By Smart Games
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
Great for beginners
It has an easy to understand "instruction manual" for beginners with basics of play and how to avoid some very common pitfalls. The undo button is a great addition for beginners who otherwise wouldn't understand what they did wrong and get a chance to see the board again. Worth learning here and then moving onto a pay program
Not a "tutor" at all.
This app has absolutely no features that will help you learn go. The computer beats you quickly, then there is no way to review the game to see where you went wrong. If you want to undo moves to try a different strategy, it only lets you undo one movie per game. It's almost as if it's designed specifically so you can't learn. Totally misnamed, downright frustrating and completely useless for beginners. This app prevents you from learning Go and progressing.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 22, 2014
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 22.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Smart Games
- © 2009 David Fotland
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.