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#1 ngchol

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:05 AM

So far, I can only find Pacman and Frogger which are proper iPad releases. For the iPhone I have:

Digdug
Galaga
Golden Axe
Space Invaders
Pole Position
Qbert
Tetris
Vector Tanks (Battlezone in all but name)

Any others?
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#2 loathsomeleopard

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:34 PM

Classic Prince of Persia's just gone up. Universal (so it's iPhone and iPad compatible and scaled properly) for AU$1.19 -- whatever the cheapest UK price is. 59p, I think?
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#3 Mr Majestyk

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:43 PM

Excuse the bump on this, but I picked up an ipad2 recently, and wouldn't mind seeing if there's anything else that's popped up decent I may have missed.

So far I've grabbed

Pinball Dreams HD
Pinball Fantasies
North Vs South (this is freaken awesome)

The two pinball titles are pretty much identical as to how I remember them. Shame they've not done Illusions yet :)
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#4 Camel

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:49 PM

In terms of arcade games, Karate Champ is available.

There's a good PC Engine emulator, but of course, it's hampered by having a virtual pad. Devil Crash (aka Dragon's Fury) is wonderfully playable though. There's a good Spectrum emulator too, but again, the playability of the games depends pretty much on how complicated their controls are (or how much precision is required). So some stuff is playable, (Manic Miner - left, right and jump) while other stuff isn't (Highway Encounter).
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#5 Goose

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

In last month's Retro Gamer they had a mini-review of an Elite Spectrum collection, with 100 games for £8.99 or something like that.
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#6 Camel

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:02 PM

In last month's Retro Gamer they had a mini-review of an Elite Spectrum collection, with 100 games for £8.99 or something like that.


That's the one. It's very good with lots of options and the emulation quality is excellent.
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#7 Camel

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:08 PM

Oh hang on. Looks like they have two apps. I don't really understand the Elite Collection. What are near-100% ORIGINAL games?

http://www.elite-systems.co.uk/elite/
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#8 Cosmic Squirrel

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 03:16 PM

Oh wow pinball illusions and fantasies are available ? Slam tilt was great but I doubt we will see that .
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#9 Mr Majestyk

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:01 PM

I should also add Sid Meiers Pirates is also a great remake. I've not forked out for the speccy one yet as I tend to struggle with virtual joysticks. The free Bruce Lee did little to convince me I'd be able to play with touchscreen.
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#10 X_2_0

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:51 PM

The galaga 30th compilation is very good.

capcom arcade is a nicely presented set a classics like Commando, Final Fight!, 1943 you get some free credits then can pay for more or buy the game

ghosts n goblins gold is also good, actually capcom have got a lot of stuff on

but i do find anything which needs more than left right fire uncontrolable on a touch screen
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#11 ngchol

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Also, iMame appeared on the app store for a couple of days... so that, coupled with an iCade, handled most of my retro needs...
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#12 Mr Majestyk

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

Yeah, I'm gonna have to jailbreak to get imame on the pad :-)
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#13 merman

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:55 AM

You should also check out the old Lambco arcade game Gridrunner, and the forthcoming Super Ox Wars*




*Games may actually prove to be new releases from Jeff Minter/Llamasoft compatible with iCade...
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#14 strider

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:28 PM

There are loads of games official and clones
You're got a lot of midway games via the midway compilations
Secret of Monkey Island
Broken Sword 1+2
All of Jeffminters games are loosely based on a lot of his early titles or 2600 games
There's an atari compilation with a shit load of 2600 games and a few arcade games
R-Type is available
Space Invaders Infinity is new but awesome
Arkanoid
sim city
command & conquer
Forget me knot is an interesting pac-man clo9ne
pac-man
ms pac-man
frogger

loads and loads of stuff really. It's just a shame that a lot are let down by controls. UNless of course that you buy an iCade.
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#15 Mr Majestyk

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

I bought the iCade. :) The local Currys had one in stock. Damn iMame rocks :-) I may have to invest in those Jeff Minter games when I get back home at the weekend. (The downside of working away during the week is I can't take the iCade with me). Although the jumping goat one looks playable on a touchscreen :)
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#16 strider

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:57 AM

It's not retro as such. But Tiny Troopers is a nice clone of Cannon Fodder. It's a little easy though.
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#17 Mr Majestyk

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:43 AM

Atari Greatest Hits is a full free download today only to celebrate their 40th anniversary. All 100 games stay free as long as you don't uninstall / wipe.
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#18 Pistol

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

North vs South?!? Why did nobody tell me this was out!!


I've wanted this bringing back into my life for decades!
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#19 Goose

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

Is the Icade only compatible with certain games? It looks that way but I can't quite tell.
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#20 Mr Majestyk

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:24 AM

Aye it's only certain games, but it works well with some retro stuff like iMame, Atari Greatest Hits, and the ZX / C64 collections.
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#21 strider

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

What's the easiest way to jail break an iPad 3? I remember you could just go to a website and swipe the lock screen once upon a time.
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#22 Cosmic Squirrel

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

What's the easiest way to jail break an iPad 3? I remember you could just go to a website and swipe the lock screen once upon a time.

http://greenpois0n.com

its stupidly easy.. (although you download a program to unlock)
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#23 strider

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:58 PM

Do I do that on a pc?
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#24 Cosmic Squirrel

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:22 PM

pc, mac or linux.
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#25 Cosmic Squirrel

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

Link correct (sorry bout that!)
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#26 Goose

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

What are the advantages of Jailbreaking an ipad? (sorry if this is a really daft question)
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#27 Cosmic Squirrel

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

Well besides the obvious ( downloading of cracked IOS... bad bad) you have cydia which features tons of little hacks/themes/free games etc.

You can download emulators for most system (snes/megadrive/gameboy/mame/ps1 etc)
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#28 Yoshimax

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

North vs South?!? Why did nobody tell me this was out!!


I've wanted this bringing back into my life for decades!


+1 for Majestyck - This better work on the iphone !

edit : It does and it's called "The Bluecoats". Pants are being shat.
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#29 Broker

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:54 PM

There's Square (Enix) games, Final Fantasy I, II, III and Tactics, Chroni Trigger and Secret of Mana.
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#30 dreamylittledream

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

North vs South?!? Why did nobody tell me this was out!!


I've wanted this bringing back into my life for decades!


Seriously?

To the app store double quick - one of my favourite games of all time
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