Maverick Software's Lemonade Stand is now available for download in the iTunes App Store at a price of $0.99 [link].

Lemonade Stand is a modern iPhone remake of the classic basic economics game that was ported to the Apple II in 1979 and bundled with Apple II computers through the 80s.  Although the graphics have been given a notable overhaul, the author was able to preserve the original gameplay and economics.

After tracking down the original game and running it on an emulator in its low-res 40×40 graphical glory, I decided it really needed a face lift. So while I kept the gameplay and economics (even using all the original game’s simulation formulas), I had an artist make some great looking new screens for the weather forecasts and financial report, and did a custom iPhone slider interface to let you set your sales options.

I digitized the original music from the Apple II game and its software synthesizer, since it is so recognizable to anyone who played the game before.

Most who grep up in the 80s with an Apple II will fondly remembed this simple classic which garnered an enthusiastic reaction in the comment thread to our original post made earlier this week.

App Store Link: Lemonade Stand, $0.99

  • limtc

    I purchased it immediately - to support more Apple II software conversion. My first impression, pretty good! The sound is perfect, the graphics is nice, it is hard to control and enter an exact number like "10" (maybe the gap between each number should be wider).

    Since this game is often played between 2 players, I am surprise not to see it though. Overall, a very good game!

  • limtc

    I purchased it immediately - to support more Apple II software conversion. My first impression, pretty good! The sound is perfect, the graphics is nice, it is hard to control and enter an exact number like "10" (maybe the gap between each number should be wider).

    Since this game is often played between 2 players, I am surprise not to see it though. Overall, a very good game!

  • Adisah

    Man! I love lemonade stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to buy this game.

  • Adisah

    Man! I love lemonade stand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to buy this game.

  • Sam

    Since they didn't make this game, are they legally allowed to re-release it and charge for it?

  • Sam

    Since they didn't make this game, are they legally allowed to re-release it and charge for it?

  • sambo

    Wow.. this thing got old fast.. Here's a tip: whenever the construction crews are on the road, they will buy ALL your lemonade (provided your prices are below 15cents and you have at least 5 advertising posters.

  • sambo

    Wow.. this thing got old fast.. Here's a tip: whenever the construction crews are on the road, they will buy ALL your lemonade (provided your prices are below 15cents and you have at least 5 advertising posters.

  • Marcus

    Finished the game in around 30 mins. Very disappointed. Easy, predictablee and not the best. Will be now eagerly awaiting EA!

  • Marcus

    Finished the game in around 30 mins. Very disappointed. Easy, predictablee and not the best. Will be now eagerly awaiting EA!

  • limtc

    How many levels does this game (and the original) have? I never know it can be completed, always press ESC after 10 or 20 levels.

  • limtc

    How many levels does this game (and the original) have? I never know it can be completed, always press ESC after 10 or 20 levels.

  • Johnny OhNo

    What would really be nice is if someone would port an Apple ][ emulator to the iPhone so we could get this in its original 7-color lo-res mode Applesoft Basic glory.

  • Johnny OhNo

    What would really be nice is if someone would port an Apple ][ emulator to the iPhone so we could get this in its original 7-color lo-res mode Applesoft Basic glory.

  • limtc

    Unfortunately this is prohibited by Apple - no emulation software. The best we can do is to encourage game developers to port Apple II software over, and try to keep the original look as alternative UI. I am looking forward for people to port Taipan, DiversiTune, Karateka and Zany Golf.

    This is the reason I bought this game, just to encourage the developer.

    PS: my kids like this game though. They have played the Apple II version and thought this is amazing.

  • limtc

    Unfortunately this is prohibited by Apple - no emulation software. The best we can do is to encourage game developers to port Apple II software over, and try to keep the original look as alternative UI. I am looking forward for people to port Taipan, DiversiTune, Karateka and Zany Golf.

    This is the reason I bought this game, just to encourage the developer.

    PS: my kids like this game though. They have played the Apple II version and thought this is amazing.

  • limtc

    What is your score? The fun of this game is not about completing it, but how much you can earn after 30 days (I think the original does not have the 30 days limit) and compete for high score.

    I currently score around $40+, now trying to aim for $50+. I am sure some of you out there might get some ridiculous scores...

  • limtc

    What is your score? The fun of this game is not about completing it, but how much you can earn after 30 days (I think the original does not have the 30 days limit) and compete for high score.

    I currently score around $40+, now trying to aim for $50+. I am sure some of you out there might get some ridiculous scores...

  • Shawn Wilson

    I was in the 40-50 range for a while, then I found a strategy that works really well and I went to 70-80 at that point. Combine that with the construction crews selling you out even if you make 200 glasses, and my current high score is $100.89! I had three construction sell outs, and not a single day of taking a loss. In the end, I only wasted 100 glasses of lemonade. Made about 2000 glasses, and sold about 1900.

  • Shawn Wilson

    I was in the 40-50 range for a while, then I found a strategy that works really well and I went to 70-80 at that point. Combine that with the construction crews selling you out even if you make 200 glasses, and my current high score is $100.89! I had three construction sell outs, and not a single day of taking a loss. In the end, I only wasted 100 glasses of lemonade. Made about 2000 glasses, and sold about 1900.

  • http://tubercrew.com Matt

    ... My record for a day was $144.47

  • http://tubercrew.com Matt

    ... My record for a day was $144.47