Retry, Rovio's New Old School Game, Out Now on iOS and Android
Article by George Norman
On 23 Oct 2014
Retry, the old school game that Rovio introduced back in May, has been rolled out to the public. The game is available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play (links down at the bottom). Before you go get this new game, take a look at its official gameplay trailer.


If you liked the 8-bit games of old, you are sure to love Retry, an old school game that puts you in the cockpit of a "smoking, loop-the-looping, out of control, 8-bit jalopy of an airplane". The goal in the game is to guide this wreck of an airplane from point A to point B. Obviously, there are obstacles that you must avoid – and, as expected, you will crash into them time and time again. But, as the game’s name points out, you can retry, retry, retry.

“RETRY is a tribute to the video games of the 80s a lot of us grew up with”, said Jami Laes, Executive Vice President of Games, Rovio Entertainment. “The fun 8-bit aesthetics, chiptune music, the difficulty curve that hit you like a two-by-four - and you still persisted and beat those levels. It was all the sweeter for the challenge!”

Rovio Entertainment released the Retry game via its new publishing arm, LVL11. Rovio uses this publishing arm to roll out games that don’t really fit the Angry Birds franchise. Via LVL11, Rovio can publish experimental and outlandish projects.

“Rovio LVL11 are ‘the guys next door to the guys making Angry Birds’. We have at any given moment over 40 game prototypes in circulation, and some of them become a viral hit inside the company. RETRY was one of these, and it was the perfect candidate to be Rovio LVL11’s first release”, said Jami Laes.

Retry – Main Features
  • Retro feel – the game features 8-bit graphics and a soundtrack made up of songs inspired by 80s power anthems.
  • Old school gameplay – playing the game will make you feel like you’ve gone back to the 80s. Mind you, the gameplay is quite difficult. But because it is hard, the game is addictive.
  • Repeat & retry – you will crash, that is a given. But you can repeat the level until you get it right. You can retry until you master the moves.
  • Daily challenges – you can simply play through the levels; take the plane and navigate through the side-scrolling levels. But if you want to put your Facebook friends to shame, you can take part in daily challenges.
Retry for iOS is available for download on Apple’s App Store.
Retry for Android is available for download on Google Play.

Additional info on the new Retry game is available on its official website.

Tags: Rovio, LVL11, RETRY, game, Apple, Google, iOS, Android, App Store, Google Play
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