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Struck: Strategy + Luck Review

By , on January 6, 2010


Struck: Strategy + Luck
  • Publisher: Art Whirled
  • Genre: Dice
  • Released: 8 Oct, 2009
  • Size: 37.8 MB
  • Price: $0.99
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5

PROS

  • No two games are ever the same.
  • Complete control over the gaming environment.
  • Multiplayer enabled.

CONS

  • Rules are a little challenging to learn.
  • No AI for the player to versus (Multi-player only).

VERDICT

Players of traditional boardgames such as chess, backgammon or checkers will enjoy the however for those who are not quite sure if they are convinced, its recommended they download the lite version of the game and trial it first.


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Looking for a puzzle game that offers something different to traditional board games? As the name suggests, Struck is a puzzle game in which players must rely on their own strategy and luck in order to win.

The basic goal is for players to occupy all four of their opponent's goal squares whist blocking them from capturing your own. To roll the dice players must shake their iPhone and then tap the screen to move their pieces along the board. The number of moves a player can make each turn will depend on the number that the player rolls with the dice. Players may also take back and change moves with each turn they have. For those looking for a real challenge, there is a multi-player option available where players can seek out other opponents online or versus a friend in the pass and play mode.

The game's interface is built from a design that allows players complete control over the gaming environment which adds an exciting and fun element to the game. The graphics and soundtrack however appear to be a little average which is a tad disappointing, but this doesn't take much away from the game experience. Players also have the option to listen to their own iTunes library in the background.

Struck is definitely not a game for the faint hearted or for anyone who gives up easily. It will take some time for players to learn the rules. However once they are mastered, players will become addicted to this puzzling gem and will continue to play it time and time again.

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