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Glu Mobile announced tonight that they are bringing TRANSFORMERS G1: Awakening to the iPhone platform. TRANSFORMERS G1: Awakening is a turn based strategy game that first appeared on mobile handsets in 2008.

Based on the original story of Transformers, use the strengths of each Autobot to defeat the Decepticons in turn-based strategic battles. Capture sources of Energon power to reactivate, repair or upgrade your Transformers. Featuring up to 23 playable characters and a skirmish mode to play friends as Autobots or Deceptions, there is more to Transformers G1: Awakening than meets the eye.

The mobile version of the game was well reviewed by PocketGamer.co.uk and found to be challenging and enjoyable:

Essentially, Transformers G1: Awakening is resource management meets chess. While Optimus Prime (leader of your pack, the Autobots) appears to be a bit of an 'all-rounder', some of the rest of his gang are more specific in terms of their abilities, relying on either speed or restoring the health of team-mates.

We don't have much other information about the iPhone version aside from the screenshot above and the fact that it's coming "soon".

Meanwhile, check out the mobile trailer:

  • game developers should be forc

    Will Megan Fox's breasts feature in this game?

  • game developers should be forced to dance on the street for nickels

    Will Megan Fox's breasts feature in this game?

  • Tower_Defender

    More like will there be updated graphics, since the Iphone can handle so much more. I'll probably get it either way, since I'm a big TF fan.

  • Tower_Defender

    More like will there be updated graphics, since the Iphone can handle so much more. I'll probably get it either way, since I'm a big TF fan.

  • Nephilim apps

    Day 1 purchase for me! I haven't played the original mobile game so is unicron in the game as a villain? I sure hope so!

    I REALLY want a new beast wars game (any platform) beast wars was my favorite in the transformers series followed by g1

  • Nephilim apps

    Day 1 purchase for me! I haven't played the original mobile game so is unicron in the game as a villain? I sure hope so!

    I REALLY want a new beast wars game (any platform) beast wars was my favorite in the transformers series followed by g1

  • LS650

    I hope the game is better than the movies!

  • LS650

    I hope the game is better than the movies!

  • TheFamousEccles

    Pros:
    turn based strategy game

    Cons:
    Transformers game

    • http://twitter.com/sulcalibur Sulcalibur

      Pros:
      turn based strategy game

      PROS:
      Transformers game!!

      :P

    • Sticktron

      You've got that backwards.
      Too bad it isn't an action game.

      At least it's the original Transformers!

  • TheFamousEccles

    Pros:
    turn based strategy game

    Cons:
    Transformers game

    • http://twitter.com/sulcalibur Sulcalibur

      Pros:
      turn based strategy game

      PROS:
      Transformers game!!

      :P

    • Sticktron

      You've got that backwards.
      Too bad it isn't an action game.

      At least it's the original Transformers!

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    Yes way Ted- G1 Transformers meets Advance Wars. WIN.

  • http://www.callboxlive.com Stan Winstone

    Yes way Ted- G1 Transformers meets Advance Wars. WIN.

  • Mandi

    I will buy this the second after I see it's out! I love Transformers, and I cant believe there's a G1 game coming out! Squee!

  • Mandi

    I will buy this the second after I see it's out! I love Transformers, and I cant believe there's a G1 game coming out! Squee!

  • Thilo

    I'm looking forward to it. I liked Rogue Planet a lot at first, but then got early bored by it's ridiculously stupid AI. If it's a smartly made turn based strategy game it may or may not be a Transformers frainchise, I couldn't care less about that fact.

  • http://info@thilothamm.de Thilo

    I'm looking forward to it. I liked Rogue Planet a lot at first, but then got early bored by it's ridiculously stupid AI. If it's a smartly made turn based strategy game it may or may not be a Transformers frainchise, I couldn't care less about that fact.

  • Nephilim apps

    responding to LS650

    it's not based on the movies (which SUCK BALLS!) it's based on the original tv series from the 80s which has bassically NOTHING to the shit movies

  • Nephilim apps

    responding to LS650

    it's not based on the movies (which SUCK BALLS!) it's based on the original tv series from the 80s which has bassically NOTHING to the shit movies

  • Sol

    Love those crispy-clean primary-colours graphics. That is how The Transformers are supposed to look; not that dark and pointy rubbish from the live-action films.

  • Sol

    Love those crispy-clean primary-colours graphics. That is how The Transformers are supposed to look; not that dark and pointy rubbish from the live-action films.

  • Random

    War For Cybertron on consoles and now this for iPhone - could this be the year of not-shit Transformers games? O_O

  • Random

    War For Cybertron on consoles and now this for iPhone - could this be the year of not-shit Transformers games? O_O

  • Venom_TAG

    Was thinking the other day about how awesome this would be if ported to the iphone , Very awesome game :D

  • Venom_TAG

    Was thinking the other day about how awesome this would be if ported to the iphone , Very awesome game :D

  • ConraDargo

    I've played the mobile game and it's really good. It's pretty much Advance Wars with robots, and that's a good thing :)

    I can recommend it to anyone who are into strategy games and especially Transformers. Since the original game had a demo version available, I wouldn't be surprised if Glu releases a Lite for everyone to try out.

    And I advice that you _do_ try it out.

  • ConraDargo

    I've played the mobile game and it's really good. It's pretty much Advance Wars with robots, and that's a good thing :)

    I can recommend it to anyone who are into strategy games and especially Transformers. Since the original game had a demo version available, I wouldn't be surprised if Glu releases a Lite for everyone to try out.

    And I advice that you _do_ try it out.

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

    SOLD!!!!!!

    Thank god it's not based on the appalling Bayformers.

  • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash Bulk Slash

    SOLD!!!!!!

    Thank god it's not based on the appalling Bayformers.

  • Mark

    Not to be too off topic, but why is everyone bashing the movies. I was a huge fan of the original (who didn't look up to Prime?), and though that Bay did a pretty good job of modernizing it. Really, the source material is pretty hard to pull off, considering it was created to sell toys. A robot planet, and alien robots that just happen to look like human vehicles? Come on. The stories and dialog were god awful on the show. As kids we didn't care - it made us buy toys, but if you watched it now, jeez.

    I went to the movies to see it modernized, to hear Prime again, and to see giant realistic robots kicking ass and blowing stuff up. Oh, and Megan fox is hot, so score on all accounts ;)

  • Mark

    Not to be too off topic, but why is everyone bashing the movies. I was a huge fan of the original (who didn't look up to Prime?), and though that Bay did a pretty good job of modernizing it. Really, the source material is pretty hard to pull off, considering it was created to sell toys. A robot planet, and alien robots that just happen to look like human vehicles? Come on. The stories and dialog were god awful on the show. As kids we didn't care - it made us buy toys, but if you watched it now, jeez.

    I went to the movies to see it modernized, to hear Prime again, and to see giant realistic robots kicking ass and blowing stuff up. Oh, and Megan fox is hot, so score on all accounts ;)

  • acidbottle

    woohoo!

    oldskool TF strategy game. instapurchasebuy :D

  • acidbottle

    woohoo!

    oldskool TF strategy game. instapurchasebuy :D

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Looks like a significant boost in the visuals if you compare the CU shots in the video to the screenshot.

    I like the description of the game quite a bit. Spent a little time on a project with a similar summary in a class I was teaching.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Looks like a significant boost in the visuals if you compare the CU shots in the video to the screenshot.

    I like the description of the game quite a bit. Spent a little time on a project with a similar summary in a class I was teaching.

  • http://www.brianrubin.net Brian

    Day one purchase for me, no question. :)

  • http://www.brianrubin.net Brian

    Day one purchase for me, no question. :)

  • Chinito77

    It reminds me of that Voltron game for the iphone. I wish the battle sequences were better animated.

  • Chinito77

    It reminds me of that Voltron game for the iphone. I wish the battle sequences were better animated.

  • Venom_TAG

    They actually transform into other things on Cybertron but on earth they took the form of earth vehicles to blend in :P
    Everyones bashing the movies because they werent as good as they could have been and that the original show is still better then the movies.

  • Venom_TAG

    They actually transform into other things on Cybertron but on earth they took the form of earth vehicles to blend in :P
    Everyones bashing the movies because they werent as good as they could have been and that the original show is still better then the movies.

  • Troy M

    More like the source material had far more potential for a good film than the "Childhood Rape: Breasts and Explosions" franchise that Bay turned it into.

    At least the first film was mostly inoffensive, even if it missed the mark on the fundamental stuff. The second film was basically the poorest fan-fiction dredged from the net made real.

  • Troy M

    More like the source material had far more potential for a good film than the "Childhood Rape: Breasts and Explosions" franchise that Bay turned it into.

    At least the first film was mostly inoffensive, even if it missed the mark on the fundamental stuff. The second film was basically the poorest fan-fiction dredged from the net made real.

  • http://www.canopian.com strategy games

    yeah, awesome!
    I can't wait for this game on my iphone!!

  • http://www.canopian.com strategy games

    yeah, awesome!
    I can't wait for this game on my iphone!!