RISK™: The Official Game for iPad
By Electronic Arts
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THE REAL RISK EXPERIENCE – NOW DESIGNED FOR iPAD™! Pursue world domination on your iPad with THE ORIGINAL game of strategic conquest. Escalate the classic board game experience to a new level of interactive intensity that only iPad can deliver. Draft! Attack! Fortify! Accept no pretenders! Conquer the world on your iPad with the one and only RISK.
EXCLUSIVE iPAD FEATURES INCLUDE:
• NEW interactive board-game experience – Gather up to 6 players around the iPad for the ultimate war game!
• Fast-App Switching – Pause a game and instantly return where you left off
• Inspiring HD-quality graphics and precision gameplay – Enjoy visuals optimized for the iPad’s sharper resolution and bigger Multi-Touch screen
• NEW “Fixed” rule set – For more strategic action, take on your enemies with a challenging new style of play
CLASSIC WAR GAME ACTION LIVES ON IN POWERFUL NEW WAY
Capture the traditional look and feel of the original board game – but blow it out with a NEW interactive experience on iPad. Strategize over the world map, which springs to life with intense visual clarity. Attack with a sleek dice-roll effect. Sense a greater thrill of battle with awesome sound effects, and more.
BATTLE COMPUTER & REAL-WORLD ENEMIES
With 3 ways to play – all for up to 6 players – RISK for iPad is made to satisfy the competitive demands of true strategy gamers. Test your power against unforgiving computer-driven adversaries. Play all around the board against your greatest real-world rivals in an epic war game. Or collide head-to-head against your most personal opponent via local WiFi or Bluetooth.
PLAY BY NEW RULES, CRUSH YOUR OPPONENTS, AND ACHIEVE HONOR
Think strategically and play your cards right to defeat enemies with the new “Fixed” rule set. Or play by the classic “Progressive” rules and dominate the game in traditional style. View your cards with a simple touch and track the territories you’ve conquered. Earn an extensive list of achievements as your armies dominate territory after territory!
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Fun but not spectacular
I've been waiting for a good Risk game to come out and I'm a little disappointed that the "official" game is this. I have three main complaints.
1. It's too easy.
2. Too many clicks necessary to play.
3. No online play.
1. Anyone who has played iConquer on the Mac will feel let down on this game. No matter the difficulty setting, no matter the number of computer players, I will win every game. And with a crappy strategy at that. I think that this game would benefit with some computer tactics like iConquer, like when the computer is allowed to cheat, all computer players attack human players, etc. It is just too easy to take one territory per turn and then annihilate once your cards are turned in.
2. Drafting troops with the spin wheel is lame. It would be significantly better if I could just tap each country to add an army. That is intuitive on the iPad.
3. The whole point of having this on an iPad is to play when no one else wants to play with you. If I could convince my wife to play Risk with me, I'd rather pull out the board than pass the iPad. Online play would make this app so much better (also effectively eliminating my #1 complaint of being too easy).
I would suggest that a good price for this game is $2.99. Anything more than that is a bit too much. It does have potential, though. With some updates this could be a great game. Also, the medals are fun to go for. More medals would be great. And where are the black and gray pieces?!?! If you are porting a board game like Risk, you have to keep all the elements. Some of us have traditions!
Graphics are OK. Sound is has some nice elements, but is a bit too heavy handed / irritating for my taste. The computer AI is poor and gets boring (easy to beat) quickly.
What really takes the rating down is the very clunky game play. I've been playing just about every risk-like game for the computer for many years, but this one is more awkward to move than any I have seem.
Games that would have taken 5 minutes end up taking 15 just because the tap-sequence required for a basic turn is so absurd. Wish they had taken a look at a few other games on the market before they tricked me into buying.
Great overall layout, room for improvement in future updates
I have read reviews where people claim the game if far too easy, and others where they say it's way too hard. I have won every time on Medium, but rarely on Expert, so I think the difficulty is well balanced for me. I've also read reviews that say the dice rolls are unfavorable to the human player, but I have not found this to be the case at all. Also, some people have complained about the progressive increase in the troop number given from the cards. I like that myself, but they clearly didn't see it was an option you can disable.
I used to play Risk II for the Mac, and it's too old to run on Mac OS X Lion, so there are features from that I miss. You used to be able to make treaties in that game. That was great because it resembled human play more realistically. Of course, inevitably, eventually the game gets to the point where a treaty has to be broken, but you can choose to formally end it or just attack a player with whom you have a treaty, at which point if you do not strike a critical blow, they would retaliate with a vengeance. Also, the same-time play mode was awesome, and something that can only really work in computer play (it would be nearly impossible to do on a physical board).
The Risk Cards do not have territories on them, so you don't get bonus troops for turning in cards with territories you occupy, but that's not a major loss.
I got this game on sale for 99c, and it was a bargain.
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 14, 2010
- Version: 1.2.27
- Size: 22.3 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
- Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
- RISK game code and certain audio and/or visual materials © 2010 Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by Electronic Arts Inc. under license from Hasbro, Inc. EA and the EA logo are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. HASBRO and its logo and RISK are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2010 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.