By Smart Games
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Play the ancient strategy game of Go on your iPhone or iPod touch! Igowin Tutor includes a complete, easy to use tutorial that will teach new players the basics of the game. Play real games in minutes! The rules are simple but the subtleties of play can be studied over a lifetime. If you’ve never played or need a review, Igowin Tutor is the perfect computer opponent. Try it for free!
The program adjusts to your strength as you learn the game and tracks your progress. It has a realistic board and sound.
Igowin Tutor contains the Go engine from The Many Faces of Go, three time World Computer Go champion, also found in Igowin. When you become strong enough to master the Tutor, come back to the App Store to purchase the full Igowin app. Igowin will adjust its playing strength automatically to give new players or experts a challenging game.
What's New in Version 1.1
-Full iOS 7 redesign with high-resolution art.
-Fixed broken resign button on iOS 7.
-Fixed many minor bugs.
One of The Best Go! Apps Out There
I review this from the perspective of someone who has learned the rules of Go few years ago but haven't always had the opportunity to play. This app is excellent because it gives essential rules and terminology for the game taken from one of the great Go tutoring books. It is very thorough.
After you will have learned the rules you have 9x9 board to attempt to win against the CPU. For a beginner 9x9 is more than enough to become comfortable with the game, and will pose a challenge up to a point because the game is not very easy to win for beginners. The CPU plays well too. The core program is taken from very highly reviewed software "The Many Faces of Go" that won acclaim as the best Go software in 2010 and I think afterward as well. It's important because you can know that you will see the CPU make moves that are mostly rational and calculated as opposed to nonsense moves when it has no options.
Try this, I am sure later you'll want the pro version of the app once you learn.
Waste of time for non-beginners
Takes only a handful of games for the program to recognize you're stronger than 25k (a very low baseline!), after which point it prompts you to purchase the pay version of the app. So don't even bother installing this app -- either jump straight into the pay version or else don't download anything from this project period. Either way, this free app is a five-minute waste of your time.
This game does include the rules but doesn't teach how to play. The computer opponent is also very skilled and fast, so unless you already know how to play you are likely to lose several games quite quickly before giving up. I don't mind loosing, but since the computer goes so quickly and is so much better than me as a beginner I'm not given the opportunity to learn and improve my game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 22, 2014
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 17.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Smart Games
- © 2009 David Fotland
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.