286978_2Wolfenstein RPG [App Store] for the iPhone is a strange conglomeration of the efforts of three App Store giants. Based on a J2ME game developed by Id Software, the game was ported to the iPhone by Firemint and finally published to the App Store by EA today. While the game had been ready since at least May it was held due to concerns about confusion with Wolfenstein 3D Classic.

In John Carmack's own words, "Firemint did a really good job on making [Wolfenstein RPG] up to iPhone quality levels," and so far I agree. Wolfenstein RPG is a turn based game, which makes it a lot more friendly for casual players, and a lot easier to play on devices like the iPhone where the inherent lack of precision from touch controls make twitch based games difficult.


Video by AppBank

Nine levels are included through various 3D environments with 2D sprites very similar to the original Wolfenstein. Along the way you will pick up different weapons, gold, powerups, and even encounter minigames with different interactive items. Initial impressions seem positive in our forums so far, and we'll post a full review once we have more time to spend with the game.

App Store Link: Wolfenstein RPG, $4.99

  • RNF

    Graphics look great but I am not digging the RPG aspect.

  • RNF

    Graphics look great but I am not digging the RPG aspect.

  • -=XX=-Nephilim

    Perhaps I am wrong but this game looks very boring... :s

    Hmmm... I think I will pass on this one for now...

  • Mohammed

    The app store feels like having an Amiga again. Game after game after game.

  • -=XX=-Nephilim

    Perhaps I am wrong but this game looks very boring... :s

    Hmmm... I think I will pass on this one for now...

  • Mohammed

    The app store feels like having an Amiga again. Game after game after game.

  • Uhgii

    Those controls look dreadful.

  • Uhgii

    Those controls look dreadful.

  • foolishwolf

    That's an old video with a dumbass playing it guys. From what I've heard the final build is much, much better.

  • foolishwolf

    That's an old video with a dumbass playing it guys. From what I've heard the final build is much, much better.

  • dv8godd

    Apparently you guys aren't old school western RPG fans. This reminds me of old classics like Wizardry, but updated controls and a Wolfenstein theme.

    Bought.

  • dv8godd

    Apparently you guys aren't old school western RPG fans. This reminds me of old classics like Wizardry, but updated controls and a Wolfenstein theme.

    Bought.

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

    Meh I'll pass on this, give us Doom Classic already :(

  • http://www.twitter.com/josh_hofer Josh H.

    Meh I'll pass on this, give us Doom Classic already :(

  • Ataru

    Not available in the UK app store for some reason, but I'll probably pick it up when it arrives. Good to see ID trying new things which actually work with a touch screen instead of just trying (and inevitably failing) to shoe horn a console game into the iPhone.

    The iPhone needs more RPGs and SRPGs.

    • TKO

      Not availiable in the NZ store either. Strange, not sure why. It's not exactly new, and we got Wolfenstein Classic no problem. Annoying. I want it. ID seems to be the only big company trying hard to get mobile gaming right.

  • Ataru

    Not available in the UK app store for some reason, but I'll probably pick it up when it arrives. Good to see ID trying new things which actually work with a touch screen instead of just trying (and inevitably failing) to shoe horn a console game into the iPhone.

    The iPhone needs more RPGs and SRPGs.

    • TKO

      Not availiable in the NZ store either. Strange, not sure why. It's not exactly new, and we got Wolfenstein Classic no problem. Annoying. I want it. ID seems to be the only big company trying hard to get mobile gaming right.

  • booger

    what a joke, id not even download it if it was free lol

    • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

      Why is that? All RPGs from id where great. You most likely miss someting. :)

  • booger

    what a joke, id not even download it if it was free lol

    • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

      Why is that? All RPGs from id where great. You most likely miss someting. :)

  • AntiPseudo

    FINALLY! Feels like I've been waiting for this game forever!

    Even though I'm not much of an RPG fan, Doom RPG was absolutely fantastic, and was one of the few mobile games I played that was perfectly suited to a mobile platform, so I have high hopes for this.

  • AntiPseudo

    FINALLY! Feels like I've been waiting for this game forever!

    Even though I'm not much of an RPG fan, Doom RPG was absolutely fantastic, and was one of the few mobile games I played that was perfectly suited to a mobile platform, so I have high hopes for this.

  • Oliath

    Ahhhh
    This should wash away the nasty taste in my mouth left from The p!ss poor attemt at bringing Duke Nukem to the iPhone.

    If Carmack is involved in anyway at all you know it will be great.

  • Oliath

    Ahhhh
    This should wash away the nasty taste in my mouth left from The p!ss poor attemt at bringing Duke Nukem to the iPhone.

    If Carmack is involved in anyway at all you know it will be great.

  • Sticktron

    Wow this is cool. Nicely executed!

    Only strange thing is that there's no sign of Nazis. What's Wolfenstein without Nazis?

    You CAN punch the paintings of not-Hitler though, LOL.

    • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

      I like his soul patch too.

  • Sticktron

    Wow this is cool. Nicely executed!

    Only strange thing is that there's no sign of Nazis. What's Wolfenstein without Nazis?

    You CAN punch the paintings of not-Hitler though, LOL.

    • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

      I like his soul patch too.

  • Thaurin

    Got my approval. One of the most enjoyable iPhone games out there. You have Hitler posters without mustaches, but what can you do... good game!

  • Thaurin

    Got my approval. One of the most enjoyable iPhone games out there. You have Hitler posters without mustaches, but what can you do... good game!

  • http://www.alexmanchester.com Alex

    This looks decidedly bad. Even if the controls aren't as goofy as they look, it seemed about as interesting as watching paint dry. I quite liked Wolf-3D and am keenly awaiting DOOM, but Wolf-RPG looks like a major pass.

    • Sticktron

      Don't knock it 'till you've tried it, son.

      It's actually a very fun game... AAA quality, cheeky humour, and not slow like you may first imagine. I like this ALOT better than simply replaying the old Wolf.

    • Sticktron

      Oh, and the controls work brilliantly... d-pad to move, swipe to strafe, touch to activate/shoot.

  • http://www.alexmanchester.com Alex

    This looks decidedly bad. Even if the controls aren't as goofy as they look, it seemed about as interesting as watching paint dry. I quite liked Wolf-3D and am keenly awaiting DOOM, but Wolf-RPG looks like a major pass.

    • Sticktron

      Don't knock it 'till you've tried it, son.

      It's actually a very fun game... AAA quality, cheeky humour, and not slow like you may first imagine. I like this ALOT better than simply replaying the old Wolf.

    • Sticktron

      Oh, and the controls work brilliantly... d-pad to move, swipe to strafe, touch to activate/shoot.

  • Jason

    I've been waiting so long for doom classic i am very dissapointed on how long its been delayed!!

  • Jason

    I've been waiting so long for doom classic i am very dissapointed on how long its been delayed!!

  • http://appclap.com Horseloverfat

    Wow, this game is fantastic. Firemint know how to make a good game, it's kind of strange their name is nowhere to be found within the game. The RPG aspect works better on the iPhone with it's turn based fighting.

  • http://appclap.com Horseloverfat

    Wow, this game is fantastic. Firemint know how to make a good game, it's kind of strange their name is nowhere to be found within the game. The RPG aspect works better on the iPhone with it's turn based fighting.

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    looks interesting. I don't know why de guy just didn't use the button instead. But, anyway, I might buy. Might, that is.

    • Sticktron

      Yeah, that video is doing the game a dis-service. Take it down!
      Seriously.

      • Truth

        ^ This.

        Don't post up a mediocre video just for the sake of posting up a video. If you were going out for an acting gig, for example, would you bring along bad photos of yourself? Screenshots would suffice.

      • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

        seconded, that video is awful!

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    looks interesting. I don't know why de guy just didn't use the button instead. But, anyway, I might buy. Might, that is.

    • Sticktron

      Yeah, that video is doing the game a dis-service. Take it down!
      Seriously.

      • Truth

        ^ This.

        Don't post up a mediocre video just for the sake of posting up a video. If you were going out for an acting gig, for example, would you bring along bad photos of yourself? Screenshots would suffice.

      • http://www.allan-lee.com Allan

        seconded, that video is awful!

  • ryoi

    $5 for only 8hrs play... 'the quest' is $6 and its a solid 50hrs. i think i will just wait for the sale, as if there is going to be any.

    • Sticktron

      Yeah, damn man, they expect you to pay 63 cents an hour for this???
      Crazy.

    • Dante

      Are you serious with this? Do you mind paying 60+ dollars for PS3/360 games that last 10 hours?

      People...you really need to stop equating length to quality of gameplay. Besides I've played PSP games that were only 8 hours long that I've payed 30 dollars for.

      Enough with the "ITZ ONLY 8 HOURZ LONG!?!?!!"

      • ryoi

        it would be a totally different case if i was considering buying a game like tetris. But they call it an RPG, so length does matter, at least to me. i was totally rdy to buy the game until i saw the '8hrs gameplay'.

    • Sticktron

      I was being sarcastic, in case anyone missed that ;)

  • ryoi

    $5 for only 8hrs play... 'the quest' is $6 and its a solid 50hrs. i think i will just wait for the sale, as if there is going to be any.

    • Sticktron

      Yeah, damn man, they expect you to pay 63 cents an hour for this???
      Crazy.

    • Dante

      Are you serious with this? Do you mind paying 60+ dollars for PS3/360 games that last 10 hours?

      People...you really need to stop equating length to quality of gameplay. Besides I've played PSP games that were only 8 hours long that I've payed 30 dollars for.

      Enough with the "ITZ ONLY 8 HOURZ LONG!?!?!!"

      • ryoi

        it would be a totally different case if i was considering buying a game like tetris. But they call it an RPG, so length does matter, at least to me. i was totally rdy to buy the game until i saw the '8hrs gameplay'.

    • Sticktron

      I was being sarcastic, in case anyone missed that ;)

  • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

    It´s still not in the german store. Most likely it will never come. That would be so stupid...@TA: Could you contact id, Firemint or EA to confirm this, please?

  • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

    It´s still not in the german store. Most likely it will never come. That would be so stupid...@TA: Could you contact id, Firemint or EA to confirm this, please?

  • TKO

    Ah .. after actually *searching* for it I realised there's an international version: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=315288842&mt=8

    Was able to purchase that in the New Zealand store. But I'm at work now. ..have to wait to get home and sync. It makes me think of the old Sci-Fi RPG "Hired Guns" ..I wonder if there will be any similarity?

  • TKO

    Ah .. after actually *searching* for it I realised there's an international version: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=315288842&mt=8

    Was able to purchase that in the New Zealand store. But I'm at work now. ..have to wait to get home and sync. It makes me think of the old Sci-Fi RPG "Hired Guns" ..I wonder if there will be any similarity?