Review – Backgammon – Short Narde for iPad
Backgammon is a relatively new strategy game for Apple’s iPad in which you aim to defeat your virtual or physical opponent in order to win the game, however there is a slight twist to winning on this graphically brilliant application. There are many ways in which you can win this game, for example you can remove all of the ‘stones’ from the board before the other player, all of the different ways to win gain the player a different number of points – which is a nice touch. With similarities to that of the classic game, blackjack, we know that this game will be nothing but popular as it matures in the App Store.
The aim of the game is to move all of the stones to the other players side of the board, this allows you to win the game. If your opponent ‘bears’ off all of the checkers (by rolling a die number in which corresponds to the point in which their selected checker is situated) you have to try and leap back at them and move into the corresponding position to their checker which is furthest forward. However if there aren’t any checkers available for you to do so you have to make room and allow the correct checker to be in the correct position to leap back at them.
‘Dmytro Denys’ haven’t created anything which is new to App Store as there are many other Apps which are the same game. However, Backgammon – Short Narde is the only one with support the the Retina Display on the new iPad from Apple. In addition to this we feel that this application is best for gameplay as it sports a really nice, functional interface.
The user interface in this application is nothing but beautiful. With classic, medieval style graphics you can get very into the realistic gameplay to be offered. Despite supporting as many extra features as other applications in its category, we think that it has the best explained ‘rules’ book. Which contains literature in which gets you going prior to gameplay. Sounds are not available for this game, yet the ultra smooth multitouch gestures immediately make up for this minor disappointment.
Overall, we feel that this game requires some rather difficult methods in order to defeat your opponent, however, for those of you who enjoy a challenge this game will give you a good amount of enjoyment for the odd 10 minutes or so.
You can get the game for $0.99 from the App Store.
TheAppleGoogle Rating 9/10