The Manhattan Project
By Domowicz Creative Group, LLC
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The Manhattan Project is the official computer adaptation of the hit board game, The Manhattan Project by Brandon Tibbetts and Minion Games.
From the box:
"The Manhattan Project makes you the leader of a great nation's atomic weapons program in a deadly race to build bigger and better bombs. You must assign your workers to multiple projects: building your bomb-making infrastructure, expanding your military to protect it, or sending your spies to steal your rival's hard work!
You alone control your nation's destiny. You choose when to send out your workers-and when to call them back. Careful management and superior strategy will determine the winner of this struggle. So take charge and secure your nation's future!"
The Manhattan Project supports three modes of play:
1. Single player against AI opponents.
2. Pass-n-play multi-player against human and AI opponents.
3. Online networked multi-player against human and AI opponents.
What's New in Version 2
* Fixes per user feedback:
* Improved Ai (New "Ai 2" option added)
* Fixed bomb-load rules bug
* Player portraits no longer bounce
* Most game pieces are no longer user movable
* New option to control the camera panning speed
* Workers auto organize themselves
* Fixed lag problems with pinch zoom.
* Added a reset zoom button.
* touch-detection on portraits is more accurate.
* Ai used workers on implosion tokens. Not anymore.
* Text used in most windows is now larger.
* Current round number is printed to the Window log.
* Winning player is printed to window log.
* light instructions added to Online-game create/join screens.
* Game pieces move slower to help make action easier to follow.
* Internal data representation changes for faster Ai decisions
Excellent (and underrated) adaptation
If you're familiar with the cardboard version by Minion Games you'll have no problem picking this right up. Even if you're not familiar with the original, reading the provided rules, which are amply illustrated with examples, should be no problem for anyone who calls them self a gamer. The graphics are good and the music adds subtly to the atmosphere without being intrusive. Only thing that keeps it from 4 stars are the missing Nations and Second Stage expansions.
Enjoyable but flawed
The app is a very faithful port of the board game and plays just fine. I enjoy the game and the AI is decent at the highest difficulty. There is one minor and one major issue.
The minor issue is that dragging pieces from your spot near the board over to the main board can be a pain. I sometimes drop a piece along the way or don't drop it exactly in the necessary spot and have to go get it again. Slightly annoying but not a big deal.
The major issue is dropped games. I've had several offline games disappear if I don't play the entire game in one sitting. I tried an online game against bots - after leaving the game for a couple hours, I tried to rejoin my online game and it told me the game was full.
This game works great if you can play it in one sitting, but if you have to leave it for more than a couple minutes, beware.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 30, 2015
- Version: 2
- Size: 79.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Domowicz Creative Group LLC
- © 2013 Domowicz Creative Group, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.