iNethack2 9+

Future Shock Software

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 110 Ratings
    • Free



"NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game. Your goal is to grab as much treasure as you can, retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, and escape the Mazes of Menace alive."


iNethack2 is an iOS port of Nethack 3.4.3.
Original port in 2009 by Dirk Zimmermann which was called iNethack. Recently updated by Jeff King to work on modern devices, and renamed iNethack2.

iNethack2 features:
· 10 tilesets (including original ASCII mode)
· Touchscreen gesture controls: swipe to pan, pinch to zoom
· Customizable keyboard shortcut controls
· Hearse (bones file sharing) integration
· Works on iOS7+

Some facts about NetHack:
· The first version of NetHack was released in 1987
· NetHack was a roguelike before people used the term roguelike
· You can play NetHack for years and still make new discoveries
· NetHack is one of the greatest games of all time

What’s New

Version 2.0.8

Fix: Crashing when using direction picker in IOS 15

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Luigifan18 ,

A worthy replacement. Well, almost.

This is a solid NetHack app that's easy to use. However, it seems to be missing some functions and commands, most notably the ability to choose a name for your adventurer, the ability to name your pets, and the ability to choose to partially pick up and set down stacks of items, or separate stacks into smaller stacks. And that function is really important, since it's kinda hard to manage your inventory with the current "all-or-nothing" system. Still, it's a solid NetHack experience that's faithful to the PC original.

Mixolydia ,

Love that it introduced me to the game, but frustrated with bugs

As other have mentioned, you’ll frequently get your game file wiped for various reasons. It seems to happen randomly upon switching to another app and switching back, or after opening the app again. I’m frustrated because I had a really awesome game where I had acquired a nice weapon from my god and I had gotten quite far (for me at least. Level 9). But suddenly, all gone with no idea how to recover it. I’m trying to play smarter after picking the game back up, so there’s now a greater chance that these kinds of crashes/wipes occur since I get a bit farther.

I can’t be too bummed out because the base game is so incredible. I will try playing on some of the public servers instead for a more reliable experience. The iPhone port has gotten me through many flights, bus rides, boring meetings, and waiting rooms. There’s so much depth and I love how the craziest stuff can happen to you. It becomes really memorable when you get randomly smote by a god or you die on the quest to locate your pet that fell through a trap door. I just with the iPhone port were less buggy because I’d rather have touch controls than get used to vi-key.

Rudluff Pindolla ,

No keyboard commands?

Man, buying an iPad was a really bad idea. No app other than word processors want to work with my stupid Bluetooth keyboard. I can't walk, I can't pick things up, I have to do everything with this useless touchscreen. Like, no offense, man, but what is the point of any NetHack if it doesn't take keyboard input? I thought maybe there would be a settings menu to turn keyboard input on but I can't find any...

EDIT: There *are* keyboard commands, but you have to press "abc" to use them. That is BIZARRE. Well, it's a functional port, other than that weird detail.

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