unending possibility? When teleportation and flying cars were just a few years away? It’s this feeling and this era that have inspired Morse ChromoZONE. From the basic command prompt interface, the green monochrome status display, the […]

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Holy Shiitake! Mushroom Mayhem brings retro gaming action to iOS

At RocketLife, we have fond memories of playing classic arcade games like Space Invaders and Galaga. So we set out to bring back that fun in a pocket-size format. As the game begins, Professor Frank Funguy is experimenting on mushrooms to make them bigger, bolder, and tastier. But something goes horribly wrong: The furious mushrooms […]

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Balls n Bricks – Hard retro game

You have a turret that is constantly rotating, and your mission is to stop it at the right moment to shoot balls towards the bricks. After each round, bricks will move downwards and a new row will appear at the top. If a brick makes it to the bottom of the screen you lose. Sound […]

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Brick Breaker Ultimatum – Retro, Fun & Fast

Brick Breaker Ultimatum is a fast-paced arcade brick smasher game for Android, iOS & FireTV.  With simple and easy “Touch and Drag” controls, your mission in Brick Breaker Ultimatum is to complete the many different stages you are faced with in this game. Sometimes you will be required to break all the bricks in a given […]

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Sol705 A retro point and click graphic adventure on its final week on Kickstarter

Sol705 is a hilarious graphic adventure that brings back all the good stuff from the ’90s point-and-click classics with a – slightly – modern touch! Because nostalgia is not what it used to be! Join a group of eccentric friends looking to sneak out from duty and spend all their free time at their own […]

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Retro Highway – Retro bike racing for iOS and Android

Recently we had the opportunity to play some “actual” retro games using a retro pi, some retro-themed controllers, and a stupid number of emulators. Although we have to admit the experience was far from authentic, it was definitely one of the key factors that inspired this quick article…🕹 Retro Highway (by Dumb Luck Games) may just […]

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A retro shooting game with exactly 2 buttons – Dodge Blast

Dodge Blast (by Tobias Ornberg) is a game with a name that could just as well be a tutorial explaining how the game is played. Played using a grand total of 2 on-screen buttons – 3 including the pause button…

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Chicken Hero – An unique retro inspired Roguelike RPG!

Chicken Hero is an RPG-Roguelike crossover with a retro pixel art aesthetic. In Chicken Hero, you train your chicken and fight against monsters. There are numerous ways in which your chicken can evolve and…

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Frantic Retro Style Shooting – Thanks for Slayin

Thanks for Slayin (by The Two Princes) is a game we didn’t really understand at first. The graphics looked amazing, the main character was… well… interesting… and the controls looked simple enough. Boy, were we mistaken… According to the developer: “Thanks For Slayin is a Twin Stick Shooter. You play in a futuristic game show […]

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Mystic Sun – A cute RPG with a retro feel

What if you could take that JRPG formula from the ’90s and adapt it to touchscreens. That’s what Mystic Sun is all about. The age of the guardian Erathya is about to end, the world is in chaos and evil creatures are building a tower – they want to reach the heavens.

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Coiny Block – A fun retro action clicker game, with a twist!

Coiny Block is an action clicker game with retro style graphics. You tap on a block at the center of your screen in order to collect coins, unlock new blocks, and avoid enemies at the same time as collecting power-ups. You are given 3 hearts per game and will lose a heart if you accidentally tap […]

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FoxyLand – Retro Platformer

Platformer games are one of the oldest game genres, yet they are still very successful today. Just think, the first such games appeared in the distant eighties! If you argue that, “Back then the alternatives just weren’t good enough!”, then how can we explain the current popularity of platformer games? Well, platformers usually look pretty nice, without […]

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Spacewolf – retro arcade space shooter

At first glance, Spacewolf looks like just another retro space shooter game, however, as you start playing the game you will slowly start to discover that there’s much more to this game than you might first think. Right at the beginning of Spacewolf, you are told that Earth is being attacked by aliens and that […]

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Kitchen Panic – An awesome retro game reborn for Android!

Do you remember a game called Kitchen Panic? Released for the original PlayStation / Gameboy back in 1998, Kitchen Panic is a truly retro game. Today we would like to share with you our review of Kitchen Panic! Reborn for your Android Device! Kitchen Panic is a game about a small potato born in the state of Idaho America. […]

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Retro Shooting – …If Minecraft went to War…

Have you ever battled it out in a Multiplayer Minecraft server? Unless you have heavily modified your game, chances are you fought with Swords, Bows, and TNT… …How unrealistic…! Retro Shooting is an extremely modern looking, (definitely “not” retro), space shooter game for your smartphone. Set in the skies above a blocky Minecraft-like world, your mission in […]

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Magic Mansion – Turn your smartphone into a serious retro gaming machine!

Do you like serious retro games? Is retro-like, or sort of retro, not enough for you? If so, we’ve just found a game so retro, it will basically turn your super thin smartphone into a game watch! (…does everyone still remember what a game watch is…? 😅 ) Magic Mansion is a game that would look about […]

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Air Hockey Championship Deluxe Review – a childhood dream come true

Akos Makovics has always shocked us with the amazingly beautiful games he and his small team manage to put together, but Air Hockey Championship Deluxe is kind of on another level. This game is basically a childhood dream come true! ❤ For anyone who has actually considered purchasing a full-sized air hockey table for their living […]

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Interview with North Art Games the creators of Space Shooter

Here we are, back with another developer interview! This time with North Art Games the creator of Space Shooter. Before we start we’d like to thank the North Art Games Team for participating in our interview and for answering all of our geeky questions! Thanks!   /// Thanks for taking the time to talk to […]

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How developers game: with Space Crescent the creators of Hamad & Sahar

Welcome to our series on “How developers game”. Today we’re talking with Space Crescent the creator of Hamad & Sahar – sharing a little about how developers both play and make their favorite games! Before we start we would like to thank the Space Crescent Team for participating in our interview and for answering all […]

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Our interview with Space Crescent the developer of Hamad & Sahar

Here we are, back with another developer interview! This time with Space Crescent the creator of Hamad & Sahar. Before we start we’d like to thank the Space Crescent Team for participating in our interview and for answering all of our geeky questions! Thanks!   /// Thanks for taking the time to talk to us […]

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Our interview with Kraftum Games the creators of Laikanaut

Here we are, back with another developer interview! This time with Kraftum Games the creator of Laikanaut. Before we start we’d like to thank the Kraftum Games Team for participating in our interview and for answering all of our geeky questions! Thanks!   /// Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about Laikanaut! […]

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Our interview with Moby Pixel the developer of Bumpin’ Dungeon

Do you remember our review of Bumpin’ Dungeon? For anyone who hasn’t played this incredible compilation of game design genius and pixel art, you are missing out on one of the coolest little puzzle games we’ve featured recently. If you have yet to check out our review of Bumpin’ Dungeon, you can do so here! […]

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Bumpin’ Dungeon – This is a game design masterpiece!

Bumpin’ Dungeon (by Moby Pixel) could potentially be the best retro-ish game we have ever reviewed – and it isn’t because of the graphics.  Set on a gridded 2D map, Bumpin’ Dungeon is basically a roguelike adventure game only simplified for mobile devices with some hyper-modern touches. Played by swiping anywhere on the screen in order […]

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Our interview with Badbones Productions the creators of The Pads Game

Did you enjoy our review of The Pads Game? …if you answered “Yes” to this seemingly insignificant question, you must be reading this interview from the future because right now, in the snippet of time I happen to be writing this introduction, Badbones Productions was so fast with their interview, our review team hasn’t even […]

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Our interview with BadToxic the developers of Fizhy Zen

Here we are, back with another developer interview! This time with BadToxic the creator of Fizhy Zen! Before we start we’d like to thank the BadToxic Team for participating in our interview and for answering all of our geeky questions! Thanks Guys! …and without further ado, our interview begins…   The Interview /// Thanks for […]

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Our interview with Ashley Spencer-Phillips the creator of Lunch Break

Have you ever had your lunch break ruined by one small thing that just kind of brought the whole “lunch break” atmosphere crashing down? Yeah, you’ll need to toughen up if you actually want to save Chris… We’re pretty sure this guy is cursed… If you have yet to check out our review of Lunch Break, […]

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Arcade Defender – A new-ish take on classic arcade gaming

If you came here expecting the next amazing Bullet Hell style arcade shooter game for mobile, you’re kind of out of luck. Arcade Defender (by Pixel Perfect Studio) is a game we kind of don’t know how to feel about… It’s so modern yet so classic…!! 😂 Set in a classic pixelated arcade setting, Arcade Defender […]

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Geometry Slalom interview with Irrazionali

Are you easily attracted to all things Cyberpunk? The mixture of old and new often results in an incredibly attractive and somewhat nostalgic feeling game that is cool to look at and “hopefully” just as cool to play – and in the case of Geometry Slalom, the gameplay does not disappoint! If you have yet to […]

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Geometry SlalomGeometry Slalom – Avoid everything. Get electrocuted. …what!?

Geometry Slalom (by Irrazionali), is a game one of our stupidest reviewers mistakenly read as “Geometry Salmon”… Great Job… Set atop a geometrical 3D tube, your mission in this game is to skillfully avoid smashing into obstacles as you fly through electric gates that quite literally electrocute your player as you travel by. As you progress […]

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Galaxy Stack – Ok… Now you’re just showing off…

We all have one of those annoying friends who seems to be great at absolutely everything. Generally found in their natural habitat (i.e. surrounded by a large group of friends) these people are so nice, so kind, so good at everything yet so humble, you can’t help but somehow hate them for how lovely they […]

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Squat Rack Defender – A mobile action arcade game!

Stop the massive rush-hour gym crowd from taking the only squat rack in the gym! Squat Rack Defender is a fast paced pixel art game inspired by classic arcade games. Defend your squat rack as long as possible and climb to the top of the leaderboards. Don’t let anyone reach your squat rack!

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Swing Skills – Rope Swinging Madness

Do you like fast-paced arcade games with toucans, tigers and… toothbrushes? Wait, What!? Swing Skills is a fun rope swinging game where you swing a toucan and a host of quirky characters through colorful worlds. It’s easy to pick up and play, and there are no annoying ads to interrupt your gameplay. Your aim in […]

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Demon of Justice – Classic arcade gameplay designed for a modern audience

Demon of Justice is my first published game on the Google Play Store and was designed to be the ideal customer-friendly mobile game. It has plenty of content, features easy to pick up gameplay which was designed for mobile touchscreens, and has no micro-transactions to slow you down or rip you off. In the game, […]

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Bounce Forever! – The Doodle Jump “update” you’ve been waiting for…

Helix Jump meets Splashy… plus a bunch of other different and very popular games…! Bounce Forever! (by Voodoo and cassette) is essentially Voodoo’s take on Doodle Jump… and it actually turned out pretty good! For anyone who actually still plays Doodle Jump, today we’ve got a modern update for your iOS device you may just want […]

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Glitchskier – Don’t freak out! It is only a game…

Are you a fan of playing shooter games on your iOS or Android device? If so, today we’ve got a shooter game you may (or may not) find sort of familiar depending on just how old you are… Glitchskier (by Shelly Alon) is potentially the strangest mobile shooter game we’ve seen all year – which […]

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Chain Circles – How many waves can You survive?

Are you tired of playing complicated games that sometimes take you longer than an hour just to understand what’s going on? Chain Circles is an endless 2D game with balls and circles that reflects old-school arcade games, like a ball breaker! The most important rule I follow when making mobile games is: They should be […]

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BaseballOUT! – Swing, Bat, and win the League!

I have always loved NES sports games, with their simplicity and personality-filled design and gameplay. Now games have been getting more and more complex with on-screen buttons, etc. that’s why I decided to make a game with very simple controls, (similar to early mobile, and NES games), about my favorite sport. After a year and a […]

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Agent A interview with Yak & co

Do you have what it takes to outsmart a highly skilled enemy spy who kills your boss(?), skinks a cruise ship, and escapes unharmed within the first 2 minutes of gameplay? Not sure? Neither are we, but here is our interview with the developers of Agent A.

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Infinite Cosmos – Easy to learn, almost impossible to master!

Do you often find yourself bored? Do you ever consider yourself to be too calm and level-headed? All of that will change once you have downloaded Stellar on your mobile phone! Stellar is a rage-inducing, hard to put down game that is extremely challenging. Beat your high score and climb the global leaderboards with this […]