- Official RISK for your iDevice.
- Eye-popping visuals.
- Strong musical backing and iPod playlist support.
- Local pass and network multiplayer.
- No alternative modes or game customization.
- No online multiplay.
More features for 'RISK: The Official Game' would have been nice, but it's otherwise a solid RISK title with no more than the basics you need to get going.
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Well here it is. The real thing. After an official partnering between Hasbro and Electronic Arts we now have the first legitimate 'RISK' title for the App Store, but was it really worth the wait when so many competitors already roaming the same territory? It's a natural question to ask, especially considering there have been variations on the 'world domination' board-game gameplay since the iPhone was released.
Gameplay follows the strict basic rulings of the board game and players can add up to 5 AI opponents in single-player. The interface is slick and simple to use, with easy to follow touch-prompts to move your troops and even the option to watch the dice rolls for hit-and-run strategies.
Dramatic special effects and smooth hand-drawn characters punch up the visuals to give this title more than a bit of spice, while emphatic field music inspired tracks really get you in the military mood. There's a true mark of quality in this version of RISK, which is to be expected, but for what you pay you'd honestly hope for more. Multiplayer comes in pass-to-play or local multiplayer only and there are no alternate boards, rulings or even the ability to run multiple games.
It's great to put the old skills back in to practice for this classic title, but ultimately you're paying for the name and 'official' rulings. For those that just have to keep it legit, this is still a decent offering, but with so many full-featured titles already available it's a hard game to recommend.
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THE REAL RISK EXPERIENCE! Now on iPhone & iPod touch, pursue world domination with THE ORIGINAL game of strategic conquest. Mobilize against relentless computer-driven enemies or challenge up to 6 real-world multiplayer opponents. Play the game that has fired dreams of global conquest for generations!
THE ORIGINAL WAR GAME LIVES ON IN AN EXPLOSIVE NEW WAY
The updated look and feel also captures the powerful tradition of the authentic RISK experience. Strategize over the world map, attack with a “roll” of the dice, and fortify your advances with the same rule set as the classic board game.
ENGAGE IN MULTIPLE MODES OF BATTLE AGAINST COMPUTER & REAL-WORLD ENEMIES
Test your power against unforgiving computer-driven adversaries. Each in-game enemy features unique strategies and even emotional responses. Or escalate the action in two Multiplayer modes. Challenge up to 4 of your greatest personal rivals via WiFi or Bluetooth, or up to 6 with Pass ‘n Play.
DRAFT. ATTACK. FORTIFY. CRUSH YOUR OPPONENTS AND ACHIEVE HONOR
Attack enemy forces, and transfer and strengthen your armies in phased-based warfare. Track the progress and relative strength of opponents with easily accessible in-game statistics. Earn an extensive list of achievements as your armies dominate territory after territory.
STAY ON THE MARCH BACKED BY AN INSPIRING SOUNDTRACK
Stirring sound effects and morale-boosting music enhance the feelings of struggle – and triumph!
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What's New in Version 1.5.88** NOW MAXIMIZED FOR RETINA DISPLAY! ALSO WAGE WAR SEAMLESSLY WITH FRIENDS PLAYING ON iPAD! ** Download the NEW UPDATE for a bolder, brighter, and better-than-ever RISK experience on iPhone and iPod touch.
In response to your feedback, improvements, additions, and optimizations include:
• iPad Multiplayer Integration – Connect with friends playing RISK for iPad in Local Games
• Expert Dice Selection – Choose the exact number of dice to use during battle
• New Cards Option – Play your RISK cards right to defeat enemies with the “Fixed” rule set
• Retina Display – The RISK board comes to life like never before with lush visuals
• AI Improvements – Face more cunning and intelligent adversaries
• UI Improvements – Setup games quicker and access new menu options
Pursue world domination with the best RISK experience yet! And, as always, thanks for playing.