Amiga classics Cannon Fodder and Mega-Lo-Mania could soon be reappearing on the iPhone, as legendary UK creator John Hare considers the best way to engineer their return.
Speaking in an interview with website BeefJack, Hare admitted that his company Tower Studios is, 'looking into both possibilities at the moment'.
Early last month Hare announced plans for a reboot of the Speedball future sports franchise on the iPhone and that seems to be the most likely route for the two Sensible Software games as well.
Cannon Fodder, for those two young or infirm to remember, was a top down shooter which controlled a little like a real-time strategy (before real-time strategies really existed) but was entirely action-based. It was infamous for its tongue-in-cheek, yet strangely affecting, approach to the horrors of war and got into terrible trouble with the Royal Legion for using a poppy in its marketing.
Mega-Lo-Mania was an actual real-time strategy before real-time strategies really existed, as you took control of a tribe of humans from caveman times right up to the present day and beyond. Highly innovative for the time (including its extensive use of sampled speech) it unfortunately wasn't quite the hit it deserved to be and plans for a sequel were canned.
Whether the revamps would be ports, remakes or entirely new games isn't clear but apparently Hare is also working on 'several original games on iOS, Steam and Sony Minis right now.' One of these is a word game of some sort, which should be out by Easter.
After that Hare is, 'looking at a few more Bitmap games, maybe some old Sensible games, maybe a new football game... maybe something totally new again.'
Cannon Fodder (and SWOS) are long overdue for an iOS port, although surely a WiiWare, XBLA, PSN and DSiWare release would also be viable?