London-based developer Big Head Games has just announced the submission of their new iPhone gravity game / cave-flyer, Retro, to the App Store.

Grabbing the best bits of retro gaming and wrapping them in glorious visuals BHG have produced the perfect game for the iPhone platform. True to the traditions of classic Sci-fi, Retro is set in the near future, our experiments to harvest the Sun´s energy is about to send it supernova, your mission is to rescue scientists stranded on orbiting planets. Retro takes you on 23 missions deep below the surface of orbiting planets, the super smooth control system allows you to tilt the iPhone to turn the craft, tapping the screen to apply thrust, gliding through the tightest caves to find stranded scientists, keeping one eye on the fuel and shield and the other on the rocky outcrops.

The iPhone with its accelerometer control system is an ideal platform for this type of game and we have lamented the lack of solid App Store offerings in this area.  As can be seen from the developer's demo video, BHG seems to have created an impressive looking title that should go a long way to satisfy iPhone gamers that are particular fans of the genre.

Retro should appear in the App Store within the next few days.  Stay tuned for a full review.

Those intrigued by Retro might also enjoy Olivier Pasqualini's G Force [$0.99, App Store].

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Nice nod to Oids in the mothership UFO. (If I'm seeing it right.) :-)

  • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

    Nice nod to Oids in the mothership UFO. (If I'm seeing it right.) :-)

  • http://www.imangistudios.com Kshep

    That is exactly what I thought. The little people look the same too. Looks great. I almost started making a game like this a few months ago.

  • http://www.imangistudios.com Kshep

    That is exactly what I thought. The little people look the same too. Looks great. I almost started making a game like this a few months ago.

  • Silverye

    Like the look of this one - control looks decent too.

  • Silverye

    Like the look of this one - control looks decent too.

  • http://rosetta.null-zero.com siegfried

    Cool, I want to play it!

  • http://rosetta.null-zero.com siegfried

    Cool, I want to play it!

  • Henry the 1st

    Just bought this, stumbled across it, very nice controls and good value for money, 10 hours playing and only on level 11...a bit like Oids and Thrust..we need more of these classics on iPhone.

  • Henry the 1st

    Just bought this, stumbled across it, very nice controls and good value for money, 10 hours playing and only on level 11...a bit like Oids and Thrust..we need more of these classics on iPhone.

  • Dogtodog

    You must be really bad at games...I got to level 11 with no problems now it's getting harder but only because of time...and I'm soo close I can smell the end.

  • Dogtodog

    You must be really bad at games...I got to level 11 with no problems now it's getting harder but only because of time...and I'm soo close I can smell the end.