While cutting-edge graphics continue to evolve, some still love the look of old-school pixelated apps. If you enjoy retro style, here’s a list of apps to explore.Apple apps Pixel People (Free) — In Pixel People, you create a utopian world in the future where you design and employ clones to raise money to further augment your world. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Pixel Gun 3D ($0.99) — This popular shooter is set in a Minecraft-like world and allows you to create skins for Minecraft. (Score: 97/100) Pixel Ninja! (free for a limited time) — A ninja made of pixels is chosen to fight an evil warlord who stole a precious object. Play as the ninja; fight and go on adventures. (Score: 97/100) PIXEL’D (Free) — In PIXEL’D, using templates, your child can create and animate a classic Disney character. (Score: 90/100) Pixel Mall (Free)* — In this app, you own and run an entire mall. If you do a great job, you will be able to upgrade it and build a thriving shopping ecosystem. (Score: 89/100)Android apps Pixel Defenders Puzzle ($1.99)* — This game app is a combination matching puzzler and role-playing game. Make your matches quickly to advance and protect your royal family. (Mobilewalla score: 99/100) Pixel Dungeon (Free) — In Pixel Dungeon, your character explores a fantasy dungeon looking for this world’s greatest treasure: the Amulet of Yendor. (Score: 99/100) Pixel Kingdom (Free)* — This app is a simple role-playing game where you collect forces to help defend your kingdom. Your enemies include fierce dragons. (Score: 98/100) Pixel Rain Live Wallpaper (Free) — There’s something hypnotic about watching Pixel Rain Live Wallpaper’s square raindrops “fall” on your device’s screen. (Score: 97/100) Pixel Hospital (Free)* — Perform triage as your blocky hospital is overrun with patients facing an epidemic. Can you save them? (Score: 84/100) *Available on Apple and Android.
Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.