Gridrunner

Every time Jeff Minter of Llamasoft releases an iOS game I post about here. I follow what he does like I did a teenager following Front 242. Forget this weeks Midway Classics release. If you want a better than arcade experience buy an iCase and download all Minter’s games. Gridrunner is one of his classics now repurposed for the iPad. It’s a very loud arcade LSD trip. Must have for those who know!

“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.” – minotaurproject.co.uk

For more info: minotaurproject.co.uk

2 Comments

  1. cool stuff yeh – I’ve loved Minter since my C= 64 days :) – I’m sure you know of this Oliver, but he was also involved in a lot of development for ‘visuals rendered to music’ type stuff from the very start, and I’m pretty sure the XboX 360’s visuals for the music player are by him (or he was involved)…

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  2. … is the singing part of the soundtrack? wicked dramatic.

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