GAMES DEVELOPER Rockstar has, as promised, released a version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for Apple's iPhone and iPad iOS devices.
The game is purring away in the iTunes App Store store now. It is a 1.5GB download, so acquiring it is perhaps best reserved for WiFi connections, and will cost interested players £4.99. It is available in other countries too, where prices will vary.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is supported on the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPod Touch fifth generation, iPad 2 third and fourth generations, plus the iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display. You must be over 17 if you want to indulge yourself in the fantasy crime title.
It hasn't been out for very long. So far it has around 130 reviews and a solid looking five star rating.
In case you have forgotten, San Andreas was a good entry in the Grand Theft Auto canon, and saw players take on the role of Carl Johnson in an early 90s urban location.
"Carl's got to go home. His mother has been murdered, his family has fallen apart and his childhood friends are all heading towards disaster," goes the setup.
"On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets."
Rockstar says that this all adds up to 70 hours of gameplay and a roaming playground that takes in the three cities of Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas.
The game is recognisable enough. Controls are accessed with screen touches and areas of the screen work as action and directional buttons. Physical controllers are also supported. You start off close to a BMX bike, and travel by car and foot are also available.
Android and Windows versions of GTA San Andreas are due soon. µ