|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
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.