Retro Hero is a nice slice of arcade history, but I would wait till the Mango version is released.
Overall Score: 3/5
The gameplay and music in Retro Hero is excellent, but it lacks tombstoning and the lasting value is weak.
This platformer/shooter game is pretty fun to play. The controls work well, the platforming is satisfying, and the enemies are challenging yet fun. You are given a limited amount of ammo which gives you an extra challenge of conserving ammo.
The music in Retro Hero is great, and the visuals are good, but the complete lack of tombstoning is painful! If you respond to a text message, turn off your screen for a second, or anything else, you lose all your current progress. A Mango version will be released in the future, but until then the presentation greatly suffers because of this.
Lasting Value: 2/5
The game will only last you about an hour, which isn’t too much. After that, there is very little incentive to replay the game, and you’re pretty much done at that point. There are online leaderboards, but the game desperately needs more levels in order to have a better lasting value. Or maybe add a timed mode where you have to race through levels? It definitely needs more to be worth $1.29. Plus, the lack of tombstoning has you cringing at the thought of playing Retro Hero since when you play, you can’t even use your phone to do anything or you lose everything!
Title: Retro Hero