Struck: Strategy + Luck Review
- No two games are ever the same.
- Complete control over the gaming environment.
- Multiplayer enabled.
- Rules are a little challenging to learn.
- No AI for the player to versus (Multi-player only).
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.
DescriptionStruck is a two-player game designed to give players complete control over the game environment.
The goal in Struck is to occupy all four goals at the opponent’s end of the board, and to prevent the opponent from occupying the goals on your end of the board. You will change your pieces between black to white, and will continually control and strategize with the ever changing, malleable board.
Roll the Struck Die to determine how many moves you can make during your turn. You may change your playing piece(s) to the opposite color, you may change a square on the Struck board to the opposite color, or you can move your piece(s) and advance towards your goal(s).
With practice, experimentation, and creative thought, your unique strategies will emerge. Stay on your toes, roll the die, and use your luck wisely.
-During a game of Struck, each player will control the layout of the board
-Each player can change their pieces between black and white
-The color of a piece determines how it will move among the board
-No two games are ever the same
-Infinite scenarios, infinite playability
Compare to: Chess, Checkers, Othello, Backgammon
"...players will become addicted to this puzzling gem and will continue to play it time and time again."
"It pulls from board games like Checkers, Backgammon, Chess and Othello, throwing them all into this melting pot app to create a bizarre game you wouldn’t be surprised to see Spock contemplating aboard the Enterprise."
INCLUDED IN STRUCK LITE:
-vs computer ai
INCLUDED IN FULL VERSION:
-Online versus mode
-Pass and play
-vs computer AI
-Four different board layouts, each with a unique artistic theme
-Five music tracks
We hope you enjoy becoming completely Strucked!
What's New in Version 1.1Massive update:
- Simple AI mode added (play against the computer!)
- Online play improvements
- Performance improvements (2X!)
- Loads faster
- New menus
- New BLACK dice