L'il Johnny's back... sorta... on the iPhone!

Way back in 2004, when Turdhead.com first appeared on the Web it began "not with a bang, but with the sad, pathetic whimper of a foolhardy third-grader trapped in a tank full of piranha." Its first Flash game, Li'l Johnny's Aquarium Adventure, made quite a splash for its sick humor and... well, I guess that's about it. It remains, however, one of the most popular items on the site, and people still ask whether we're ever going to update it for these new modern times. And to those imaginary people, I can now officially announce that, yes, the Aquarium Adventure is back on the iPhone!

Our new site, CodeCooler.com, has released an updated version of the classic game (now Alien Aquarium Adventure with a new protagonist and some fancy new graphics for our new favorite mobile platform, iOS. Check it out, as it's due to hit the App Store any moment now... and you can win a copy before it's even released just by tweeting about it.

Alien Aquarium Adventure update submitted

I've just finished up a pretty substantial update for Alien Aquarium Adventure, the "endless casual" game that went live on the App Store last month. Although the game was originally little more than an iOS remake of my old Flash-based Li'l Johnny's Aquarium Adventure, the new game is quickly growing into its own beast. Version 1.2, which is now awaiting review by iTunes App Store staffers, will introduce several new elements of gameplay, including:

  • The first of many planned powerups: Piranha Repellent.

    Screenshot of Piranha Repellent in action

  • Social networking features to share your high scores on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere

  • Screenshot of Social Networking option

  • A few other surprises I think players will enjoy.

Look for the new version to appear within the App Store soon, and as always, it will be a free update for current users.