Bounder is a classic game from the mid-80s developed and published by Gremlin Graphics. It’s a top-down platformer where you play as a tennis ball.
When Bounder was first released, it was available on a number of (now) retro platforms. This included the Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum and the classic Commodore 64.
Bounder is making a come back
Well, if you’ve always wanted to play Bounder on your phone, you’re going to get a chance to! Swivel Creations, a UK company is in partnership with UrbanScan and Lu Studios. Together, they’re working on bringing Bounder to mobile.
When is Bounder coming to mobile?
Based on the main Bounder website, the only information we have is that it will be released in the first quarter of 2018. So, that means, not too far away, we hope.
One Bounder app, multiple versions
As we mentioned earlier, Bounder was released on several platforms at the time of its release. Of course, the new Bounder app will also feature these varying platform versions. There will be replicates of Bounder as it was released on the Commodore 64, Spectrum 48K and Amstrad CPC.
Bounder availability and price
Bounder will be available for both Android and iOS. The Bounder website confirms that it will be a paid app as well.
Retro gaming is still popular
While it may be over 30 years since Bounder was first released, it’s clear that people still enjoy games from that era. So many games from early in the consumer gaming market were groundbreaking in their design and mechanics.
Hopefully, we’ll continue to see the passion for retro games. As we’ve seen from the mini NES and mini SNES, there’s still a demand for older systems. In addition, the popularity of the remastered Crash Bandicoot also confirms the demand for older games.
Images: Swivel Creations