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Release Date: Mar 20, 2013
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“Developer 24 Caret Games has created a frame tale for a rhythm game, and it's clever and creative. Despite all the insanity around the concept – and aside from all the weird "challenge mode" variants, unlockable ships, cute level descriptions, and all the other quirk – Retro/Grade is a well-designed music game with a completely original soundtrack.”
4/5 – Joystiq

“The game has the feel of something that was much-loved and fussed over. There is no aspect of the game that isn’t fun to look it or read, and that level of dedication goes a long way to helping the game stand out in a crowded marketplace.”
Penny Arcade

“Until now, Amplitude has been without a doubt my favorite music game, ever. Retro/Grade scratches that very same itch, but its unique marriage of high-concept premise and classic rhythm gameplay make it an all-around more satisfying experience”
10/10 – Thunderbolt Games

About the Game

Play a classic Shoot 'Em Up... in reverse! Navigate deadly enemy waves and un-fire attacks in Retro/Grade, a mind-bending rhythm game by 24 Caret Games. Pick up a gamepad or a guitar controller and help Rick Rocket restore the continuity of space-time, before a temporal anomaly rips the universe a new time-hole!

Key Features


  • Play with a gamepad, keyboard, or a guitar controller, and control the flow of time with the Retro/Rocket to undo your mistakes.
  • 10 dazzling worlds with unique enemies, epic boss fights, and amazing effects.
  • A campaign with 6 difficulties, 130 different challenges, over 50 minutes of original music, and dozens of unlockable ships and rewards.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
    • Processor:2.0+ GHz or better (dual core recommended)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA 8000 series
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:300 MB HD space
    • Sound:Windows compatible
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
443 products in account
84 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
Retro/Grade is an original sidescrolling shooter as you complete your mission; in reverse.

While Retro/Grade may at first appear to be a generic sidescrolling shooter, the reverse aspect of the game leads it to be a very different kind of game indeed.

I completed the Beginner campaign, and while playing, actually found it to feel a lot more like a Rock Band/Guitar Hero game than a sidescrolling shooter. The reason for this is that you need to "take the place" of your ship before it shoots, which, in a lateral kind of way, feels like hitting notes on a Guitar Hero guitar. Which was great fun!

A fun, original concept, and a very enjoyable experience!

Nilesy
Posted: June 17th, 2014
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
265 products in account
1 review
74.3 hrs on record
A 2.5D side-scrolling reverse rhythm game set in the familiar scene of the space shoot-em-up games of old, Retro/Grade revolves around the fights of Rick Rocket against his many adversaries. After the glorious victory on the self-destructing Exnorian flagship right at the start of the game, you will be presented with the message that you won, so congratulations! Then space/time goes haywire.

Retro/Grade is a short, but fun rhythm game that will keep you entertained and challenged for hours on end with decent music playing to the beat of your un-destruction. This is a must-have for anyone into rhythm games, though too few realise this.
Posted: February 11th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
104 products in account
2 reviews
22.4 hrs on record
A refreshing spin on both the side scrolling shooter and the rhythm action genre, the game has a nice chilled soundtrack with a few 8-bit influences thrown in for good measure. Gameplay is fun, I caught myself smiling more than once at how clever the whole "playing the game in reverse" thing really is. I've read a few reviews on here stating the game is a bit lacking in content, which is probably the only real downside the game has. I'd say, if you like rhythm action or side scrolling shooters and see this on on sale or in a bundle, pick it up right away!
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
128 products in account
1 review
93.5 hrs on record
a music/space shoter that you play in reverse, staring at level 10 and going back to level 1. people may this game samiliar to games like, guitar hero, but here you have to control a ship up and down and unfire your shot's, not only that, but you must avoid the enemies shots, which are comeing from behind you. its realy fun and a good challenge, and with 6 difficulties, each with 10 levels, and 130 challenge levels, unlockable ships, artwork, music for the in-game music player and cheats, it shuld keep you busy for some time, you can even play with both keyboard, controler, and a guitar. However, a proplem which many may have is that its too colourful, so you may miss a shot you chuld not see, but after playing it for a while, you get use to it, atleast i did, i hope you well give it this game a try, if you are not sure if you want to buy it, just wait for a sale. I may have missed somethings about the game, but then you get some thing to discover yourself.
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
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9 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
If on sale, DO NOT MISS THIS.
Immensely beautiful sprite-based indie music game with appealing shmup twist.
a k a The Polynomial, but sidescrolling instead of FPS.
Ranks with Beat Hazard and Amplitude.

Posted: May 28th, 2014
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