8 New Games Inspired by 8 Retro Games

Old or new, these are the games of our childhood (or our parents’).

  1. Frogger (1981) and Crossy Road (2014)

Fun fact:  Frogger became an animated television series on CBS in 1983; however, it only lasted 1 season.

  1. Q*Bert (1982) and Monuement Valley (2014)

Fun fact: During Q*Bert’s development phases, it was also called “Snot and Boogers” as well as “@!#?@!”

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) and Temple Run 2 (2013)

Fun fact: More recent Sonic games feature music from artists such as Bowling for Soup and Cash Cash.

  1. Galaga (1981) and Chicken Invaders (1991-present)

Fun fact: The Wii remake of Galaga allows players to use the Wii remote as a gun. The plot of the game is to also protect Pac Man.

  1. Arkanoid (1986) and Fairy Treasure Brick Breaker (2015)

Fun fact: Arkanoid is only 33 levels

  1. Age of Empire (1997) and Castle Clash (2014)

Fun fact: Developers used Middle Age instruments such as bagpipes and field drums in order to create a more authentic soundtrack.

  1. Super Mario World (1990) and Flappy Bird (2013)

Fun fact: Mario’s name was originally “Mr. Video”.

  1. Scrabble (1938) and Words With Friends (2009)

Fun fact: USA and Canada Scrabble box rules have been edited four times: in 1953, 1976, 1989, and 1999.

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