Pentago [rating: 4/5]
The award winning marble board game Pentago, is now available on your iPhone and iPod Touch. If you have never played the game before, the game rules are simple. The game consists of 6×6 square board, this is divided into four and these fours squares are 3×3. All you have to do is get a row of 5 with your colored marbles. This can be in any direction you want.
There are two moves to the game though. Every time you place a marble on a peg then you also have to move a 3×3 game block. To do this you must move it either clockwise or anti-clockwise by one notch. Then it is the next players turn. You do this until one of you gets a row of 5 colored marbles.
If you manage to fill the board with out either playing winning it counts as a draw. There are different ways to play the game, the first is Quick Play where you play one game at a time. This mode is great if you just want to improve on your skills and practice your tactic moves before you move on to the career mode.
With Career mode, you start off as a beginner and work your way up to becoming a champion. When you become higher in the ranks the game gets harder and a lot more challenging.You can unlock different themes as you go. You can also play what is called Pass and Play, a mode that you can use to play with your friends.
It is all about tactics anfd figuring out where you can place a marble and turn a block to your benefit. The game is very challenging, infact it is quite hard at times to beat it! I did do a few times but it took quite a many games to just win one. The game is easy to pick up and play, you just tap on the hole where you want your marble to go and then swipe you finger over the square you want to move and in the direction you want it to go. It is all a good size on your screen.
I had never played this game before so I was new to the game play. I therefore relied on the game help section to fill me in. I have to say though that part needs a little tweaking. I tried to read the ‘how to play’ but it just wouldn’t scroll correctly, it either showed the top or the bottom of the details. It got me fustrated before I had even started the game!
There is music playing, along with the sounds from placing marbles, within the game that can be turned off. I liked the graphics and color choice and the all touch controls make it an easy game to play. Pentago for iPhone is a very challenging game and one that will keep you busy. With the option to play with your friends via pass and play it opens the game up to offering lots of replay value.
- Very challenging.
- Great easy to use game.
- Pass and play offers lots of replay.
- Difficulty levels needs balance
Price: $1.99 (App Store)
Released:Sep 08, 2010
Size: 6.2 MB
© (c) 2010 Indiagames Ltd. (c) 2010 MindTwister Games
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later.