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Legendary Beast meets Legendary Game in Minotron: 2112
In 1991 Llamasoft released LLAMATRON: 2112, one of the most popular games ever on the Atari ST and Amiga, considered by many to be an all-time classic.
Today, 20 years later, the Minotaur Project brings you a modern update to that legendary game, featuring a legendary beast - the Minotaur.
Faster, smoother, and in every way better than the original, MINOTRON: 2112 brings you 100 levels of intense, fun and humorous arena shooting action, laced with shattering explosions and spectacular effects.
Four game modes offer fun and challenge to players of every level, from novice to hardcore, on iPad or iPhone.
Minotron: 2112 is OpenFeint enabled, and achievements and leaderboards are maintained in both OpenFeint and GameCenter. Get your beast on and challenge for the highest score!
With the release of Minotron: 2112 Llamasoft emphatically reaffirms the Minotaur Project's status as THE place to go to for great controls, excellent fun, and stone cold classic arcade action.
Minotaur Project #1: Minotaur Rescue.
Minotaur Project #2: Minotron.
Many more to come! Trust the Minotaur for the best arcade action on iOS.
MINOTAUR 4 LIFE!
What's New in Version 1.01
Control and performance improvements, including selectable left- and right-handed controls as well as the default adaptive controls.
Love letter to the 80s
Minotron (2011), a remake of Llamatron (1991), itself a more newbie- and home user-friendly take on Robotron (1982), is brilliant. Unlike the original coin-op quarter-stealer, Minotron is designed to allow you to pass many levels, and you can also continue at your highest completed level so you're always making forward progress. Assisted and simplified modes offload the shooting tasks if you'd like a more relaxed game, but the normal and difficult twin-stick modes are the real experience. I like what the Yak has done here: instead of planting a virtual stick in a fixed position, or making you choose between lefty or eighty modes, you can adjust your play style on the fly. The FIRST touch moves the player, and the SECOND controls the aiming and firing. It's as if old Robotron used motion controls instead of plywood-mounted joysticks. Awesome, and should be a standard copied by other games. The pixel aesthetic borrows from other 1980s tropes, like Berzerk (the game), Pink Floyd, TRON (the movie and game), Bill & Ted, Yello, and the mighty Mattel Intellivision. Add in a screaming Mandelbrot enemy, an how could you want for anything else? Oh yeah, there are also tons of sheep, goats, camels, and llamas to rescue. So furry, so much fun. Buy it!
I want to like this, but I can't
I've been playing this for a couple of hours. As I write this, I'm #50 on the Normal mode charts. Am I having fun? No. I feel like I'm banging my ahead against a wall. In the last half hour, I've literally played one level close to 200 times. I start the level, then die because of any number of random reasons: there's an object right next to me at the start, something flies out of nowhere and hits me, there's too much stuff flying around to see what's going on. Then I somehow get lucky, pull through to the next level, and then I play it dozens of times to get through. The entire design of the game seems predicated around there been as many ways to die as possible.
I think it's too precise of a game to be played on an iPhone. It's the first game I've actually deleted after installing it.
I admire the work that went into Minotron, but I flat-out don't enjoy it.
Blast from the past but in the future which is really the present
If you like Robotron, Smash TV and those type of games. BUY THIS! Trust me, it's retro awesomeness. Touch controls are okay, it has a built in auto fire, but I use the iCade when I play it. Button config is always weird with these types of games because you really need 2 joysticks (1 moves 1 shoots). But if you can get around that you'll discover one super fun game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 16, 2011
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 8.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Llamasoft Ltd
- © 2011 Llamasoft Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).