Subatomic Studios has released version 1.1 of Fieldrunners which is now in the App Store. This point upgrade brings a number of new features to the popular iPhone game:

  • Sounds and music are here! This update includes sound effects and a Fieldrunners theme song.
  • Added a new map that requires new strategies.
  • Added the highly requested Endless gameplay mode!
  • Introduced two new fieldrunners. Watch out, one is invulnerable to goo!
  • Added a grid to help place towers.
  • The most recently obtained high score is now highlighted.
  • Enhanced the visual quality of the title screen and the maps.
  • Improved the user interface.

A number of bug fixes and options have also been added. So if you have it, upgrade now. If you don't have it, well, you should. We consider Fieldrunners to be one of the best iPhone games available. Our first look review of it provides a gameplay video from the 1.0 version.

App Store Link: Fieldrunners, $4.99

  • mek

    they did the sounds perfectly

    this update is def. worth it

    havent unlocked the new map yet or the endless one...maybe later tonight...

    awesome

  • mek

    they did the sounds perfectly

    this update is def. worth it

    havent unlocked the new map yet or the endless one...maybe later tonight...

    awesome

  • mek

    they did the sounds perfectly

    this update is def. worth it

    havent unlocked the new map yet or the endless one...maybe later tonight...

    awesome

  • Robert

    WOW.

    Touch Arcade you are my CRACK !

    Thank you Thank you Thnak You

  • Robert

    WOW.

    Touch Arcade you are my CRACK !

    Thank you Thank you Thnak You

  • Robert

    WOW.

    Touch Arcade you are my CRACK !

    Thank you Thank you Thnak You

  • http://www.twiddlegeek.com Tony

    Been waiting for this update to purchase the game... looks like now's the time!

  • http://www.twiddlegeek.com Tony

    Been waiting for this update to purchase the game... looks like now's the time!

  • http://www.twiddlegeek.com Tony

    Been waiting for this update to purchase the game... looks like now's the time!

  • Yaw

    F I N A L L Y !

  • Yaw

    F I N A L L Y !

  • Yaw

    F I N A L L Y !

  • mek

    @Robert
    Crack is Whack, unless its administered at TouchArcade

  • mek

    @Robert
    Crack is Whack, unless its administered at TouchArcade

  • mek

    @Robert
    Crack is Whack, unless its administered at TouchArcade

  • Nagromme

    Great! I can stop checking every day now :)

  • Nagromme

    Great! I can stop checking every day now :)

  • Nagromme

    Great! I can stop checking every day now :)

  • sfditty

    "If you don’t have it, well, you should."

    That is so freaking true. Out of the thirty or so games I have, nothing comes close (but hopefully I missed some just as or almost as good, but which ones?). But beware, this game is VERY addictive. I actually have dreams where I'm trying to fill cells with different towers (albeit with that funky dream logic in play).

  • sfditty

    "If you don’t have it, well, you should."

    That is so freaking true. Out of the thirty or so games I have, nothing comes close (but hopefully I missed some just as or almost as good, but which ones?). But beware, this game is VERY addictive. I actually have dreams where I'm trying to fill cells with different towers (albeit with that funky dream logic in play).

  • sfditty

    "If you don’t have it, well, you should."

    That is so freaking true. Out of the thirty or so games I have, nothing comes close (but hopefully I missed some just as or almost as good, but which ones?). But beware, this game is VERY addictive. I actually have dreams where I'm trying to fill cells with different towers (albeit with that funky dream logic in play).

  • TheSinMuffin

    Awesome update! Anyone got some strategies for the new map?

  • TheSinMuffin

    Awesome update! Anyone got some strategies for the new map?

  • TheSinMuffin

    Awesome update! Anyone got some strategies for the new map?

  • Robert

    Are you guys able to put your high scores in on the second map?
    I just reached level 57 and died, but didn't have a way to put my score in.
    Strange. Anyone else with this issue?

  • Robert

    Are you guys able to put your high scores in on the second map?
    I just reached level 57 and died, but didn't have a way to put my score in.
    Strange. Anyone else with this issue?

  • Robert

    Are you guys able to put your high scores in on the second map?
    I just reached level 57 and died, but didn't have a way to put my score in.
    Strange. Anyone else with this issue?

  • Robert

    Never mind!

  • Robert

    Never mind!

  • Robert

    Never mind!

  • Jessica

    Don't forget that some of the game settings can be found within the "Settings" app on the phone itself.

  • Jessica

    Don't forget that some of the game settings can be found within the "Settings" app on the phone itself.

  • Jessica

    Don't forget that some of the game settings can be found within the "Settings" app on the phone itself.

  • fattychance

    I love fieldrunners. It's top of the line for the tower defense games.

    This update seriously increases the replay value of the game.

    It's completely true that you should just buy this one if you like strategy games.

    With that said I do have some improvements I would like to see.

    I would like to be able to have sound fx without music, so I can listen to m own music through the iPod.

    I would also like to have a fast forward feature because frankly it gets tiring waiting for it sometimes. I appreciate the pause button but double and quad time would be great.

    The new map is great. How about a few more? (it looks like that is the plan)...better yet user contrib maps with online download ability.

    Community. Plublish scores or something.

    Rotating the display with tilt.

    Don't mistake any of this as a reason not to buy the game. You should get it. It's well worth $5. No question about it. But I do hope a few more things get added in updates...

  • fattychance

    I love fieldrunners. It's top of the line for the tower defense games.

    This update seriously increases the replay value of the game.

    It's completely true that you should just buy this one if you like strategy games.

    With that said I do have some improvements I would like to see.

    I would like to be able to have sound fx without music, so I can listen to m own music through the iPod.

    I would also like to have a fast forward feature because frankly it gets tiring waiting for it sometimes. I appreciate the pause button but double and quad time would be great.

    The new map is great. How about a few more? (it looks like that is the plan)...better yet user contrib maps with online download ability.

    Community. Plublish scores or something.

    Rotating the display with tilt.

    Don't mistake any of this as a reason not to buy the game. You should get it. It's well worth $5. No question about it. But I do hope a few more things get added in updates...

  • fattychance

    I love fieldrunners. It's top of the line for the tower defense games.

    This update seriously increases the replay value of the game.

    It's completely true that you should just buy this one if you like strategy games.

    With that said I do have some improvements I would like to see.

    I would like to be able to have sound fx without music, so I can listen to m own music through the iPod.

    I would also like to have a fast forward feature because frankly it gets tiring waiting for it sometimes. I appreciate the pause button but double and quad time would be great.

    The new map is great. How about a few more? (it looks like that is the plan)...better yet user contrib maps with online download ability.

    Community. Plublish scores or something.

    Rotating the display with tilt.

    Don't mistake any of this as a reason not to buy the game. You should get it. It's well worth $5. No question about it. But I do hope a few more things get added in updates...

  • fattychance

    second map...on easy...I made it to lvl100.

    Lot's of electrical things in the middle of the map. Rerouted some tragic after a bit to force a longer route and merge both entrances traffic.

    After the reroute a d combine you can pretty much follow the same style of defense you would have on the original map.

    But then again....that was easy...

  • fattychance

    second map...on easy...I made it to lvl100.

    Lot's of electrical things in the middle of the map. Rerouted some tragic after a bit to force a longer route and merge both entrances traffic.

    After the reroute a d combine you can pretty much follow the same style of defense you would have on the original map.

    But then again....that was easy...

  • fattychance

    second map...on easy...I made it to lvl100.

    Lot's of electrical things in the middle of the map. Rerouted some tragic after a bit to force a longer route and merge both entrances traffic.

    After the reroute a d combine you can pretty much follow the same style of defense you would have on the original map.

    But then again....that was easy...

  • arn

    second map on medium I made it through level 100. It didn't seem that hard.

    arn

  • arn

    second map on medium I made it through level 100. It didn't seem that hard.

    arn

  • arn

    second map on medium I made it through level 100. It didn't seem that hard.

    arn

  • f e a r l e s s

    This game is amazing with sound!!!

    P.S. I love this website!!!

  • f e a r l e s s

    This game is amazing with sound!!!

    P.S. I love this website!!!

  • f e a r l e s s

    This game is amazing with sound!!!

    P.S. I love this website!!!

  • hkiphone

    Anyone figured out what the two new fieldrunners are?
    I've only had a quick play on Easy but not noticed the new ones yet.

  • hkiphone

    Anyone figured out what the two new fieldrunners are?
    I've only had a quick play on Easy but not noticed the new ones yet.

  • hkiphone

    Anyone figured out what the two new fieldrunners are?
    I've only had a quick play on Easy but not noticed the new ones yet.

  • arn

    there's little guys in anti-goo suits, and there's a big slow moving blimp that's hard to destroy.

  • arn

    there's little guys in anti-goo suits, and there's a big slow moving blimp that's hard to destroy.

  • arn

    there's little guys in anti-goo suits, and there's a big slow moving blimp that's hard to destroy.

  • Oliver

    you have to play the new map to see the new fieldrunners.

    The new map is great! They come from two directions with mixed troups and mixed speed!

  • Oliver

    you have to play the new map to see the new fieldrunners.

    The new map is great! They come from two directions with mixed troups and mixed speed!

  • Oliver

    you have to play the new map to see the new fieldrunners.

    The new map is great! They come from two directions with mixed troups and mixed speed!

  • Jessica

    @fattychance

    you can switch off in game music and only have fx sounds.. read my post above yours on how to do that.

  • Jessica

    @fattychance

    you can switch off in game music and only have fx sounds.. read my post above yours on how to do that.

  • Oliver

    And in which way does the disabling of the game music solves the problem, that the app fades the iPod and does not play the sound effects on top of your own music?

  • Oliver

    And in which way does the disabling of the game music solves the problem, that the app fades the iPod and does not play the sound effects on top of your own music?

  • Noah

    Having a fast forward button would be PERFECT!

    And I wish there was a "challenge" mode, where each new wave automatically comes out of the gate every X seconds (60 for easy, 45 for medium, 30 for hard)

  • Noah

    Having a fast forward button would be PERFECT!

    And I wish there was a "challenge" mode, where each new wave automatically comes out of the gate every X seconds (60 for easy, 45 for medium, 30 for hard)

  • Noah

    Having a fast forward button would be PERFECT!

    And I wish there was a "challenge" mode, where each new wave automatically comes out of the gate every X seconds (60 for easy, 45 for medium, 30 for hard)

  • fieldrunner

    The new map suffers from tons of slowdown!

  • fieldrunner

    The new map suffers from tons of slowdown!

  • fieldrunner

    The new map suffers from tons of slowdown!

  • skizzybiz

    No slowdown for me, didn't even have to restart the phone after updating.

    I made it through the new map on medium with 15 lives left in about 2 hours. It's a big improvement! The sounds are great -- I get nervous now every time I hear the rumble of the helicopters. I agree that it would be nice to speed it up sometimes -- maybe by sending out the next wave of runners, a la DTD.

    Next up, polishing my juggling skills for the hard mode! I don't even want to think about endless....

  • skizzybiz

    No slowdown for me, didn't even have to restart the phone after updating.

    I made it through the new map on medium with 15 lives left in about 2 hours. It's a big improvement! The sounds are great -- I get nervous now every time I hear the rumble of the helicopters. I agree that it would be nice to speed it up sometimes -- maybe by sending out the next wave of runners, a la DTD.

    Next up, polishing my juggling skills for the hard mode! I don't even want to think about endless....

  • skizzybiz

    No slowdown for me, didn't even have to restart the phone after updating.

    I made it through the new map on medium with 15 lives left in about 2 hours. It's a big improvement! The sounds are great -- I get nervous now every time I hear the rumble of the helicopters. I agree that it would be nice to speed it up sometimes -- maybe by sending out the next wave of runners, a la DTD.

    Next up, polishing my juggling skills for the hard mode! I don't even want to think about endless....

  • Rob

    there was mention of a grid layout, but i cant seem to find it. anyone know where it is?

  • Rob

    there was mention of a grid layout, but i cant seem to find it. anyone know where it is?

  • Rob

    there was mention of a grid layout, but i cant seem to find it. anyone know where it is?

  • DivX

    Incredible site, fast as hell!

    Thank you TouchAcrade, we love you!

    ... and we love FieldRunners! :D

  • DivX

    Incredible site, fast as hell!

    Thank you TouchAcrade, we love you!

    ... and we love FieldRunners! :D

  • DivX

    Incredible site, fast as hell!

    Thank you TouchAcrade, we love you!

    ... and we love FieldRunners! :D

  • fieldrunner

    I still feel like there are times when many enemies and many guns on the screen causes the whole game to slow down, a little bit like the old SNES games. I've been the Crossroads map on Hard, so I am writing from experience!

    @Rob: To turn on the grid overlay, go to your iPhone settings, then look for Fieldrunners' settings listed after your phone's general settings.

    To listen to your own MP3s that you started from the iPod application while playing the game, you have to turn off all sounds (this seems counterintuitive -- wish there was a way to listen to my own songs AND hear sounds in the game).

  • fieldrunner

    I still feel like there are times when many enemies and many guns on the screen causes the whole game to slow down, a little bit like the old SNES games. I've been the Crossroads map on Hard, so I am writing from experience!

    @Rob: To turn on the grid overlay, go to your iPhone settings, then look for Fieldrunners' settings listed after your phone's general settings.

    To listen to your own MP3s that you started from the iPod application while playing the game, you have to turn off all sounds (this seems counterintuitive -- wish there was a way to listen to my own songs AND hear sounds in the game).

  • fieldrunner

    "I've [beaten] the Crossroads map on Hard" ...

  • fieldrunner

    "I've [beaten] the Crossroads map on Hard" ...

  • fieldrunner

    I still feel like there are times when many enemies and many guns on the screen causes the whole game to slow down, a little bit like the old SNES games. I've been the Crossroads map on Hard, so I am writing from experience!

    @Rob: To turn on the grid overlay, go to your iPhone settings, then look for Fieldrunners' settings listed after your phone's general settings.

    To listen to your own MP3s that you started from the iPod application while playing the game, you have to turn off all sounds (this seems counterintuitive -- wish there was a way to listen to my own songs AND hear sounds in the game).

  • fieldrunner

    "I've [beaten] the Crossroads map on Hard" ...

  • hkiphone

    Wow, I failed on Medium level of Grasslands! So sad :P
    I did see the two new fieldrunners on Crossroads. It looks promising to be able to add new maps in later updates!

  • hkiphone

    Wow, I failed on Medium level of Grasslands! So sad :P
    I did see the two new fieldrunners on Crossroads. It looks promising to be able to add new maps in later updates!

  • hkiphone

    Wow, I failed on Medium level of Grasslands! So sad :P
    I did see the two new fieldrunners on Crossroads. It looks promising to be able to add new maps in later updates!

  • typfel

    The endless mode i quite boring. When you reach level 100 it just keeps repeating the same wave over and over again.

  • typfel

    The endless mode i quite boring. When you reach level 100 it just keeps repeating the same wave over and over again.

  • typfel

    The endless mode i quite boring. When you reach level 100 it just keeps repeating the same wave over and over again.

  • tefe

    in fieldrunners, is there only 2 maps?
    or after playing medium and hard, new maps are going to open?

  • tefe

    in fieldrunners, is there only 2 maps?
    or after playing medium and hard, new maps are going to open?

  • tefe

    in fieldrunners, is there only 2 maps?
    or after playing medium and hard, new maps are going to open?

  • AppSkeptik

    They mentioned that there was a bug with Endless mode... but It was fixed in an update (1.1.1) and it's been out for a bit... I played it, it's what you expect, the units change every round!! it's awesome!

  • AppSkeptik

    They mentioned that there was a bug with Endless mode... but It was fixed in an update (1.1.1) and it's been out for a bit... I played it, it's what you expect, the units change every round!! it's awesome!

  • AppSkeptik

    They mentioned that there was a bug with Endless mode... but It was fixed in an update (1.1.1) and it's been out for a bit... I played it, it's what you expect, the units change every round!! it's awesome!