Empire Deluxe Mobile Edition
By Mark Kinkead
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Empire Deluxe Mobile Edition – The classic strategy war game is now entering its fifth decade. The Empire series has been played by many generations on many platforms. Now, are you ready to conquer countless worlds?
Empire Deluxe Mobile Edition is a game for the mobile generation. In this turn based strategy game, explore a randomly generated world, expand to capture and exploit cities, encounter enemy units and exterminate them.
Three styles of play, basic, standard an advanced with units ranging from armies and armor, to transports and battle ships, to fighter and bomber aircraft.
Solitaire play with up to five computer opponents on randomly generated maps.
What's New in Version 1.031
Basic and tutorial Reloads could have issues
Other minor fixes
Empire Deluxe needs some work
A noble start, I look forward to the corrected edition...
The entire early DOS version of this game, plus the computer's operating system, plus multiple maps, plus saved games all fit on a 360k floppy disk, and the game ran fine on an 086 processor with 512k of RAM. You'd think you could get better performance out of this one...
Also: From its earliest days the game makers insisted that worlds with lots of small islands are more fun than worlds made up of large continents. They were right. This version of the game, by refusing to follow that simple philosophy, proves it!
As is, this mobile version is rather inexplicable. I've played every version of this game except the original Commodore release and absolutely everything bad about previous versions is worse here. Battles, for instance, are more frustrating than ever. The computer opponents usually start out right next to you. The world is flooded with useless cities... But the biggest disappoint of all is that it's not even a strategy game any more!
Old Timers: Weird World 3
Think massive spaghetti continents where you can literally walk across the world... Makes for an extremely boring game! And the computer will never resign.
Believe me, I could go on & on here...
I'm really, really, really, really, really hoping for some improvement here....
I'm sorry, but this game app is very disappointing. I love this game, and have played it on the PC and Mac to death. But this version, played on the iPad, is very difficult to interact with. I was hoping this throwback Empire / Strategic Conquest game would actually work. And white it does technically work, it is incredibly difficult to navigate maps and utilize the different units. This could be a great game, but there are great alternatives out there like Mother of All Battles, that combine Empire with a great easy to use interface.
his game and it's simply a very poor interface that makes game play almost impossible. I will go back to playing Mother of All Battles instead. I should have been more weary when there were only 8 reviews, but
Strategy Game Enthusiast
I am reviewing Empire Deluxe on an iPad3.
If you like strategy games and have not played Empire previously, you should try this game. Unlike most strategy games, the game does not give AI opponents massive bonuses. It is also elegantly simple and logical. There is a reason the game has been a classic for so many years.
The current PC version of Empire is also great, but the touch interface on this version is very nicely implemented, and works a bit better than the trackpad on a laptop. So for quick, "on the go" Empire play, I would rate this higher.