Gemini Rue

Gemini Rue launches on iOS today

Gemini Rue launches on iOS today

Features redesigned combat and a hotspot finder.

Joshua Nuernberger and Wadjet Eye Games' cult-classic sci-fi noir point-and-click adventure Gemini Rue has launched today on iOS.

It's currently on sale for 2.49 / $3.99, but will go up to its standard price of 2.99 / $4.99 after two weeks.

The iOS version features enhancements like larger in-game icons and text, a hotspot finder to minimise pixel-hunting, and a redesigned combat system. It also includes the original game's optional developer commentary and "gritty, low-res graphics."

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Gemini! Hoard! Flux! CreaVures! Rustle!

It might be enjoying the extra daylight of a full review elsewhere, but it's worth dwelling on the joy of seeing neglected classics like Beyond Good & Evil 'remastered' in HD for the download generation.

Unlike SEGA's bizarrely shoddy treatment of its Dreamcast titles (to date), Ubisoft deserves enormous credit for bothering to cast a backward glance at a title that would have otherwise slunk into retro obscurity. Seeing such an enduring gem of game generate such excitement the second time around makes me wonder what other games from generations gone by warrant a similar second chance - apart from ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus, obviously.

System Shock 2 immediately springs to mind, as does the original Project Zero. Hey, how about Amplitude and Frequency, or Gregory Horror Show? And wouldn't it be nice if Capcom could bring us an HD Resident Evil 4 while we're at it?

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