Konami Brings Key Franchises To iPhone

By Spencer . December 17, 2008 . 8:06am

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The cryptic Metal Gear Solid game is Metal Gear Solid Touch and it’s based on MGS 4. Players move Solid Snake with the touch screen and judging from these screenshots Metal Gear Solid Touch looks like a light gun game without a gun. Metal Gear Solid Touch comes out this spring and has eight stages. Beating stages unlocks bonus content like Metal Gear Solid wallpapers which is pretty clever. After the initial download goes live Konami plans to release additional stages for Metal Gear Solid Touch.


Before Metal Gear Solid Touch arrives Konami will release three other iPhone games in “late December”.



Dance Dance Revolution S Lite is DDR with touch screen arrow tapping.



Frogger is just like the arcade classic. Help a frog cross the street. Don’t get run over in the process.



Silent Hill: The Escape is a 3D Silent Hill game where players gun down familiar Silent Hill creatures like faceless nurses.


Frogger looks like a quick cash in, but Slient Hill: The Escape and Metal Gear Solid Touch don’t look half bad. While it might be surprising to see Konami jump on the iPhone bandwagon, Sega made a pretty penny with Super Monkey Ball and next year Square Enix is testing the waters with Crystal Defenders.


Images courtesy of Konami.

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  • jarrod

    MGS Touch is evidently a conversion of Kojipro’s free flash game (dunno if they’ve taken it down now). It’s all 2D sprites and pretty janky.

    Silent Hill looks terrible. DDR is the only passable one up there imo.

    Namco also converted Katamari Damacy to iPhone btw.

  • James

    -_- … thanks for hyping us for nothing konami.

  • maxchain

    Bah, who keeps telling them to put DDR on foot-less platforms?

  • daizyujin

    You know I actually had a chance to check out the iPhone last night for the first time. The screen is great but controlling anything on it is torture. Pac-man had three different ways to control it and not a one of them felt intuative. I just want to know when companies are going to get the clue that simulating a d-pad on a touch screen doesn’t work. You need that tactile feeling for it to work right. Also like maxchain, I have to question what the point of a DDR game is on anything that doesn’t use your feet.

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