Who doesn’t remember the classical first-person Doom? I recall when Joel introduced me to it on his ancient x86 PC back in the day and, at that time, it was one of the most horrifying games that I’ve ever gazed upon. id Software released the game in 1993 for the MS-DOS platform and, with it’s predecessor Wolfenstein 3D, introduced the world to the glory of the FPS genre that has become one of the most popular styles of gaming throughout the years.
It’s no surprise that classic titles like Doom keep getting the luxury of being ported across multiple platforms. Adding to the list of Doom ports, id Software has released Doom Classic for iPhone and iPod Touch – and it’s not the rail-based shooter Doom: Resurrection which was released earlier this year.
Doom Classic is going for $6.99 on the Apple Store and includes four episodes: “Knee-deep in the Dead,” “Shores of Hell,” “Inferno,” and “Thy Flesh Consumed.” The game offers diverse control configurations and also graces both iPhone and iPod Touch releases with four-player local Wifi deathmatches. If you’re pondering if there is anything in terms of internet play, you can pretty much expect to be disappointed. As per legendary id Software programmer John Carmack, don’t hold your breath on it.