App description: Tyrian --one of the best arcade vertical shooters (shmups) from the DOS era is now available on your iPhone!

"Action Game of The Year" by Computer Gaming Magazine (1995).
"4 out 5 stars" by Next Generation magazine.
"87 out 100" by PC Gamer magazine review.

Tyrian's story is set in 20,031 where you play as Trent Hawkins, a skilled fighter-pilot employed to fight Microsol and save the galaxy.

Tyrian for iPhone features:
- Full Story & Arcade modes
- Four action packed episodes: "Escape", "Treachery", "Mission: Suicide" & "An End to Fate"
- Sophisticated weapon upgrade system with hundreds of weapon combinations to chose from
- 50+ levels
- Seven difficulty levels
- Support for cheat codes, secret game modes, easter eggs, mini-games etc.
- 30+ music soundtracks by Alexander Brandon with a Jukebox.

Latest updates fix the weapons upgrade bug in the Story Mode, add new control scheme, make mini-games playable.

You will like Tyrian if you enjoy: iFighter, Siberian Strike, Sky Force, 1942, Raiden, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, other shmups, Classic PC & Arcade Games

Still having doubts? Try Tyrian Lite for free. Have hours of fun, then come back for the full experience.

This is a re-write of the original Tyrian v2.1 game by Jason Emery, Daniel Cook, Alexander Brandon, Robert Allen, and Eclipse Productions. It is based on OpenTyrian project's source code and licensed under GNU GPL v2.

In accordance with GPL v2, the source code is available upon request.

What our users say:

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Wow, I loved Tyrian (and later Tyrian 2000) back in the day. It's an incredible shmup with a lot of depth, thanks to an extensive weapon power-up system. On my 3GS, it plays well, looks great, and brings back fond fond memories. Great port! The only thing more I could ask for would be better (and louder) sound. The music sounds very compressed, making the quality inferior to the original and other iPhone games as well. Otherwise, I could not be happier that one of my favorite PC shmups has made it onto my phone! Thank you!!

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This is a must for any shmup fan.
BTW, speed can be controlled from the pause menu.. as well as detail, music etc.
iPhone 3GS can even handle secret "Wild" detail level
According to devs, weapon upgrade bug fix is alredy submitted for Apple review.
Love the X-mass easter egg too :-)

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I must have spent in excess of 500 hours playing this game as a teenager. I don't even play games anymore but just spent the last few hours reliving my youth with this. It's great! Only things I'd suggest are a button to fire the special weapons and some way of making the controls a little bit smoother. Otherwise great. Thanks for making this app.

mobilainteractive's comments:
The universal build for the Lite version just got approved. The full version is expected to be approved shortly...
Update: the update for the full version was rejected and the application pulled from the store... We are trying to resolve this with apple AppStore team.. Stay tuned... You can still get the lite version of the game

UPDATE: 09/23/10 - After 3 months, 5 rejections, 2 removals and countless calls and emails the full version is again available for sale.


What's new:
Compatibility with iOS4
Compatibility with iPad
iPad version features:
- More accurate music / fx emulation
- 44Khz CD quality music
- GUI and controls re-design to better fit iPad
screen.
- new visual effects



07-07-2010, 12:26 AM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Location: Daydream
Posts: 3,375
Going universal? WOW thanks!!

07-07-2010, 01:27 AM
#3
I was just thinking about how awesome it would be to play this optimized for the iPad. Thanks!
07-07-2010, 05:47 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 77
Yay, great day today! First Monkey Island 2, now Tyrian and later today Germany - Spain
And an universal App is even better since i already got it for the iPhone.
Buy it folks, its without a doubt the best shoot em up out there and ever existed. Tons of weapons and upgrades, many differend levels, enviroments, enemies and bosses. Great music and graphics, just everything you can wish for

Nontheless, i've just tried the lite and there seems to be a slight problem on the ipad with the buttons to upgrade the front and rear weapons. Pressing on the arrows doesnt do anything, instead you have to press more on the lower left side. I've made a picture to show where approximately you have to press, seems as if the iPhone-controls could have been in that position.



And in the ingame options, the detail-level was set on "wild", i clicked it to look what other options there are and now i cant get back to wild. No dealbreaker, but especially the upgrade buttons need to be fixed. The campaign mode is practically unplayable if you cant upgrade the weapons, and i assume many people wont find out that they can press on the lower left.
07-07-2010, 08:52 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by zrgrvsh View Post
Yay, great day today! First Monkey Island 2, now Tyrian and later today Germany - Spain
And an universal App is even better since i already got it for the iPhone.
Buy it folks, its without a doubt the best shoot em up out there and ever existed. Tons of weapons and upgrades, many differend levels, enviroments, enemies and bosses. Great music and graphics, just everything you can wish for

Nontheless, i've just tried the lite and there seems to be a slight problem on the ipad with the buttons to upgrade the front and rear weapons. Pressing on the arrows doesnt do anything, instead you have to press more on the lower left side. I've made a picture to show where approximately you have to press, seems as if the iPhone-controls could have been in that position.



And in the ingame options, the detail-level was set on "wild", i clicked it to look what other options there are and now i cant get back to wild. No dealbreaker, but especially the upgrade buttons need to be fixed. The campaign mode is practically unplayable if you cant upgrade the weapons, and i assume many people wont find out that they can press on the lower left.
Will fix the buttons..
to get back to Wild - click on detail line, then pop the keyboard and type "w' (may need to type it twice)

<< Check out our AppStore game titles: Tyrian, Super Methane Brothers, Cryptix, Powermanga, Rise Of The Triad >>
07-07-2010, 09:27 AM
#6
Been waiting for this one! Thank you for making it universal! It is the one of the best schmup!
07-07-2010, 12:12 PM
#7
Oh wow, awesome!

At risk of repeating what's already been said, Tyrian is the best shoot'em'up ever and has one of the best game soundtracks ever made. I can't wait to play it again at a size more worthy of its greatness.
07-12-2010, 06:15 PM
#8
Hmmm? Tyrian's no longer in the app store?
07-12-2010, 09:05 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by callandor View Post
Hmmm? Tyrian's no longer in the app store?
Yes... Tyrian was pulled yesterday, right after the latest update was rejected..
We are still trying to find out the reasons... Presumably, apple did not like the fact the the data files contain .exe files. They assumed that the game is being emulated on the device, which is not true, as evident from the source code..

We are trying to sort this out... Meanwhile get the lite version, which is still available

<< Check out our AppStore game titles: Tyrian, Super Methane Brothers, Cryptix, Powermanga, Rise Of The Triad >>
07-12-2010, 09:28 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mobilainteractive View Post
Yes... Tyrian was pulled yesterday, right after the latest update was rejected..
We are still trying to find out the reasons... Presumably, apple did not like the fact the the data files contain .exe files. They assumed that the game is being emulated on the device, which is not true, as evident from the source code..

We are trying to sort this out... Meanwhile get the lite version, which is still available
I hope the put it back soon. This is one one of the best shmups!