Following up on the recent App Store launch of Caverns of Minos, tireless veteran developer Jeff Minter has completed work on an iOS update for his classic shooter Gridrunner, which should see release soon, pending Apple's approval.

Originally released in 1982 for a variety of PC platforms, Gridrunner is a frantic shooter that expands on core gameplay elements from arcade titles like Centipede and Tempest. It saw sequels in 2002's shareware release Gridrunner++ and in 2010's Gridrunner Revolution.

The new iOS version of Gridrunner recalls the look and feel of '80s arcade machines -- the attract mode is especially Namco-ish in its presentation. Gridrunner for iOS will feature iCade support when it arrives in the App Store this month.