LCD Gaming is Resurrected in Retro Pocket on DSiWare
Posted by Damien McFerran
New downloadable title channels the spirit of Nintendo's Game & Watch range
Nintendo's Game & Watch series was the precursor to the Game Boy and introduced many fledgling players to the concept of portable entertainment. The simplistic yet addictive LCD games captivated a generation, and they're due for a comeback courtesy of UFO Interactive's Retro Pocket.
A DSiWare-based collection of tributes to old Game & Watch titles, Retro Pocket is due out in North America on the 20th of September. It will cost 500 DSi Points, or $4.99 if you're downloading via the 3DS eShop.
The games include:
- Kung Fu Hero
- Watch Your Head
- Egg Drop
- Fuel Drop
- Whale Escape
- Candy Factory
Eagle-eyed retro players will spot a few connections to old Game & Watch games there, which bodes well for the overall quality of the package. We'll be giving it the full review treatment when it launches later this month, but in the meantime, check out the trailer below.