By Intent Software
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Backgammon is a great board game that is played worldwide. A real classic! It’s simple and intuitive, and it has preserved its classic appearance. This version supports all resolutions
•Strong Computer Opponents
•4 Difficulty Settings
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What's New in Version 2.0
The hardest level does not have enough challenge, and is programmed poorly! When I opt to use my total dice roll on one piece and there is an option to knock the opponent's piece off, it takes the other option every time. In addition, the computer makes ridiculously stupid moves. When it is time to bear off, the computer opts to move their pieces closer to home, instead of into the home, even when it is an option to do so. It also will not knock off my pieces when it is advantageous for it to do so, and even in circumstances where it can protect itself after with the other die roll. I consistently get 2 point wins because it decides to move pieces closer to home instead of into the home row. I chose this backgammon app over others because of he smooth gameplay and good graphics. I simply cannot overlook these programming problems anymore. Immediate uninstall.
The more difficult levels are poorly designed. For Level 4, instead of writing better logic, the designers opted to "fix the dice" to gain an advantage for the computer which, at a ridiculous frequency, now rolls doubles, numbers that land on open points magically avoiding blocked ones, and numbers that land on points on which it establishes new blocked points against the player. At the same time, the dice are skewed against the player who will now, also with too great frequency, miss a point that has only a single opponent's chip on it, miss a point that only has a single player's chip on it, and roll very low numbers that slows the player's progression across the board.
YOU NEED TO DO BETTER
It's fun but watch out.
Just like everyone else says it's a fun game but it's amazing how when you play on hard mode it means the computer at times won't lose and magically will roll perfect when it needs too. Good thing there isn't money on this as I would go broke playing the computer. Yes the dice are fixed.
I have also noticed that when you are finally to the point of beating the computer not only will it start rolling doubles but I will amazingly also throw consistently 1's and 2's for both my rolls. And the occasional double will just be 1's. It can be very frustrating at times.
Overall it's a fun game but I think I will be looking elsewhere to play another version.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 26, 2012
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 29.0 MB
- Languages: English, Turkish
- Seller: Intent Software GmbH & Co. KG
- © Intent Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.