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Retro Game Crunch is a series of 7 games, full of the charm and challenge of the 8-bit generation. Each world feels like an authentic NES classic. A massive genre-spanning collection.
Release Date: May 19, 2014
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Retro Game Crunch is a series of 7 games, full of the charm and challenge of the 8-bit generation. Each world feels like an authentic NES classic. This genre-spanning collection includes...

  • Super Clew Land – Eat, evolve, and explore in this happy-go-lucky exploration-based platformer.
  • End of Line – A game about learning how to die. Figure out how to thwart autonomous repair bots in this puzzle adventure.
  • GAIAttack – Gaia has summoned four champions to rise up and destroy the pillaging Sky Pirates. A beat 'em up platformer for up to four players.
  • Paradox Lost – Abby crashes her plane, but stumbles upon a gun that shoots time travel! A metroidvania across three time periods.
  • Wub-Wub Wescue – A pug must brave the jungle and navigate its treacherous rhythms, all to rescue his master. An early 80’s arcade platformer.
  • Brains & Hearts – A two player card game that takes place inside Albert Einstein's dream. Play against the CPU or a friend.
  • Shūten – A samurai shoot 'em up for one or two players. Owari’s village is trampled as ancient gods awaken. He takes up sword to end them.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360, Dualshock 4, or XInput-compatible controller

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8.5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360, Dualshock 4 or Dualshock 3 Controller
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
365 products in account
23 reviews
2.1 hrs on record
Beautiful 8 bit graphics and sounds in 7 varied games.
This will take you back to the days of buying a cartridge multipak and make you pine for the 80s.
Much like those carts, the presentation is spartan, booting straight into the select screen. A splash screen for the collection would be nice.

Using a pad is great for the games themselves but the game never tells you what button does what. Tip- If a game ever tells you to press tab, it means left shoulder button.

There isn't an easy way to switch games, you have to take the game out of fullscreen and quit to bring up the selection menu and I feel there should be an easier way, such as pressing B.

The games themselves are fun, some are deeper than others. Gaia-ttack, the side scrolling brawler has local co-op, but the button config looks like a nightmare to play. I don't understand the card game properly but it will probably see the least play even if I did. Each game is crafted with care, but you may not like them all.

At the full price of $14, it makes each game $2, but it still feels pricey. Without wanting to devalue the hard work of the devs, the experience feels like something in the $10 range. Maybe steam spoils me and I'm a bad judge, but for the full steam price, I think more care should go into game pad support, switching games and giving the selection menu a splash screen title that fades into the menu wouldreally help tighten the experience and push the game firmly into the $10+ price point.

It's still fun.
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
539 products in account
4 reviews
3.8 hrs on record
If you have fond memories of playing NES games you should definitely pick this one up. It has elements from all your favorites with a few great twists. Plus, with seven games collected in this package you are bound to find at least a couple games you like. So far I've enjoyed playing all of them. Retro game fans need look no further. Retro Game Crunch is the love letter to the NES era you have been looking for.
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
405 products in account
8 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
So far I've only played Super Clew Land, one game out of seven. It took me a little over an hour to beat, but dang it was a really good hour. Reminded me a lot of the Kirby games in art style and in music. The game was decently challenging, but not frustrating. A lot of games that go for the ~retro~ vibe tend to go for blistering difficulty, but Super Clew Land was only a little tough at some parts and was otherwise just "challenging." Really well-made and well designed, everything felt super nice. Just by the one game I can tell this collection is worth the price of entry, can't wait to try out the other games in the collection.
Posted: May 21st, 2014
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
395 products in account
14 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
As I completed Retro Game Crunch before it came to Steam, I'll write my review here with "10 minutes" played on Steam.

In-depth video critique for all games included in Retro Game Crunch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsZdc5LFHo4

Super Clew Land - Metroid inspired platformer with demanding platforming and satisfying exploration - very good game!

End Of Line - Puzzle game with a unique way in progressing by dying - worthwhile experience

GAIA-ttack - Simple brawler with platforming elements, rather shallow combat and very weak level design though - one of the weakest games in the bundle

Paradox Lost - Highly metroid inspired with puzzle elements, rewarding exploration due to significant rewards - very good game!

Wub-Wub Wescue - Retro platformer (rather slow moving) with very slight puzzle elements, rather frustrating - weakest link of the bundle for me

Brains & Hearts - Two player card game with rather unique mechanics (with plain tutorial) that features a strong AI (that takes rather long to take its turn) - fresh ideas and fun for a short while

Shuten - Classical shoot 'em up with the ability to "steal" the enemies weapons, however with weak enemy design - Mediocre SHMUP, worth checking out however

TL;DR - DEFINITELY WORTH THE MONEY!
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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