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Top 5 Retro Remakes on iPhone

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There are already hundreds of re-released classics available for iPhone. Some good, some bad; these are often simple ports of the games you remember, adding little in terms of extra content or features.

Every once in a while, though, a retro game gets a thorough makeover on iOS, confidently improving upon its source material and standing out as an essential game in its own right.

Please be upstanding then for the Top 5 retro remakes on iPhone.

More than just re-releases, every title in this list neatly wraps up ideas we know and love, and presents them in a bonafide modern package.

This stunning evolution of TAITO's iconic shooter is every bit the remake Space Invaders deserves. To a backing of sumptuous retro-styled visuals, Infinity Gene slowly builds classic gameplay into a brand new experience every bit as compulsive as the original.
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Guybrush Threepwood's adventures on Monkey Island are regarded by many as the finest games ever made. This, the first in a series of remakes from LucasArts, presents his debut adventure in all-new HD splendour that perfectly captures Monkey Island's unique style of comedy.
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8.6
It seems like lunacy to blend RPG elements with a classic first-person shooter franchise. Somehow though, Wolfenstein's quirky WW2 humour shines through to make this a tight, balanced RPG that's as hilarious as it is compelling.
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8.6
More a sequel than a remake, Street Fighter IV deserves an honorable mention for staying so doggedly close to its '80s origins. Serving up exactly the same brand of high kicks, low punches, and SHORYUKEN! as always - plus looking beautiful to boot - you'd be mad to miss it.
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8.4
Released to celebrate the yellow peril's recent 30th birthday, Namco has done its legendary character proud with this Championship Edition. It mixes up the original gameplay with hidden pills, moving mazes, and a host of new game modes. Just look out for those ghosts!
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