Prehistorik Man for iOS – Classic, Horizontal Scroller/Platformer
Los Angeles, California – Interplay Entertainment today is pleased to introduce Prehistorik Man for iOS, an update to the horizontal scroller/platformer hit that was first released on Super Nintendo in 1996. Lovingly ported to iOS, the game perfectly emulates the feel of the original, reproducing its limited palette and rough jaggies in Hi-Res on the Retina display. Players control Sam, the caveman, who must save his village when dinosaurs steal its food stored for winter. Thumb controls allow Sam to move left or right, jump, swing his club, or run fast on all fours. With 22 levels, gameplay features many other onscreen characters.
* 22 mythic levels taking you on an awesome adventure in the Prehistorik world
* Multiple stunning and colorful environments from burning forest to frozen wastes
* Fun exotic gameplay: fly a delta-glider, roll on a stone wheel, and jump around like a kangaroo with the oinga-boinga
* Microphone interaction: you yell, Sam screams, and all the enemies on screen go down
* Multi-touch zoom-out: use two fingers to get a better view of your surroundings
In the dark of night, the village’s storehouse is plundered by greedy dinosaurs. The wise, bearded, village chief selects Sam to go on a mission to the Dinosaur’s Graveyard, where he can collect enough bones to buy more food. Sam must also send food back to the hungry villagers, while on his mission. Other members of the tribe are chosen to accompany Sam and render aid, the inventor, hunter, blacksmith, and daughter of the chief. He treks through the jungle, Crystal Caverns, ice wastes, burning forest, Slimeville, and up a giant tree. Along the way, Sam gathers hamburgers, ice cream, pieces of cake, French fries, and other snacks.
Popular on the Super Nintendo and Game Boy Advance platforms, Prehistorik Man for iOS makes good use of the increased computing power of iDevices. Unlike most games in this category, players can move both left and right. This opens many new strategic opportunities to go back and pick up bones, club enemies, or get a running start on a jump. Also unusual is the use of extended levels both above and below the main level of play. Sam can ascend or descend the full height of the screen as he moves from left to right. And parallax scrolling, where front layers scroll faster than back layers, add to the stylized realism of the game.
“The classic SNES platformer has returned and is available now! With 22 levels and many different environments to master, Prehistorik Man will take you on a journey for the one thing that all cavemen want — FOOD!. This game will bring back fun memories to a lot of players, while bringing countless hours of fun to a whole new generation,” declared Interplay’s CEO, Herve Caen.
* English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Dutch
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 16.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
For a limited time, Prehistorik Man is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. The game is also available for Android.
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