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Max Payne gets the mobile treatment

Most people were pleasantly surprised at the mobile port of Grand Theft Auto III. Rockstar Games provided the full Grand Theft Auto experience to iOS and Android users complete with cut scenes and the iconic radio stations. Needless to say -- with the exception of tricky controls -- the game was a hit with mobile gamers.
Rockstar Games is hoping to accomplish the same feat with Max Payne Mobile. Once again, the full gaming experience will be unleashed on gamers and you'll be able to experience "bullet time" in all its mobile glory.
Users of iOS devices (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4, and all generations of the iPad) will be able to download the game on April 12. A select number of Android devices (full device compatibility details haven't been released yet) will have access to the game on April 26.


Sources: Rockstar Games, The Verge

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By Nortel on 4/8/2012 10:15:27 PM , Rating: 2
When/if Apple allows us to sync our PS3/xbox controllers via Bluetooth, playing games like this on the iPad would be simply amazing. Couple that with optional airplay to a TV and think of how awesome that would be.

RE: controller
By StevoLincolnite on 4/8/2012 11:53:29 PM , Rating: 2
Except the PS2 and Xbox controllers were cabled. The Xbox 360 controllers do not use Bluetooth.
The PS3 controllers should work fine however with proper support, but it would have been made allot easier even if Apple included just a single USB port.

Personally, I would rather do SNES or N64 emulation on an iPad, but again, no USB ports for SNES/N64 replica controllers. :(
Games like Max Payne and Grand Theft Auto I have on PC; and these days I find it rather difficult to go back to them as they just haven't aged graphically or gameplay-wise very well.
But it's a nice step bringing decade old games to the platform for those that are interested.

RE: controller
By Brandon Hill on 4/9/2012 12:06:38 AM , Rating: 2
I never played GTA III when it first came out, but I did download it for my iPhone 4S. I played the game, beat it, and enjoyed every minute. There were a few missions that irked the hell out of me because of the control scheme, but for the most part it was fine.

Can't wait to try Max Payne (another game I didn't play when it first came out).

RE: controller
By Shig on 4/9/2012 1:44:52 AM , Rating: 2
RE: controller
By andre-bch on 4/9/2012 7:23:00 AM , Rating: 3
Sorry for saying this, but you're doing it all wrong. Just get max payne for PC.
GTA III irked you in some missions and it wasn't even a pure shooter; max payne is.

RE: controller
By Tequilasunriser on 4/10/2012 1:28:20 AM , Rating: 2
He never specified which missions frustrated him. If I were to guess, I'd imagine they were missions with a lot of driving and time constraints, and not shooting missions.

RE: controller
By Brandon Hill on 4/10/2012 8:54:42 AM , Rating: 2
Actually, it was the shooting. Driving was always perfects for me.

I can remember an earlier mission where some dude had to plant explosives on a cargo ship and I had to use the sniper rifle to kill bad guys while keeping my him from getting killed. That took me forever -- panning, zooming in, panning again, zooming in, trying to make precise shots.

There were a few others, but again it was always aiming that was the problem.

RE: controller
By BugblatterIII on 4/9/2012 9:47:54 AM , Rating: 2
I use a PS3 controller wirelessly on my Transformer Prime and it makes the world of difference. Games which are all but unplayable with on-screen controls become amazing.

I've just ordered an iControlPad to avoid having to switch the controller back and forth between the Prime and the PS3. It's also far more portable.

And it works with the iPhone; worth checking out.

RE: controller
By Adam M on 4/9/2012 10:21:41 PM , Rating: 2
It seems that Android is totally the way to go with this one. I love the idea of having classics like GTA 3 or Max Payne in a portable format with a table. Those on screen controls are a joke though, give the ability to pair a real controller and I am sold.

By shockf1 on 4/8/2012 7:30:35 PM , Rating: 2
this is exactly why WM7 will struggle to reverse the current market trend. maybe they need to get some xbox exclusive titles onto WM7??

RE: wm7
By Brandon Hill on 4/8/2012 9:15:14 PM , Rating: 3
I don't think that gaming titles are the biggest worry for the WP7 platform right now. The first thing Microsoft needs to do is fire whatever advertising agency they have right now.

RE: wm7
By StevoLincolnite on 4/9/2012 2:25:30 AM , Rating: 2
They should release a AAA xbox game onto it.
For instance, would the xbox have been as successful today if it wasn't for the iconic Halo franchise?

Sometimes word of mouth beats advertising if you can get everyone talking about it, case in point: Skyrim. :)

Controls on mobile :(
By bug77 on 4/9/2012 5:18:53 AM , Rating: 2
with the exception of tricky controls

I don't know, that's pretty much a show stopper for me. Most games I try on mobile I can't play because of controls.
Afaik, Max Payne was all about quick reactions. On a mobile, that should translate in a big button to script the whole series of actions for you.

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