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App description: One of the deepest, richest gameplay found in any game on any platform, NetHack is a cult classic since its release in 1987, and has since spawned many descendants (including Diablo). gandreas software now presents this classic for the iPhone/iPod Touch:

- Playable in either "ASCII" mode, or graphics mode (just rotate the device to switch)
- Obscure keyboard commands replaced with a simple taps for movement, or a handy command picker.
- Commands can also be activated by a unique gesture based command - want to search for a secret door? Swipe across the top of the play area (all the gestures are shown on the command picker for easy reference)
- Graphics can be zoomed in/out via pinch
- Completely faithful NetHack experience (all the levels, monsters, potions, scrolls, etc...)
- iPhone UI - standard scrolling lists, pickers, etc...
- Multiple tiles sets, from the classic to the sublime
- Never see a keyboard unless you are doing something like typing in a name!

Can you retrieve the Amulet of Yendor and return to the surface?
10-23-2009, 12:28 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,185
woah, pretty cool, and for free!? Downloading now

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10-23-2009, 12:32 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,185
Already found a bug or two and it crashed on me when going up the first set of stairs... deleted.

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10-23-2009, 12:45 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: In a van...down by the river!
Posts: 480
Apparently theres another version already on the appstore...

http://toucharcade.com/2009/08/03/in...awler-nethack/

Was this one any good? Why two ports and both free?
10-23-2009, 12:50 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,373
Downloading...It looks good.

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10-23-2009, 01:04 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
I thought they might release one. They also have a free version of Rogue, which is alright.
10-23-2009, 01:08 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,273
I can't even imagine anything topping Rogue Touch. But at least it's free, so it won't cost anything to check out. But more than likely this will just motivate me to get into playing RT again. It's been a while, and I want that damn amulet!!
10-23-2009, 01:09 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravenblack View Post
I thought they might release one. They also have a free version of Rogue, which is alright.
I've wasted many hundreds hours on this game (nethack) back when I was in high school. Reached the wizard once but never ascended. There are so many tips and tricks and things you need to learn about the game to get good at it.

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10-23-2009, 02:11 AM
#9
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 1,834
Oh man, I love Nethack!

I couldn't get into playing their version of Rogue, though. I think I just can't bring myself to play an Ascii Roguelike without the use of a Numpad.
10-23-2009, 02:22 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,084
I cannot imagine why the ports keep on coming! Well, no brainer, downloading now and would someone compare this to that paid port?

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