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Konami has released its long-awaited Metal Gear Solid Touch game for the iPhone and iPod touch. Despite the company’s prior indication that it would offer a special “advance release” edition of the game that would offer only the first half of the game, the App Store description of the game makes only a passing reference to its advance release nature. The final release version will include both halves of the game, and purchasers of the advance release edition will receive a free update to the final release, with the ability to carry over game save information. MGST is based on the Playstation 3 title Metal Gear Solid 4, and gameplay is handled via a multi-touch interface, with the ability to slide a finger for aiming, pinch gestures for zooming in and out, and taps for firing a weapon. Metal Gear Solid Touch is available now from the App Store and sells for $8.

Updated: A review of MGS Touch is available from this link.

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1

I admit, this game is well made.  It is what it is, point, shoot, zoom, shoot and that’s about it.  I’ve read some reviews on this and thought, “what do you expect from a phone w/ not much buttons?!”  I gave it a 5 stars and yes, I’m biased because I grew up playing this game since it’s inception wink

Posted by i2oadi2unnei2 on March 19, 2009 at 8:19 AM (PDT)

2

I picked it up last night. I’m not all that elated about the lack of available levels or modes of play. I realize it’s just MGS-themed “Duck Hunt,” as the critics have taken to calling it, but to me it’s a lazy effort—exposition is done through simple text crawls, there’s no FMV sequences or anything remotely Kojima-like about it, and it forsakes all the tactical/stealth roots of the series.

The iPhone is a better gaming platform than this. Except for the admittedly detailed environments and the orchestral score, you could’ve played a functional version of this game on a RAZR.

And just for the record, I love the MGS games and played through the single-player campaign of Metal Gear Solid 4 probably three or four times, as it was unquestionably brilliant. This is just a halfhearted cash-in on a franchise that, ironically, had one entry subtitled “Substance.”

Posted by Flippy Hambone on March 19, 2009 at 10:05 AM (PDT)

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And its not availiable in the UK store why? I was really looking forward to this.

Posted by Johnathan on March 19, 2009 at 11:27 AM (PDT)

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