Doom – Ported to the iPhone and iPod Touch

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  

Doom Well well, after a week-end of travel, I sit down to get back to work and what do I find, a Doom port! Very cool! The port is of the shareware version of Doom. When you open the application, you will come to a screen where you will need to tap Play. This will bring you into the game. The controls are on the screen. You can use the arrows to move the direction the arrow is pointing. Yes, there are two right arrows and yes, they do the same thing…move your guy to the right. To shoot, use the gun button in the upper right. To walk, just tilt your iPhone back. To stop walking, tilt your iPhone forward. The Open button is what you use to open doors.

If you tap on the screen, you will get a menu with the options; New Game, Options, Load Game, Save Game, Read This and Quit Game. Use the gun button to move through the menu and then use the Open button to select a menu option. In the Options you the ability to End the Game, Turn the messages on/off, change the graphic detail, change the screen size, change the mouse sensivity (not sure what that is?!) and adjust the volume. If you would like to get back to the game, just tap the screen.

I find that I use the lower two arrow buttons most comfortably…except when shooting then I like to use the two arrows on the left. Overall, the game play is smooth. I did have the application crash twice but, once I was taking a screenshot and then other time I received a phone call. So, overall, I didn’t have any major issues with crashing. I’m not a huge fan of the controls, I keep trying to use the accelerometer to turn but, that is just personal preference! Let me know in the comments what you think about the game play.

Note: If you have own Doom, you can play the commercial versions of it on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Just put the doom1.wad or doom2.wad files into the Applications/Doom.app folder on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

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  1. it is possible to configure the controls so that accellorometer tilt is how u look side to side. i personally think i will prefer it 2 so when i have the configuration done i’ll post it up here for every1 to use

  2. I have to laugh at myself. I thought the app was broken because I couldn’t figure out how to make the guy stop walking forward, lol. I didn’t realize it was accelerometer based controls. Thanks, it’s a much better game now, hahaha.

  3. that game sucks really bad

  4. Running At The Mouth says

    Not sure what it is, but this game is so fun and addictive. It’s just as fun as the pc version now with the update! The controls are so easy to get used to. The only suggestion I would have is that the backwards option can be fixed. I find that I have to practically do a backwards somersault to go backwards. Other than that, thanks for a killer game. I’ve been waiting for a working DOOM app, and it’s finally here!

  5. This game could be my favorite game ever on the iPhone! My girlfriend cannot get any attention when Im playing DOOM. It makes me love video games again and Im not even into shooters. This one however I am addicted to. Only one thing gets on my nerves! You can listen 2 the iPod while playing the game by using background enable, but u cannot here the game sound effects. Once this one issue is addressed, this app will be so darn sweeeet!!!! Please implement this in an update and

  6. Bye the way, to anyone who is hating on this app, u guys r crazy!! Finally there is a working DOOM app available! Is it just me who is excited or am I just a nerd?

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