Tawla (Backgammon game - Arabian Style)
By TAYA IT
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This app. will keep you stuck in your chairs!!!
*** Live the authentic oriental experience with “Tawla” backgammon!!!
Tawla means "backgammon" in Arabic, it’s an easy-to-use application designed by oriental art experts, to revive the authentic experience of playing backgammon, with one of a kind rolling dice.
➤ NEW FEATURES
✓ New oriental board and checkers design
✓ Complete engine re-write
✓ 30+ Achievements and new Leaderboards
✓ iOS 6 ready
Tawla gives its players the chance, to spring up their backgammon skills against its AI opponents or any of your friends sharing one device. The AI player won’t cheat, but definitely will challenge your strategy under progressive levels of game difficulty.
✓ Stunning board with authentic oriental designs.
✓ Dice have a very natural feeling (shake dice and throw).
✓ Player Vs. player on the same device.
✓ 3 AI skill levels:
✓ ‘Toss' - to pick who goes first in the game.
✓ Pick your starting color when playing against the computer.
✓ Ability to resume the game.
✓ Undo move from last dice roll.
Enjoy playing Tawla and feel free to share your ideas with us!
What's New in Version 2.1
Minor Bugs Fixed
Cool Arabic feeling, complete with sounds just like playing on a real wooden board. Good ability to drag pieces, not just point and click. "Undo" feature is under the Menu button while you're playing if you need it. Fun game, well made.
However, it cheats. After a while, you start seeing predictable moves by the computer and rolls of the dice that are too "lucky" to be anything but the computer's way of getting in your way to retain that level of hardness. I didn't know what people meant by "cheating" in other reviews but now I do. I wish it could really simulate random rolls of the dice better and that I couldn't predict its obvious attempts to spoil my game just to keep things harder.
I've played it a lot and I've enjoyed it, but now it's just getting frustrating with too many moves that feel unfair. I hope they'll try to improve. The design of the game otherwise is beautiful.
Looks and operability are great but the AI is stacked against you with unfair advantage in the medium & hard levels.... Specifically, I have observed that the computer rolls the exact combination to knock off your pieces 80+% of the time, and the computer rolls doubles 4x as much as human player. This observation has proven consistent over many games. I have had others play the game and the have made the same observation. It appears that the logic is not strong enough for the AI to compete effectively so the developers stack the dice in favor of the AI to compensate. Programming dice algorithm is much simpler than programming logic algorithm.
Smarter than your average freebie
In this free version, only the "easy" level is available. The computer opponent makes some stupid moves, and is very easy to beat. Still, it's not as dumb as some of the other free backgammon games I've tried. The "difficult" level in the pay version is is a lot smarter.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 10, 2013
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 42.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TAYA IT
- © 2010 Taya IT
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.