Retro gaming fans should have a look at two '80s arcade classics that are currently on sale in the App Store.

  • Frogger from Konami ($5.99 -> $.99)

    frogger screenOne of Konami's first App Store releases, Frogger [App Store] for the iPhone is available for more than 80% off August 20th (today) through the 22nd.

    The game is an adaptation of the studio's 1981 arcade original featuring updated graphics, an updated soundtrack, and a choice of touchscreen or accelerometer controls–or both combined.

    Like the 28-year-old original, the goal of the game is to direct five frogs, one by one, from the starting point at the bottom of the screen to their homes at the top before the timer runs out.  It's a treaturous journey.  The lower half of the screen consists of a busy roadway with five lanes of speeding traffic.  The upper half contains a rushing river filled with logs, turtles, alligators and other such hazards.  The challenge is getting the frog home safely without getting flattened, drowned (this was always puzzling…), or eaten.  It sounds simple, but can be rather frustrating challenging.

    We took a look at this one back in August.

    App Store Link: Frogger, $.99 (limited time)

  • Pole Position: Remix from Namco ($5.99 -> $2.99)

    pole_position screenPole Position: Remix [App Store], Namco's iPhone adaptation of their classic 1982 arcade racer, is available for a limited time at 50% off.

    As the title suggests, Pole Position: Remix is a (somewhat) modern adaptation of Namco's 27-year-old classic arcade racer.  Retro gaming nuts will appreciate the fact that, although the title brings a graphical overhaul, the gameplay remains rather faithful to the original.

    The game offers three methods of control: tilt (accelerometer-based), slider (swipe right and left), and steering wheel mode (radially control a steering wheel, capable of flick-spin, with your finger).  A semi-translucent, on-screen pedal controls either braking or acceleration, depending on settings.

    We had a look at this one back in September.

    App Store Link: Pole Position: Remix, $2.99 (limited time), Pole Postition: Remix Lite, Free

  • Ben

    Just got in on sale yesterday, and I've just gotta say: I've hardly put it down! It can be frustrating, but it's also incredibly fun! I'd recommend it.

  • Ben

    Just got in on sale yesterday, and I've just gotta say: I've hardly put it down! It can be frustrating, but it's also incredibly fun! I'd recommend it.

  • sameAsitEverWas

    Frogger is still overpriced IMO.

  • sameAsitEverWas

    Frogger is still overpriced IMO.

  • Ben

    Haha, how could I forget?? I was refering to Pole Position. As for the Frogger re-make, I haven't heard so many good things about...

  • Ben

    Haha, how could I forget?? I was refering to Pole Position. As for the Frogger re-make, I haven't heard so many good things about...

  • chilly

    don't forget EA got apps on sale. Sim City only a sick 2.99, works great on 3gs, sucked on the 3g. And Trivial Pursuit only 2.99

  • chilly

    don't forget EA got apps on sale. Sim City only a sick 2.99, works great on 3gs, sucked on the 3g. And Trivial Pursuit only 2.99

  • FreeFrogger

    Yeaph, Frogger should be free. Come on, the reviews are all low. Anything by konami should be free. They rip you off with frogger, then try to rip you off with DDR (Tap Tap is much better) and then release metal gear, who Kojima finally admitted that he did not work on. Shame on you. This VP A. Bourques is ALL fluff. He is reportedly going to be asked to leave Konami.

  • FreeFrogger

    Yeaph, Frogger should be free. Come on, the reviews are all low. Anything by konami should be free. They rip you off with frogger, then try to rip you off with DDR (Tap Tap is much better) and then release metal gear, who Kojima finally admitted that he did not work on. Shame on you. This VP A. Bourques is ALL fluff. He is reportedly going to be asked to leave Konami.

  • Rita

    Frogger is 1.99 not .99

  • Rita

    Frogger is 1.99 not .99