Commodore 64 v2.0 With Basic Enabled Is Now Available On The App Store
Google Voice apps like GV Mobile+ and GV Connect are not the only apps to benefit from the significant changes that Apple has made to the iOS SDK agreement.
Apple has also approved Commodore 64 v2.0 for the iPhone with BASIC reenabled.
Manomio, developer of Commodore 64 had got into trouble with Apple around the same time last year when someone had figured out a way to access the BASIC interpreter in C64, Commodore Emulator for iPhone using a hack.
Apple had worked with the developer to remove the BASIC interpreter from the initial version of C64 as it violated the SDK clause specifically prohibiting interpreted or executable code.
So when Apple discovered that it was possible to enable it using the hack like we did, they had no choice but to remove it from the App Store.
But since the modified iOS SDK agreement allowed interpreted code under certain circumstances, Manomio resubmitted their iPhone app with BASIC enabled. After some correspondence with the developer, Apple approved the update.
With the BASIC mode, you also get the full C64 keyboard, which means gamers will have full and complete access to every game presented.
Here are some of the new features in Commodore 64 v2.0:
• Authentic C64 gaming experience
• OpenFeint support in select games
• Detailed C64 retro keyboard
• Portrait and landscape play
• Classic sounds
• Fullscreen gaming
• Auto-save, to continue exactly where you left off
It comes with the following free titles:
Samurai Warrior, B. Lee, Laser Squad, Iridis Alpha and many more
You can also buy some of the paid titles via In-app purchase. The paid titles include:
International Karate, The Last Ninja I, II & III, Armalyte, Hunter's Moon, Space Taxi, Wizball, Uridium, Paradroid, Storm Lord, Nebulus / Tower Toppler, AlletKat, Boulder Dash II, Bristles, Flip & Flop, Panic Button, Super Pipeline I & II, and so many more.
You can checkout the demo of Commodore 64 on the iPhone:
Commodore 64 costs $4.99 in the App Store.
So if you enjoy playing with retro systems and games then should definitely download Commodore 64 using this iTunes link.
As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.