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Awesome PC Games with the 8bit Retro Gaming Feel

We live in a world of nostalgia – whether it’s 80s films, 90s fashion or early ‘00s music, we love blasts from the past, especially when they come with a modern twist. Gaming has come a long way in the past few years, and the top notch graphics that can be seen on consoles now are almost movie quality; however, there is something cool about the old school 8bit look on games. Thankfully, this style of game design seems to have come back in style and perhaps it is because, the designers of today, were the original 8bit gamers. Whatever the reason, we love it, and here are some of the best!

Hotline Miami is one of the coolest 8bit games, where you play as a gangster in an impractical, yet stylish white suit. You explore the world, bursting into hideouts and killing anyone in your way. Not for the faint of heart!

The aptly named Retro City Rampage may be a retro 8bit game, but it is full of pop culture references and homages to the biggest movies and games of the past. In fact, your primary mission is to fight the gang from Saved by the Bell – it’s like all our old school dreams come true!

Popular with Youtube gamers, you may have seen Super Meat Boy being played online and for a good reason. Although it follows a familiar side-scrolling platform game style, you are not playing as a speedy hedgehog or a pair of brother plumbers; you are in fact just a chunk of meat. Instead of saving a princess, your girlfriend is a bandage. The levels are short and fast paced with the frustrating deaths that keep you coming back for more.

VVVVVV could be straight off the Commodore 64 with its annoyingly catchy 8-bit soundtrack and clunky graphics. The game is based in an alternate dimension where gravity can be turned on and off with the flick of a switch. Spikes are to be avoided as you hunt for your missing crew. A simple premise but hours of nostalgic fun.

Fez is a game that breaks the fourth wall in that the world is corrupted and needs rebooting, just like so many of the games we played when we were young, and that Fez itself is based on! A game full of intentional glitches and a mission to collect Hexahedron cubes to save the world, this game is hours of uncomplicated fun.

If you feel like a touch of nostalgia, but you want something new, these are just a few of the games that are big right now!

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The Best Retro Video Games You Can Play on Your Phone

As gamers, we have benefited so much from the emergence of smartphones. They really have taken gaming to another level and made the whole process of gaming much more exciting and fun. It has also paved the way for mobile gaming and allowed a whole new audience to discover real the appeal of online gaming. That’s why mobile phone gaming is one of the most popular ways of using a smartphone these days.

 

There are literally thousands of awesome games you can check out on your mobile. These can either be in app form, or you can enjoy playing on your browser. But, if you really want a great experience, you need to make sure you enjoy retro games as well. These are a throwback to childhood, and some of the games are just downright awesome! So, here are a few of the best retro videogames you can play on your smartphone right now!

 

Snake

 

There’s classic, and then there’s CLASSIC. I enjoyed whiling away hours of a misspent youth playing this bad boy on the back of the bus, and now you can too! Shut the front door, all your dreams have just come true; Snake (yes, the Nokia version) is available to play on your iPhone. Rather than pressing rubber buttons, you’re now tapping buttons on the screen, but, it’s pretty much still the same. Welcome back to the game of frustration and glory. Will you best your greatest ever score? Download now and find out!

 

Doom

 

You want to talk shoot ‘em ups? It doesn’t get much more shooty or uppy than Doom! You MUST have played this game when you were younger, and now you can revisit the brutal, bloody classic. The iPhone version of the glorious classic doesn’t involve quite as much aiming as you have to do on the PC version, and that means you can focus more time on shooting those demons! Explore the map all over again, loot supplies, kill enemies, and claw your way back up out of hell, mobile style!

 

Prince of Persia

 

Hands up who had this simply awesome platform game on their PC! I can’t be the only one with my hand in the air, right?! Forget the rubbish movie starring the otherwise fabulous Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia is one of the finest videogames ever made. Okay, the controls on this game are not the greatest, but you can control your character using a slider, plus three additional buttons. It might be a much more scaled down version of a classic PC game. But, this is an immensely enjoyable, fantastical, fantasy game.

 

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Why the Flux Slot is Perfect for Retro Gaming Fans

Retro is in these days. Or, at the very least it seems to be making a comeback. And, there is nowhere retro is more beloved as a style than when it comes to videogames. If you had to make a list of some of your favourite ever videogames, we bet your top 5 would contain at least two retro games. The power and appeal of these games is such that you can’t ignore it.

 

These games have something that appeals to us and engages with us on a much deeper level than we are used to. That’s why it’s always a good idea to look out for games that ignite that retro fire inside of us. You may not think that slot machines could give you this feeling, but, that’s because you’re yet to experience the Flux slot game.

 

This is a game developed by Thunderkick, and available at several online casinos right now. This slot is perfect for those who enjoy retro games as it provides a throwback to the sorts of colourful, cool and bulky graphics we associate with retro games. You can enjoy a visual display of spinning, floating gems on your slots reel. We don’t know about you, but these graphics kind of remind us slightly of the retro classic Crystal Caves.

 

There is also the music and sound effects on this slot that really evoke many of the retro games we used to play. It has some cool beeps, swooshes, and jingles that really add to how fun and enjoyable the game can be. The sound effects sound like the sort we would expect from an old school science fiction videogame. And this is one of the other reasons why this is such a wonderful game for players who like all things retro.

 

Also, when we think about retro videogames, simplicity is key. Nobody wants a game that is ridiculously complicated to get the hang of. This is something that can. Be really off putting with a lot of games. And, the same is true when it comes to slots games as well. Yes, you want a challenging game; too easy is never fun. But, you don’t want a game that’s too hard to work out how to play. The beauty of Flux is that it is one of the simplest slots games we’ve seen out there. It’s so simple to get the hang of, and anyone can start playing instantly. This makes it ideal for lovers of retro games to get on board and start making some money right now.