Originally released by LucasArts in 1995, Full Throttle is a classic graphic adventure game from industry legend Tim Schafer, telling the story of Ben Throttle; butt-kicking leader of biker gang the Polecats, who gets caught up in a tale of Motorcycles, Mayhem and Murder.
Now over 20 years later, Full Throttle is back in a remastered edition that features all new hand-drawn and 3D high-resolution artwork, and with remastered audio and music. Blow your speakers with movie-quality sound and a full digital score featuring the GONE JACKALS - an authentic hard-hammerin' biker band!
Players will be able to switch back and forth between classic and remastered modes, and mix-n-match audio and graphics options to their heart’s desire. Also included is a concept art browser with work from Peter Chan, and a commentary track with the game’s original creators.
Ratings and Reviews
The game itself is great, don’t get me wrong, but the reason I give it 3 stars is because the controls are terrible. I spent a good 10 minutes trying to exit the kickstand bar at the beginning of the game, old mine road (more specifically, the highway) just simply will go black sometimes or not have a character sprite. The cutscenes are very easy to accidentally skip, you might have to restart the game to be able to exit an area and sometimes that doesn’t even work, currently, I am incapable of moving forward from the minefield because the exit button does not work.
It’s still the game it was in 1995 and with the remastered version, the art is well updated, but I don’t recommend playing it on iOS, get it on your PC or Ps4, it’s not worth the frustration here.
To sum up, don’t buy it on your phone/tablet until the developers have fixed it.
It’s a shame I have to leave 3 stars on a good game.
I'm writing this review from someone who grew up in this era but never played FT before. And was extremely apprehensive to purchase due to the negative Old Mine Rd bug. Didn't want to buy and get stuck but figured during the app sale to take a flyer. Glad I did...
I'm using a mini iPad 4. Since I never played before I finally got to the Mine Rd spot. I spent many do overs and probably played that area for an hour and not once did I experience any problems. Nor did I have any issues controlling the bike at all. I never crashed it during that hr. I just didn't know how to beat the different bikers with what type of weapon.
The controls at the destruction derby are whacked... that is until you figure it out. It took a long time but instead of trying to control the left and right side of the screen, just touch your car, keep your finger on the screen and drag your car as if you're tracing a path! Spoiler alert- then you can jump on the orange car easily and push it onto and off the second ramp. You don't even need to be precise for the cutscenes to happen.
I've been using a walk through up to that point to see if I could do it but alas sorta had to cheat. Been a good experience so far. I'm about 85% done. I think Grim Fandgo is the best, followed by Day of Tentacle then Full Throttle. But that's my opinion.
Don't let the bug comments stop you at least for a mini iPad 4.
Met my very high hopes! (But crashes often.)
I loved Full Throttle when I first played it in 1995 and still consider it to be my favorite adventure game. Many of the best LucasArts games from that era have been remade for iOS and I've been pleased by all of them, especially Monkey Island 2 and Grim Fandango. But this might be the best! The new, redrawn artwork is HD but somehow looks exactly like the original low resolution graphics in that nothing was materially changed, just smoothed and filled out. The audio is far better now (I never realized how low fidelity it was!) and the bonus features are super fun for "old" fans like me.
Only complaint is that it's too easy to accidentally skip cutscenes. Maybe this should have an "Are you sure?" nag prompt before proceeding with the skip.
*** Update ***
I happily got through the game to the point where I enter the Old Mine Road on an iPhone 8 and it crashes every time I’m approaching Father Torque. I can’t continue the game. It reminds me of the game crashes I had on my 486 computer in 1995 at this very same part of the game, which I was able to solve with a driver update or something. That sort of tweaking isn’t possible in iOS though, so I can only wait for Double Fine to address the problem.
- Double Fine Productions, Inc.
- 3.9 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation).
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- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
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