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Minotaur Rescue

By Llamasoft

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Minotaur Rescue is an oldschool arcade-style game for up to 4 players at once on iPad (2 players on iPhone).

Battle gravity, space rocks and marauding saucers as you fight to rescue endangered minotaurs and survive to gain the highest score.

Classic 8-bit graphics combine with modern effects, intense gameplay and finely tuned touch controls to provide a satisfying and exhilarating arcade gaming experience.

Minotaur Rescue is OpenFeint enabled.

Test your skills and challenge players worldwide on the online OpenFeint and Game Center leaderboards.

Just to round out your nostalgia trip, why not play one of the two extra bonus games "TANKS!" and "JETS!".

Created by Jeff Minter, one of the most experienced designers in this genre (creator of "Tempest 2000" and "Llamatron), Minotaur Rescue is the first in a planned series of games called the Minotaur Project.

The aim of the Minotaur Project is to create games in the style of old gaming systems but which are satisfying and fun to play for players both ancient and modern.

Oldschool style combined with thoroughly modern effects and controls designed for touch bring classic gaming up to date in the most engaging manner.

Try Minotaur Rescue, and see for yourself!

What's New in Version 1.02

Bug fixes and control improvement.


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Customer Reviews

The Yak is Back!

Updated: I'm sad that this game has been abandoned, but the good news is that it still works in iOS 8 once you skip the defunct OpenFeint junk. It's a treat to play on an iPhone 6 Plus.

Great retro-style game with modern shatter effects, and well-implemented controls. The visuals look like Atari VCS "Asteroids" in screen shots, but in motion, it's much more psychedelic and fluid than the old systems could ever manage. Beautiful phosphor trails are everywhere, making this look like it's being played on an old cathode-ray tube. In the main game, the sun is constantly growing, much like the center of Gottleib's "Reactor" game, and gravity pulls you and your bullets closer to the sun, as in Atari's "Space War" and multiplayer "Space Duel" games. Multiplayer games like Tanks and Jets (straight out of the "Combat" cartridge from your childhood) and co-op Minotaur Rescuing round out this package. If you ever loved an Atari VCS game, you need to spend a buck and get this now.

Pre 8-bit graphics + LSD = :D

Cool, trippy, interesting game!

For those confused about the controls, I believe it's based on the trackball controller... I can't believe it took someone that long! I do feel like the controls are still a little strange, it would be nice if they were a little less sensitive and gave a little more control with acceleration.

I guess my only other complaint is the screen glow effect. I like the idea, bit ultimately it's a little weird to look at. Maybe a little more blur would help?



I now love the controls and the screen glow effect :)

They both just took a little while to get used to.

Love love love this game!

This is one of the best iOS games out there. The controls are second to none, so there's no finicky joystick to get in the way of your high score!
You know what you're getting yourself into with Llamasoft: always addicting games with personality! Support the little guys that care enough to get it right!

Minotaur Rescue
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.02
  • Size: 7.7 MB
  • Language: English
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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, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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