Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming for the iPhone: 1978

Coming off of its biggest year in its history, the video game industry was gaining momentum, but a split had developed between the then traditional arcade experience and the new home video game console.  By 1978, families could spend a few hundred dollars on a home console that provided countless hours of game play for … Continue reading Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming for the iPhone: 1978

Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming for the iPhone: 1977

It’s hard to explain how momentous 1977 was for the world of gaming.  For the first time average consumers began to believe that these quirky little games could become more than a passing fad.  Instead of blockbuster titles, this year witnessed major industry changes that altered the course of video game history forever.  Nevertheless, there … Continue reading Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming for the iPhone: 1977

Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming for the iPhone: 1975-76

Every week for the next couple of months, No D-pad will spotlight key games from the last 40 years of gaming.  Not only will this retrospective give readers a brief history of the industry, we will also point out notable classics and clones from that bygone era that are now available in the app store.  … Continue reading Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming for the iPhone: 1975-76

Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming on the iPhone: The Early 70’s

Every week for the next couple of months, No D-pad will spotlight key games from the last 40 years of gaming.  Not only will this retrospective give readers a brief history of the industry, we will also point out notable classics and clones from that bygone era that are now available in the app store.  … Continue reading Classics and Clones: Retro-gaming on the iPhone: The Early 70’s

Soosiz Review: A Dizzying Platformer

Fact: Good platformers on the iPhone are few and far between. Most developers, it seems, have not yet come to the realization that the iPhone’s touch controls lack the precision necessary for the traditional platformer. And so the genre is largely represented by poor Super Mario Bros. clones, and half-baked ports of old classics, like … Continue reading Soosiz Review: A Dizzying Platformer