wwTouch - World War Touch
By Frozen Pepper
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WWTouch is a comprehensive 3-D map-based, strategy game that was built specifically with the amazing functionality of the iPad in mind. If you are into immersive strategy games like Axis & Allies, WWTouch is exactly what you have been waiting for.
WWTouch supports up to 5 players at a time playing on the same iPad as you try and build your armies and defeat your friends in the quest for global resource domination. Think of WWTouch as the most advanced strategy board game you can play. Choose from 9 types of armies and weapons to build and to ultimately control land, air and sea. The more territories and resources you have, the more armies, ships and planes you can build and thus the more you can expand your empire.
From huge maps (the entire world) to small maps (North and South America) to a medium sized battle in Europe and Africa, you can play the as in-depth or as quickly as you have time for.
WWTouch is played in landscape mode but flip the iPad to portrait to see the latest results of the game via a newspaper layout. Also in portrait mode is an in-depth manual explaining all the rules of the game. Choose from 3 different levels of Artificial Intelligence as you go head to head (to head) against computer opponents.
If West Point isn't using WWTouch for Advanced Officer Training, they soon will be!
- up to 5 players on the same iPad - sort of a modern board game
- 9 type of units will let you move and attack from land, air and sea
- different map sizes for short or long matches
- 3 levels of AI difficulty to play against
- can mix players between Human and Ai
- full 3d map
- Built for ipad unique capabilities
- IN game newspaper updated each turn will let you know how the conflict is evolving.
- full game manual accessible and browsable as book from within the game.
join the community on wwtouch.com forums, share info, suggestions, feedback and strategies with other players and the developers!
** NOTE : Transport plane when built, already has 2 infantry units inside, simply move the transport plane to the territory you want to attack and 2 infantry units will be delivered in combat (when you press attack for the first time). If you prefer you can move your transport plane to a friendly territory and drop the 2 infantry troops there to reinforce it. (plane will not be available anymore).
** NOTE 2 : If you start the game with the iPad held (or locked) in portrait mode, you will reach the game manual, simply turn your iPad to landscape orientation and main menu will be displayed.
** NOTE 3 : To activate AI Players, touch the human icon on the game setup screen, it will change to a computer if AI is selected, tap the stars to set AI difficulty.
What's New in Version 1.4
- iPad 2 support with 4x Anti Aliasing !!! (game runs silky smooth on the new iPad !!!)
- Improved touch sensibility
- improved general performance
This game is very faithful to the Axis&Allies board game, which is what I've been searching for. I haven't had any problems with crashing, though I agree that it is annoying to have to drag each unit onto the field of battle one at a time. Even worse is engaging aircraft, which requires you to not only add them to an attack one at a time, but also approve the landing site for each aircraft before adding the next one. When executing a large airstrike against a heavily defended target, this becomes very time-consuming. Other than that, a very enjoyable game that is much more interesting than Risk.
As for suggested improvements, an online version against other players would be excellent; I don't know many people locally who enjoy this type of game, and even fewer who would be willing to sit and pass the iPad around for hours on end. An online forum where like-minded players can join a game and play at their leisure would be a huge improvement. For a platform like the iPad, I imagine the developers have this in mind, and I look forward to the day it's released. In the meantime, I have to play against 4 AI players, each set to the hardest setting, just to get an interesting game that isn't over in 10 turns. Hopefully, the online version comes soon...
Good, needs improvement ;)
This is a very good game naturally, but it has some major flaws with it that make it only a 3 star game. First and formost is the AI, I have played all my friends on this and won so I guess I am a little better than average, but when I put the AI on three stars and have 4 AI's in the game it is absolutely no challenge to me. The AIs apparently don't know the basic fundamental concepts of the game that people like me have known for years. The troop movement is way way better than the board game this was modeled after, but still falls short of what an iPad should be able to do with this game. It has some glitches but I have never had to quit a game over it (have had to exit out of one and restart from last save). But the big big big thing is it needs to be online, that would make this game so much more fun, I have beat all my friends within 30 miles of me and they only play so many times with me before they give up, an online would be a god send...
-My two cents-
Good on an iPad 3
Fun axis and allies type game. Only crashed once on me, but it's overall been working really well for me. They have a fake news paper and a report sheet to tell you what happened during the computers' turns. I don't mind it, some of the stories are funny.
Gameplay itself seems fine. It could use an update to allow multiple unit movements instead of one at a time, but it's not a deal breaker for me.
Would be nice to have the option to select your territories, and maybe make teams, instead of free-for-all.