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Top Fifteen Retrogame Apps for Your iPhone (Part 1)

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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 1)

  1. 1. Source:http://www.cashforiphones.com/cfi/news/article/top_fifteen_retrogame_apps_for_your_iphone_part_1
  2. 2. 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 havingproduction costs higher than most films; and narrativecontent as compelling as the next summer movieblockbuster (no Citizen Kane yet for the gamingworld, though, but we‟re getting there). Indeed, videogames have grown up, and gamers have grown up alongwith them.
  3. 3. Because of the proliferation of smartphones today, it was only amatter of time before retrogaming apps found their way to theiPhone.
  4. 4. Before you go and sell your iPhone 4S to make way for the iPhone 5, hereare fifteen classic games that could extend the lifespan of your currentsmartphone for just a little while longer. Final Fantasy (NES, 1987) • Before becoming the face of JRPGs (at least, here on American shores) with Final Fantasy VII on the first PlayStation, the Final Fantasy franchise saw its humble beginnings on the Famicom (known to us as the NES) way back in 1987. The first FF was supposed to be the last game to be produced by a then- flailing Square; hence the word “Final.” Little did the company know 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 Anniversary Edition that first came out on the PSP back in 2007. This version features redrawn high-res 2D graphics, FMV cut scenes, a revamped soundtrack, and new dungeons.
  5. 5. Before you go and sell your iPhone 4S to make way for the iPhone 5, hereare fifteen classic games that could extend the lifespan of your currentsmartphone for just a little while longer. Street Fighter II Collection (arcade, 1991) • Hadouken! Seriously, if you don‟t know what Street Fighter II is, then you shouldn‟t even be reading this article. While not the first one-on-one fighting game ever, it is the template upon which every subsequent 2D fighter has been based. Back in the 90s when arcades were still arcades (i.e. none of those rhythm games so ubiquitous nowadays), you couldn‟t walk into one without seeing at least two SF II machines, usually surrounded by eager teens all awaiting their turn at the game. • The iPhone release of SF II is a collection of three iterations of the game: The original Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, the Champion Edition which allowed you to take control of the four boss characters, and Hyper Fighting which increased the speed and added more special moves. Certain character balancing and gameplay tweaks also differentiate each version, although these will only be apparent to the most ardent fan.
  6. 6. Before you go and sell your iPhone 4S to make way for the iPhone 5, hereare fifteen classic games that could extend the lifespan of your currentsmartphone for just a little while longer. R-Type (arcade, 1987) • To some people, any one shmup (short for “shoot „em up”) is no different from another. More often 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 more powerful the more power ups players collect. While I won‟t dispute this notion, I will say that, as with everything, there always is a beginning. In this case, the weapon power ups concept originated with the first R- Type. Since then, weapon power ups have become a mainstay of not just the franchise, but the genre as a whole. • This original R-Type is available for the iPhone in all its arcade-prefect glory.
  7. 7. Related Links • Sell used iPhone For Cash • Cashforiphones News Site • Cashforiphones Fan Page • @cash4_iphonesSource:http://www.cashforiphones.com/cfi/news/article/top_fifteen_retrogame_apps_for_your_iphone_part_1

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