Get Your Wolfenstein 3D, Now in the App Store - HotHardware
Get Your Wolfenstein 3D, Now in the App Store

Get Your Wolfenstein 3D, Now in the App Store

Earlier this week id Software released an iPhone port of Wolfenstein 3D as open source, but at the time it wasn't in the App Store. Wait no longer, it's there.

Besides having its own website (which you absolutely have to visit, right?), the game that id Software calls "the grandfather of the FPS at your fingertips" is located here in the App Store.

Sorry, you can't have everything. While the code has been released as open source, the game itself is a relatively high for the App Store $4.99. But come on: it's Wolfenstein 3D.

Here's the blurb on the game at the App Store:
Achtung! Play the legendary original game that launched the First Person Shooter genre. You are OSA super agent B.J. Blazkowicz and you must escape from Castle Wolfenstein and defeat the twisted Nazi regime! Includes all six original episodes with 60 classic levels and unforgettable weapons like the brutal chain gun that still define action gaming today.

Wolfenstein 3D Classic is non-stop action and all of the memorable enemies are there for you to conquer from Hans Grosse to MechaHitler!

Search levels for hidden secrets that reveal stolen Nazi treasure, health packs, ammo and weapons or even short cuts. Use the new topdown map to see where you have already explored.

Wolfenstein 3D Classic makes use of an all new control system designed for the iPhone by technical visionary and id Software founder, John Carmack. Choose clever new touch controls or drive with the tilt controls to halt the diabolical Nazi schemes.
For those who played the old PC version, you'll have to learn a new control system, as it's been customized for the iPhone (and heck, there's no qwerty keyboard). There are on-screen controls for movement and shooting, but you can also use the motion-sensing abilities of the iPhone to play as well.

 


And John Carmack did the port himself,  personally.  It's worth the $4.99 we do believe.
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I just played it on my iPhone 3G. That was a seriously cool trip down memory lane. Amazingly, it looks as good on the phone as it did on my PC back then. How far we've come...

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I still have the cd of mine...oh the days of dos.

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Oh god how I loved this game!! Me and my dad used to play it together (I was probably 7 or so) on his Packard Bell 486-based PC in its hayday

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I bought the game on a whim, fun as hell if you're stuck on a plane (or in an airport for 2 hours cause your flight home got delayed :( ).

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