From Elite Systems Ltd., the guys who made the classic space exploration and trade game Elite in 1984, comes World of RETRO Computer GAMES, an iOS app featuring a collection of near-100% accurate replicas of classic computer games.
|Bruce Lee climbs the tapestry|
|My usual landing in Infiltrator|
|iPad controls done right|
There's so much to love here. The games feel spot-on, and give one a visceral thrill to be able to play these classics on a modern mobile device. There are separate apps for both iPhone and iPad, but the latter is the best way to go, as buttons get crazily cramped on some of the games on the small screen. A much appreciated ability to save and load games at any time is another big plus.
It's promised that 100 more games will be made available through in-app purchase, touting such pleasures as Ozark Softscape's seminal M.U.L.E. and Archon's sequel, Archon II: Adept. With a lineup like that, Retro Games should have the mobile classic gaming scene in its pocket.