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More Details on id's iOS Game Mutant Bash TV

Earlier this month we learned new details about the id Tech 5-based iOS shooter coming from id Software.

Some originally thought that id Software would be porting the entire Rage game to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, but the truth is that the handheld device would only be getting a "mini game" of sorts. Thankfully, pricing will be mini too, with the standard resolution version going for $0.99 and the Retina Display and iPad one going for $1.99.

The game will be called Mutant Bash TV, and Touch Arcade was lucky enough to go hands-on for the first level of this portable pocket game. Like Doom Resurrection, it's an on-rails shooter that leaves movement up to the game so that the gamer can concentrate on the shooting aspect. While this will upset those who like to roam freely, this is the route that id Software decided to take once again.

Touch Arcade says that Mutant Bash TV is very fast-paced even without having to control movement. The player must control aiming, firing, dodging, firing and weapon selection.

The level design is very much of an indoor setting in a post-apocalyptic world. The preview was done on a fourth-generation iPod touch with the Retina Display resolution of 960x640, which ran the game with a very smooth frame rate.

Check out the full details and more screenshots at Touch Arcade.

  • santiagoanders
    "... aiming, firing, dodging, firing and weapon selection." And Firing?
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  • gorillateets
    I can't imagine having to consider firing on two seperate occasions. Sounds complicated. I don't think I'll be getting this game.
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  • Zoonie
    How can they say that iPhone is the future of handheld gaming when they can't even feel comfortable enough with touch controls to give the player such luxury options such as "moving around"?
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  • Snipergod87
    santiagoanders"... aiming, firing, dodging, firing and weapon selection." And Firing?
    Maybe the second firing refers to grenades?
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  • this is why everybody likes gameloft

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  • zak_mckraken
    Well, as in all id games, I guess a lot of firing is involved. A lot of firing is involved.
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  • Marcus Yam
    zak_mckrakenWell, as in all id games, I guess a lot of firing is involved. A lot of firing is involved.Yes, what he said.
    Oops, I listed firing twice. There will be lots of firing. Maybe I should have put "shooting" instead.
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  • alyoshka
    LOL...... I kinda read it thru as More details on an idiot's mutant bash....... :(
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  • DaddyW123
    dodge, dip, duck, dive and dodge!
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