Red Rover – The War to End All Wars for iPad A War Game that Just Misses the Target

Red Rover - The War to End All Wars iPad

Red Rover – The War to End All Wars Rating: ★★½☆☆

Red Rover - The War to End All Wars iPadWhat American child hasn’t ever run across a play ground during recess in an attempt to break through a chain of other children? Well me for one, but then again I’m not American and never went to an American school.

Millions have though and now that same game has had a military make-over and has made it’s way onto the iPad in a World War I fight to the death.

Red Rover – The War to End All Wars is a two player game played on a split screen iPad just like air hockey where each player plays from either side of the iPad with the task of attempting to break the others players defences with one of their ground forces.

Rather than being turned based each player can place their range of units at any time with the only restriction being the number of supply units at your disposal.

The layout of the game is very simple with all your available units place along the bottom of each players respective sides of the table and can be simply dragged and dropped onto your side of Flanders fields where the action takes place.

All of the attacks work vertically and different units have different strengths so a good balance of defence and attack must be used at all times. Defensive units can be placed in the form of trenches, barb wire and tank traps while offensively you can choose from tanks, infantry, trenches and air attack.

Red Rover - The War to End All Wars iPad GameThe game is paced very well allowing you just enough time to plan your attack before you have to check on your defences. However the games strongest point, the ease and simplicity of the two player game against a real opponent on a single device is also it’s weakest as the game is only going to be as good as the person you are playing against.

And with no computer opponent option if you have no friend to play against you won’t be able to play the game at all!

It’s also disappointing that there is only one location, multiple locations and even different sides (you can only play as Britain or Germany) would add extra value to the game esp. if they required unlocking.

Overall Red Rover is a fun game, while it lasts, if you don’t have someone to play against then this short game becomes even shorter!


  • While implemented military version of Red Rover
  • 2 player armored fun


  • No computer player option
  • Only one location
  • Only play as Britain or Germany

$3.99 (View in iTunes)
Category: Games
Released: Jan 01, 2011
Version: 1.0
Size: 17.2 MB
Language: English
Seller: Mantid Interactive LLC
© 2010 Mantid Interactive LLC
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later

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2 Comments on “Red Rover – The War to End All Wars for iPad A War Game that Just Misses the Target”

  1. Thanks for the review. We are in the testing stages for Online Play which should help out with not having a head-to-head opponent. We are definitely looking at adding more play modes including new backdrops and terrain, but look for online play in the next release.

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