Bungie brings their classic series Marathon to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Relive the magic.

From the press release:

    The classic sci-fi first person shooter ‘Marathon’ originally developed by Bungie Studios in 1994, and its sequel Marathon2: Durandal, are now available for the Apple iPad and iPhone.

    Coming to iOS after 18 years is a dream come true for fans of the Marathon games, who many believe form the foundation for the popular Halo series.

    The ports of these all time Mac classics became a reality through the tireless efforts of programmer Daniel Blezek. Who, according to Bungie, is: “Quite an interesting dude”.

    Next to being a father of 5 and his daytime job as a programmer at a medical institute, Daniel spent countless of spare hours into bringing his favorite games to the iPhone and iPad.

    The first Marathon features an incredible 27 mission campaign across 6 chapters, telling the story of a cyborg security officer trying to save his spaceship and a human colony from an evil invading alien race called: ‘The Pfhor’.
    With the ship’s A.I. computer and an arsenal of heavy weaponry on his side, the journey of total carnage begins!

    Weapons include: the devastating SPNKR-X17 rocket launcher, the TOZT-7 Flamethrower and a rapid firing M.75 Assault rifle with grenade option.

    The action packed journey goes on in Marathon 2: Durandal when the cyborg marine receives new orders from the computer A.I. Durandal.

    Touch Arcade: “If you like old-school first-person shooters like Doom or Duke Nukem 3D, then you should feel right at home with Marathon.”

    The mobile version offers the full Marathon experience as a free download featuring ultra smooth controls and gameplay.

    As the original Marathon manual by Bungie once said: “Carnage is as easy as point and shoot”. The game features all of the original levels, graphics and sound effects.

    New in the iOS version is the ability to play the game with HD textures and an optional “Master Chief Mode” that enables some very special extra options…

    Daniel Blezek, Owner, S.D.G. Productions:

    “Marathon’s story and gameplay are outstanding; The AI Durandal descending into rampancy, his quirky humor and the hidden messages make excellent additions to the old school style. For many, Marathon will invoke a wave of nostalgia; for others, this will be the first experience with the seminal Mac FPS”.