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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.
Not perfect, but great for Amiga fans
For me this isn't quite the best of the robotron clones because it is limited to 8 firing directions, which makes it frustratingly difficult with touch screen controls. However it is a trip down memory lane for Amiga and Atari owners, and they will be familiar with the 8 way limitation due to original joysticks only having 8 directions. I suggest an option for firing in any direction, although I realise this may unbalance the game play enough to necessitate a whole new game. Also perhaps a two player mode could be implemented, since that was a major part of the appeal of the original.
The return of an old friend
This is great. I used to play Llamatron about 20 years ago(!) and this takes me right back. Plays beautifully on the iPad. For quick blasts I'm using the Restart Best feature, for longer goes I start from level one.
For new players, it could do with the controls and objectives stating a bit more clearly. I almost missed the attract mode, so I bet a lot of people do. Buttons would also benefit from looking more like buttons, to increase discoverability. There are also a few bugs and quirks that have yet to be addressed. Just my $0.02.
I've always been a huge fan of Jeff's games back in the Amiga days, so immediately jumped at the chance of reliving this psychedelic experience.
The iPhone version is everything I could have hoped for, with mesmerising graphics and truly chaotic gameplay.
It does tend to get a bit intense, and on the iPhone screen it can sometimes be difficult to move the character accurately, but it's forgivable. I'd love to give the iPad version a go though.
There was an occasion where the game locked up at the beginning of the third level, for no reason. Quitting and reloading the app didn't fix it but a phone restart did. I'm not entirely sure if it was the app's fault or iOS being a pain, but thought I'd mention it regardless.
Jeff, you're a legend! Keep up the excellent work.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 16 September 2011
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 8.4 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: 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, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation).