Monkey Labour has finally hit the Mac App Store, together with a small update to the original iOS version, which brings the gameplay on all three platforms...
Mobot the robot is expected to mindlessly slave away at his job deep inside the bowels of a corporate production facility while his monkey boss vents frustration by throwing obstacles Mobot's way.
Help Mobot stick it back to the system while avoiding being replaced by a cheaper model in this deliciously retro 80s style electronic handheld game rehash.
Reviews (iOS version)
"High score junkies, retro gamers, and achievement hounds should really enjoy the classic fun provided by Dawn of Play's tribute to the early days of handheld gaming."
148Apps — 4.5/5
"If you remember the days of Game and Watch with fondness, or are intrigued to see what gamers played back in the day, this is definitely a fabulous gaming curiosity!"
GamePro — 4/5
"All the nostalgic and collectors out there, don't miss this classic!"
SpazioGames — 8/10
"Monkey Labour is all about the image inside the frame. Excellent replayable highly addictive gameplay in an uncompromising retro presentation. I love it, and hope to see more original games such as this."
TouchGen — 4/5
"Just like the classic games that inspired it, the gameplay in Monkey Labour is incredibly simple on the outside but contains subtle complexity and depth which is hard to master."
TouchArcade — 4/5
"Monkey Labour can be reviewed in one sentence: This is a sweet LCD-game from the 80' s that acts exactly as you remember these kind of games. It even has a virtual discoloured screen if you press your touch screen. This is hypernostagia for less than a buck. It isn´t gonna keep you up at night, but it will make you smile if you are one of gaming's old boys."
Gamereactor — 6/10
Remember the dawn of games?
Then prepare for a rush of nostalgia.
Monkey Labour is our lovingly crafted riff on Nintendo Game & Watch, but with a unique gameplay.
If you have any fond memories for the handheld plastic LCD games from the 80s, you will appreciate the fact we recreated ALL the details:
* Pressing down on the LCD screen smears the liquid crystals
* Turned off sprites are slightly visible
* Simulated slow LCD response times
And we're kickstarting the downloads by dropping the price from $1.99 to FREE this weekend!
Dawn of Play
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