Excerpt: Messy-haired lead singers wear Atari t-shirts. Young professional couples furnish their two bedroom apartments with radios and plates from the Fifties. Bedroom walls are covered in James Dean and Marilyn Monroe posters. Retro is in. Retro is cool. And so is retro gaming.
Excerpt: Retrolicious delights await those who purchase Gravity Crash for PlayStation 3. In fact, Gravity Crash is what happens when you mix the community aspects of Little BIG Planet with classics like Defender , Lunar Lander and Asteroids . All with visuals in the same style as Geometry Wars .
Excerpt: While no prizes will be won for name innovations, Tap Tap definitely deserves some props. Originally made to work on jailbroken iPods and iPhones, the developers have sensibly decided to offer it up in the new App Store. And for free as well.
Conclusion: Love it or hate it, but Gravity Crash deserves respect for its unapologetic approach to reviving a long forgotten genre (nope, not the twin-stick shooter!). If you adore geek-fests like Gravitar , by all means check it out!
Summary: Retro-flavored Gravity Crash looks like Asteroids or Robotron, but you'll battle the pull of gravity just as much as space aliens or enemy turrets. It's a game with sleek presentation, but it's rather brutal. Consider yourself warned.
Pros: Slick vector graphics, Lots of content for the price, Easy to use level creator
Cons: Often frustrating, Old-school shallowness, Many unimaginative levels
Excerpt: Retro gaming has had an upturn in popularity as of late with a number of games being released that try and offer the feeling of playing a game from yesteryear. Gravity Crash is a PSN game that lets you control a spaceship by rotating it and applying thrust with a limited amount of fuel, just as with...
Sharp controls and smooth physics create a great blend of challenge and fun in this retro-styled arcade game.
9 December 2009
Summary: Desolate planets in the deep reaches of space were one of the first frontiers explored by early arcade games. Their monochrome landscapes were created with jagged lines and only a handful of objects, yet this simplicity gave rise to some of the most addictive and entertaining games of the era.
Pros: Smooth, responsive controls, Great implementation of physics, Slick neon visuals, Can create and share levels online
Cons: Arcade-y shallowness eventually shows through