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.
User reviews: Very Positive (53 reviews)
Release Date: May 19, 2014

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"Originally created for Ludum Dare 24. Theme: Evolution. 2nd place in the Jam."
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May 29

Full 7 Game Soundtrack now live (and free!)

The full 7 game soundtrack for Retro Game Crunch is now available!

Includes 90 tracks of authentic chiptunes written by 8bitmatt. Most of these tracks were written using MML and audio was recorded directly from a real Nintendo Entertainment System!

Bonus album included: Music from the three day jam game Beat Drop and, what it eventually turned into, the 4th Retro Game Crunch game Wub-Wub Wescue.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/374260
Alternatively, download the individual albums on 8bitmatt's Band Camp page: http://8bitmatt.bandcamp.com

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About This Game

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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Fantastic music and filled to the brim with character and charm. Sadly, I fear this game will go unnoticed simply for being retro styled. Just like Retro Game Challenge for the Nintendo DS.

What's that? You've never heard of Retro Game Challenge for the Nintendo DS? Exactly.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Wish Valve had a thumbs in the middle for this game. The individual titles are all enjoyable and some can be a time eater if you start to get into it. That being said, a lot of the games in this feel as if they focused more on copying the look of 8-bit era games (specifically NES), but not the feel of the games from the era. This does detract some from the experience. With that said, there's some entertainment to be found here. I'd recommend a purchase if you can catch it during a sale.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Don't let the simplicity or short game-time of these cute and quirky little neo-retrogames deter you - there's some clever innovation to most of them, experimentation worth exploring - and as a gestalt experience there's a lot of game here to play.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
This game was bought via Humble Jumbo Bundle 4.
This does not affect my review in any way, shape or form.

This review is very long, as this reviews the minigames that this game contains.

The Main Window

The UI
The UI is great, as you can select any game freely and see all the controls necessary.

The Controls
The controls are fine, but you can not change them. You can use a controller, in this case, a generic XBOX controller. The controller controls aren't given to you, so in order to know the controls you need to randomly randomly press the buttons to learn what they do.

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Mini-Game: Super! Clew Land Complete <<< 7/10 >>>

The Control Scheme
The game uses WASD to move, but the ARROW KEYS are for a unique mechanic, mutation. SPACE to jump. ENTER to pause.

The Difficulty
The game is difficult, and it will make you rage. A lot.

How long is it to learn?
The game doesn't take long to learn.

It is a good game to play when you first get it, as its the first on the list.

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Mini-Game: End of Line <<< 4/10 >>>

The Control Scheme
The game uses WASD or ARROW KEYS to move. ENTER is to restart the level. SPACE to dash, which you need to use to destroy the robots.

The Difficulty
The game is difficult, as one mechanic is hard to understand.

How long is it to learn?
The game took a long to learn for me, as one mechanic is hard to understand.

What mechanic?
In order to win, you need to kill all the robots, which includes yourself.

No other comments.

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Mini-Game: Gaia-Ttack <<< 8/10 >>>

The Control Scheme
The game uses ARROW KEYS to move. ENTER is to pause.
Z to jump, X to attack, and C to use magic.

The Difficulty
The game isn't that difficult.

How long is it to learn?
The game, to me, wasn't hard and didn't take long to learn.

This game is a solo, or a 4 player on the same keyboard.

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Mini-Game: Paradox Lost <<< 6/10 >>>

The Control Scheme
The game uses ARROW KEYS to move. ENTER is to pause.
Z to jump, X to shoot,C to scan, S to switch eras, and TAB to see your map.

The Difficulty
The game is difficult, also within 5 minutes your are fighting a boss so you get your weapons.

How long is it to learn?
The game took a while to learn as its an adventure platformer.

No other comments.

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Mini-Game: Wub-Wub Wescue <<< 9/10 >>>

The Control Scheme
The game uses ARROW KEYS to move. ENTER is to pause.
Z to jump, and X to sing.

The Difficulty
The game is difficult, as its more of an arcade game.

How long is it to learn?
The game took a while to learn, as you need to run to jump to an area, as just jumping then moving won't work.

No other comments.

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Mini-Game: Brains & Hearts <<< 7/10 >>>

The Control Scheme
The game is a card game. LSHIFT, RSHIFT to cancel, and SPACE to confirm, ENTER to pause, and ARROW KEYS to move the cursor.

The Difficulty
The game is difficult for me, as for me the card games are hard to understand.

How long is it to learn?
The game took a while to learn.

This is a solo game, but there is a two-player mode.

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Mini-Game: Shuten <<< 7/10 >>>

The Control Scheme
The game uses WASD to move. ENTER is to pause.
V to use sword, and B to use your ability.

The Difficulty
The game isn't difficult for me, as the tutorial was engaging to a certain point.

How long is it to learn?
The game didn't take a while to learn, because the tutorial.

This is a solo game, but there is a two-player mode.

This concludes my review for Retro Game Crunch
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
here is a video with 3-5min of each game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyiqsdpL4u0

this is a collection of 7 retro like games.
its like a nes collection and each game is vary different so its not hard to find at lest one you like.

game and play styles are
* super! clew land = side scrolling evolution game. you avoid dangers and eat small animals to evolve, collect gems, and take on the boss.
* end of the line = puzzle game. you find ways to smash the other robots and suicide on spikes.
* gaia attack = side/top scrolled beat'm up. play as 4 furry animals who take revenge on eco villeins and pirates.
* paradox lost = side scroller metroid game type. basically metroid with a few differences. like saving people through time.
* wab-wab wescue = puzzle game donkey kong type. like many of the donkey kong clones, in here you play as a spunky pug trying to save his master.
* Brains & hearts = card game. kind of a match 3 and steal the opponents cards. its rather hard untill you get the rules down.
* shuten = classic shump. you play as a magic samurai that travels the land and kills various demons. you can steal opponents attacks and buy things in the shop.

overall the collection is good.
the games are short-ish but they do feel full filling.

Paradox Lost 100% freed.
https://youtu.be/GLlATjjross
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