Pandemic: The Board Game
By F2Z Entertainment Inc.
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As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. Travel the world, treat infections, and find cures.
You must work as a team to succeed. The clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. Can you find all four cures in time? The fate of humanity is in your hands!
Pandemic: The Board Game is a family-friendly cooperative game. Simple to understand and lots of fun, Pandemic: The Board Game puts you in an apocalyptic situation where you must work as a team to save the world.
*How to play
In Pandemic: The Board Game each player has a unique role with different abilities. On a turn, players will have four actions in order to cure diseases and save the world. They can remove disease cubes from the board; fly to a city in need; trade cards with fellow players; and much more.
At the end of every player’s turn, new cities are infected with disease cubes and Epidemics may arise. You must fight to prevent the outbreaks before they spin out of control.
In Pandemic: The Board Game, there is only one way to win: cure all four diseases before you run out of time!
An award-wining board game and player favorite since its release in 2008, Pandemic: The Board Game is now available as a Universal iOS app.
-7 role cards with unique abilities
-Supports games for 2, 3, or 4 players, but can be played solo if you play multiple roles
-Pass-and-play multiplayer (2-4)
-Three difficulty settings make the game suitable for beginners, intermediate players, and experts
-Fully guided interactive tutorial; plus “Info Mode” for in-game reminders of the rules
-Full rulebook included for easy access and detailed reference at all times
-Animated interface gives clear indication of the game's progress and hotspots
-Complete implementation of the board game suitable for expert play
-Interface designed and tested for ease-of-use
-Supports landscape or portrait orientations (iPad only)
-On the Brink expansion content available as in-app purchase
-6 new roles and 8 new events
-Play with 5 players
-Legendary difficulty setting for players with a deathwish
-2 events in player deck per player
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What's New in Version 1.2.2
- Fixed crashes on iPad Mini 1st Generation and iPhone 4.
- Fixed offline in-app purchase bug.
- Fixed external music bug.
- Memory optimizations.
Pros / Cons of Pandemic...
I'd like to offer my PROS and CONS review of the Pandemic App and it's Addons for purchase.
PROS: Pandemic for iPad is an outstanding recreation of the popular board game, that teaches you the rules as you play. The graphics are clean and crisp, while the fonts are easy to read. Game sounds are appropriate and welcoming to hear throughout game play, while the music can be heart racing and intense much like the Walking Dead TV series. The gameplay is identical to the board game, while the app keeps the cards random and prevents plays from forgetting all aspects of turn sequence (ie. forgetting to draw city cards).
CONS: While the Pandemic App itself is somewhat reasonably priced. Whereas the "On the Brink" and "Virulent Strain Challenge" addons should have been one purchase price of $1.99, and not separately priced addons. Additionally, despite purchasing both addons, I'm NOT able to use or select either of these pricey addons while NOT maintaining a connection to the Internet.
CONCLUSION: While the Pandemic App is a one-of-a-kind game, I believe any App with Addons to a purchased through the App itself should not be allowed to be posted on Apple's AppStore. NOT without a full disclosure to the consumer, warning that the App and/or it's purchased Addons require a constant Internet connection in order to play and/or utilize the full functionality of the App, along with any purchased Addons.
Amazing board game adaptation
This may be the ideal way to introduce new players to the rules of Pandemic. The introductory tutorial is quick and straightforward. As a cooperative game, you can actually play this solo and it works fine.
Aside from that, the graphics and sound in this game are extremely well done and take advantage of the digital format rather than simply copying the board game art into digital form. The ability to zoom in and out of the map makes it work very well on small screens and on larger screens.
The main drawback to hosting a cooperative game on a tablet (or phone) is that it makes it more difficult to collaborate as you would over the real board game.
Fun and Unique, but Needs Expansions
I know I say this after every update, but it is still true... this is a great game. It is one of, maybe, two board games in the App Store where you stop infections and save the world. Most others want you to start plagues and destroy the world. So, if you want something different (and less negative), this is a very well made game. I've had a lot of fun with the solo co-op mode.
My only two complaints about the game are:
- It needs a different kind of expansion. For example, a new map such as a single continent (Europe, etc) instead of the whole planet. Or, maybe a Sci-Fi map such as a colonized Mars.
- Please let us disable all the annoying animations. Most importantly, I do not need to see the cards dealt and cities infected at the start of every game. Ugh 😖😕
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 12, 2016
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 48.1 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: F2Z Entertainment Inc.
- © 2015 F2Z Entertainment Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Top In-App Purchases
- On the Brink: Roles and Events$1.99
- On the Brink: Virulent Strain$1.99