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*** Gridrunner nominated for Golden Joysticks Award 2012 - Mobile and Tablet ***

"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.

Get your blasting trousers on and get ready to enjoy some classic shooting fun re-energised for the modern era.

Play the new Survival Mode FREE. Unlock the traditional Pure and Casual modes, plus the Vic-20 and Commodore 64 games, via a single low cost IAP.

Game Center leaderboards provided for all modes, plus Achievements.

Another great Minotaur Project release.


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Customer Reviews

Perfect zone shooter

I bought the original paid version of Gridrunner Llamasoft put out a little while ago but I just hated the controls. The ship lagged behind the finger so much (Even in novice mode) that I never felt in control. However in this new version the novice controls have been tweaked to perfection. I've always loved Gridrunner from way back in my Vic-20 days. Especially the PC version (GR++) Llamasoft released. This new version is utterly superb. Great controls and addictive gameplay. Try the survival mode first but Pure is where it's at. Pay the 69p. It's totally worth it.

Whilst it's the free version......

.....the touch controls are now perfect. Absolutely fantastic. I use iCade for the first Gridrunner as I found the movement a but floaty with novice and expert but now the touch controls have been perfected so I can play this one on the go. Survival mode's great too. Minter magic strikes again. Jeff'll hate this but how's about a full Llamasoft set with updated touch controls (and iCade) for each machine he did work on.

Great game but please add the same controls to the full version

I've got all of Minters iOS games, love the graphic style, the in-game jokes etc

This is a great game BUT please Jeff - please add the same relative controls to the full version. I've got both the full/free version but prefer the free due to the controls.


Gridrunner Free
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Released:
  • Version: 0001.00.00
  • Size: 6.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).

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