The iPhone App Store will get its first game streaming app this month

The iPhone App Store will get its first game streaming app this month

Finally, a way to stream 1993’s Zombies Ate My Neighbors to your iPhone.

That’s one of the main takeaways from the news that Antstream is coming to iPhone and iPad, per Cult of Mac. The retro video game streaming service is the first game streamer to officially launch in the App Store, beating out competition like Xbox.

Apple first allowed game streaming apps to come to the App Store back in January, but it took until now for one to actually manifest.

Well, not literally right now. It launches on June 27. It’s also not free; it’s normally $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year, but Antstream will offer a time-limited discount of $3.99 per month or $29.99 per year for Apple users at launch.

Antstream purports to carry more than 1,300 old video games; sure enough, the list on the official website is extensive. Supported platforms include Atari’s 1979 8-bit home computer system and the original Nintendo Entertainment System, but the service’s library also goes as far forward as the original PlayStation. Aside from Zombies Ate My Neighbors, one of the most interesting games available is Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. I don’t know if it would be fun to play with stream latency, but it’s a neat and notoriously difficult old Star Wars game.

Time will tell if Antstream is a good deal or not, but don’t expect this to be the last of its kind on the App Store.