Last week we took a look at Rabah Shihab's excellent platformer Babylonian Twins, a game 16 years in the making, and very much liked what we saw in both the iPhone and iPad versions. Now is a great time to give the game a try, as the developer has just put both versions of Babylonian Twins on sale through the end of the weekend.

Babylonian Twins [App Store] is now $0.99, down from $3.99, while Babylonian Twins HD [App Store] is on sale for $1.99, down from $4.99.

Not liking the way his home country, Iraq, was being portrayed in video games at the time, Shihab began development of the title with the goal of countering that negative image. While he did manage to release a well-loved demo of the game for the Amiga (the original platform), the harsh conditions caused by the economic sanctions of Iraq at the time left the game hanging in semi-complete obscurity for years. Luckily for iPhone gamers, the developer has brought Babylonian Twins -- both a port and a re-imagination of the Amiga original -- to the iPhone.

App Store Links: Babylonian Twins, $0.99, Babylonian Twins HD, $1.99

  • thewiirocks

    I just got this for the iPad. I highly recommend that you get it NOW! It's pure awesome!

    For those who already have it, does anyone know where the last palm is in the prison? I got to the catapult underneath the other catapult, but therre's nothing there. It just flings me back up. Any ideas?

    • thewiirocks

      FYI, I figured it out. Forgot that one of the bros can smash pots. :)

      • candylovesplaying

        i have only found 3 palms (including the one you were looking 4).

        1.the one right at the beginning with catapult
        2.in the dog area
        3.in the jar near the fire
        4. where are you?????

        Please help, help, help... lol

  • thewiirocks

    I just got this for the iPad. I highly recommend that you get it NOW! It's pure awesome!

    For those who already have it, does anyone know where the last palm is in the prison? I got to the catapult underneath the other catapult, but therre's nothing there. It just flings me back up. Any ideas?

    • thewiirocks

      FYI, I figured it out. Forgot that one of the bros can smash pots. :)

      • candylovesplaying

        i have only found 3 palms (including the one you were looking 4).

        1.the one right at the beginning with catapult
        2.in the dog area
        3.in the jar near the fire
        4. where are you?????

        Please help, help, help... lol

  • Cameron

    If for some reason you don't already own this game, then now you have no excuse.

  • Cameron

    If for some reason you don't already own this game, then now you have no excuse.

  • ColeDaddy

    No excuse NOT to get this game. I can't believe the quality of this game for only $0.99!!

  • ColeDaddy

    No excuse NOT to get this game. I can't believe the quality of this game for only $0.99!!

  • Matt

    Man I wish I had waited a week to get this. Oh well at least I supported an awesome game. If you don't buy this for 99 cents you're doing yourself a grave disservice.

  • Matt

    Man I wish I had waited a week to get this. Oh well at least I supported an awesome game. If you don't buy this for 99 cents you're doing yourself a grave disservice.

  • Cranker

    Is this a universal app ?

    • thewiirocks

      Nope. 99 cents for iPhone, 1.99 for iPad.

  • Cranker

    Is this a universal app ?

    • thewiirocks

      Nope. 99 cents for iPhone, 1.99 for iPad.

  • K

    I should have bought this today, instead of last week :P

  • K

    I should have bought this today, instead of last week :P

  • Taragon

    Yea just got it on the iPad a few days ago and now I will have to spend an extra buck to get it on the phone. I blame the developers for making such a good game. :)

  • Taragon

    Yea just got it on the iPad a few days ago and now I will have to spend an extra buck to get it on the phone. I blame the developers for making such a good game. :)

  • Lukeb

    Is the screen-tearing effect during scrolling a consequence of the iPad hardware (e.g. low pixel response or whatever) or due to BT being a port Amiga game? Maybe I'm just overly sensitive to it, but the way the otherwise stunning backgrounds scroll gives me a headache.

  • Lukeb

    Is the screen-tearing effect during scrolling a consequence of the iPad hardware (e.g. low pixel response or whatever) or due to BT being a port Amiga game? Maybe I'm just overly sensitive to it, but the way the otherwise stunning backgrounds scroll gives me a headache.

  • Rissa

    How do I get past the Prison level? I have got past the tute level but need help!!!

  • Rissa

    How do I get past the Prison level? I have got past the tute level but need help!!!