By Outline Development
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Witness the craziest camel race of all time, as things really go topsy-turvy when camels stack up and entire pyramids turn upside down. As members of Egyptian high society, you gather in the desert with one simple goal: to gain the most money by backing the right camel to win a leg or even the entire race. However, in this race, it’s not just the lucky ones who can beat the odds. Reading the dynamics of the race and having a good sense of timing is just as important when it comes to backing the right camels and taking the victory.
CAMEL UP is a simple, quick, and outrageously exciting family game that can be enjoyed by up to 8 players.
- Highly detailed graphics in Retina resolution
- Easy start into the game
- Single player mode
- Exciting multiplayer mode for up to 8 players
- Computer opponents in 3 difficulty levels
- Local highscores
- Game-Center connection
What's New in Version 1.1.0
- Fixed bug with transperancy on newer devices with iOS 9
- Fixed a bug not updating the leaderboard with new entries
- Added option to mute music and sound effects
- Added a bubble log system displaying the last actions
- Optimized AI of the CPU opponents
- New display for taken pyramid tiles in the info panel
- Bet tiles can be taken even if desert tiles are selected
- Animated logo in main screen
- Updated credits
- Multiple smaller bugfixes and optimizations
Fun, but needs refining
I have this board game and my wife and I enjoy it quite a bit. So, I couldn't resist purchasing the IOS version when I discovered it in the App Store today. After playing with it for a couple of rounds, I quickly formed an opinion that it needs some work but is essentially a good rendition of the board game. First, the instructions on how to play the game are not complete. They do not fully explain all the details of the game. Mainly, the placement of the tiles. Next, the tutorial does nothing to teach you how to play the game. Granted, I didn't need the tutorial but I had to see how they teach new players. Now, the good parts. The graphics and sounds are well done and the game seems to be fully represented on the screen. It plays very well and the AI appears to be balanced. I look forward to further refinements in the game and hope that they will enhance the instructions and tutorial. Overall, it is a faithful reproduction of the board game. New players will be confused at first but should quickly pick up on the mechanics of the game. You should be able to find the full rule book on the Internet if you need more information on how to play.
Okay, but incomplete per the rules
The board game rules state players take a Pyramid tile when they choose to roll a die (moving a camel.) 1 pyramid tile = 1 point in Leg Scoring. Yet this iPad app gives no points at all for rolling a die. This changes the scoring system, and significantly alters player strategy. It's not the same game!
Also, a few bugs / quirks, such as Overall Winner & Overall Loser bets being represented in such a way that you can't tell which camel was used for which bet.
Hopefully these things will be fixed in a future update.
Otherwise, lots of fun!
Solid, but could be improved
I think the game play is solid, I have other similar board game apps and it is definitely comparable in terms of how smooth the game plays and such.
That being said, I think that the computer players are far too single strategy based on their difficulty levels.
Secondly, I was hoping that there would be some form of online capability to this game. That would really make the game worth the price.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 15, 2015
- Version: 1.1.0
- Size: 68.9 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Outline Development
- ©2016 Outline Development - All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.