Vintage gamers rejoice – your spare time is about to be sucked up with arrive of Atari's Greatest Hits for Apple's iPhone and iPad.
Not just one or two games – there are 100 available as part of this release. The app is free to download, but you only get the framework and an introductory game of Pong for that. If you want the rest of the games, you'll have to buy in-app, four packs costing 59p or all 100 cabinet / Atari 2600 games for £8.99. For that, you get the original artwork for each game, plus an authentic cabinet to play in.
Some of the games are Bluetooth-compatible too, so you can play with your mates wirelessly (as long as they've picked up the app too). See over the page for the full list of available games, with the app and games available now from the Apple app store.
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In a way, I'm surprised it's taken so long – a football manager game with a retro twist. Which is what you get with Championship Manager 70s Legends.
The title says it all, the long-running football manager sim now lets you manage a team full of 1970s legends – so buying the likes of Billy Bremner, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Pele, Johan Cruyff, and Franz Beckenbauer is just a click away. Not just the players, the rules have changed back to the 70s too, which means the likes of 2 points for a win and 1 substitute only in England.
Choose from seasons 1970/10 through to 1979/80 and various countries, with each season complete with authentic, illustrated news stories from throughout the decade reflecting events as they happened. Available for the iPhone and iPod touch, it sells for £1.79.
Find out more at the Apple website
Yesterday we reminded you about our vintage camera apps article, but today we've spotted something equally as good for moving pictures – the 8mm Vintage Camera app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
It's as it sounds, an app that allows you to turn the video camera on your Apple device into a vintage movie camera. By mixing and matching films and lenses, you can recreate the atmosphere of a bygone era with 25 timeless retro looks, complete with dust and scratches, retro colors, flickering, light leaks, frame jitters, whatever you want to add for 'authenticity'.
As retro as we all like to be, it’s useful to have a modern handset and we’re guessing many of you currently use Apple’s iPhone. But the iPhone can be retro too, especially when it comes to photography. In fact, there are so many retro camera apps out there, we thought we would sort out the good from the bad.
Specifically, picking out what are, in our opinion, the five best vintage camera apps for the iPhone.
It’s the star of the show, at least in terms of sales. It comes with three rolls of vintage-style film (simulated of course). plus a selection of lenses and flashes for the initial price. Once you’re in, you can buy more, as well as share via the social networks and if you love your work lots, you can even order your analogue prints.
It’s the market leader for good reason and is easy to use. But unless you start spending, you might get a little bored of the limited options fairly soon.
We like: Ease of use, finished and the options to share.
Not so sure about: Cost of add-ons and how quickly we got tired of the initial set up.
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