Subatomic Studios announced that they have submitted version 1.2 of Fieldrunners [App Store, $4.99] to the App Store and should be available in the next few days. The update offers a number of new features, including a new Map, Tower and Fieldrunner.

The changes are detailed here:

  • Flame tower. The flame tower is capable of incinerating multiple fieldrunners in a single fiery swoop.
  • Sell without penalty. A tower that is both purchased and sold while the game is paused will not incur a score or price penalty.
  • Faster load times. The time required to start a new game or resume a previously saved game has been significantally reduced.
  • Updated game icon. The game icon has been changed to reflect the color palette of the new map.
  • Improved lightning visuals. The lightning bolt discharged by the tesla tower now emits light and animates more realistically.
  • New map in v1.2: Drylands. With multiple paths snaking thru the dried-out canyon riverbed, it gives the fieldrunners ample chance to escape.
  • New Fieldrunner in v1.2: the P-47 Thunderbolt. These blazing fast planes tear through the sky over the fields at an incredible speed.
  • Autosave. The autosave feature saves your progress every round to protect you against crashes or freezes.

Fieldrunners is one of the most popular Tower Defense games on the iPhone and was named amongst Time Magazine's Top 10 games of 2008.

App Store Link: Fieldrunners, $4.99 (version 1.2 will be free update when released)

  • 1337brian

    Awesome! I've been looking for a good excuse to start playing this one again...

  • 1337brian

    Awesome! I've been looking for a good excuse to start playing this one again...

  • Adams Immersive

    Great--I've been waiting for this update. A maze sounds like a nice addition.

  • Adams Immersive

    Great--I've been waiting for this update. A maze sounds like a nice addition.

  • spamboy

    Weren't they supposed to add another tower also? Mortar tower, if I remember correctly?

  • spamboy

    Weren't they supposed to add another tower also? Mortar tower, if I remember correctly?

  • Fazzy

    They said they would... Or that guy who made a post on the update said they would. Oh well, an update by itself is great.

    And for some reason I can't post or anything. Have I been banned or something? If so, why?

  • Fazzy

    They said they would... Or that guy who made a post on the update said they would. Oh well, an update by itself is great.

    And for some reason I can't post or anything. Have I been banned or something? If so, why?

  • Steve

    i tend to only play this game after a new update. excited to get back at it. but first i must play some Payback.

  • Steve

    i tend to only play this game after a new update. excited to get back at it. but first i must play some Payback.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    yeah, haven't played it for some time now. What with all the new games coming out. I'll check it out again after updating.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    yeah, haven't played it for some time now. What with all the new games coming out. I'll check it out again after updating.

  • JohnTheDon

    The developer says at the Fieldrunners Website "we love the new towers"!
    So there must be more than one new tower for sure.

  • JohnTheDon

    The developer says at the Fieldrunners Website "we love the new towers"!
    So there must be more than one new tower for sure.

  • Master Shake

    I just wish there was a lite version or a price drop.

  • Master Shake

    I just wish there was a lite version or a price drop.

  • Kevin

    Hellz yeah! Let the addiction re-commence!

  • Kevin

    Hellz yeah! Let the addiction re-commence!

  • KevinK

    price drop?
    4.99 is a steal...i still think this is the best game ive played so far on ipod touch...give me back my money for monkeyball and rolando, i wouldve rather poured it into this

  • KevinK

    price drop?
    4.99 is a steal...i still think this is the best game ive played so far on ipod touch...give me back my money for monkeyball and rolando, i wouldve rather poured it into this

  • Master Shake

    Well I'd like to try it before I spend $5.

  • Master Shake

    Well I'd like to try it before I spend $5.

  • bugz

    they need a tower for the damm air units i hate the copters uggrrrr

  • bugz

    they need a tower for the damm air units i hate the copters uggrrrr

  • Peter

    i hate those helicopters (insert really angry face here)

  • Peter

    i hate those helicopters (insert really angry face here)

  • Jesse

    I hope they give an option to remove the multi-unit levels. It looks ugly to me with units that move at different speeds just running over each other.

    And no they don't need a tower for the air units! The whole strategy of the game is how to balance the towers so that you can defeat them!

  • Jesse

    I hope they give an option to remove the multi-unit levels. It looks ugly to me with units that move at different speeds just running over each other.

    And no they don't need a tower for the air units! The whole strategy of the game is how to balance the towers so that you can defeat them!

  • Mur

    Doesn't anyone else feel the game in its current state, even after the update should be the lite version. When I bought this a month ago I thought once you beat the first two maps it would unlock more, but instead the screen just stayed empty :(. Even with three it still would be kind of disappointing. Maybe I am expecting too much for five dollars.

  • Mur

    Doesn't anyone else feel the game in its current state, even after the update should be the lite version. When I bought this a month ago I thought once you beat the first two maps it would unlock more, but instead the screen just stayed empty :(. Even with three it still would be kind of disappointing. Maybe I am expecting too much for five dollars.

  • hazmorthan5dollars

    I love these people complaining about 5 bucks. You paid Apple 300-600 (depending on when you bought one) just for the phone. We have all spent 5 dollars on things that provided not even 5 minutes worth of attention.

    These guys program and work on a long intensive project - one of considerable quality - and you're whining about 5 dollars?

  • hazmorthan5dollars

    I love these people complaining about 5 bucks. You paid Apple 300-600 (depending on when you bought one) just for the phone. We have all spent 5 dollars on things that provided not even 5 minutes worth of attention.

    These guys program and work on a long intensive project - one of considerable quality - and you're whining about 5 dollars?

  • http://www.wedclix.com/blog mark

    I love this game and agree with a few of you its way worth the $5. Can't wait for the new update

  • http://www.wedclix.com/blog mark

    I love this game and agree with a few of you its way worth the $5. Can't wait for the new update

  • Mur

    I guess what I said can be interpreted two ways. What I meant by the statement, "Maybe I am expecting too much for five dollars." was that the game is cheap and thus I shouldn't expect too much, not the game is expensive and I expect more.

  • Mur

    I guess what I said can be interpreted two ways. What I meant by the statement, "Maybe I am expecting too much for five dollars." was that the game is cheap and thus I shouldn't expect too much, not the game is expensive and I expect more.

  • jowie

    well, it's not that I'm complaining, but I hate the helicopters... Everybody hates the helicopters!! Now they're adding fast planes or something... well, this is gonna be shitty.

  • jowie

    well, it's not that I'm complaining, but I hate the helicopters... Everybody hates the helicopters!! Now they're adding fast planes or something... well, this is gonna be shitty.

  • tejumang

    we want a Lite version to test it.. SMB finally came out with one, only 3 levels though =[

  • http://donothaveonyet tejumang

    we want a Lite version to test it.. SMB finally came out with one, only 3 levels though =[