"somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting"
UESCTerm 802.11 (remote override)
-=Message to All Marathon Terminals=-
Marathon Emergency Systems Broadcast
Today at 0820 hours, the Marathon came under surprise attack from unknown hostile forces. The Marathon has sustained serious damage.
At 0830 hours, alien forces boarded the Marathon. The current situation is dire. All personnel are required to arm themselves and fight for their lives.
So begins the Marathon, the first in the epic trilogy of first person shooter games that re-defined the genre. Experience the pulse-pounding action as you defend the Marathon from the alien Pfhor.
"Move fast, seize the initiative, wield superior firepower, dive into the melee, anticipate enemy movements, slaughter the defenseless, endure." ~Marathon Manual
- 27 levels divided into six chapters
- missions include exploration, puzzles and extermination
- smooth game play experience
- "Carnage is as easy as point and shoot." ~Marathon Manual
- 7 unique weapons including:
.45 Magnum Mega Class pistol
M.75 Assault Rifle/Grenade Launcher
Zeus Class Fusion Pistol
... and the devastating SPNKR-X17 rocket launcher
"Being naked in space stinks. Lucky for you, Mr. Security officer, you are dressed in active military uniform, complete with a Cyberheadª helmet. Your Cyberhead device is your interface to your surrounding environment." ~Marathon Manual
- defend the UESC Marathon colony ship against the aggressive Pfhor
- play the role of the cyborg security officer
- witness the rampancy of Durandal, the ship-board A.I.
- uncover the surprising secrets of the Pfhor and the UESC Marathon
"Carnage is as easy as point and shoot. Different weapons are characterized with different dynamics. It is unwise, for example, to use the rocket launcher in close combat." ~Marathon Manual
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Source code for this app is also licensed under the GNU General Public License (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html). See http://www.marathon-ios.com for details.
Fixes and Enhancements
• More control customization options.
• Up to 100% bigger HUD buttons.
• Escape key for exiting terminals.
• Enabled 3D Touch secondary fire while using primary auto fire.
• Reduced jitter while panning.
Ratings and Reviews
Maybe it's only my iPad, but there's a... Game breaking glitch. I'm very new to the series, but I had heard multiple rave reviews, especially for the Mac. I opened the app, heard the little whoosh, but then, when it was supposed to show the quote, it only showed it for about half a second, so not even a reader of the highest calibre could read the text in that time. Not game breaking so far. I decided new game would be the best option, and I was pretty excited! Then, as I went to pick easy mode, the option highlighted, but nothing happened. I tapped back, but that was in vain. Doing so crashed it, and I was pretty upset. I, not being one to give up easily, bravely opened the app again, but alas, I found the same result. I proceeded to try each difficulty (results hardly varying), and each of the other options. Those other options had a slightly strange affect on the main menu. When I had attempted to select 'info', I did succeed, however, when I chose yet another option, the page that tapping info brought up was identical. Of course, I tested this some more, and I got the same results. I'd LOVE to play this game, and I'm sure this is a very enjoyable and immersive experience. I look forward to the day I can play this game!
Perfect Port Just a Few Changes
This is definitely the Marathon I remember playing on my old Macintosh. The port is great but the textures on the weapons should be changed when buying the HD version. The walls and liquids look great but the weapons should be improved. The other thing is there needs to be the ability to change frame rates. 60fps is way too fast. Maybe I just had a super slow computer but back in the day the game played at a comfortable speed. On the iPad all movements seem rushed and it's hard at times to keep up with your movements. Other than that perfect port.
I grew up playing the Marathon saga, including the fan games, and played them at least once a year for ten years at least. This series is near and dear to my heart. It still holds up wonderfully and this port is a very good and faithful port. A few of the severely frustrating thing were fixed but there is a massive problem with the phone controls.
They work well enough and after a few levels the "slide to aim" becomes a bit intuitive but you can't look, move and shoot at the same time. That pretty much makes a few segments frustrating beyond all belief and a few of the secrets are now completely unreachable since you can't Grenade Hop.
That's the only thing that made me give it four stars. Otherwise, with the addition of purchasable crosshairs and HD textures (for only $2 for both it's worth it) this is a wonderful download.
I recommend finding a Joypad online and buying it for your phone though.
- Daniel Blezek
- 121.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 1995 Bungie, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- HD Mode $0.99
- Master Chief Mode $0.99
- Enhanced Reticules $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.