Retro revival studio DotEmu has just sent word that they have kicked off a 48-hour sale on five of their iPhone titles. From today until the 28th the following titles will be available for just $0.99.

64th Street -- $1.99 → $0.99

64th Street: A Detective Story is a Double Dragon-style beat 'em up arcade fighter that was originally released back in 1991. The iOS version of 64th Street is wrapped in an emulator, providing the original graphics and an authentic game experience as compared to the arcade release, but with customizations that make it appropriate for the iOS platform.

Avenging Spirit -- $2.99 → $0.99

During a walk with his girlfriend, a boy is ambushed by agents of a mysterious crime organization and is shot to death. Now, as a wandering spirit with the ability to possess most others, he is summoned by his girlfriend's father to save her from these criminals

The game is a run-and-jump platformer that sets itself apart due to its "possess anyone" mechanic. You start out as a Casper-cute ghost and make your initial possession. Then, when you die, your ghost pops out and you can take control of most any character onscreen. Your fighting abilities depend upon who you've possessed, so it mixes the game up nicely.

Earth Defense Force -- $1.99 → $0.99

Earth Defense Force is a classic horizontal shoot ‘em up that made an appearance in both arcades and on the SNES in the early 90's.

The alien Azyma Empire, threatens to destroy the Earth with the Orbital Buster, a large computerized space satellite. The Earth's only hope lies in the recently developed XA-1 spaceships held under the organization known as E.D.F: Earth Defense Force. You are the pilot in command!

This iOS version features two game modes: Arcade and Freeplay, and also boasts support for both D-pad and touch controls. Online leaderboards are also a part of the package, as well as Game Center integration.

Golvellius -- $1.99 → $0.99

Golvellius: Valley of Doom is a 1987 RPG that was originally released for the Japanese MSX home computer system and later brought to the Sega Master System.

The iPhone version of the game was ported by DotEmu with iPhone UI modifications as well as an intelligent save system.

Nicky Boom 2 -- $2.99 → $0.99

Nicky Boom 2 is a retro platform game that combines adventure, puzzle and 90's graphics.

  • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

    DotEmu did such a great job with these emulated titles, Sega could learn a thing or two from them. Before the mighty king Final Fight was added into the Capcom Arcade app, 64th Street was my sleeper pick for the best beat 'em up on the App Store.

    And I never played Avenging Spirit originally, but found the iOS version to be a really interesting action platformer with the ability to take on the persona of any enemy in the game, each with their own unique abilities. Such a cool idea.

    Any of the games above are totally worth a look for a dollar.

  • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

    DotEmu did such a great job with these emulated titles, Sega could learn a thing or two from them. Before the mighty king Final Fight was added into the Capcom Arcade app, 64th Street was my sleeper pick for the best beat 'em up on the App Store.

    And I never played Avenging Spirit originally, but found the iOS version to be a really interesting action platformer with the ability to take on the persona of any enemy in the game, each with their own unique abilities. Such a cool idea.

    Any of the games above are totally worth a look for a dollar.

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