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  • Summary: 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.As can be relied on in a Llamasoft game the controls are excellent and the gameplay fun, satisfying and rewarding.Gridrunner is OpenFeint enabled and supports leaderboards and achievements on both OpenFeint and GameCenter.Get your blasting trousers on and get ready to enjoy some classic shooting fun re-energised for the modern era.Another great Minotaur Project release. Expand
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  1. Mar 9, 2012
    90
    Conclusive proof that retro games can still mix it up with modern releases, Gridrunner is a shooter fan's dream come true. Sublime controls and a stern challenge make this one of the best blasters to grace iOS in ages.
  2. Mar 1, 2012
    80
    Whether you have reason to be nostalgic for Gridrunner or not, it's worth checking out. It's a best-of-both-worlds sort of remake: faithful to its forebearers but filled with clever modern enhancements. If you're dead-set on believing that the original is best, you can go ahead and play that instead.
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    80
    Gridrunner, much like the rest of Jeff Minter's games on iOS, is a must-buy. He's actually one of the few developers that I would buy a game from as soon as I found out it was available, and I'll keep up with this.
  4. Mar 15, 2012
    80
    Gridrunner may not be an entirely new product from Jeff Minter, but as always the mash-up of gaming nostalgia and distinctly modern influences makes for an appealing 'retro' remake.
  5. Apr 3, 2012
    69
    The granddaddy of shoot-em-ups gets an interesting touch remake, but fails to motivate in the long run.
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