★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.
App description: Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on where you stand and what you do. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict with the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures. You, the protagonist, have an unusual ability enabled by a computer program that lets you communicate with and recruit demons to your side. As you collect demons, the program will allow you to store, summon, and fuse them to create the right team to negotiate the ever-changing balance of powers, and fight for the kind of world you ultimately wish to live in.

ATLUS revolutionary RPG series, Shin Megami Tensei, began on the Super Nintendo in 1992, and has gone on to sell millions of copies worldwide. It has further given rise to other hit RPG titles, including Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor. Previously available only in Japan, this, the very first Shin Megami Tensei game, is available in English for the first time ever.

Key features:

- 40-60 hours of consuming RPG adventure

- Explore dungeons and recruit demons to your party

- Collect and fuse demons to make ever stronger demons

- Your decisions will determine the fate of the world

Recommended devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th gen or later), iPad. iOS 4.3 or up is required.

Andy C83's comments:
Description

SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME PRICE: From now through March 31st, Shin Megami Tensei will be offered at a discounted price of only $5.99. Don’t miss out! After March 31st, the game will return to its regular price of $7.99.

Step away from clear notions of good and evil, right and wrong. There are demons in the world, but whether they are ally or enemy depends on where you stand and what you do. In Tokyo 199X, a mysterious murder leads to the emergence of demons and an escalating global conflict with the rise of a charismatic rebel leader in possession of a demon army, and external forces that wish to crush such threats with extreme measures. You, the protagonist, have an unusual ability enabled by a computer program that lets you communicate with and recruit demons to your side. As you collect demons, the program will allow you to store, summon, and fuse them to create the right team to negotiate the ever-changing balance of powers, and fight for the kind of world you ultimately wish to live in.

ATLUS’ revolutionary RPG series, Shin Megami Tensei, began on the Super Nintendo in 1992, and has gone on to sell millions of copies worldwide. It has further given rise to other hit RPG titles, including Persona, Devil Summoner, and Devil Survivor. Previously available only in Japan, this, the very first Shin Megami Tensei game, is available in English for the first time ever.

Key features:

- 40-60 hours of consuming RPG adventure

- Explore dungeons and recruit demons to your party

- Collect and fuse demons to make ever stronger demons

- Your decisions will determine the fate of the world

Recommended devices: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th gen or later), iPad. iOS 4.3 or up is required.

iPhone Screenshots










03-17-2014, 12:21 PM
#2
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,975

03-17-2014, 12:40 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Bubbling blancmange, I think I just died and went to heaven. Cheers for posting!

https://pixelatedparadise.wordpress.com/ - Daily iOS Roundups and Multi-Platform Reviews.
Please note that I am not a moderator; I can't change thread titles, delete threads etc. I'm happy to help where I can but it's likely faster to contact a mod for assistance.
03-17-2014, 12:52 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,868
Wait... iphone-only?

Oh my... Decisions, decisions.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
03-17-2014, 12:57 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Wait... iphone-only?

Oh my... Decisions, decisions.
Seriously. I was realllly hoping that this would be Universal. Especially with the button overlays already covering gameplay area, it would be nice to see them spread out more and with a larger viewing area.

Still. Very tempted to get it anyways.

Social Games: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle, FF Record Keeper, PAD
GameCenter: StriveMind
03-17-2014, 12:59 PM
#6
Is it available on the store yet? I can't seem to find it.
03-17-2014, 01:01 PM
#7
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,868
Would be great if anyone can post a screenshot of the game in 2x mode. Thanks in advance, i know it could be a hassle, but if you have time, im sure im not the only one who'd appreciate it.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword

Last edited by Exact-Psience; 03-17-2014 at 01:03 PM.
03-17-2014, 01:08 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
Would be great if anyone can post a screenshot of the game in 2x mode. Thanks in advance, i know it could be a hassle, but if you have time, im sure im not the only one who'd appreciate it.
Seconded. I'll buy either way - SMT is like catnip to me - but it would definitely affect how quickly I'll pick it up if the 2x doesn't "damage" it too much.

https://pixelatedparadise.wordpress.com/ - Daily iOS Roundups and Multi-Platform Reviews.
Please note that I am not a moderator; I can't change thread titles, delete threads etc. I'm happy to help where I can but it's likely faster to contact a mod for assistance.
03-17-2014, 01:13 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Over The Rainbow
Posts: 3,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZeroVoid View Post
Is it available on the store yet? I can't seem to find it.
Sorry, I forgot to put [NZ] in the title. It's out in New Zealand now and should be in your store at the usual time.
03-17-2014, 01:13 PM
#10
Joined: May 2012
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 653
I really want this. But these screens aren't helping to convince me. They make the thing iPhone only with buttons that cover most part of the screen and the actual gameplay goes into an even smaller screen...
I know the game is decades old, but they didn't really even try to smooth things a bit to suit the gameplay. Which is another reason I don't understand why not universal. Even with that crappy small screen it would benefit playing on the iPad for better button positioning.