How much would you pay to carry a portable, touch-aware version of Myst around in your pocket with you? If you're like me--that is, if you've had no interest in Cyan's sterile puzzle-based slideshow adventure since you got over the novelty of owning a CD-ROM drive back in, oh, 1993--your answer is probably "nothing." But Cyan hopes you'll say $5.99, because that's how much a complete version of Myst is priced at right now on the App Store.
The product listing indicates you'll need a little over 700 megabytes to store Myst, which is awfully big for an iPhone game (and the install process temporarily requires a whopping 1.5 gigabytes). Here's the App Store's full sales pitch. I guess the built-in hint system is kind of cool--assuming you haven't finished Myst numerous times already and know the solution to every puzzle.
The original Myst sights and sounds have been meticulously re-assembled for a remarkable experience on the iPhone and iPod touch. Everything that you remember from the original Myst in a format where a simple touch or swipe moves you through the world. Welcome back to Myst... wherever you are.
- All the original Ages & gameplay
- High quality images (better than original Myst)
- Full music & sound effects
- Original movies & animations
- Auto-save (when quitting or phone call)
- "Bookmark" system to save & restore progress
- Swipe to turn
- Auto-zoom in certain close-up areas
- Quick access to hint guide
- Works with iPhone 3G, the original iPhone, and iPod touch
Here are some screenshots straight from the developer that purportedly show the iPhone version in "action." At least half of them have the little "i" icon in the lower right corner, so you know they must be telling the truth.