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"This isn't just a great shooter, it's a thrilling one.... Gridrunner's a blast, and the best shooter on iOS" - Eurogamer
Voted Game of the Week on TouchArcade
Here's another slick shooter from the developer who is rapidly gaining a reputation as the king of retro on iOS.
Gridrunner was a much-loved and popular game on the Commodore Vic-20 and Commodore 64 back in 1982. Here the game is reimagined by its original author in the style of an early 1980s coin-op arcade machine. Of course this is a Minotaur Project game, so we ignore the limitations of such old hardware, borrowing just the style but presenting a slick, modern shooter that is a joy to play on iOS.
As can be relied on in a Llamasoft game the controls are excellent and the gameplay fun, satisfying and rewarding.
Gridrunner is OpenFeint enabled and supports leaderboards and achievements on both OpenFeint and GameCenter.
Get your blasting trousers on and get ready to enjoy some classic shooting fun re-energised for the modern era.
Another great Minotaur Project release.
What's New in Version 0001.02.00
Update to align functionality with Free version.
- Adds Endurance Mode
- Beginner controls now 1:1
- Removed OpenFeint (now purely uses GameCenter)
Sensational Arcade Shoot-Em-Up
A sensational shoot-em-up that successfully mashes up many arcade classics, all with Jeff Minter's signature style - fast, thrilling, solid control, openly psychedelic, and of course, furry animals. The Vic-20 and Commodore 64 (RIP Jack Tramiel) versions of Gridrunner are also included as "Easter Eggs," and outplay just about any shooter on the iThings. The new version, naturally, is the best by a mile, finding that magical mix of new and old, of fast action and thrilling graphics.
I think Gridrunner 2012 is Jeff Minter's best iOS game yet. Yes, all the Llamasoft games on iOS are sensational and must-haves, but Gridrunner best captures the feel of 1980s arcade video games, that perfect mix of great graphics, solid controls, fast action, and challenging gameplay. I honestly can't think of a better arcade shooter on this system.
Very good, but......
I actually like this game, except for one very annoying feature. An icon pops up in the middle of the game....the very middle of the action!...with things you may want to hit underneath this annoying icon, and if you accidentally touch it, it takes you right out of game action to the developer's website. I've played over a hundred games now and this is the ONLY one where the developers have put such an insane and game ruining feature right into the game action. How stupid is that! If the game itself wasn't so good I would have deleted it long ago. And when they take it out, I will upgrade my review to five stars.
...is great except for it now makes the screen upside down when i turn my ipod to the right to play the other version, the VIC version i believe. Image is completely upside down now. Turning it to the left for the C64 version still works fine, but to the right yields a flipped screen. And the 1:1 controls are much better now, way better than the last version. Please fix soon guys. Still a great game. Playing on ipod 4th gen.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 28, 2013
- Version: 0001.02.00
- Size: 5.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Llamasoft Ltd
- © (c) 2012 Llamasoft Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.