Retrogamebox iPhone review – the verdict

Retrogamebox iPhone review – the verdictWow, Retrogamebox has been somewhat of a firm fixture around here this week. I’ll be sad to see the back of it in a way. On the other hand, I can’t bloody wait to review something else (no offense, sonicflash1980).

I should add: rumours that I’ve been given a Ferrari in exchange for stretching out the Retrogamebox review are completely unfounded. Ahem.

Right, so, there are lots of different ways to look at this. At £1.49, you’re getting 14 games for just over 10p each. Can’t argue with that. Unless most of them are crap, which isn’t the case.

And even if you spend just 10 minutes with each title, you’re looking at over 2 hours of gaming. Pretty sweet. Unless most of them are crap, which – again – isn’t the case.

As such, it’s pretty hard to put a figure on Retrogamebox, ‘cause it’s not just about quality; the value-for-money element is right in yo’ freakin’ face, holmes.

I could give each game a score and calculate some sort of average, but... meh. Instead, I’ll group them thusly:

Good

  • Bevoid
  • Orange Guy
  • Energy Balls
  • Memorama
  • Moon Twit
  • Oingokong

Ok

  • Pixel Joe
  • Superdiver
  • Blowmaster
  • Robodroid Deluxe

Bad

  • Pocketankz
  • Starcatcher
  • Cave Escape
  • Cheese Attack

For some in-depth wordage, check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of our Retrogamebox review.

Summary: Retrogamebox offers 14 games of varying quality, from borderline genius to utter mince, but standout titles like Bevoid and Memorama justify the ticket price. Oh, and we’re promised more games on a regular basis for free.

Developer: Dennis Lenz @ Prodyon Mobile

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Price: £1.49 @ App Store

Retrogamebox iPhone review – the verdict

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sonicflash1980  Sep. 18, 2011 at 20:10

That was a refreshing review, thanks again. Hope i can come back when new games have been added ;)

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