One thing that I wasn't expecting to see yesterday was an update to the original Fieldrunners [$0.99] on iPhone, but just a couple of months removed from the launch of its critically acclaimed sequel Fieldrunners 2 [$2.99], that’s exactly what Subatomic Studios has delivered. And it’s a great one.

First off, all of the artwork in the game has been redrawn to support the Retina Display, and it looks really fantastic now. Everything from the in-game graphics to the menu artwork just pops off the screen. In addition if you’ve got at least an iPhone 4 or later device the game will run in a 32-bit mode for a more vibrant look.

The second big chunk of this update includes a full soundtrack to bop your head to while playing, which is awesome because things could get kind of quiet during those long stretches of gameplay. There have also been control optimizations to make everything more precise, and a general tightening up of the overall performance of the game.

It’s been a good long while since I’ve really dumped any significant time into Fieldrunners, but I have to say it almost feels like new again and I’m having a lot of fun playing through all the original maps. I’m still totally hooked on Fieldrunners 2 though too, so it’s almost like an overload of Fieldrunners goodness. Not a bad thing by any means.

It’s not clear if Fieldrunners for iPad [$2.99 (HD)] will get a similar sort of update treatment at some point, but speaking of the iPad I’ve heard that we’ll be finding out about the release of the iPad version of Fieldrunners 2 sometime early next week. In the meantime check out the new update for the original Fieldrunners with its fancy new look and sound, or if you’ve somehow not gotten around grabbing Fieldrunners before you can currently nab it on sale for just 99¢.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.marroquin.106 Aaron Marroquin

    WHEREISTHEIPADVERSIONOFPART2

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      THEYAREANNOUNCINGTHERELEASEDATENEXTWEEKCALMDOWNMAN

      • AlecShobin

        THATISCORRECTLETUSTALKMORENEXTWEEKPART2ISSOCLOSE

  • sakara214ever

    These guys are totally lost. Someone needs to remind them that there is also an iDevice moving around called iPad? And it supports games too? Hellooooo!!!!

    • AlecShobin

      Hellooooo there! We expect to have news about the iPad version of Fr2 next week, so stay tuned :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.vischansky Ian Vischansky

    I guess I have too many games to play that I can patiently wait for the iPad version of Field Runners 2.  Happy to pick this game up for $.99.  I got my idevices after this game came out;

    • sakara214ever

      Yeah i guess i can also wait for such a great game!

      • AlecShobin

        You will not be disappointed!

    • AlecShobin

      Yep, the original Fieldrunners came out a long time ago. This update was designed so that people who didn't get iPhones until the age of Retina can still go back and experience the original Fieldrunners in all it's glory :)

  • Noah Cerciello

    There was a glitch on mine when I upgraded. 

    • RegularStormy

      Yep, same here. Unkillable enemies! But we should contact support instead of leaving comments on TA :P

      • Noah Cerciello

        One of the developers posts on here. Thats why I commented :P