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WILL YOU BE TOO BRAVE TO BET YOUR FREEDOM ? THE MAYAS DO THAT BY PLAYING BUL !!
DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO KNOW iBul AN EXCITING AND ANCIENT MAYA GAME, THAT WE BRING BACK TO LIFE AGAIN!!!
LIVE THE EXPERIENCE OF AN ANCIENT MAYA GAME IN A FABULOUS TRIDIMENSIONAL SCENARIO WITH PRE-HISPANIC MUSIC !!
iBul was inspired from an ancient Maya game called Bul. iBul recreates this game in a 3D scenario with pyramids, corns, warriors and prehispanic music.
A RUNNING-FIGHT GAME THAT COMBINES THE MOVING MECHANISM OF RACE GAMES LIKE BACKGAMMON AND THE GOAL OF ELIMINATION-BASED GAMES SUCH AS CHESS !!!
The game consists of two group of warriors, a road and four corns. The goal of the game is to catch all the warriors of the opponent by moving the warriors over a road composed of squares.
To move the warriors over the road the player throw the corns twice (the corns act like a dice) and after that he/she decide the order of their movements. To catch their opponent the warrior has to move exactly where their opponent is sitting and after that he must bring the prisoner to its base.
BECOME A JAGUAR OR EAGLE WARRIOR, TRUST IN YOUR LUCK AND DEFINE AN STRATEGY TAKING INTO ACCOUNT YOUR WARRIOR AND YOUR OPPONENT.
The game has two types of warriors: The Eagle and the Jaguar warrior. These warriors differ between each other in the way they catch and walk. The Jaguar Warrior can catch by walking forward and backward, while the eagle warrior returns to its base as soon as it catches a prisoner.
YOU CAN FIGHT THREE TYPE OF BATTLES
+WARRIOR vs WARRIOR
With this type of game you can play against one of your friends using only one device.
+WARRIOR vs DEVICE
Each time you won against the device you earn cacao beans. Once you reach 10 cocoa beans you enable the network game and you can bet your cocoa beans playing against your friends in a network game.
This type of game creates a Bluetooth network between two devices and let you bet your cocoa beans against your friends !! This feature is only available in devices that support Bluetooth.
BE BRAVE BETTING YOUR COCOA BEANS AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS IN A NETWORK GAME.
ENJOY THE PREHISPANIC MUSIC OF THE GAME
-It works for iPhone/iPod Touch with iPhone OS 3.1
-It uses Open GL ES to provide an amazing 3D scenario
-It uses the accelerometer to throw the corns
-The network game is only available in iPhone/iPod Touch with Bluetooth capabilities
We combine our mexican traditions with technology in order to preserve them in a digital way. Now with iBul we bring to the present an exciting Maya game !
Don't forget to take a look at our other games: Balero, Pirinola, Serpientes and iFotoPiniata.
ABOUT THE MAYAS
The Mayas were one of the most important and powerful culture of Middle America, actually many people know more about them due to the 2012 maya prediction.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT BUL ?
Take a look at these references:
2.- Verbeeck, Lieve: Bul: a Patolli game in Maya lowland, p. 83-100. In: Board game studies: International Journal for the Study of Board Games, Leiden: Research School CNWS, 1998
Good strategy game with a unique theme
This game is a fun strategy game, and the rules are easy to learn and apply. It will take five minutes to read through the rules and get the basics of the game. But there is a lot of strategy involved in the movement of your warrior pieces, so it will be a game that you can go back to time and again.
It plays very smoothly on the iPod Touch and on the iPad. The graphics are cute, reminiscent of a Wii-type game. It allows you to play a game against the AI, or against a friend. Win enough cocoa beans, and you'll unlock other possibilities in game play.
One suggestion: it would be nice to be able to shake the dice without having to shake the device, especially when playing on the iPad. The Shake button didn't seem to work for me...
All in all, a really neat and different little game !
I loved learning about this "based on a Mayan game" App. Very easy to pick up and play, the character features are cute and the soundtrack is fitting and not distracting from the gameplay. I also love how the background moves. If you're looking for a 1 to 2 person board game I suggest giving it a try.
congrats! the graphics are very nice!! all this weekend i was playing it.
- Category: Games
- Released: May 26, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 44.7 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: UBICUOBITS SOLUCIONES MOVILES SA DE CV
- © UbicuoBits Soluciones Moviles SA de CV
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.