There's a whole industry devoted to tapping into the nostalgia factor. The iCade's is a glowing example of 80's style/graphics designed to work with today's devices. We've gathered a few of our favourites that are sure to harken back to your childhood...or even as far back as your grandmother's.
iPad Atari's Greatest Hits: As you have probably guessed from the name, this app contains many of the Atari video game hits like Missile Command, Asteroid, and Centipede. While the app itself is free, games are available for in-app purchase. Also available for Android. Free
iMimic Says: True story as a kid I was super into Simon. This app has proven itself to be just as addicting and I'm unhappy to report that my memory is not what it used to be! If I could play this against 8 year old me, current me would not stand a chance. FreePixlr-o-matic: This is a photo editing app specifically centred around giving your images a vintage look. Think of it kind of like a giant Instagram but without the network. Also available for Android. FreeAndroidGurk II, the 8-bit RPG: Miss playing 8-bit video games? Get your vintage gaming fix with this Android app. $.99Retro Football: While I myself was never a fan of those handheld electronic football games, I do know many who were and can see this app as being a nice way to kick back and enjoy a little nostalgia during a lunch break challenge against a colleague. $.99Vignette: This is another photo editing app that specialises in making the pictures you shoot in 2012 look old-timey. $3.99, Demo Free
What are your favourite apps that take their cues from days gone by?
Joelle loves technology and making things and is in an almost perpetual state of problem solving. She's quite fond of airplanes and coffee and is pretty sure she will eventually read all of the books in her library.
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