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Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21


5:30 PM on 07.28.2012



The jury is still out on whether Retro/Grade is a shooter in the mold of a rhythm game or a rhythm game in the mold of a shooter, but you'll be able to have your own say when the game comes to PlayStation Network on August 21st. Personally, I'm leaning toward it being a rhythm game but the genre-blending is part of the game's appeal.

I was impressed by the game when I played it at Fantastic Arcade a year ago, so it's exciting to see it come together in this new trailer and screenshots.

Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo
Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo
Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo
Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo
Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo
Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo
Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo
Shoot spaceships to phat beats in Retro/Grade on Aug. 21 photo







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2:00 PM on 08.20.2012
Review: Retro/Grade

Dancing, playing guitar, piloting a ship through alien gunfire, etc. Sometimes you just need to put a little faith into rhythm if you want to succeed. I have a love for both shoot-em-ups and rhythm games. While they occupy di...more



1:45 PM on 09.24.2011
Fantastic Arcade: Retro/Grade is a blast in the pants

[All this week, I'll be bringing game coverage from indie game festival Fantastic Arcade in Austin, TX. Be sure to check Flixist for my coverage of film festival companion Fantastic Fest.] At first glance, Retro/Grade looks l...more




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