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TYRIAN submitted for AppStore review

06-04-2009, 11:57 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 174
TYRIAN submitted for AppStore review

Tyrian is an arcade-style vertical scrolling shooter for DOS, originally developed by Eclipse productions and published in 1995. 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.



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The iPhone version features:
- Full Story & Arcade modes
- 4 Episodes: "Escape", "Treachery", "Mission: Suicide" & "An End to Fate"
- 50+ levels
- 7 difficulty levels
- Sofisticated weapon upgrade system with hundreds of weapon combinations to chose from
- support for cheat codes, secret game modes, easter eggs, etc.
- 30+ music soundtracks by Alexander Brandon with a Jukebox.



Check out the link below for additional info, screens & music samples.

http://www.mobilainteractive.com/tyrian/
06-05-2009, 12:16 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 819
Looks like a Cool shooter! What will the price be?

06-05-2009, 06:18 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 336
Grrr, again the same controls used by most other shmups on the iPhone.

Why not use the best controls ever made, rRootage on the iPhone? ie. Relative movement
06-05-2009, 06:20 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 77
I absolutely love this game on the pc, must have played it through more than half a dozen times. Levels, weapons and especially the music are great, even though i already know that i'll end up with the laser as front-gun for the last half of the game (you can equip your ship with different front, rear and two side-guns, as well as a generator and shield, and of course you can change your ship too).
The best shoot-em-up game for the pc imho and an instant buy for me.

Btw, does "destruct" work?
06-05-2009, 06:31 AM
#5
perfect ... and that music... alexander brandon is definetly one of the best game music composer
it makes me wanna search for xenon II megablast :-))
06-05-2009, 06:41 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 289
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phi6 View Post
Grrr, again the same controls used by most other shmups on the iPhone.

Why not use the best controls ever made, rRootage on the iPhone? ie. Relative movement
thats what i'm wondering too....why do they deliberately mess up the controls like this??

i don't buy shooters anymore which force you to cover up half of the screen behind your ship with your fingers.

so, even if i love this game....i won't buy it for the iphone. it would piss me off too much and spoil the game for me anyway.

seriously, how hard is it to implement a control style which allows you to put your finger anywhere on the screen to steer without your ship immediately jumping to this location.

game is a pass for me.
06-05-2009, 08:51 PM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by zrgrvsh View Post
Btw, does "destruct" work?
Keyboard assignment in DESTRUCT needs to be fixed. We'll probably correct it in the next release.
Most of other secret modes work though... you can do X-mass theme too :-)

Last edited by mobilainteractive; 06-05-2009 at 08:59 PM.
06-05-2009, 08:57 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phi6 View Post
Grrr, again the same controls used by most other shmups on the iPhone.

Why not use the best controls ever made, rRootage on the iPhone? ie. Relative movement
Why would you ever want to steer with a finger in front of your ship in a top-down shooter? ;-)
06-06-2009, 02:46 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 9,125
I currently have spacex, skyforce reloaded, Siberian strike, and hotfield. This beats them all by far. fantastic music, action, and nostalgia =P

Mobila interactive did an amazing job on coding it (around 35 fps), I'm glad the dpad is gone from the menus =D

I can't wait!

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06-06-2009, 07:17 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 169
very excited!! this is an instant buy for me...

Wishlist: Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, Monkey Island, Sam & Max, Swords & Soldiers, Tyrian
Playing: Kryzer Prologue, Flight Control, Knights Onrush