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Tap That App: Old-school arcade hits

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Tap That App: Old-school arcade hits

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We're going old-school this week with a pair of Android games that should have you feeling like a kid (or perhaps a slightly younger adult) again.

What�s goin� on, folks--I�m Jaymar Cabebe, and welcome to Tap That App�the show where we be tappin� some hot pieces of app. You know what I�m sayin�. So today, we are taking it to the old school by checking out a couple of classic arcade games, reincarnated for Android. 80s babies�you pumped your fair share of quarters into these games, I�m sure. And 90s kids�yes, we used to have to put actual quarters into arcade games. Seriously. OK, so first up, we�ve got R-Type. Yezzir, that late 80s banger that stole all your money and made you feel like you had zero shoot-�em-up skills is back. Just as fun and as mind-blowingly difficult as before, R-Type for Android comes more-or-less identical to its arcade predecessor, save for the touchscreen newness, of course. There are a few different control options, all of which are super smooth. Plus, there�s an Autofire option that is an absolute must. For those who haven�t played it before, in R-Type you are a futuristic star-fighter whose only objective is to shoot aliens� a whole crapload of aliens. Any other plot points are irrelevant. As you make your way through levels, you can grab speed-ups, upgrade your guns, and pick-up these unique little things called Force orbs. It�s super fun, damn near impossible to beat, and totally worth its $2.99 price tag in the Android Market. Now this next game, I�m pretty sure I spent at least a hundred million quarters on back in the day. Not lying. So, remember the old widescreen 6-player X- Men game at the arcade? Yeah, that one. Now it�s on Android. And it�s exactly as we all remember it. Magneto is trying to take over the city, and the X-Men have to stop him. And of course, you can choose from 6 classic X-People to play as. Me personally? I like Nightcrawler because he�s fast, and he�s got a tail. From there, just Punch, Jump, and Kick your way through Magneto�s henchman. And when things get tough, you can use your Mutant Powers to pretty much decimate everyone on screen. Very awesome. And if you�ve got a friend who has the game, you can even go Multiplayer via Wi-Fi. You can download X-Men for a totally reasonable 99 cents in the Android Market. That�s it for this week. If you know of any apps that you want us to tap, hit us up at tapthatapp@cnet.com, or shoot a Tweet to @jaymarcabebe. Thanks for watching.

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