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  • Publisher: Llamasoft
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 4.8 MB
  • Version: 0001.02.00
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: "This isn't just a great shooter, it's a thrilling one.... Gridrunner's a blast, and the best shooter on iOS" - Eurogamer

Voted Game of the Week on TouchArcade

Here's another slick shooter from the developer who is rapidly gaining a reputation as the king of retro on iOS.

Gridrunner was a much-loved and popular game on the Commodore Vic-20 and Commodore 64 back in 1982. Here the game is reimagined by its original author in the style of an early 1980s coin-op arcade machine. Of course this is a Minotaur Project game, so we ignore the limitations of such old hardware, borrowing just the style but presenting a slick, modern shooter that is a joy to play on iOS.

As can be relied on in a Llamasoft game the controls are excellent and the gameplay fun, satisfying and rewarding.

Gridrunner is OpenFeint enabled and supports leaderboards and achievements on both OpenFeint and GameCenter.

Get your blasting trousers on and get ready to enjoy some classic shooting fun re-energised for the modern era.

Another great Minotaur Project release.

strivemind's comments:

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02-23-2012, 09:27 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
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Been waiting all week. It'll be my first Llamasoft/Minter game. Woot! Thanks!

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02-23-2012, 09:28 PM
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Looks great. Downloading now.
02-23-2012, 09:33 PM
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Location: Minneapolis, USA
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So glad this is out! I'm all over this, right now.
02-23-2012, 09:48 PM
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Location: Canada
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Instant purchase.

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02-23-2012, 09:56 PM
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Anything Jeff Minter touches is gold! WOOT!

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02-23-2012, 10:00 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
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First impressions: From the period-perfect text and formatting imperfections to the dead-on attract mode to the challenge and addictive factors, the classic arcade sound effects and familiar but impressively enhanced gameplay, this is a textbook example of how to do a modern version of a classic '80s arcade game. An absolute must-buy for classic shooter fans!
02-23-2012, 10:15 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,704
Excellent game. Does anyone know how how to get into casual mode? I did it by accident and can't figure out how. Also, how do you pause? I just randomly tap until it happens
02-23-2012, 10:21 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,884
Is there any optional iPhone controls? This will be great with the iCade, but on the phone the control seems off somehow, with the ship being so slow to react and your finger obscuring the ship. Can't see any option screen or mode select.

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02-23-2012, 10:26 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,704
Originally Posted by Snooptalian View Post
Can't see any option screen or mode select.
There a menu when you pause with a difficulty toggle but I'm not sure how you pause exactly. You can access casual mode somehow from the main screen. You can access the two retro modes by turn got landscape (one each direction).