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Lost Cities by the world-renowned board-game author Reiner Knizia takes you on a journey to undiscovered countries and mythical places. Compete against a friend, a stranger or one of 4 different computer players, in what has been called a "two player Solitaire with an extra portion of suspense". Designed and polished for the iPhone by TheCodingMonkeys, makers of Carcassonne for iOS.
• online matches against game center friends or strangers
• voice acted interactive tutorial
• comprehensive rules section
• 4 different AI players with emotions
• full-length atmospheric soundtrack
• a plethora of single- and multiplayer achievements
• fully playable via VoiceOver
What's New in Version 1.40
Fixes bugs with Voiceover and adds 64-bit support
• Voiceover did not announce the last drawn card
• Lanes weren't accessible with Voiceover when running on iPad
• Voiceover would use your full game center name, instead of just using »you«
• You could not select a friend sometimes when starting new games with Voiceover
• 64-Bit support
Lots of fun
Since this apps release in Aug 2012 I have played over 100 games with one of my friends through Game Center. This is the only game I play in addition to Go, after cracking down on my game addiction, and only with this one friend. I win 56% of the time which is nice.
This game is a fantastic casual competitive online game on your iPhone. Probably the best. Nothing else has held our attention, and we've tried a lot to play something versus online that wasn't only Lost Cities, but nothing is as good.
What makes Lost Cities so great? I think the fact that the game is largely luck based is very helpful: when you lose it doesn't feel like it's your fault, and when you win it's usually a narrow victory that makes you feel like you did great with the luck you got.
There seems to be a little wonkiness with notifications sometimes vanishing. The badge vanishes sometimes when it is my turn. Also when you do a rematch this is usually a little tricky. Not sure why.
Anyway, this is a great game, and a gorgeous app.
I want to second the review that mentions the AI being cheaty...that's been my opinion - definite improvement needed there. Also, really, no tablet version....? Game plays fine on a tab, but would be nice to have a version that makes use of this retina display. And, not that I care in the least, but I browsed through the achievements, and some of them are completely bugged (i.e. Not registering) and some are ludicrous....seriously, 100,000 games played vs a crappy AI? Repeat, 100,000 games played vs crappy AI? And you thought WoW was a grind..... Not to mention most people probably buy this to play on game center vs friends.
Otherwise, the game plays extremely well, just like the card version, and is one of my favorite iOS games. Buy it! But, TheCodingMonkeys need to get real and fix a few things.
Update: Corrected developer name that I referenced. I also wanted to mention that I would easily give this game 5 stars for better AI, and a realistic achievement system. Multiplayer with friends via Game Center, and the mechanics for switching between games - brilliant.
Great game but DRAINS battery at alarming rate
I love playing this game, and it's especially good when you have three minutes you need to kill.
But it takes battery life from 100% to less than 50% in less than thirty minutes of play. And heaven forbid you forget to delete the app out of the background when you're done playing! Your phone will be dead before lunchtime.
Please update to make it less of a resource hog.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 02, 2014
- Version: 1.40
- Size: 47.4 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: TheCodingMonkeys
- © TheCodingMonkeys
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.