Retro Classics Earth Defense Force & Road Avenger arrive on iPhone

As the App Store continues to grow in strength, it's inevitable many retro games slowly make their way onto Apple's devices. Road Avenger (Sega Mega-CD) and Earth Defense Force (Super Nintendo) have been ported to the iPhone / iPad, which are now available to download.

Earth Defense Force on the iPhone

DotEmu who kindly brought us Irem's Arcade Hits as of recent, is back in force with their latest port of Earth Defense Force on the iPhone. Released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo by Jaleco, it remained a sleeper for quite some time. Having only received a review score of 68% from Super Play Magazine, there were plenty of other Shmups available at this point which gamers were spending their money on.

Earth Defense Force arrived on the Apple App Store on the 14th January and can be had for just £1.19. The controls have been updated to accommodate the touch screen, while keeping the classic Super Nintendo graphics and gameplay intact.

Touch Arcade has put together a video detailing the new release:

Link: View Earth Defense Force in the Apple App Store
Link: View Earth Defense Force in the RetroCollect Rarity Guide & Release List Game Database

Road Avenger (aka Road Blaster) on the iPhone

The classic, cheesy and love-able Road Avenger which saw release in the arcade via Laserdisc has also been given the iPhone treatment. Having also seen release on the Sega Mega-CD in Europe and various other consoles elsewhere, Road Avenger should be no stranger to the retro gamers.

Released in 1993 by Data East, the simplistic controls failed to captivate many gamers despite the industry going overboard and churning out countless FMV games. However we believe that the iPhone is the perfect platform for FMV games. With touch screen controls, swipes and presses on the screen should be more than enough to control the action.

Road Avenger arrived on the iPhone / iPad on the 15th January and can be bought for £0.59 now.

Toucharcade has also put together a video of Road Avenger's gameplay on the iPhone:

Link: View Road Avenger in the Apple App Store
Link: View Road Avenger on the RetroCollect Rarity Guide & Release List Game Database 

Source: TouchArcade


Last Updated ( 17 January 2011 )  

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Comments 

(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2011-01-17 21:37
Road Avenger was SUCH a fun game. My mates and I used to crash out all the time to see the animations. But finishing it was cool too.
(Link to this comment) Cauterize 2011-01-17 21:46
Quoting JoeMD:
Road Avenger was SUCH a fun game. My mates and I used to crash out all the time to see the animations. But finishing it was cool too.

I'm a big fan too. It's really easy to play from start to finish, but really enjoyable :)
(Link to this comment) chocklo 2011-01-21 18:09
Anyone tried R-Type yet? I downloaded PC Kid but it's not very playable with the touch d pad. This is why I'm eagerly anticipating the Sony Zeus.
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