A Virtual Space Battleship Yamato on Your iPhone

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 19, 2010 in Animation, Tech |

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Anybody who grew up with Star Blazers is going to want to download this Yamato iPhone app right away! The app was released to promote the new Yamato film which came out last year — the only catch is that he navigation is in Japanese, so here’s a quick tour:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

The app first opens with a scene from the film of the Yamato taking off…

Yamato Crew iPhone App

…I love he fact how unlike all the previous openings they’ve added the added touch of making it smash through icy waters:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Of course you can always skip the movie — but if you do that or watch to the end you get to the main menu of the app:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

The top button on the left with the VR will launch you into a tour of Space Battleship Yamato:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Just click on the Yamato in the upper left to start the tour:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

The arrow in the upper left returns you to the main menu. If you slide to the left or right you can go to the bow or stern of the Yamato. The circular icons allow you to rotate the ship, which is amazing to look at. And if you click on the arrows with the circles you get an image of that section of the ship:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Here are screen shots of moving around the Yamato in 3D:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Here’s a shot of the bridge:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Getting back to the main menu — the second button from the top takes you to a video and audio gallery:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

The third button brings you to some text information, but if you can read Japanese you may want to skip this part:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

The fourth button gives you character info:

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Yamato Crew iPhone App

Special thanks to Marc Thorner!

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