By Bayou Games
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Play the classic strategy game Othello (also known as Reversi) on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The object is to finish the game with more of your pieces on the board than your opponent.
- Play against the iPhone or against another person.
- Three difficulty levels allow for casual play while still providing a challenge to experienced players.
- Option to show (or hide) the current legal moves. Very useful when learning to play.
- Option to turn on or off disc flipping animations.
- Automatically saves the game when you leave so you can pick it back up later.
What's New in Version 1.1.0
Updated graphics. Added disc flipping animation. New art and layout by Nik Daum. http://www.nikdaum.com/
My favorite free game
Those of you who are giving this one star because you can't beat it on easy are really pathetic. First of all, it's really easy on easy. I've never lost to it on easy when I've been paying attention. If you're really stuck, read the wikipedia article about reversi, and try again, that should get you started. Second of all, that's a terrible reason to give a great, free program one star. It's people like you who are ruining the app store ratings system. Anyway, on hard I'm winning about half the time. The other free game - "Othello" is a little tougher to beat for me, but I think its engine is focusing on a different strategy. However that game is fairly buggy, and it hasn't been updated in a long time, while this one keeps getting better. Also, Morocco has a two player mode, which Othello lacks, and me and my girlfriend have long tournaments when we're bored sitting in a theater or an airplane.
Everyone who is complaining that this is too hard needs to read about the strategy of playing the game. That said, a beginner mode would probably be helpful, or maybe a tutorial. Or just do what I did and use Wikiano to read the Wikipedia article on it. Those who say this is not hard enough need to understand that not everyone is a Reversi tournament geek. Perhaps for them a level that is the equivalent of evil Snood would be appropriate. That said, I really like the app. It's simple and addictive during boring situations. My only major problem is that it sometimes cheats and takes 2 turns in a row! It makes me so angry, but then I realize it's a machine and being angry at a machine is silly. This does not happen in easy mode, but the other two levels have the problem. Also the harder the level gets, the longer it takes for the computer to take its turn.
Solid app. Some may decry its graphics or interface but I'm not exactly what more they expect out of it. Othello is a board game played with black and white pieces on a green board. Aside from missing the bits of wear and tear, Morocco looks almost exactly like my Othello board at home. The AI is pretty solid but, at least for me, I began to be able to see through it and predict the moves it would make. I can now consistently get a wall in 5 moves, a corner in 7 and can generally predict what it will do in a given situation. It still can beat me, on occasion (especially if I avoid that opening combo), but I'd almost like to see a slightly harder mode. On the whole, though, Morocco is a ridiculously solid application. This is by far the game that I spend the most time with (even with it seeming a bit easy).