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Retro Highway – The Review

Retro Highway has been presented by Gearhead Games ApS as a free to play arcade game. The game blends the simplicity and uniqueness of conventional gaming with a competitive handheld experience. It provides a nostalgic feeling to players who enjoyed retro gaming in the 90s. Retro Highway is playable for users of iPhones, iPod touch, and iPad devices. The current version of the game that is available on Apple’s App Store is 1.0.5.

The game carries a mediocre rating of 4.1/5 on the Apple App Store, with 544 reviews. It has been rated as a 9+ game by the game developers.Retro Highway carries minimalistic hardware requirements which isn’t a big surprise as the game belongs to the arcade game category. Therefore, it needs iOS 8 or later versions with a mere space requirement of 87 MBs.

The gameplay is illustrated in the following screenshot. By clicking the arrows on both sides of the screen, the rider can be moved right and left. The ability to activate the boost can also be triggered with just one push at the right end of the screen.

At the top left side of the screen, below the gold coins earned in the current session, the distance traveled by the rider from the start is displayed. The bike’s speed is shown on the top right side of the screen, and the game can be paused from under the speed display. After the game is paused, the goals required to be met for the current stage are displayed.

The game is quite simple but appealing. The graphics quality is pretty low and at first, seems dated, but then again, being an arcade title, it is intended to be like that.

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I am passionate about “Heroic Fantasy” and “Beat Them all” games on Nintendo Game System (I hate SEGA). Now that I am old, I love retro gaming, since I don’t have much time. Feels good to watch endings though…
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