Introducing the "ANNO 1977" series:
Experience a fast-paced, procedural ultra-retro skill game that could just as well date back to 1977!
Not only was that the birth year of the creator of this app, but also the iconic Atari VCS (Atari 2600) was born back then. Let this game take you back to the golden age of video games, combining 1-bit sprites, rainbow gradients, scanline graphics and oscillator sounds with an addictive gameplay system.

Legions of monsters have conquered the island of Harry Helix! Use his spring legs and his propeller backpack to escape from the strange villains.

- Easy One-Key-Action: Simply press the right arrow key to accelerate. Go fast for higher scores, but beware of dangerous obstacles!

- Procedural landscapes: The vast game world is generated procedurally and not randomly - so you can memorize tricky passages and where to speed up carelessly!

- Unlock persistent bonus rockets: Use them to skip landscapes - or save them to break away from dangerous situations.

Jump in and relive those fond childhood memories!

- Panic Springs has been featured as New and Noteworthy on the Mac App Store and on iTunes worldwide!

- Rated 4.5 out of 5 by Gamezebo:
"Panic Springs is an intense, fast-paced side-scroller that would easily fit in with the leisure suits and feathered hairdos of yesteryear. But with its timelessly addictive gameplay and in-demand retro presentation, it fits in just fine in the twenty-first century, too"

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What’s New

Version 1.1.2

Improved performance

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Jesse Downing ,

Not that great

While this has the potential to be a great game, graphics alone aren't enough to supply it. I mean, you sit there the entire time holding down one button, hoping that you don't run into a skeleton. You go too fast to really be able to stop to get a coin or avoid death and then can't go back. I think that a lot more could be done to this game to make it better, keeping it feeling like an Atari 2600 game. Also, widescreen doesn't work that well for an Atari game.

Gmontag ,

Controls stink

Only one button... Why not make it more interesting? Perhaps allow more than just forward?

CurlyJ2Fo ,

Pretty fun!

This game is pretty fun and only for a dollar! It's simple, kinda chanlleging, pretty fun, this game is defintely going to enterian me in class!


Thomas Wagner
5.5 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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