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These are five of the first games on the App Store

The App Store was not created until a year after the release of the first iPhone in 2007. Since 2008, this app store is present on every Apple device. (Manzana)

The first iPhone history was launched on the market in 2007, but it was not until 2008 that the app store as a way to install new applications on the device. More of 14 years have passed since then and first games that were in that first version of the store can already be considered “retro”.

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At present, although the original versions released in the app store of Manzana more than 10 years ago, new versions can be found in the form of aftermath either remasters of original game with slight changes to take advantage of the features of modern devices.

These are some of the video games present in that first version of the App Store:

Super Monkey Ball

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It was a video game developed by SEGAthe same company that created the game Sonic for consoles. This was one of the first titles published in the app store and it was paid, so not everyone got to have it in their device.

Super Monkey Ball game for iPhone in 2008 (videogameszone.de)
Super Monkey Ball game for iPhone in 2008 (videogameszone.de)

To play it, it was only necessary to tilt the device where the player wanted the figure of the monkey to go in each of the levels. In addition, it served to demonstrate that the smartphone Apple could stand 3d graphics no problem.

Lightsaber Unleashed

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More than a game, it was a thematic application of starwars that was released to the market to advertise the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashedwhich had versions for PSP Y Playstation 3.

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Lightsaber Unleashed game for iPhone in 2008
Lightsaber Unleashed game for iPhone in 2008

The idea of ​​this application was to allow users to create their own lightsabercustomize it and hear the sounds it makes during combat by tilting the telephone and moving it from side to side.

franchise characters starwars also appeared in screen and their lightsabers could be chosen for play.

Touch Hockey

Take the idea of air hockey that can be found in areas of gamesbut adapted it to the environment of the iPhone.

I played Touch Hockey for iPhone in 2008
I played Touch Hockey for iPhone in 2008

This application needed two people to share the screen of the device and each one will try to score points in the opposite zone. It was not possible to establish a multiplayer connection remotely.

Currently the original game no longer exists in app storebut similar versions can be found with the same mechanics.

Tap Tap Revenge

This app had game mechanics very similar to Console games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band, but unlike them, the user had to follow the rhythm of the song and touch the points that were divided into three colored lines to facilitate their distinction.

Tap Tap Revenge game for iPhone in 2008 (@Mantia)
Tap Tap Revenge game for iPhone in 2008 (@Mantia)

Both the original game and its three sequels ceased to exist in the app store of Manzanaalthough similar variants can be found with some changes in the way of playing or that include current songs to play.

angry Birds

The first game was available for the devices of Manzana in 2009 and since then he has not stopped until he has his own saga, spin-offs like Bad Piggies, Angry Birds Stella, Angry Birds Champions, among others. The series hit theaters.

Angry Birds game for iPhone in 2008 (CBS)
Angry Birds game for iPhone in 2008 (CBS)

The mechanics of play was not difficult to understand: You had a series of levels and in each one the player had a set of birds of different shapes, colors and abilities that had to be launched towards a castle or tower full of green pigs. To win, each one had to be eliminated causing as much damage as possible.

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