Mode 7 Games’ turn-based strategy game Frozen Synapse (Free) has been on iPad for a while now, but iPhone gamers can soon get their hands on this acclaimed strategy game starting in January. The iPhone version was announced on Twitter by Paul Taylor of Mode 7, who later confirmed that it would be coming in a separate iPhone version. Quite often, adaptations of PC games like these with complicated interfaces often require such extensive work to operate on such a small interface, as well as to adapt to touchscreens. While universal versions are certainly preferred, it’s also hard to fault the developers for wanting to get paid for the extra work a separate version almost two years after the original version’s release.
The game is a bit of a doozy, as it’s an advanced strategy game with a lengthy tutorial that ensures you understand how to operate it. You’ll have to operate around cover, attack strategically, and manage the line of sight of your units to keep track of your enemies. The game features both a singleplayer campaign and online multiplayer that’s cross-platform. Our review of the iPad version lauded it for being faithful to the PC original, and considering that even at $9.99 for the iPad version, that’s still a discount compared to the $24.99 PC version, so however this shakes out, it should be a good bargain for fans of deep games at a premium price.