The Best Titles For Retro Gamers

by Staff & Contributors

Whether you want to go back to the hazy days that you remember from the 80s of playing all of the latest titles, or you want to recreate a time that you never personally experienced, there are plenty of reasons for enjoying retro titles above everything else. Some people enjoy a modern take on a classic the best, whilst others enjoy something as close to the original as possible. We’ve scoured the internet and the App store to find the best titles that you can enjoy that all have some real retro flavor.

Google Delivers

If you’re pressed for time and need something that can fill five minutes easily, then Google has a surprising number of games that are totally free to play in your browser. Space Invaders is perhaps the archetypal retro gaming title, the one that solidifies the 80s as the greatest decade and Google has added it to their official Chrome extensions. That means that all you need to do is download the extension and then with the click of a button you can play the arcade classic in your browser. The graphics are true to the original and obviously the game play doesn’t deviate far either.

As well as Space Invaders, Google has also added some fun buttons to their Google Maps service. As well as finding out what route you need to take to get where you’re going and scoping out interesting places around the world, you can now play two retro gaming titles on the same service. Snake and Pac Man are both favourites of the retro gamer and Google Maps has little icons that you can press to allow you to play both games when you’re zoomed into a city. The characters in both games are the same and so too are the goals, the only difference is, they’ll speed around the streets of a city instead of a blank screen. This is a really slick way of bringing these retro titles right into the 21st century.

All The Titles

If you want to play a large selection of retro games then there are a handful of sites that offer a really good selection. This one offers you the chance to play retro games that total more than 8000. You can play titles that you used to enjoy on any of the Atari consoles, as well as Gameboy and SNES. There’s an enormous amount of choice and whilst some of them can be a little finicky for computer controls, it’s generally a great place to spend an hour or so basking in retro gaming glory. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Ultimate Mortal Combat are some of their most popular games, but you’ll find some pretty niche releases too.

As well as retro console games, it’s also easy to find retro arcade and slot style games online too. It’s hard to go wrong with the classics and the majority of the games you’d find in a casino have really stood the test of time. This guide to online casino games in South Africa explains what you can expect from the most common games you can play online, as well as listing some of the sites where you can play them. The site Casinos.co.za have all been reviewed both by the website and the people who use them in their spare time, so you can be sure they’re trustworthy and secure. Better still, they all offer sign up bonuses to new users, so you can try games out knowing that you’ve got a bonus under your belt. Of all of the casino games that there are to choose from, the old school 3 reel slots are perhaps the most perfect for the retro category. These slots feature classic images on the reels like the liberty bell and various fruits. You can’t play one for long before you’re transported back to the saloons of historic North America.

That Pokémon Feeling

Although Pokémon is still going strong today, thanks to the invention of Pokémon Go, the original games for Gameboy definitely have an element of retro about them. If you’re a devoted Pokémon Go fan then nobody is trying to take that away from you, but it can be fun to have a little blast from the past too. Whilst Pokémon themselves haven’t created an app that allows you to play the original Pokémon Red or Blue, a game called EvoCreo has sort of filled that gap in the market. Although you won’t be exploring the Pokémon world and the creatures you’ll be catching and battling are called Creo’s, rather than Pokémon, the flavour is very much the same. The game is available for both iPhone and Android and at a couple of dollars, it’s a total steal.

 

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