Though the iPad Air will run visually complex games like Infinity Blade 3 and The Walking Dead very comfortably, that doesn't mean you can't indulge in some old-school fun. In fact, the App Store is full of classic retro favorites, whether you're up for fighting, shooting or just getting stuck into a favorite title you grew up with.
We've hand-picked ten retro games that are essential downloads for your new iPad Air, so take a trip back in time with us as we explore these oldies - but very, very goodies.
10. Duke Nukem 3D
"Hail to the king, baby!" This manlier than manly hero has shown his dominance over the years, and this original 3D epic is well worth experiencing on your iPad Air, if only to see what kind of crazy weapons you can unleash upon all those enemies. Shrink and stomp, anyone?
Download Duke Nukem 3D - iPhone & iPad
9. Contra Evolution
Although converting an 80's side-scrolling shooter into a free-to-play title may not sound like the best way of pleasing nostalgic gamers, Contra Evolution manages to pull the trick off in style, with great gameplay, challenging levels and remastered visuals and music. Lock and load people!
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8. Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition
Everyone grew up with Frogger in some form or another. Konami has done a great job of bringing him up to modern gaming standards, mixing the classic hopping gameplay with a variety of great modes, as well as special skins based on Castlevania and...Dance Dance Revolution? Hey, it works.
Download Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition - iPhone & iPad
7. Everyday Spelunker
Tozal Games' recreation of the classic 1987 action game may not exactly represent a high-definition transfer, but all of its old-school fun remains intact as you avoid enemies and collect treasure. It's tough-as-nails, but if you grew up in that classic era then you'll feel right at home.
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Download Everyday Spelunker - iPhone & iPad