Amazon Appstore Launches Retro Zone For Your Old-School Gaming Needs

Retro Zone aims to be a destination for gamers to discover content, deals, and exclusive retro games, consoles, and toys.

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Just in time for the Holidays, Amazon Appstore has launched Retro Zone. The destination aims to be a spot for gamers to discover content, deals, and exclusive retro games, consoles, and toys. Retro Zone will also feature exclusive in-game content on mobile retro games on the Amazon Appstore.

Some products available on Retro Zone right now:  

  • Retro Mobile Games:

    • Double Dragon Trilogy, RayStorm, Metal Slug 3, Final Fantasy V, Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee, Stranger Things: The Game and more

  • Retro Console Gaming:

    • NES Classic Edition, Atari Flashback 7 Deluxe Special Edition, Nintendo 3DS XL – SNES Edition, 3DS XL Retro NES Edition System, Sega Genesis Classic Game Console 2016 and more

  • Retro Toys:

    • Mega Man Figure, Sonic the Hedgehog Plushy, Pokemon Plushies, Free Rider Remote Controlled Sonic, Crash Bandicoot PVC Painted Statue and more

  • Retro Clothing:

    • Atari, Nintendo, SEGA t-shirts and more

  • Retro Books:

    • NES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium, The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1 and more

Each month a new rotation of discounted games and exclusive products will be featured on Retro Zone. This week Amazon is kicking off with some great deals, including:

  • Retro Mobile Games Deals:

    • Save 29% on RayForce + Amazon exclusive stage 2 soundtrack

    • Save 20% on RayStorm + Amazon exclusive stage 2 soundtrack

    • Save 66% on Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee + Amazon exclusive orange skinned Abe

Retro Zone also includes a “Featured Games” section which highlights exclusive content for some of the top retro games only available on the Amazon Appstore, including Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee with an Amazon-exclusive orange skinned Abe, Glow Hockey, the Amazon Edition with exclusive Echo pucks, and RayForce and RayStorm with exclusive stage 2 soundtracks only on Amazon Appstore.

To celebrate the launch, Retro Zone will be giving away five SNES Classics. Fans can visit the Retro Zone landing page for full giveaway details.

Retro gaming’s most iconic companies, including SEGA, Nintendo, Atari and Square Enix, will have their own featured pages on Retro Zone, bringing together everything from classic consoles, vintage physical games and accessories, to apparel and much more.

Gamers can visit Retro Zone here or on the Retro Zone tab on the new Amazon Appstore for Android


This definitely comes at the perfect time as Amazon will be ramping up their inventory for awesome Black Friday and Flash Deals.

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