Retro Gaming

The best retro '80s iPhone games

All the '80s games that your childhood computer could barely run will play great on your iPhone.

Nostalgia is a double-edged sword. Sometimes revisiting the games of our youths reveals how lackluster they they were; other times, those titles feel just as good, if not better, than they did back in our halcyon days. Will this collection of iOS games, ported from 1980s fare we all knew and loved, hold up upon replay? Let's pop open the time capsule and find out.

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Final Fantasy for iOS vs. Final Fantasy for NES: Retro gaming shoot-out!

Back in the day, the NES and the Super NES were THE consoles with THE the best role-playing game (RPG) titles, and Squaresoft (now Square Enix) was THE best of the best. Square's most renowned franchise, the Final Fantasy series, debuted on the NES in 1987 in Japan. That original Final Fantasy game was later released iOS in 2010. Or so they would have us believe. How does the iOS version of Final Fantasy stack up against the NES version of yesteryear? Was it moved over pixel for pixel, bit for bit? Was it improved to take advantage of modern hardware? Was it ruined by a process with no respect for the original? For the honor and virtue of retro gaming fans and RPG players everywhere, we decided to have a look.

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NAMCO Arcade now available for iPhone and iPad: Free-to-Play classic arcade titles

Namco Bandai have released Namco Arcade to the iTunes App Store for iOS devices with a free-to-play model in effect. If you're a fan of retro gaming, this is certainly one you won't want to miss as Namco has re-created many 1980's classics and wrapped them all into one app. NAMCO Arcade includes the four titles XEVIOUS, The Tower of Druaga, Motos and Phozon, and more titles are panned for future release.

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