Doom is without a doubt an iconic game, truly bringing to life the genre of First-Person Shooters pioneered by Wolfenstein 3D. In this light it’s even more interesting that the first reincarnation of the legendary franchise on the mobile platform turned out to be a Turn-Based Action/RPG adaptation. Of course, the iDevice is home to DOOM Resurrection – an on-rail-shooter and a port of the original DOOM Classic , but still, this unique variation on the universe has graced the App Store as well in DOOM II RPG.
The mobile RPG engine responsible for a lot of sleepless Nazi-hunters in Wolfenstein RPG has hell-rolled the D10 to the moon. Like the original Doom II, you and your stupid team will run back to the bright shining face to despatch baddies and answer a distress call. Unlike the original, you won’t be doing it in real-time – Doom II RPG is a turn-by-turn RPG ala its predecessor, Wolfenstein RPG. Tighten up your combat boots ladies and gents, hell is a sticky icky place with icky sticky humour.
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As expected, the highly anticipated Doom Resurrection has been released today at the App Store. Unlike id Software’s first iDevice title Wolfenstein 3D Classic, Doom Resurrection is a brand new Doom experience designed from the ground up for the i-Platform.
Scientists on a remote research facility on Mars have lost control of their experiment and all Hell has broken loose. As the last surviving Marine in your unit, you must defeat Hell’s minions and unravel the mystery of what has happened on Mars. Earth’s future depends on you!
Courage alone will not be enough to stand up to the evil that awaits you. Utilize a devastating arsenal of weapons, helpful NPC’s and your environment to succeed. With an assault rifle, shotgun, a vicious chainsaw, and more, you will even the odds in a raging battle against unnatural beasts hell-bent on flaying your flesh and damning your soul.
While Resurrection is by all account an FPS, id Software elected for an “on-rail” shooter as opposed to giving players freedom of movement in any given level. With the scripted path that players must take, the heart of the action lies in the shooting aspect of the game, which is controlled via the accelerometer. With stunning visuals, graphical assets from Doom 3, 8 all new levels, 5 hours of gameplay and an impressive 30 frames per second of sweet onscreen mayhem, FPS fans will not want to miss out on this very promising and latest installment of Doom.
id Software, Doom Resurrection, $9.99, 79.6 MB
Gaming on the iPhone/iPod Touch just keeps getting better and better. Developers have been giving us more new apps than we can possibly handle (at least all at once). The past two days, we’ve even seen some of the hottest old school games from back in the day make their way onto the iDevice: Mega Man II and Wolfenstein 3D Classic. Those who loved these two classic titles will undoubtedly get a kick re-living those memories once again while on-the-go.
TD lovers will be happy to know that ElementalMonster TD and Dungeon Defense bring some new elements and twists to the genre. In ElementalMonster, trading cards are now incorporated into the game and Dungeon Defense invites you to the dark side as you take control of the undead. Last but not least, THQ brings WWE Legends of WrestleMania to the small screen, where 10 WWE legends and a career mode await you. Be sure to check out gameplay videos after the break!
Dungeon Defense – InMotion Software, $2.99
ElementalMonster TD – Hudson, $0.99 (Sale price until March 30th)
WWE Legends of WrestleMania – THQ Wireless, $9.99
Wolfenstein 3D Classic – id Software, $4.99
Mega Man II – Capcom, $4.99