Submitted by Hitman0769 1983d ago | article

Retro: Fun Pfhor Everyone

DualShockers writes, "Before Master Chief became the gaming icon for his generation, there was a little Apple game developer called Bungie, and they made a game called Marathon. I waxed nostalgic for Marathon a bit ago, so I decided to give the series the full treatment it deserves.

If the symbol up there looks familiar, you probably first saw it when selecting your difficulty in the original Halo, and it’s one of the many touches that will make Marathon seem familiar, even if you’ve never played it before. Halo fans will appreciate some of the touches, like dual wielding shotguns and goofy level names. No dedicated grenade or melee button here, although you can dual wield your fists which makes for a badass (if ineffective) weapon..." (Apple, Bungie, Industry, Marathon, Marathon - Durandal, Retro)

Hitman0769  +   1983d ago
This game keeps coming up again and again and every time it sounds better. I'm going to have to go back and play this now. Glad there are links in the article!
Ninferno  +   1983d ago
Master Chief for life!!! YEAHHH!
Nicaragua  +   1983d ago
Never heard of this game, interesting article
taz8080  +   1983d ago
Marathon is the roots of Halo and no one really knows about it. Great article.
iiprotocolii  +   1983d ago
I remember playing Marathon back in the day. Very much so the root of the Halo universe. It'd be interesting to see Bungie branch off into that series again.
JoelT  +   1983d ago
Did you know that
Halo appeared at Macworld before Xbox was even a thought.
iiprotocolii  +   1983d ago
You sound like a Snapple Fact.
Hitman0769  +   1983d ago
Made from the best stuff on, errr... Halo.
Hitman0769  +   1983d ago
Yes we have been learning a lot about Marathon and Bungie and what they meant to gaming. I hope that big dogs like Sony Nintendo Micro and Apple are not forgetting the history of this franchise and how it blew up. If they let franchises like this slip through their hands it can make or break a gaming platform!!!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Star Wars: Battlefront review [PSU]

31m ago - PlayStation Universe reviews Star Wars: Battlefront. "A dazzling audiovisual spectacle with a... | PS4

Assetto Corsa updated to v1.3.5, includes free Audi R8 V10 Plus

2h ago - The very latest v1.3.5 update for Assetto Corsa has been released. The new update brings wit... | PC

HotLiked - What the Internet is talking about right now

Now - Kill some time at HotLiked.com. You will regret it... | Promoted post

Xing: The Land Beyond Brings Paradise to PS4 Next Year

3h ago - Posted by Koriel Kruer on Nov 25, 2015 // Co-founder & Developer, White Lotus Interactive If y... | PS4

The Steam Black Friday Sale Is Here and This Time It's Different

3h ago - Gadgets 360 says: "With Microsoft firing the first salvo of Black Friday deals last week for the... | PC

Sheltered Q and A interview with Unicube Studios

3h ago - Not so long ago we had the chance to do a Q and A interview with Unicube Studios (Sonny Meek and... | PC