NIX Solutions: Antstream is Bringing Retro Gaming to iOS

Following the enactment of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Union, Apple was required to allow game streaming apps on its App Store. The first such application will be a client of the Antstream service, which offers access to hundreds of retro games by subscription. Starting next week, iPhone and iPad owners will be able to enjoy this service.

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Antstream Service Overview

Antstream is a well-known service, currently available on Xbox, Windows, Android, and Amazon devices. It provides access to over 1,300 retro games, including classics like Missile Command, Sam & Max Hit the Road, Asteroids, and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. This extensive library ensures a nostalgic gaming experience for its users.

Several retro game emulators are already available on Apple mobile devices, such as Delta, RetroArch, and PPSSPP. However, these emulators often present legal challenges related to the use and purchase of digital copies of classic video games. In contrast, Antstream offers a library of legally licensed retro games, providing a more secure and hassle-free gaming experience, notes NIX Solutions.

Antstream’s library includes games for older platforms such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Commodore Amiga. However, the selection is more limited for some consoles, with only 28 games for the Atari 2600, 5 games for the Game Boy, 2 games for the original PlayStation, and 42 games for the Super Nintendo. We’ll keep you updated on any expansions to this library.

Subscription Costs and Launch Details

For a limited period from the launch date on iOS, an Antstream subscription will cost $3.99 per month or $29.99 per year. Prices will later increase to the standard rates of $4.99 per month and $39.99 per year. This offers a cost-effective way for retro gaming enthusiasts to access a vast collection of classic games on their Apple devices.

As Antstream becomes available on iOS, it represents a significant milestone in the evolving landscape of digital game distribution and access. Stay tuned for further updates and enjoy a trip down memory lane with Antstream’s extensive retro game collection.