A cute loveable 8-bit mobile remake of our hit Steam game, 123 Slaughter Me Street. In 123 Slaughter Me Street Retro, you must escape the abandoned apartment complex just like in 123 SMS for PC. There are many extra features that work very nicely for mobile gameplay and set Retro aside from 123 SMS. Simply a must have if you are a true Slaughtermenaut.
— Description from the website, Impulse Game Studios.

123 Slaughter Me Street Retro is an action-survival mobile game created by Nate Sanders and John Kolbek. It is an official spin-off to 123 Slaughter Me Street. The game was released on IOS and Android on February 5, 2016.


Based on our Steam game, 123 Slaughter Me Street, 123 Slaughter Me Street Retro is an action packed mobile side-scroller. Unlike 123 Slaughter Me Street on Steam which is 3-D, Retro is 2-D with adorable pixel art for the whole family to enjoy.

Are you new to the SMS family? For those of you unfamiliar with 123 Slaughter Me Street, you are a criminal on the run from a heinous crime. You find refuge down a dark alley after climbing an old fire escape. As you move along the roof top, you fall through the roof of this abandoned apartment complex. You wake up, to find that the police are off in the distance, now all you have to do is get out of this building, oh.. and you are not alone. With a flashlight as your only item, will you make it out alive?

What is different in Retro?

A lot!

Unlike SMS for the PC, Retro has an entirely different flash light mechanic which is battery instead of.. broken

There are boss fights!

Extra creatures!

Extra floors!

Hidden Easter Eggs!

In game currency + In game store front! (You have beat the game first unlock the store). The store consists of different items and skins of your player and will be updated on the regular!


The game builds upon very similar to 123 Slaughter Me Street, where the basic gameplay model had been first introduced. In the game, the player must navigation and escape the abandoned building by reaching at end of the hallway and scaring the puppets with the flashlight in side-scrolling style; the apartment had 13 difficulty floors, unlike its original game. After completing other floor, the player must against The Nightmare, who serves as recurring boss in the game. In addition, a house-like floor is bonus floor as last floor, which the player through reach end of the floor, while The Follower still chasing the player faster.

Unlike its original game, the flashlight does not have an infinite battery life, instead it had meter and four batteries; if it runs out of battery, the player becomes vulnerable to attack, through the player can collect a battery after battle with The Nightmare. Whenever the player fails after losing all the battery lives, they will be placed in an area with The Nightmare flying above them, who give a one battery and a strike.

Once the player complete the game, they will unlock a store and additional money. In the store, the player can buy items such as "Follower Mits" or the "Devil Nose". Beating the game certain amounts of times will unlock other items such as: Shades, a Hockey Mask, a Greeter Mask, a Waiter Mask, a Follower mask, and the Ultimate SMS Fan costume and more additional money.


  • YouTuber Will Ryan of the YouTube Channel DAGames worked on the soundtrack for the game, even including an 8-bit version of the channel's 123 Slaughter Me Street song, "Follow, Greet, Wait, Repeat" as the game's title screen music.
  • This is the only 123 Slaughter Me Street series that so far don't have any jumpscares.
  • The Nightmare is colored orange in this game, while he is seen as colored mostly red in the first game and second game.
  • If the player goes to credits and taps Will Ryan's name ten times, the player will automatically have Will Ryan mask. Also in the main menu, tapping 'Retro' various time, The Follower's fur changes into pink instead of blue.


The Series
Main series 123 Slaughter Me Street123 Slaughter Me Street 2123 Slaughter Me Street 3
Retro series 123 Slaughter Me Street Retro123 Slaughter Me Street Retro 2

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