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App description: ABOUT ULTIMA IV: C64
Download one of Western RPGs beloved classics and experience the ground-breaking game that cemented the Ultima series' legend firsthand.

Ultima IV: C64 is a near 100% replica of the original version developed by Origin Systems in 1985, available free of charge - courtesy of Mythic studios - utilizing Elite Systems C64: Elite Collection technology.

SET FORTH ON GRAND ADVENTURES
The evil triad of Mondain, Minax, and the hellspawn Exodus has been vanquished but evil yet abounds, in isolated pockets and in the hearts of men. A new age awaits the coming of one who can conquer evil through mastery of both magic and the use of force. Daemons, dragons, and long-dead wizards plague the countryside and must be destroyed.

EXPERIENCE A MILESTONE IN COMPUTER GAMING

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GOOD?
Ultima IV challenges not only your physical and mental skills, but the true fabric of your moral character, breaking traditional kill the bad guy to save the world clichs.

BATTLE ENEMIES IN STRATEGIC COMBAT
The seeker on the path of the Avatar will face hostile groups composed of mixed enemy types and will survive such encounters only by strategic use of weapons and terrain. Earthly victories over seemingly impossible odds lead to the final conflict, where the ultimate challenge awaits.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME THE AVATAR?

ULTIMA IV: C64 GAMEPLAY FEATURES:

Digital copies of materials included in the original Ultima IV including the Player Reference Card by Lord British, History of Britannia as told by Kyle the Younger, Book of Mystic Wisdom as told by Philpop the Weary, Ultima IV Map of Britannia, and assorted images
Helpful in-game guide to help you master gameplay as well as an in-depth gameplay guide for Beginners, courtesy of GameFAQS **Spoiler Alert**
Enjoy playing Ultima IV in portrait or landscape mode
Automatically save your game each time you exit with up to four save game slots

The app is constantly evolving, Elite Systems is committed to continuing development over the weeks, months and indeed years ahead. If you have any questions, concerns or general feedback please contact us at support@elite-systems.co.uk We promise well respond to your message.

NOTE: We're aware of (and thank each of you for reporting) a number of issues. Currently we're considering which of them can feasibly be addressed and where so, on what timescale.

SIGNIFICANT - currently this app does not utilise iCloud to back-up saved games. Therefore, whilst we intend and believe that saved games will be retained when this app is updated, we can not guarantee that it will. If you wish to retain your saved games we recommend that you DO NOT UPDATE THIS APP.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: As of 12th Sept. we are aware that a number of players have reported issues with the game "freezing" after loading a saved game. We are investigating these reports and in particular whether the issue may be related to the Stack pointer. If so, we expect it to take a few days to prepare a fix and an update for submission to Apple.
09-06-2013, 10:28 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 216
I'd kill for this!
Well, not really I guess, but it's not yet available on the UK store, noooooo!

Knew this was just too good to be true.
Please someone tell me that it will be coming to UK players and will still be FREE, please!

09-06-2013, 10:45 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roleki View Post
I'd kill for this!
Well, not really I guess, but it's not yet available on the UK store, noooooo!

Knew this was just too good to be true.
Please someone tell me that it will be coming to UK players and will still be FREE, please!
Front page comments indicate people are already downloading it in the UK.
09-06-2013, 10:48 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,906
Is this legit? Like the real deal? If so, I may have to stroll down memory lane with a quick purchase of this!
09-06-2013, 10:49 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,273
Free what's the catch?Soft launch or beta?

"A whim, a thought, and more is sought. Awake my mind; thy will be wrought!"
09-06-2013, 10:51 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alister View Post
Free what's the catch?Soft launch or beta?
Apparently some sort of cross promotion with the terrible new Ultima iOS game.
09-06-2013, 10:53 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bool Zero View Post
Is this legit? Like the real deal? If so, I may have to stroll down memory lane with a quick purchase of this!
It's published by Elite systems, of course it's the real deal.
09-06-2013, 10:59 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,449
I have this on my iDevice (got early promo code), it's a classic and really cool to see it mobile. It is the real deal. It is revolutionary to see a huge name like Ultima show up in unaltered form on iOS and everyone should give this a try.

On a larger screen iPad it might be fine but on my iPod I struggled a little with small buttons and minature game screen (but I am very glad to have it compatibe on smaller screens even if the UI implementation is fairly cumbersome). The keyboard set up in screenshot 3 and 5 is representative. The developers are being really transparent with the product in the screenshots (which show the minature computer keyboard replication and some of the Ultima Forever ads).

There are a few advertisements for Ultima Forever that pop up when starting the app (sort of like the display in screenshot 2) but they are not too bad.

Last edited by undeadcow; 09-06-2013 at 11:06 AM.
09-06-2013, 11:02 AM
#9
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royce View Post
Front page comments indicate people are already downloading it in the UK.
Update: I searched under Elite Systems Ltd., and found it. Have already started playing and it feels 100% the genuine article! This so takes me back to bygone days...

Despite initial screen, this plays in landscape on my iPad2. Needs some thinking to use the kbd provided to get the game started, like inputing first char of choices, but this is the real deal.

I'm one happy bunny!
09-06-2013, 11:05 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,449
This link will pull Ultima IV up; it seems to be live in US.

http://itunes.apple.com/app/id668349917?mt=8