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Top Fifteen Retrogame Apps For Your iPhone (part one)

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Because of the proliferation of smartphones today, it was only a matter of time before retrogaming apps found their way to the iPhone. Before you go and sell your iPhone 4S to make way for the iPhone 5, here are fifteen classic games that could extend the lifespan of your current smartphone for just a little while longer.

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Top Fifteen Retrogame Apps For Your iPhone (part one)

  1. 1. Top Fifteen Retrogame Apps for Your iPhone (Part 1)More and more graphically beautiful and/or technicallyimpressive video games are being developed month aftermonth, and the video game business has never seen areception quite like what it is seeing right now. There was atime when video games were considered kid stuff.Nowadays, they have become major players in theentertainment industry, with some games having productioncosts higher than most films; and narrative content ascompelling as the next summer movie blockbuster (noCitizen Kane yet for the gaming world, though, but we’regetting there). Indeed, video games have grown up, and gamers have grown up along withthem.Because of the proliferation of smartphones today, it was only a matter of time beforeretrogaming apps found their way to the iPhone. Before you go and sell your iPhone 4S to makeway for the iPhone 5, here are fifteen classic games that could extend the lifespan of yourcurrent smartphone for just a little while longer.1. Final Fantasy (NES, 1987)Before becoming the face of JRPGs (at least, here on American shores) with Final FantasyVII on the first PlayStation, the Final Fantasy franchise saw its humble beginnings on theFamicom (known to us as the NES) way back in 1987. The first FF was supposed to be the lastgame to be produced by a then-flailing Square; hence the word “Final.” Little did the companyknow that this supposed final game would eventually become its flagship franchise.The version of Final Fantasy available for the iPhone is a port of the 20th AnniversaryEdition that first came out on the PSP back in 2007. This version features redrawn high-res 2Dgraphics, FMV cutscenes, a revamped soundtrack, and new dungeons.2. Street Fighter II Collection (arcade, 1991)Hadouken! Seriously, if you don‟t know what Street Fighter II is, then you shouldn‟t even bereading this article. While not the first one-on-one fighting game ever, it is the template uponwhich every subsequent 2D fighter has been based. Back in the 90s when arcades were stillarcades (i.e. none of those rhythm games so ubiquitous nowadays), you couldn‟t walk into onewithout seeing at least two SF II machines, usually surrounded by eager teens all awaiting theirturn at the game.
  2. 2. The iPhone release of SF II is a collection of three iterations of the game: The original StreetFighter II: The World Warrior, the Champion Edition which allowed you to take control of the fourboss characters, and Hyper Fighting which increased the speed and added more specialmoves. Certain character balancing and gameplay tweaks also differentiate each version,although these will only be apparent to the most ardent fan.3. R-Type (arcade, 1987)To some people, any one shmup (short for “shoot „em up”) is no different from another. Moreoften than not – and barring the occasional weird Japanese softporn mishmash variety(*cough*Cho Aniki*cough*) – this game genre features futuristic space ships flying through side-scrolling and/or vertical-scrolling environments, with the ships‟ weapons becoming morepowerful the more power ups players collect. While I won‟t dispute this notion, I will say that, aswith everything, there always is a beginning. In this case, the weapon power ups conceptoriginated with the first R-Type. Since then, weapon power ups have become a mainstay of notjust the franchise, but the genre as a whole.This original R-Type is available for the iPhone in all its arcade-prefect glory. Hang on yourhorses, kids! We‟re posting more in the next article!Sources:Top iPhone News From Cashforiphoneshttp://www.cashforiphones.com/cfi/news/article/top_fifteen_retrogame_apps_for_your_iphone_part_1Related Links: • Sell used iPhone For Cash • Cashforiphones News Site • Cashforiphones Fan Page • @cash4_iphones

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