Strout & Sons proudly presents Retro Robots!

One of the greatest arcade games of all time has been reimagined, improved, and brought into the modern age. Play with your iPad in hand, or get the full impact with a compatible tabletop arcade accessory. Retro Robots: it may be mindless, but it sure is fun!

The Story

It is the year, let's say, 2199. Evil robots, led by a particularly maniacal model named Evil Botto, have taken over the Earth. You are humanity's last hope, selected to infiltrate the seemingly endless maze of the robot base. Armed with your trusted laser pistol, plus whatever gadgetry you might find, you battle increasingly more capable bots in your quest for the fabled Score of Height.

How to Play

First, get the game in the App Store.

Then move with the on-screen virtual D-pad in the lower left corner of the screen, and fire with the right. Or, if you have an iCade, then move with the joystick and press any button to fire. Tap in the top half of the screen to pause, and then press the fire button to unpause.

Avoid or destroy the robots, as well as the walls, which are deadly to the touch. If overwhelmed, run for an exit — but don't be too quick to take your leave, as powerups will appear only after clearing all the robots in a room. Watch out for Evil Botto, an advanced robot which is both cheerful and deadly.

About Retro Robots

This is our very first app in the app store. Programming was done mainly by Kevin (age 11 at the start of the project, age 12 by the time it was finished), with help from Dad. Zach (age 8) provided testing and encouragement (we'll get him sucked into the programming and/or artwork later).

Thrills! Chills! Spills! Play on screen... or with iCade!

iCade Support

Retro Robots was inspired by the Ion iCade arcade cabinet for iPad, and we've worked hard to make sure it works flawlessly! If you're new to the iCade, be sure to read the Quickstart Guide for set-up instructions.

If you don't have an iCade already, get one! It really is the best way to play any well-written arcade-style game... and with Retro Robots, you can be sure of hours of fun!

Contact Us

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