Many people criticize games today for being to easy. There are too many save points, or power ups or you don't need to beat a game in one shot like the older consoles made you do. Retry by Rovio, is a very fun and difficult game that you will be will to keep trying over and over.
In Retry your only worry is reaching the end point without crashing. You tap the screen to control your plane, which is quite prone to doing so -- in fact, it's terribly difficult to control your plane and thus crashing is all you might be doing for some time. It isn't a simple old swipe the screen game, and that's where some of the problems lie. You have to keep tapping the screen to keep it in the air and the length you hold your tap determines how your plane flies.
The physics of the plane are quite sophisticated, and it takes a lot of practice to be able to fly well or make any headway through the game. You can earn up to three stars for completing each level depending on the number of crashes, retries, and distance flown. There are checkpoints in between each start and end point, but they can only be used if you pay one coin and coins are hard to come by, so more often than not you need to fly perfectly through a level in one shot. Everything about the game is a throwback to early days of video games. The game's graphics and sound utilize an old-school 8-bit style. Even the music sounds like it's from a cheesy '80s movie. People who grew up playing the NES will definitely enjoy playing this game. The game also doesn't use an energy system, so you are free to play and retry the game as often as you want.
The game may be too difficult for some people and they may not give it the chance it deserves. There is no tutorial and no in-game directions as to how to fly your plane, so you're left to figure it out on your own. Patience is a virtue that not many people possess and you need patience and fortitude with how many times you will need to play each level, especially the later ones.
Retry is a really fun game to play once you get the hang of it. Flying can be a little difficult to understand, but it says in the name you will have to retry a lot while playing, so it should be expected. The level design is very creative and there are many secrets in levels if you are brave or skilled enough to find them. The game is a nice throwback to a more simple time in gaming.