Give me an old 8-bit game in a new package, and I’m gonna be there. That seems to be the case with the retro-styled action platformer The Curse of Issyos from Abylight Studios. The Curse of Issyos was inspired by the movies of the special effects titan Ray Harryhausen and 8-bit games like Vampire Killer, Rastan, Kenseiden, Rygar, 8 Eyes and Ninja Gaiden. The game is currently available for just $2.99 on all Apple mobile devices. Learn more and watch the trailer below!


The Curse of Issyos is a retro-styled action platformer with nothing but the classics of an old 8-bit game: a good bunch of enemies and bosses, linear and open scroll levels, secrets to discover, and a background story inspired by Greek mythology. It doesn’t try to mimic any retro system in particular, but is coherent with its own limitations in the use of colors, sprites and chip sounds.

Defkalion was fishing at the quiet blue sea when he heard the voice of goddess Athena. “Hurry up”, she said. “The Isle of Issyos has been cursed by the Olympus!”
And so, fearing for his daughter Delia, his only family left, the fisherman sails back to his home, where the adventure is about to begin.


  • Compatible with MFi, XBox One and PS4 controllers.
  • Supports Apple TV.
  • Haptic vibration.
  • iCloud support.
  • Game Center achievements and leaderboards.
  • Play in landscape or portrait orientation.
  • Look and feel of a console game from 1987-1988.
  • Based on Greek mythology.
  • 30+ original music tracks by Gryzor87.
  • 7 levels, 9 bosses and more than 40 unique enemies.
  • A secret level that can change the outcome of the game.
  • Around 45 minutes of gameplay (once fully mastered).

Console experience, mobile price

For the price of $2.99/€3,49, you get multiple possible ways to enjoy The Curse of Issyos: classic mobile with a touchscreen, portable console with an iPhone/iPad with a controller, and full console experience on Apple TV. You can start playing on one of your Apple devices, and continue on another just where you left off – progress will be saved through iCloud.
Get the game on one device – and it will be available on all with the same Apple ID.