Lunar Module 3D
It’s funny to see old 80′s arcade games show up on the iPhone. Regardless if they are the originals, copycats, or updated versions, I like them for the most part, even if only for the effort alone. It shows me that people still remember the classics, even those which were a bit obscure, and can rethink its implementation with a new platform, especially in terms of controls. Well, while not obscure from my point of view, since I sunk so many quarters into it as a kid, Lunar Lander by Atari was an excellent game, which I always thought would translate well for any platform. However, in these modern times of 3D engines, frame rate, and guns, as evidenced by the comments from bonehead gamers in the App Store, not everyone pays respect to the classics. Nor the idea of paying for iPhone games for that matter. Yet, if you’re like me, I highly recommend paying for J-Squared Software’s Lunar Module 3D, which does pay homage and more to it’s inspiration. In this updated version, the objective remains the same: you control a lunar module as it free falls to the moon’s surface, but you need to control the direction and speed of its descent by strategically using thrusters and angles. Completely in 3D using actual photos of the moon, play 9 missions in 5 authentic lunar environments. The coolest part: the lunar lander seemingly is inspired by the Apollo series of lunar modules and contains real mission audio. Very entertaining, a must-have for the retro gamer in all of us. Price: 99¢.