You just can’t beat retro video games. But nowadays, it can be difficult to find the original versions or games consoles (who votes to bring back the NES?) that allow you to play your favourite childhood games. Thankfully, technology has done something right. So close down your Angry Birds app and download the best gaming apps that will let you relive your childhood…
The App Store saw a huge surge in downloads in 2016 when Niantic released Pokemon GO. The game allows you to venture outside to discover and catch the likes of Pikachu, Blastoise, Charizard, and Venusaur. They could even be in your backyard! So take aim and catch ’em all.
In a very similar format to the original Pokemon (so similar it’s practically a carbon copy), Monster Park allows you to try and find the lovable monsters in tall grass, caves and even through fishing. And it all starts with Professor Oak, of course. Take part in battles, complete tasks and beat other trainers in real-life fights to become the master trainer. Who doesn’t want to be the very best? That no one ever was?
We’ve all played Pac-Man at some point in our lives, and it was (probably still is) the ultimate arcade game. Play as Pac-Man and eat all the pac-dots to get to the next level, but be careful to avoid Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde – the ghosts that are out to get you. This game is one of the best out there, and you can now play it anytime and anywhere on your phone.
Monkey Island was definitely one of the funnier retro games we played when we were younger. This collection of five video games brought together the misadventures of Guybrush Threepwood (who made up that name?) as he tries to become one of the best pirates in the Caribbean, overthrow the evil pirate and win the heart of a lovely lady. But can he do it?
As a kid, you probably loved Space Invaders…both the game and the crisps with a very similar sounding name (even though they burnt off your taste buds). This retro game is a classic, and can now be played on your phone. Move your spaceship to the left and right to avoid the space invaders bullets. But watch out for the disappearing barriers…
Why do we find placing different shaped blocks in rows bring us so much happiness? Tetris is one of the best retro games out there and has since become world-famous. The new app has all new features, and you can even compete for the top with its head-to-head battles.