By Smart Games
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Play the ancient strategy game of Go on your iPhone or iPod touch! Igowin Tutor includes a complete, easy to use tutorial that will teach new players the basics of the game. Play real games in minutes! The rules are simple but the subtleties of play can be studied over a lifetime. If you’ve never played or need a review, Igowin Tutor is the perfect computer opponent. Try it for free!
The program adjusts to your strength as you learn the game and tracks your progress. It has a realistic board and sound.
Igowin Tutor contains the Go engine from The Many Faces of Go, three time World Computer Go champion, also found in Igowin. When you become strong enough to master the Tutor, come back to the App Store to purchase the full Igowin app. Igowin will adjust its playing strength automatically to give new players or experts a challenging game.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
-Fixed several minor bugs
-Updated to iOS 4.0
informative for beginners
I just now started to start learning the game of go, and spent today looking for a app that would be good for a beginner like me. Whom pretty knew nothing how the game is played. All to the exception of knowing its a territorial game, and somewhat like chess/checkers. This app showed me the basics of the game and my first start of understanding of the game. Although I have ways to go to understand it, least I have now built a stepping stone towards more challenges ahead.
Great app for the beginner
Before using this app I had learned the rules but had no experience playing.
This app is useful since you don't have to find humans to get started, you can just blaze through game after game and get that basic sense you need to feel comfortable before facing a real person.
I lost a lot at first, but after 72 games I consistently win at 25 kyu. So much more to learn but a great first step!
Good game, decent tutorial
First of all, I had a basic understanding of Go before I downloaded this version. After going through the tutorial, I started winning consistently after 5 games. It keeps upgrading the difficulty, and after over 20 games, I'm still fairly challenged.
The tutorial is OK. If you just need a refresher of the rules, it's sufficient, but you'd be better off finding a tutorial online and spending a couple of hours with that. Overall, decent intro to Go.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 18, 2011
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 5.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Smart Games
- © 2009 David Fotland
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.