Bungie's Classic 'Marathon' Game Now Available on iPad


Bungie's classic first person shooter Marathon [iTunes] is now on the App Store for the iPad. The free download offers 27 levels divided into 6 chapters. The interface has been modified to accommodate touch screen interaction of the iPad.

Marathon was first released by Bungie Software for the Macintosh in 1994. It was a Mac exclusive launch and was released shortly after Doom was first released for the PC. Bungie later went on to be acquired by Microsoft and released the popular Halo game series for the Xbox.

The iPad version of the game started off as a personal project by iOS developer Daniel Blezek but was later officially sanctioned by Bungie. The iPad version of the game is free to download, but an in game store offers two in-app purchase options. The first is called "HD Mode" for $3.99 and features new high resolution textures to replace the walls, floors and liquids. The second is Master Chief Mode for $0.99 which offers the ability to start on any level, infinite ammo, all weapons, instant recharge, invulnerability and instant save.

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112 months ago
Completing the entire game on Total Carnage was my ultimate gaming achievement! I was so excited to play on a PowerMac 6100/60 because it allowed me upgrade my graphics settings and view floor patterns. :D
Rating: 3 Votes
112 months ago
Only 99 cents for "wussy mode". :D
Rating: 2 Votes
112 months ago
Master Chief mode is a misnomer unless you get to become a Spartan II
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112 months ago

Aww… That's the only way we used to play Marathon, over the LAN at work. There's something oddly therapeutic about blowing your boss's head off with a rocket launcher. :)


Which is why we need Unreal Tournament for iPad!
Rating: 1 Votes
112 months ago
The last level of M1 was indeed the hardest level in the whole trilogy on total carnage. And after surviving all the rings there were the lava passages, so annoying! Only thing that topped it was just the final room of M2's last level if you actually wanted to clear it - I never managed to without being blown up by the juggernaut's death. But you didn't have to clear it so Ingue Ferroque wins still.

Anyway ... getting close to an excuse to get an iPad now, what with the Small World boardgame and now this being iPad only ><.
Rating: 1 Votes
112 months ago
Doom Classic FTW (http://www.idsoftware.com/doom-classic/)
Rating: 1 Votes
112 months ago
Wow sparks some memories of the old Mac lab at school. one of the teachers had this game. I remember being amazed at the graphics. Now decades later I sit here on my iPhone that has much more than quadruple the capability of the 90s Macs.
Rating: 1 Votes
112 months ago
It's 1995 again. Sweet!

Grab it, folks. It's free and was a landmark game. Totally worth having.
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