Who does not remember the PC game “Counter Strike”?
It is one of my favorite games of all time, I must confess, I spent all my youth playing CS 1.6 and skipped many high school classes to plant bombs and rescue hostages together with my friends and classmates. Almost got me in trouble at school, but I survived, I “defused the bomb” eventually. And I suppose that within the readers of Onebitzero.com there are many who remember it and many of you might be ultimate fans, like myself.
Well, if you’re a fan of Counter Strike, or just want to replay it from your Android smartphone, then I have great news for you. The brilliant folks at XDA-Developers have managed to port the CS 1.6 engine on Android.
Counter Strike for Android is based on Unity 3D, which is an engine that allows developers to program for computers, phones, tablets, etc., and you should know that there are 2 versions available: one for Android 2.0 called 5o (contains bots but you cannot jump yet), and one for Android 2.3 and higher (except Android 4.0 ICS – Ice Cream Sandwich) called 6p (does not contain bots but you can jump). Both versions are equally full of bugs and strange behaviors, but don’t forget that this is a first attempt and updates will follow.
In the video we’re going to share below you will see how Counter Strike for Android runs on a Samsung Galaxy S II. The gameplay is simple, with intuitive menus and an indicator of frames per second that the game develops. You can create your own server or join one already created. During the game, you can chat with other users through chat, watch their scores, and others.
If you are lucky enough to own a Sony’s Xperia Play, you will probably enjoy the game more because of the physical buttons that provide a plus of accuracy. This doesn’t mean that people with normal Android devices will not be able to play Counter Strike, but it’s clear that owners of the Xperia Play will have a great advantage.
You can also go to the official XDA tread and vote for the future map that will be ported in the next release. At the time I’m writing this article de_inferno was leading the poll with 35.51% of the votes, followed by cs_assault 32.24%. Let’s hope we’ll eventually see the classics: de_dust2 and de_aztec, fingers crossed.