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Tyrian Lite

By Mobila Interactive, LLC

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One of the best arcade vertical shooters 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.

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

This "not-so-Lite" version of the game is packed with features:
- Arcade & Story Modes
- 15 unique levels with tons of enemies
- 7 difficulty settings
- Sophisticated weapon upgrade system with hundreds of combinations to chose from
- Hidden levels, secret game modes and mini-games are guaranteed to bring hours of fun
- 30+ music soundtracks by Alexander Brandon with a Jukebox.
- cheats & Easter eggs

For more exciting action, please purchase the full version of Tyrian which is now available on the App Store.

Recommended for fans of Sky Force, 1942, Raiden, Siberian Strike, iFighter, Raptor: Call of the Shadows.

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.

Please note that this software requires original v2.1 data files (4643Kb), which, due to difference licensing agreements, cannot be bundled with AppStore distribution of the game. However, as of 2004, the data files are made available as freeware for the end users. The application will attempt to download the data files during the initial run. Please make sure that you have a functioning internet connection (Wifi/GPRS/3G) and ~10Mb of free space on your device before attempting to download the files.!!! Additional over-the-air or ISP data transmission charges may apply. Please check with your carrier or ISP prior to download.

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

What's New in Version 1.5

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 fit iPad
- new visual effects


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Customer Reviews

Pretty functional

UPGRADES WORK. Squeeze out just a little 1337 and you, like me, will discover the upgrade buttons in seconds.

To downgrade, tap the area just right of the "down" button that was modded in.

To upgrade, tap nearby, the area just left of your cash/score field.

There's some kind of layout discrepancy, a parallax between tap and response, you can see it in the "direct" control scheme and "relative"s slide distances. I think the save dialogue's OK/cancel buttons suffer the same way.

There's been efforts to reproduce everything but it's still imperfect. Ports exist because of nostalgia tards with spare time (the same reason we're playing) so if it's not a labor of love and you want teh moniez, I expect a refined, supported product, not some "it's here if you want it, good luck" up for grabs. Not a 5/5 as is, but countering deflation from n00bs.

Great fun from childhood

The full version seems to have been taken down for obvious legal reasons (profit making distribution of freeware) but I still paid to get this app because I love Tyrian and I think mobila has made enough off this under the radar of apple that they should just release the full version from free and not have this game lost to legal limbo.

program issue

I downloaded this app, and the additional file it requires to install to play created an issue with my volume control buttons…the volume up button was no longer active. after restoring the device,same issue..i had to manually find the hidden file, delete it, then again restore the device for my volume buttons to finally work normally..thanks for the upset.!!

Tyrian Lite
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.5
  • Size: 11.5 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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