470478Id software's Wolfenstein 3D Classic appeared in the App Store last night.

Achtung! Play the legendary original game that launched the First Person Shooter genre. You are OSA super agent B.J. Blazkowicz and you must escape from Castle Wolfenstein and defeat the twisted Nazi regime!

The game offers all six original episodes with 60 levels for $4.99.

Wolfenstein 3D was first released in 1992 for the PC and was a massive success and has been rightfully described as the grandfather of first person shooters.

Game controls have been adapted to the iPhone and four different layouts of touch screen controls and the option to use tilt controls for either movement or turning. In practice the controls work reasonably well. Touch controls are demonstrated in this gameplay video:


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App Store Link: Wolfenstein 3D Classic, $4.99

  • pwetpwet

    blurred sprites = FAIL :(

  • pwetpwet

    blurred sprites = FAIL :(

  • dude

    Works pretty good! The default controls are just like iDracula which I think is a good thing and you can go into the options to use tilting to strafe - not the best but at least it's there. The UI could really use some polishing though - very rough around the edges. Hopefully that'll come in an update. I'd say it's well worth $5 if hey polish it up a bit.

  • dude

    Works pretty good! The default controls are just like iDracula which I think is a good thing and you can go into the options to use tilting to strafe - not the best but at least it's there. The UI could really use some polishing though - very rough around the edges. Hopefully that'll come in an update. I'd say it's well worth $5 if hey polish it up a bit.

  • cosmicrob

    So it looks as though turning and shooting at the same time is not going to happen. That seems like a poor interface design choice to me.

    • arn

      you can turn and shoot with either tilt controls or the combined touch controls.

      arn

  • cosmicrob

    So it looks as though turning and shooting at the same time is not going to happen. That seems like a poor interface design choice to me.

    • arn

      you can turn and shoot with either tilt controls or the combined touch controls.

      arn

  • untraceable

    the iphone return in the stone age !!
    adapt wolffenstein for the iphone is just for take your money !!

    • Greg

      Your english are fail and your insults poorly conveyed. You lose at internet.

      • MTFox

        How's your second or third language then?
        Ah, thought so.

  • untraceable

    the iphone return in the stone age !!
    adapt wolffenstein for the iphone is just for take your money !!

    • Greg

      Your english are fail and your insults poorly conveyed. You lose at internet.

      • MTFox

        How's your second or third language then?
        Ah, thought so.

  • Presnter

    It's basically nostalgia, as many geeks try to confirm with each other "oh i've played this before games are cool, and now i'm playing it on my iphone".

    Ok, the game. It sucks by today's standards.

    • Brad Newsom

      No, no it doesn't. This is the first FPS on the iPhone that actually plays well.

      Back to the basics kiddies. Your ignorance is bliss.

      • UR_DADDY

        Game is fantastic

      • http://www.imadqamar.com Imad

        how about "Journeyman Project for iPhone" brad? ;)

        (if im not wrong abt ur identity)

  • Presnter

    It's basically nostalgia, as many geeks try to confirm with each other "oh i've played this before games are cool, and now i'm playing it on my iphone".

    Ok, the game. It sucks by today's standards.

    • Brad Newsom

      No, no it doesn't. This is the first FPS on the iPhone that actually plays well.

      Back to the basics kiddies. Your ignorance is bliss.

      • http://toucharcade UR_DADDY

        Game is fantastic

      • http://www.imadqamar.com Imad

        how about "Journeyman Project for iPhone" brad? ;)

        (if im not wrong abt ur identity)

  • TSP

    Bought it but how do you change weapons?

  • TSP

    Bought it but how do you change weapons?

  • nlx

    Tell me if i'm wrong but its more emulation game than anything right ?
    Could have been cool for 2 euros but at this price i prefer to buy any fresh game

  • nlx

    Tell me if i'm wrong but its more emulation game than anything right ?
    Could have been cool for 2 euros but at this price i prefer to buy any fresh game

  • Adams Immersive

    I don't mind seeing this in the store, but I'll admit I was hoping their first iPhone project would be an idTech 3 title.

    And my own experiments with FPS controls lead me away from this kind of control scheme--it works, but it lacks the immediate intuitive precision of a desktop shooter.

    But you have to start somewhere. If I had played W3D I'm sure I'd buy this!

    Now... how about bringing us just a few interior battles from Quake Wars, re-done in low-detail idTech 3 with simplified classes :) Several maps have an ending that could easily be adapted to be interior-only mini-missions. (Area 22, Sewer, Canyon, Volcano, Slipgate, Salvage and Ark come to mind. Or with just a very limited outdoor area, the end of Outskirts would be awesome.)

  • Adams Immersive

    I don't mind seeing this in the store, but I'll admit I was hoping their first iPhone project would be an idTech 3 title.

    And my own experiments with FPS controls lead me away from this kind of control scheme--it works, but it lacks the immediate intuitive precision of a desktop shooter.

    But you have to start somewhere. If I had played W3D I'm sure I'd buy this!

    Now... how about bringing us just a few interior battles from Quake Wars, re-done in low-detail idTech 3 with simplified classes :) Several maps have an ending that could easily be adapted to be interior-only mini-missions. (Area 22, Sewer, Canyon, Volcano, Slipgate, Salvage and Ark come to mind. Or with just a very limited outdoor area, the end of Outskirts would be awesome.)

  • http://bycrom.org Tastic

    Carmack's notes on the development of this is pretty interesting. Took one of the existing ports (http://wolf3dredux.sourceforge.net/) and modified it to be the official iPhone port.

    After reading about it, my interest in this version increased... I think I'll buy it now :-)

    He also includes the code on the site, but the link to get it is currently down :-(

  • http://bycrom.org Tastic

    Carmack's notes on the development of this is pretty interesting. Took one of the existing ports (http://wolf3dredux.sourceforge.net/) and modified it to be the official iPhone port.

    After reading about it, my interest in this version increased... I think I'll buy it now :-)

    He also includes the code on the site, but the link to get it is currently down :-(

  • NotYou

    I can't believe people are knocking this! I was thrilled to see this released and I'm completely impressed with it. If I hadn't played this years ago so much, I wouldn't care, you guys have goat least respect this game for what it was.

    I might go into overload when Doom comes out.

  • NotYou

    I can't believe people are knocking this! I was thrilled to see this released and I'm completely impressed with it. If I hadn't played this years ago so much, I wouldn't care, you guys have goat least respect this game for what it was.

    I might go into overload when Doom comes out.

  • http://www.hotcat.org Chris Knight

    Um, $4.99? No.
    $0.99, possibly...but not $4.99, they've got to be kidding.

    • Omnithrope

      I'm certainly getting $5 worth of enjoyment out of it.
      To each his own, I suppose...

  • http://www.hotcat.org Chris Knight

    Um, $4.99? No.
    $0.99, possibly...but not $4.99, they've got to be kidding.

    • Omnithrope

      I'm certainly getting $5 worth of enjoyment out of it.
      To each his own, I suppose...

  • Adams Immersive

    Carmack's notes on the game are indeed interesting. I'm really looking forward to some of the other projects he touches on.

    http://www.idsoftware.com/wolfenstein3dclassic/wolfdevelopment.htm

    What I REALLY want to see is "World of Super Turbo Turkey Puncher"--an MMO based on Id's Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3. That would be so sweet!

  • Adams Immersive

    Carmack's notes on the game are indeed interesting. I'm really looking forward to some of the other projects he touches on.

    http://www.idsoftware.com/wolfenstein3dclassic/wolfdevelopment.htm

    What I REALLY want to see is "World of Super Turbo Turkey Puncher"--an MMO based on Id's Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3. That would be so sweet!

  • spiffyone

    @Chris Knight

    If they priced @ $0.99 initially, they'd lose out on that $4 for each sale made on those who have the highest interest in the title. Again, it doesn't make sense for the bigger developers and publishers, those with longer term strategies and "brand" name companies and, more importantly, "brand name" IPs, to price at $0.99. Hell, tbqh, it doesn't make sense for a lot of the mid sized developers and publishers to price that low. It's short term grab the money quick, and that's the game played by the very small indie teams that need returns quickly. id can stomach going long term with this.

    And, besides, they could've gone with $7.99 or even $9.99.

  • spiffyone

    @Chris Knight

    If they priced @ $0.99 initially, they'd lose out on that $4 for each sale made on those who have the highest interest in the title. Again, it doesn't make sense for the bigger developers and publishers, those with longer term strategies and "brand" name companies and, more importantly, "brand name" IPs, to price at $0.99. Hell, tbqh, it doesn't make sense for a lot of the mid sized developers and publishers to price that low. It's short term grab the money quick, and that's the game played by the very small indie teams that need returns quickly. id can stomach going long term with this.

    And, besides, they could've gone with $7.99 or even $9.99.

  • spiffyone

    BTW, arn...when you post vids, could you post the "low bandwidth" version in "high quality" as well as "normal quality". I know there's the HD version of the vid...but that plays at a lower framerate on youtube for me. Looks great, runs like a slideshow. Not good for getting an impression on how a game runs. So, y'know...HQ in addition to HD would be nice. You don't have to do it, of course...but it'd be nice.

  • spiffyone

    BTW, arn...when you post vids, could you post the "low bandwidth" version in "high quality" as well as "normal quality". I know there's the HD version of the vid...but that plays at a lower framerate on youtube for me. Looks great, runs like a slideshow. Not good for getting an impression on how a game runs. So, y'know...HQ in addition to HD would be nice. You don't have to do it, of course...but it'd be nice.

  • NotYou

    For the record, I would have bought this for $9.99.

  • NotYou

    For the record, I would have bought this for $9.99.

  • zuqbu

    surprise, it's not avaible on the german itunes store! and may never be. i suspect no id title to make it's way on german iphones tbh.

  • zuqbu

    surprise, it's not avaible on the german itunes store! and may never be. i suspect no id title to make it's way on german iphones tbh.

  • erik

    LOL, not gonna buy! I used to play W3D but this is not interesting for me anymore, unfortunately :-/

  • erik

    LOL, not gonna buy! I used to play W3D but this is not interesting for me anymore, unfortunately :-/

  • Alex

    Controls are excellent. Actually they are BETTER than the original wolf controls because you can side-step.

  • Alex

    Controls are excellent. Actually they are BETTER than the original wolf controls because you can side-step.

  • estyst

    too much for too few...

  • estyst

    too much for too few...

  • Strider

    Too much blur effect, but it's Wolfenstein 3D!!! :D
    But, how to change weapons???

  • Strider

    Too much blur effect, but it's Wolfenstein 3D!!! :D
    But, how to change weapons???

  • Ted

    You can compile it yourself for free (legally, it's GPL'd).

  • Ted

    You can compile it yourself for free (legally, it's GPL'd).

  • Adams Immersive

    Carmack made it sound like manual weapon-switching was removed for simplicity. So I suppose you always have the "best" of your weapons, until it runs out.

  • Adams Immersive

    Carmack made it sound like manual weapon-switching was removed for simplicity. So I suppose you always have the "best" of your weapons, until it runs out.

  • DallasCowboysRock

    Hmm, why not have the turning arrows on the left and moving arrows on the right? That way, you can much more easily aim while shooting. You could also have the fire button on the left and that would solve it too. Good game though...

  • DallasCowboysRock

    Hmm, why not have the turning arrows on the left and moving arrows on the right? That way, you can much more easily aim while shooting. You could also have the fire button on the left and that would solve it too. Good game though...

  • Bilal

    You can get it free compiled by Zod on cydia if your jailbroken. Best fps controls i have seen yet. They work really well if there is no vertical aiming.

    I have been playing this game all morning. Very fun. Games with these graphics always run great and have simple easy to use controls unlike so of the newer games.

  • Bilal

    You can get it free compiled by Zod on cydia if your jailbroken. Best fps controls i have seen yet. They work really well if there is no vertical aiming.

    I have been playing this game all morning. Very fun. Games with these graphics always run great and have simple easy to use controls unlike so of the newer games.

  • aen

    "mein leben" :)

  • aen

    "mein leben" :)

  • http://bycrom.org Tastic

    2 things.

    1. No real reason to use a lesser weapon. The ammo is shared between all of them anyway.

    2. The map packs themselves were never released under GPL if I recall correctly. Only the shareware maps are completely free.

  • http://bycrom.org Tastic

    2 things.

    1. No real reason to use a lesser weapon. The ammo is shared between all of them anyway.

    2. The map packs themselves were never released under GPL if I recall correctly. Only the shareware maps are completely free.

  • Rowan

    This won't appeal to everyone sure, but I find the controls work brilliantly, the frame rate is silky like nothing else on the iPhone, it loads pretty much instantly and as for the $4.99, it has SIXTY big levels, well worth it IMO.

  • Rowan

    This won't appeal to everyone sure, but I find the controls work brilliantly, the frame rate is silky like nothing else on the iPhone, it loads pretty much instantly and as for the $4.99, it has SIXTY big levels, well worth it IMO.

  • Greg

    Considering the utter lack of big games that can't be completed/get the full experience of which in less than a half hour, its a real treat to get Wolf 3D for $5. My last two purchases, ZombieVille and Monster Trucks Nitro (each $2) hasn't entertained me as much as first two levels of Wolfenstein. It'll be great to see more id on the iPhone.

  • Greg

    Considering the utter lack of big games that can't be completed/get the full experience of which in less than a half hour, its a real treat to get Wolf 3D for $5. My last two purchases, ZombieVille and Monster Trucks Nitro (each $2) hasn't entertained me as much as first two levels of Wolfenstein. It'll be great to see more id on the iPhone.

  • Inferi22

    How do u compile if ura member just pm me or if ur not just post it back

  • Inferi22

    How do u compile if ura member just pm me or if ur not just post it back

  • mgabrys

    Hey "untraceable" - how is babby formed?

    Seriously - don't drink n' type. Or get some attention for that head wound of yours.

    Signed: Someone who cares for your health.

  • mgabrys

    Hey "untraceable" - how is babby formed?

    Seriously - don't drink n' type. Or get some attention for that head wound of yours.

    Signed: Someone who cares for your health.

  • Candy

    To the people who say the game looks crap, the sprites=fail etc, that is your opinion but are you all teens or people in your 20's? Seriously...this game is a BIG DEAL to sooo many people! It is THE granddaddy of FPS games!!! You should be thankful such a classic game is on your iphone! Sounds like a bunch of spoiled kids who are used to super graphics..c'mon, it's the gameplay that counts!

    Read up on the history of Wolfenstein and watch some gameplay video.
    Check the Wolfenstein thread for Codes to input into the game like the infamous God code!

  • Candy

    To the people who say the game looks crap, the sprites=fail etc, that is your opinion but are you all teens or people in your 20's? Seriously...this game is a BIG DEAL to sooo many people! It is THE granddaddy of FPS games!!! You should be thankful such a classic game is on your iphone! Sounds like a bunch of spoiled kids who are used to super graphics..c'mon, it's the gameplay that counts!

    Read up on the history of Wolfenstein and watch some gameplay video.
    Check the Wolfenstein thread for Codes to input into the game like the infamous God code!

  • dcescott

    Ok, Wolf 3-D came around my freshman year in college. I don't care about the graphical this and that complaints. ALL OF US in the dorm played this game. I have fond memories of this and I knew it wouldn't be long before this was ported over. I blame this game for hooking me to fps type games over the years. 5 bucks isn't bad by any stretch so suck it up and get it!

  • dcescott

    Ok, Wolf 3-D came around my freshman year in college. I don't care about the graphical this and that complaints. ALL OF US in the dorm played this game. I have fond memories of this and I knew it wouldn't be long before this was ported over. I blame this game for hooking me to fps type games over the years. 5 bucks isn't bad by any stretch so suck it up and get it!

  • Jake

    I would buy it, if it support multi player mode like the 3.0 iphone API and voice chat.

  • Jake

    I would buy it, if it support multi player mode like the 3.0 iphone API and voice chat.

  • boles

    I can't believe this game is just as fun it was on my 386 back in the early nineties. Best controls for an FPS yet on the iphone , hands down. Though I can't wait to see IDs later releases for the iphone, Carmack did an awesome port for this one.

  • boles

    I can't believe this game is just as fun it was on my 386 back in the early nineties. Best controls for an FPS yet on the iphone , hands down. Though I can't wait to see IDs later releases for the iphone, Carmack did an awesome port for this one.

  • mikeadams

    i wanna see people take that source code and make mods of different eras or warfare!

  • mikeadams

    i wanna see people take that source code and make mods of different eras or warfare!

  • Someguy

    While this game is cool, I'd even enjoy seeing Wolfentstein pre-3D! That one I played on a friend's Apple II (pre-Mac even). And I'm talking about the first monochrome version. Still remember that digitized "Achtung!"

    I don't know anything about coding, but it seems like ancient games like that would be even more of a snap to put together than Wolf 3D. Whoever owns the rights to games like that are probably missing out on some easy, easy cash! Granted, maybe not a LOT of cash, but surely easy.

  • Someguy

    While this game is cool, I'd even enjoy seeing Wolfentstein pre-3D! That one I played on a friend's Apple II (pre-Mac even). And I'm talking about the first monochrome version. Still remember that digitized "Achtung!"

    I don't know anything about coding, but it seems like ancient games like that would be even more of a snap to put together than Wolf 3D. Whoever owns the rights to games like that are probably missing out on some easy, easy cash! Granted, maybe not a LOT of cash, but surely easy.

  • Foobar

    You guys realise that is open source?
    Jonh Carmack released the source code for anyone to compile and play the game on their iPhone - for nothing.

    Someone has done this and put it on Cydia so if you want to pay $0 for this get it from Cydia. This is not a pirate version, it's open source.

  • Foobar

    You guys realise that is open source?
    Jonh Carmack released the source code for anyone to compile and play the game on their iPhone - for nothing.

    Someone has done this and put it on Cydia so if you want to pay $0 for this get it from Cydia. This is not a pirate version, it's open source.

  • fabian

    guys i'm gonna polish the textures and the sounds.
    i just need to know how to compile this game. i've got a windows pc!

    please help me! :D

  • fabian

    guys i'm gonna polish the textures and the sounds.
    i just need to know how to compile this game. i've got a windows pc!

    please help me! :D

  • John

    I have a problem with the level 1 boss. When I died, my ammo went from about 50 to 16 when the level started again. Also I went back to the original gun. I'm not sure it will be easy with 16 bullets. Seems like this is a design flaw. Needs to be fixed in update. Till then been enjoying it.

  • John

    I have a problem with the level 1 boss. When I died, my ammo went from about 50 to 16 when the level started again. Also I went back to the original gun. I'm not sure it will be easy with 16 bullets. Seems like this is a design flaw. Needs to be fixed in update. Till then been enjoying it.

  • NotYou

    @John
    Tap with four fingers at the same time to bring up to console, then type "give".

  • NotYou

    @John
    Tap with four fingers at the same time to bring up to console, then type "give".

  • John

    Thankyou. That gave me 99 bullets and the machine gun. It was a cheat but
    it allowed me to get to the next level. I think other people are going to have the same problem. At least they will have a solution too

  • John

    Thankyou. That gave me 99 bullets and the machine gun. It was a cheat but
    it allowed me to get to the next level. I think other people are going to have the same problem. At least they will have a solution too

  • McKain

    @John

    Don't cheat, search the level for secrets where more ammo and a larger gun may be ;-)

  • McKain

    @John

    Don't cheat, search the level for secrets where more ammo and a larger gun may be ;-)

  • McKain

    The best way to play this is on the hardest difficulty( I am death incarnate!), makes you conserve ammo and really think about the level layout, played this for a few days now and have completed the first 6 levels with all the awards(kills, treasure, time and secrets)

    Getting all the secrets does take time but worth it, makes the level a lot easier when you have to beat the time award

    The only bug I have found is if you exit the game and come back in, the treasure re-appears which can affect the treasure award, if you collect 81 instead of say 80 you don't get the award :-( It can mean you have to complete the level in 1 go, hard!

    I would like to see a proper save game option

    This is an awesome game which will take me a very long time to complete getting all awards with this difficulty.

    Roll on SPEAR OF DESTINY AND DOOM...

  • McKain

    The best way to play this is on the hardest difficulty( I am death incarnate!), makes you conserve ammo and really think about the level layout, played this for a few days now and have completed the first 6 levels with all the awards(kills, treasure, time and secrets)

    Getting all the secrets does take time but worth it, makes the level a lot easier when you have to beat the time award

    The only bug I have found is if you exit the game and come back in, the treasure re-appears which can affect the treasure award, if you collect 81 instead of say 80 you don't get the award :-( It can mean you have to complete the level in 1 go, hard!

    I would like to see a proper save game option

    This is an awesome game which will take me a very long time to complete getting all awards with this difficulty.

    Roll on SPEAR OF DESTINY AND DOOM...

  • Goebbels

    Awesome game if you have any nostalgia for the original, and still the best FPS on itouch if you don't. Needs a way to cycle the weapons though, it's hard to conserve ammo when you can't change away from the chain gun.

  • Goebbels

    Awesome game if you have any nostalgia for the original, and still the best FPS on itouch if you don't. Needs a way to cycle the weapons though, it's hard to conserve ammo when you can't change away from the chain gun.

  • Vende

    Pretty close to the original

  • Vende

    Pretty close to the original

  • VonGamer

    To change between weapons, just tap on the weapon icon.

  • VonGamer

    To change between weapons, just tap on the weapon icon.

  • Nevertired

    Dont tap the weapon icon (the one you use to shoot) tap the actual weapon above bj's head to change weapons