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Top 10 Rehashed Retro Games

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With the iPhone providing a whole new control scheme the gaming world has never really properly encountered before, it's no wonder that companies are making use of this new technology by rehashing their old stuff.

Yes, as your dad's favourite bands all start reforming and hitting the stadiums, the gaming scene is getting a dose of the old stuff too. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we check out the Top 10 retro rehashes currently on iPhone.

Taking one of the most classic games of all time and creating a homage to it is always going to be risky, but Taito pulled it off with style and finesse. Starting out as the original, Infinity Gene slowly bursts into colour, with new weapons and more freedom.
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9.2
With the original being a huge success on PC, this director's cut edition gets the touch-screen involved in the point-and-click adventuring, with brand new scenarios and puzzles specifically for your nimble fingers.
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9.0
Messing with an adventuring classic is not always advisable, unless you want a horde of fanboys filling forums with abuse. LucasArts managed to rework The Secret of Monkey Island with new graphics to satisfying results, and even allowed players to swap between the new graphics and originals with ease to keep the naysayers at bay.
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8.6
Trapped in Union City with a sinister AI system known as LINC on his tail, Robert Foster definitely has problems. Fortunately for us, there are definitely no problems with this iPhone conversion of a wonderful, time-less adventuring classic.
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8.5
Regarded by some as the first person shooter which popularized the genre, Wolfenstein 3D Classic for iPhone brings all the Nazi-shooting action to the small screen with an updated control scheme which works wonders. A combination of D-pad and tilt control make this a great little conversion.
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8.4
Doom is a classic slice of first person shooting action that will stick with many a gamer for a good, long while. Doom Classic brings all the action to iPhone, and while the controls are a little clunky, this is the Doom we know and love brought to your touch-screen.
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8.0
The original Mega Drive version defined platform gaming for many, so it's no surprise that Gameloft opted to bring Earthworm Jim to iPhone exactly as it was. This is the original, hilarious story of Jim, the worm with the suit, with the only change being to the controls.
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8.0
Everyone has played Pac-Man, with its ghosts, mazes, pills and fruit. PAC-MAN Championship Edition puts a slight spin on the original - you're still looking to eat pills and dodge ghosts, but now the mazes shift around, the pills only appear at certain intervals, and time is of the essence.
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7.0
Like an interactive, animated movie, Dragon's Lair was in fact created courtesy of former Disney artist Don Bluth - hence, it's no wonder that the game looks so glorious. This iPhone edition brings the full original to your touch-screen, dragon'infested castle and all.
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6.9
With all its balloon-bursting fun, Pang's revival on iPhone features all the spear-to-balloon action you remember. It's aged pretty badly now, however, which explains the rather low Quality Index score. Still, it's a great deal of fun and if you loved the original, may be right up your alley.
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5.9
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