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Retro gaming on your smartphone

Many of us remember the old days of gaming with the likes of the Atari 2600 console, and later the Commodore 64. You also had the classics in the arcades such as Space Invaders and Asteroids which also found their way onto home systems. Luckily over recent times these old classic retro games have found a new lease of life, and enjoyed by people who remember them as well as getting new fans. Many retro style games are now finding their way onto smartphones to be played anywhere.

For owners of iOS devices Atari’s Greatest Hits has stacks of the classic games that made the Atari 2600 such a success, and some classic arcade titles. The application is free to download and comes with Missile Command. Further games need to be purchased in packs, or the whole game can be purchased for $14.99/£8.99, which is a total of 99 games.

You will find all the old classics including different versions of Asteroids, Super Breakout 2600, Pong, Red Baron, and so much more. There are plenty of other retro styled games available including the recently released Retrogamebox 1.0. This is a collection of ten games in one application and available for owners of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. For only $0.99/£0.59 you will find all sorts of games to suit everyone like action, shooting, puzzle and more.

New games and updates are to be added regularly at no extra cost to the user, and users have been giving five star reviews of the app. One of the all time classic arcade games is Pac Man, which is available for Android and iOS owners to enjoy on their handsets. Find this on the App Store or Android Market. Android owners can also get the game which really started it all, Space Invaders. This timeless classic can be purchased from the Android Market for download, and is also available for iOS users.

Another game for the Android platform is Radiant, which is a retro style space shooter. Players have to battle against giant monsters in unique boss fights, while collecting special weapons and power-ups, and has over one hundred levels for you to navigate. To find out more or to purchase head over to the Android Market.

This is only a small collection of retro style games available, if you know any better ones let us know in the comments section below.

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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