App description: "somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting"

UESCTerm 802.11 (remote override)
-=Message to All Marathon Terminals=-
Marathon Emergency Systems Broadcast
Today at 0820 hours, the Marathon came under surprise attack from unknown hostile forces. The Marathon has sustained serious damage.

At 0830 hours, alien forces boarded the Marathon. The current situation is dire. All personnel are required to arm themselves and fight for their lives.
-=Posted 2794.7.3.14.08.39=-

So begins the Marathon, the first in the epic trilogy of first person shooter games that re-defined the genre. Experience the pulse-pounding action as you defend the Marathon from the alien Pfhor.

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"Move fast, seize the initiative, wield superior firepower, dive into the melee, anticipate enemy movements, slaughter the defenseless, endure." ~Marathon Manual
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FEATURES
- 27 levels divided into six chapters
- missions include exploration, puzzles and extermination
- smooth game play experience
- "Carnage is as easy as point and shoot." ~Marathon Manual
- 7 unique weapons including:
.45 Magnum Mega Class pistol
M.75 Assault Rifle/Grenade Launcher
Zeus Class Fusion Pistol
TOZT-7 flamethrower
... and the devastating SPNKR-X17 rocket launcher

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"Being naked in space stinks. Lucky for you, Mr. Security officer, you are dressed in active military uniform, complete with a Cyberheadª helmet. Your Cyberhead device is your interface to your surrounding environment." ~Marathon Manual
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STORY
- defend the UESC Marathon colony ship against the aggressive Pfhor
- play the role of the cyborg security officer
- witness the rampancy of Durandal, the ship-board A.I.
- uncover the surprising secrets of the Pfhor and the UESC Marathon

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"Carnage is as easy as point and shoot. Different weapons are characterized with different dynamics. It is unwise, for example, to use the rocket launcher in close combat." ~Marathon Manual
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Visit us at http://www.marathon4ios.com
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Source code for this app is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html) and is available upon request (see http://www.marathon4ios.com for details).
07-08-2011, 04:49 AM
#31
Found a walkthrough.

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07-08-2011, 05:55 AM
#32
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Originally Posted by bjornkeizers View Post
Very nice port. It plays surprisingly well; definitely better controls then most games I've tried. Good to see a classic like this.

I bought the HD upgrade as a thank you Here's hoping the universal will get out the door soon.
Is it worth getting, or should I wait for 9mm?

07-08-2011, 07:00 AM
#33
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 391
Quote:
Originally Posted by TakenXXDeadly View Post
Is it worth getting, or should I wait for 9mm?
How does one have anything to do with another? It's $5, get both.
07-08-2011, 07:25 AM
#34
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Originally Posted by towelll View Post
This brings back happy memories!

One bug found so far: music (which I always want turn off in games when I can). I turned down the music volume to minimum in Settings before I started, but music was on in the game. So I paused and went into Settings and turned it down - fine. But then after dying and respawning, music was on again.

Is there a fix for this, or have I missed something? Thanks!
Hey towell,

Sorry for the bug. I just discovered this 2 days before the app went live... I'll track it down for the next release.

Best,
-dan

Daniel Blezek
Developer of Marathon for iPad
http://www.marathon4ios.com
07-08-2011, 07:30 AM
#35
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Originally Posted by Habakuk View Post
Found a walkthrough.
Habakuk,

I prefer this Marothon Spoiler Guide. More comprehensive, and has overviews of the levels in graphical format.

Sure helped with playtesting!
-dan

Daniel Blezek
Developer of Marathon for iPad
http://www.marathon4ios.com
07-08-2011, 07:51 AM
#36
There's a bug on level 2. It just crashes.
07-08-2011, 07:53 AM
#37
Quote:
Originally Posted by JindoFox View Post
How does one have anything to do with another? It's $5, get both.
What? I have $10, and 9mm for iPad is going to be $9[AUD]... Even if it was $6[AUD], I wouldn't have enough money.
07-11-2011, 08:15 PM
#38
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Plantsville, CT
Posts: 106
Custom controls.

Awesome game, any change of custom controls in the next version?
Sorry if that was asked already, I did not see it.


-delete- my bad, didn't even see the tap to fire and crosshair. Now the game is even better. Rock on.

-=The Gamer Dad=-
-Currently Playing- Everything on the iPad Air
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Last edited by doctorded; 07-11-2011 at 09:55 PM.
07-18-2011, 04:49 PM
#39
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 9,360
I wonder why there's no iPod/iPhone edition of this. Looks like a promising retro FPS release.
07-27-2011, 09:22 AM
#40
Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
I wonder why there's no iPod/iPhone edition of this. Looks like a promising retro FPS release.
Universal support is coming soon. Should have an update out in a month or so.

Best,
-dan

Daniel Blezek
Developer of Marathon for iPad
http://www.marathon4ios.com

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