Never mind getting a retro app for your mobile, you can now turn your phone into an arcade machine with Arcadie for iPhone.
Regular readers might recall that we produced a best vintage camera apps article a short time back. If you really want to take that idea to the extreme, you might want to pick up the HipstaCase 100 for the iPhone.
As you might have guessed, this an iPhone 4 case, designed to look like a plastic camera from the 1980s. The one-piece, snap-on case offers 'premium' protection for the iPhone (or iPod touch), a tripod adapter and a wrist lanyard for quick and secure access.
$39.95 is the price at the Hipstamart website.
Remember we featured Championship Manager 70s Legends for the iPhone a while back? Well, a new version has just landed, taking things on a decade with CM 1980s Legends.
It's much the same, with a few key changes for the era, which means an authentic database of players from the 80s, loads of genuine news stores and images to give a flavour of the era, different start dates in the decade, an 80s retro interface, the option to tie in the game with Facebook and Twitter plus all the detail you crave – formations, commentary, match day build-up etc. If you start in 1986, there's no European football either, just like the real thing.
Sadly there's no 4th division, so no option to recreate Phil Neal's mighty Bolton team of that decade, although presumably John McGovern's crocks are there from earlier in the decade. if you can live with that (and I'm sure you can), £1.79 is the price at the Apple app store.
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'.