Ever wish games were fun again, like when they were lovingly handcrafted line segment by line segment that your grandpappy used to make?

Ahhh, those were the days. Yep, back then you played a game, instead of watching it through cutscenes. You didn’t need no fancy whizbang graphics either, and the dragons looked vaguely like ducks. Yes, Kid Vector is an homage to a simpler time, when games were only about fun, children listened to their parents, and coins were collected instead of bought in packs for $24.99.

Kid Vector is a platformer that features a nouveau retro 2.5d world full of glorious vector graphics. Throughout the game you’ll encounter mysterious UFOs, relentless space worms, and a very angry vector dragon. There are 15 levels to explore, sure to challenge your platforming mettle. If you dare risk retro overload, you can play Kid Vector on your iCade as well.

So grab a lemonade, snuggle up to your newfangled iDevice, and relive the good old days with Kid Vector.

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Slide To Play (4/4) - "Kid Vector is pure joy to play. The depth of creativity and passion that went into it is evident in every frame."

AppAdvice (4.5/5) -"If you’re a fan of difficult retro platformer titles, then make sure to give Kid Vector a try."

Apptudes (4/5) - "Kid Vector is a refreshing twist to most of the cartoonish platformers available in the App Store today"

The App Shack (4.5/5) - "it's one of the most well designed iOS platformers I’ve had the pleasure of playing, and I’ve played just about every single one of them."

TouchGen (4/5) - "The easy to grasp controls, and flashing graphics makes it a joy to play"

Modojo (4/5) - "Kid Vector delivers plenty of 8-bit charm, with tight virtual controls, punishing stages and a dollop of personality for good measure."

What's New

Version 1.2

added compatibility for newer devices

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Where am I going?


Kid Vector is in many ways my ideal game. I love platformers and retro vector graphics and this game excels in both of these domains - the style is gorgeous, the levels are well designed and challenging but not overwhelming, and the controls are smooth and responsive. Little more need be said about it but at the same time little more can be said about it.

To clarify, the only thing holding this game back from a full five stars for me is the lack of personality in the character and setting. There is an old saying that the most fundamental questions in life are Who am I? Where have I come from? and Where am I going? Although Kid Vector hearkens back to the old days of the simple joy of fundamental gameplay mechanics, and does so in the most exemplary way possible, the above omissions seem particularly poignant as I lead him through this mysterious domain. Who is Kid Vector? Where does he come from? And where is he going? If we were somehow able to find the answer to these questions, this game could potentially achieve true excellence.

Awesome retro feel!


Bottom line, this game is fun and definitely has retro charm. That being said, I think $0.99 would've been a more suitable price tag. As mentioned in another review, the game could benefit greatly from a bit of story depth/character development. Looking forward to future updates!

Great platformer with excellent controls


Very fun and unique/retro visual style. Best virtual controls I have played on any ios platformer. And if u own an icade controller, your in the money! Not sure what antiquated hardware the gamers commenting below own, but there is no lag on my iPhone 4 or 4s.


David Byers
69.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 uncade llc


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