We've all got fond memories of Cyan World's 1993 adventure game Myst, which originally launched on the Macintosh. OS X Reality is saying that things have come full circle with a new version of the point-and-clicker releasing on iPhone and iPod Touch. It's available at the App Store for the price of five dollars, but wait for it, the game clocks in at a memory-hogging 700MB.
But don't get too excited just yet, you'll need some patience, Myst for the iPhone is over 700MB! And due to the way iPhones install apps, you'll need at least 1.5GB of free space on your iDevice to successfully install.

  • 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
  • Does this set a new record for bloatware on Apple's popular handheld gadgets? While we appreciate that Myst was large for its time back in the early '90s, 700MB seems a little top-heavy.

    Do you think 700MB is taking the piss?

    Bryn says: Yikes -- I didn't even know iPhone's came with 700MB, never mind 1.5GB for a simple installation. OK, being facetious there. Still, it's pretty daft to have an app that big in my opinion. I suppose between the hi-res graphics and the music and sound, it soon adds up.

    Also, did you know that Myst has released across 10 platforms since the original Mac release? Folks sure did like those CD-ROM games...