Excerpt: Retro Game Challenge has been on our purchase list for quite some time now. It finally came down in price enough, and we scraped together the funds to purchase it. I am very glad we did. This Nintendo DS game is a trip through memory lane thanks to clones of well known games.
Conclusion: Concept: Play a bunch of retro-inspired games while meeting specific challenges
Graphics: Chunky, blocky, and primitive. In other words, perfect for the game
Sound: Just like the graphics, they're dated, from the funky songs to the ?
Summary: Retro Game Challenge finds you sprawled out in front of the TV popping in one cartridge after another to challenge high scores. You've been sent into the past by a game player disillusioned with modern titles, and only by meeting his challenges can you return home.
Excerpt: Live all the glory of the Golden Age of video games with Retro Game Challenge. There were tons of arcade games and home consoles everywhere back in the 1980s, and not just the Nintendo Entertainment System and Atari.
Excerpt: Buried in its endless summer is the fact that Retro Game Challenge is seriously bizarre. Retro game collections are a familiar sight: On store shelves, anthologies from Atari, SNK, Namco and Sega mix with the games du jour like repackaged leftovers.
Pros: Arino’s challenges play like modern-day Xbox Achievements. These short-term goals have a transformative effect on the games, making play sessions feel more bite-sized (at least early on) and a lot more interesting.
Cons: The same setbacks that inspired players to chuck controllers in ’89 will send them flying in ’09. Tough boss fights are easy to deal with, but losing all your progress because you forgot to use the right cheat code can be disheartening.