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Blast From the Past! Sea Wolf the Arcade Game Is Now Sea Wolf the AppCoastal Amusements Teams Up With Athyrio Games to Transform Iconic 1970s Arcade Game as iPhone App (January 31, 2012)
LAKEWOOD, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/12 -- Before Space Invaders, before Defender, and even before Asteroids, there was Sea Wolf. Coastal Amusements, Inc. today announces the release of Sea Wolf, possibly the most popular arcade game of the 1970s, as a mobile app, exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game is now available in the App Store in two versions -- a free limited version that allows players to conquer the first two missions and the full 8-mission app, which can be purchased for $1.99. For more information about the game, please visit the game's site: www.SeaWolfApp.com.
Based on the popular WWII-themed game, the new Sea Wolf app preserves the details that shot the arcade game to instant popularity (true-to-era ships -- including submarines, tankers, battleships, and destroyers -- klaxon horns, zipping speed boats, an artillery of weapons, and a chance to make the oceans safer for the allies) while taking advantage of the iOS platform's enhanced graphics and tilt and touch technology. The game is comprised of 8 missions, wherein the sailor (the player) must destroy enemy ships and planes with torpedoes, 50-calibre deck guns and flares, while fending off enemy limpet mines and torpedo counterattacks. Sailors receive authentic mission briefings, and rise up the ranks as they complete each mission.
"Sea Wolf continues to be one of our most popular arcade games, so we handpicked it for our first foray into mobile gaming," said Sal Mirando, Co-Founder of Coastal Amusements. "Our hope is that the mobile version of the game will both ignite nostalgia among original fans and reproduce a similar level of enthusiasm among younger gamers."
The Sea Wolf app launch is more than just a mobile experiment, however; it's an opportunity to reengage (and newly engage) a diverse community of fans.
The Sea Wolf arcade game first debuted in 1976, and was released in 3-D by Coastal Amusements in 2008. The arcade game can be found at most Chuck E. Cheese and Dave & Buster's locations, as well as FEC's throughout the world.
About Sea Wolf
Sea Wolf the arcade game is now Sea Wolf the app... The 1976 classic is back for the iPhone and better than ever. With three difficulty settings, Sea Wolf will entertain novice players and challenge seasoned gamers. The game is now available in the App Store. A free limited version allows players to conquer the first two missions, and the full 8-mission app can be purchased for $1.99.
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