Battle of the Bulge
By Shenandoah Studio
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"Battle of the Bulge is a must-have for anyone with an interest in historical wargaming. 5 Stars" - TouchArcade
Battle of the Bulge invites you, the player, to lead the Axis or the Allies to victory on the snowy battlefields of World War II. In this turn-based strategy game, you command your forces to capture important locations, secure key supply routes, and engage the enemy. Designed specifically for iOS, Battle of the Bulge captures the spirit of traditional board wargames while providing excellent UI design and accessibility for new players.
Key features include:
• Play against AI opponents with unique personalities
• Play against friends online through Game Center or on one device with Pass and Play.
• Fast turns, deep strategy
• Play scenarios like the quick, tense, fight in the opening days to a campaign covering the entire battle as either the Axis or the Allies
• Learn with the tutorial and quick start guide, or visit our online strategy forums to learn from other players
• Full rules, charts, tables and other information included for advanced players
• Extensive historical photos and commentary
• Universal support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch
• Localized for Spanish and Japanese
• Retina support
• First in a series of WWII titles by legendary designers including: John Butterfield, Ted Raicer, and Mark Herman
Praise for Battle of the Bulge:
“It’s completely nailed the right ways to present a tabletop game in a digital format...” — No High Scores
“Battle of the Bulge is a landmark iPad game. It’s deep without feeling complex, and fun without feeling light. Further, it’s beautiful, both visually and aurally, and so intuitive that you don’t need a tutorial to learn the interface. If you’re at all into turn-based gaming, give this one a try. If you’re not, give this one a try, anyway.” — MobileTechReview
“A game that will make historical strategy diehards swoon, while also being pretty enough, and easy enough to learn, to draw in people who never knew that this was the game they'd been waiting for.” — TouchArcade
“In terms of war simulation games on the App Store, I haven’t seen a better game…” — TUAW
“…a game of considerable majesty awaits you…” — Gamezebo
“Easily the most educational game I’ve ever played.” — Eurogamer
"Battle of the Bulge is as cold, brutal, and unforgiving as the titular conflict, but it's also one of the top choices for hardcore iPad strategists." - Pocket Gamer UK
What's New in Version 2.0
-Now Universal. Can be played on iPhone (iOS 6), iPad and iPod Touch (iOS 6).
-Localized in Spanish and Japanese.
-Up your strategy with the included Player’s Guide with articles from top players.
-Delve into design with the Designer’s Guide (In-App Purchase).
5s on latest iOS
I'm new to the genre, and found out about this development studio while looking into Panzer Corps (PC). It seemed, for a while, that there was a dearth of universal titles comparable to PC. And then there was this title: released in '12 exclusively for iPad and later optimized for all iOS devices. I read about the studio's deliberate, intuitive approach to product development, and its steadfast belief in providing nothing short of a full and complete experience for each purchaser. That experience has been characterized by an elegant simplicity that belies deeper complexities—a welcome addition to my collection of apps. I appreciate meticulous and intelligent approaches to gaming and can only hope for the continued success of studios such as this one. Thank you for bringing this sublime experience to both iPhone and iPad. Hopefully all of your future titles will take advantage of both devices as well.
P.S., It would be fantastic if there were cloud saves which would allow one to pick up his/her game from a particular point on a different device (eg, iPhone progress from the day continued on one's iPad upon arriving home).
Immersive strategy game
Let me start off by saying I'm not an expert wargamer. I play this game against the AI sometimes, and also against my boyfriend through Game Center. However, this game has enough variation and complexity to pique a strategy obsession I didn't even know I had. I have played (and love) Axis and Allies 1942 Global (Europe and Pacific) and while this game is different in many ways (and is simpler), Battle of the Bulge will not fail to entertain and delight if you are a fan of AaA. If you have never played any strategy wargames, this game is still very accessible, since the rules are presented in varying formats. Here are just a few of the features I love about this game: player's guide, strategy tips, easy (although complex) rules, attractive and simple UI, and the included history (which makes for very interesting reading). On the whole I love this game. I already own Drive on Moscow and can't wait for Desert Fox/El Al. Worth every penny and then some!
Very good but not "amazing"
A very good, very accurate turn based WW2 strategy game.
A few negatives: there isn't any tactical skill or action. Also, never ever ever attack CCA. The balancing of units needs work. CCA is basically indestructible and ridiculous--consistently 3 elite full strength panzer units will fail against a 2 bar CCA . The Elsenborn Ridge (spelling) is also almost impregnable. I just don't believe the balancing is always what they show or above board. It's like the developers will only allow so much reinventing of the battle and then certain units just won't die so you are stuck on a certain path. And allied infantry do seem much stronger against armor than appropriate as another reviewer said. Also, it's not really that replay able. Sure you will play it a lot for about a week but then it's done cuz you've tried every commander and learned what units can be beat.
Anyway, overall a very good iPad strategy game just annoyed by the balancing. I will buy the Russian campaign.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 17, 2013
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 530 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: Shenandoah Studio LLC
- © 2012-2013 Shenandoah Studio, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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