TURRICAN: C64 – UNIVERSAL iOS APP

PRESS RELEASE – 31 st May, 2013 - Lichfield, England

Turrican: C64 – a universal* iOS app featuring Manfred Trenz’s 1980s C64 shooter in its near 100% original form. (*: Works on iPod Touch / iPhone / iPad Mini and iPad)

The game had an un-announced / soft-release as an iPhone-only app late last year and has garnered a small but appreciative audience since that time. However, as a result of improvements to Elite’s ‘C64: Elite Collection’ tech, the universal iOS app is to be ‘Available from the App Store’ as a free-update (to all existing) from noon today. Those who’ve yet to purchase the game may now do so, it’s priced at £1.49/€1.59/US$1.99

Turrican (a game for 8-bit personal / home computers released in the UK in 1990) is one of THE defining games of the early 1990s.

As well as being available in this stand-alone form, the Turrican: C64 app is offered as an in-app purchase from within the ‘C64: Elite Collection’ apps. (The in-app is priced at £1.49/€1.59/US$1.99 and it includes two of Trenz’s other 8-bit games).

Featuring:

- portrait and landscape play / display modes

- iDaptive (user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls

- (Google: "Tiny URL 22qh8hl") for more info

- ‘auto save’, on exiting the game

- authentic 'C64' sound

About ‘C64: Elite Collection’: is the first and only C64 app to be designed and optimised for use with the iPad. It is also a ‘universal’ app, meaning that it’s also designed and optimised for use with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Mini and that the app and any in-app content purchased on any one type of Apple iOS device will be usable on all others, at no additional cost.  

App Store and other URLs:

                        Turrican: C64                          http://tinyurl.com/kuhr7de

            C64: Elite Collection                http://tinyurl.com/br7h6y2

            C64: Elite Collection Free        http://tinyurl.com/burlv2d

            Story                                        http://tinyurl.com/csos443

            Back Story                               http://tinyurl.com/bllt9cx

Contact Details: Steve Wilcox              E: paperboy@elite-systems.co.uk

                                                            WWW: elite-systems.co.uk Twitter: @elite_systems

About Elite: Incorporated in England in 1984, Elite was originally a leading developer and publisher of groundbreaking games for the Sinclair Spectrum and Commodore 64 home computer systems... Today Elite is a highly-specialised developer AND publisher of game software products for handheld, mobile and wireless systems; providing mobile network operators and selected other partners around the globe with "the best names in mobile games".

 


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