Kami Retro Review: Going Retro
Written by kube00 Wednesday, 16 March 2011 06:00
Congratulations to Andy for winning Kami Retro!
Kami Retro by GAMEVIL on the iPhone is an interesting throwback to days when games may have seemed simpler but were equally addictive. Kami Retro has the player guiding several troops through different levels avoiding traps, jumping, and changing directions. It sounds simple in concept but knowing when and where to jump while trying to hit that bounce pad you just placed at just the right angle makes the game challenging and fun.
It’s the perfect game to play for a few minutes here and there. The touch screen responded quickly to my flicks. I noticed no slow down on my iPhone 3G; even on the busiest of levels. This says a lot about the game development: make the game fun to play and good-looking while pushing the hardware to the limit. The game is bright and colorful and the soundtrack has a nice early 90s 8-bit vibe to it.
Levels are short, and even with a few deaths here and there and with a little luck and skill one can progress rapidly. Kami Retro is a definite throwback to the 8-bit/16-bit era, one part Mario and one part Lemmings. In some ways the game reminds me a lot of the ever-so-popular Angry Birds. Not only is Kami Retro fun to play, the game is also simple enough that anyone can pick it up and jump right in. Don't get too cocky though as the game has its challenging side. I could easily see this becoming a best seller on the App store.
There are 60 stages, each more colorful and challenging than the last. At $1.99 it’s available for the iPod Touch, the iPhone, and the iPad. There are no excuses, if you want something fun and challenging, do yourself a favor and pick up Kami Retro.
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