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Retro Pocket: Escape From Whale
Smells a bit fishy to us
by Damien McFerran 26/6/2013
Product: Retro Pocket: Escape From Whale
Publisher: UFO Interactive Games
Format: iPhone
Genre: Party/ mini- games
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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For many developers, iOS has offered an exciting and rewarding way to get their creations noticed by millions of players all over the world.

For others, it's just a way to make money from past failures. Retro Pocket: Escape From Whale falls neatly into the latter camp, thanks to its status as a small part of a Nintendo DSiWare compilation released back in May.

On Nintendo's handheld, Retro Pocket was a collection of eight titles based almost entirely on the classic Game & Watch range of LCD portables, famous in the years before the Game Boy came along and revolutionised the way we play games on the move. ...
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An ill-judged homage to Nintendo's Game & Watch title Octopus, Escape From Whale is overpriced and painfully basic
Audio/visual: 5
Gameplay: 4
Value: 3
Innovation: 3
Overall: 4
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