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iPhone game of the day: Pix'n Love Rush

Game: Pix'n Love Rush
Price: £0.59/$0.99
Size: 12.6MB
Buy it now from the iTunes Store

Pixel, the pixellated feline star of Arkedo Series 03 on XBLA's Indie Games service, has made the leap to iPhone and landed on all four paws. This isn't a platform adventure like the Indie classic, but instead a score attack game set in static or scrolling platform environments. Brilliantly, it rewards consecutive scoring with screen filters that resemble classic gaming machines.

It's a good job these rewards are so awesome - the game is incredibly hard. This is proper hardcore gaming. To help out, Pixel's nowgot a 'fire' button now to shoot enemies above him, although if you miss, there's always a chance your bullet will land on your head. And nobody wants to hurt Pixel - he's awesome.

Above: The regular screen mode. Collect the plus signs, shoot the bats

Above: Game Boy's fuzzy dot matrix screen is emulated perfectly

Above: Game & Watch, anyone? Mind the bats - they'll kill your combo

Above: Infinite Mode's Radar screen,with scan linesfrom left to right

Above: Virtual Boy lives on. There's even simulated pixel blur!

21 Jun, 2010

Justin worked on the GamesRadar+ staff for 10 whole years. Imagine that. Now he is a contributor, specialising in racing games, retro, and Sanic.