By Christian Schnellmann
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A game lost for over 30 years is finally available again. Electrogame for iOS is an enhanced port of the original game created for the SC-800 pocket calculator. And it is just as much fun as ever.
-Music and sound effects
-Action in time with the beat
Interesting and well made
The thought of an old calculator game certainly caught my interest.
I was pleasantly surprised with the short video that played upon the initial app opening. I'd planned on looking up the history of the game, but the app saved me the effort.
As far as the app itself, it seems well constructed and user friendly. Buttons work correctly and are in easy-to-use positions. The calculator has some nice visual detail to it (such as the scratches in the numbers), although the border of the menu buttons is more interesting looking than the border of the number buttons. The music and sound effects are pleasant (yet easily muteable in-game via a toggle button). Although I haven't gotten to a high level, I haven't encountered any glitches. Level changing confused me a little, and I had to refer to the instructions to figure it out. It makes sense how it's designed, but not obvious to a new player.
The game is simple to understand, yet increasingly difficult to progress to higher levels. It requires fast reflexes due to the moving "enemies" and knowing the number pad without hesitation. It sounds easy enough, but I still catch myself having to think of where in the 3x3 numbers are located sometimes! I can't say I'd play this game for hours on end, but it'll be in my permanent games folder.
Thank you for making this game :)
Thank you for bringing back this wonderful retro game! Great gameplay and music makes this game a keeper! Best of all it's free!
- Category: Games
- Released: Jul 10, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 49.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Christian Schnellmann
- © Christian Schnellmann
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.