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Tyrian --one of the best arcade vertical shooters (shmups) from the DOS era is now available on your iPhone!

"Action Game of The Year" by Computer Gaming Magazine (1995).
"4 out 5 stars" by Next Generation magazine.
"87 out 100" by PC Gamer magazine review.

Tyrian's story is set in 20,031 where you play as Trent Hawkins, a skilled fighter-pilot employed to fight Microsol and save the galaxy.

Tyrian for iPhone features:
- Full Story & Arcade modes
- Four action packed episodes: "Escape", "Treachery", "Mission: Suicide" & "An End to Fate"
- Sophisticated weapon upgrade system with hundreds of weapon combinations to chose from
- 50+ levels
- Seven difficulty levels
- Support for cheat codes, secret game modes, easter eggs, mini-games etc.
- 30+ music soundtracks by Alexander Brandon with a Jukebox.

Latest updates fix the weapons upgrade bug in the Story Mode, add new control scheme, make mini-games playable.

You will like Tyrian if you enjoy: iFighter, Siberian Strike, Sky Force, 1942, Raiden, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, other shmups, Classic PC & Arcade Games

Still having doubts? Try Tyrian Lite for free. Have hours of fun, then come back for the full experience.

This is a re-write of the original Tyrian v2.1 game by Jason Emery, Daniel Cook, Alexander Brandon, Robert Allen, and Eclipse Productions. It is based on OpenTyrian project's source code and licensed under GNU GPL v2.

In accordance with GPL v2, the source code is available upon request.

What our users say:

Wow, I loved Tyrian (and later Tyrian 2000) back in the day. It's an incredible shmup with a lot of depth, thanks to an extensive weapon power-up system. On my 3GS, it plays well, looks great, and brings back fond fond memories. Great port! The only thing more I could ask for would be better (and louder) sound. The music sounds very compressed, making the quality inferior to the original and other iPhone games as well. Otherwise, I could not be happier that one of my favorite PC shmups has made it onto my phone! Thank you!!

This is a must for any shmup fan.
BTW, speed can be controlled from the pause menu.. as well as detail, music etc.
iPhone 3GS can even handle secret "Wild" detail level
According to devs, weapon upgrade bug fix is alredy submitted for Apple review.
Love the X-mass easter egg too :-)

I must have spent in excess of 500 hours playing this game as a teenager. I don't even play games anymore but just spent the last few hours reliving my youth with this. It's great! Only things I'd suggest are a button to fire the special weapons and some way of making the controls a little bit smoother. Otherwise great. Thanks for making this app.

What's New in Version 1.4

Compatibility with iOS4
Compatibility with iPad

iPad version features:
- More accurate music / fx emulation
- 44Khz CD quality music
- GUI and controls re-design to better fix iPad
- new visual effects


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Customer Reviews

Great game

Although not perfect this game is an amazing port and well worth the money. I would ask the developers one thing I'm sure in the original game I could choose to go back to a certain level but can't in this version is this correct ? If you are looking for a decent scroller / shooter get this. It's even got the original music.

Great game but...

It didn't work for a long time on Os 4 and if you don't have enough memory it displays a black screen with music playing with no explanation rather than warning you like most good apps. Close all other apps open or restart your phone if you get this problem.

Fix this and I will give it 5 stars.

A blast from the past

This is a awesome game, which brings back great memories playing on my aunties computer for hours on end, gaining money to upgrade my ship. Both myself and cousin just purchased this game.. Works perfectly nothing to complain about :D 4/5 :D

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • £1.49
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 7.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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