Monday, September 26, 2011
In these years of using PDAs and smartphones I've been enjoying many games, but simple given the limited power (until recently) of the computers that was designed, had a gameplay and capacity comparable addiction the best arcade games , console or PC. I remember with special affection Space Trader , Lemonade Tycoon , Bike or Die , Vexed , and many others, all games that surprised me at the time so I just commented. A few days ago I again had that feeling with a game that can not be simple in its approach, but nevertheless is having me hooked for hours: Planetary Wars .
It's a game I installed by accident, but a little research proves to be a more successful version appeared first for iOS and then ported to Android and WebOS , called Galcon . There are versions of the game online , PC , and is even used in algorithmic contests .
Excellent strategy game with a simple mechanical
The mechanics are simple:
- The display part of the outer space appears with a number of planets of different sizes. We started installed in one of them (colored in green) and the enemy in another (colored in red). The other planets are neutral (gray).
- Each planet is a number. Represents the number of ships that are installed on it. If a team has busy, this number increases with time, and the rate at which it does so is proportional to the size of the planet. It is therefore more interesting to have occupied a large one small planet, in order to increase our navy.
- Neutral planets also have number but this is fixed. Represents the number of ships we send the same to claim this planet for us.
- The goal is to conquer one by one all the planets, whether neutral or busy, to eliminate the opposing team. We will win when there is no planet you busy (red).
- To move our navy from one planet to another simply have to select it with your finger and drag it to the destination planet. We can move ships from multiple planets at once just hanging over them the finger of a stroke (in Galcon this is not possible, change can select all the planets with a double tap). In any case automatically half of the ships stationed on each planet leave for your chosen destination.
- Every game you win gives us a point, and each match loss remains for us a third.
- The game has a great strategic component, since the outcome of the game can change a resounding defeat to a landslide victory in its way by example first attack small but easy to win big points but with many planets, or, if we try to conquer us space first attack quickly or we prefer the little planets defended enemy, etc..
The grace of the game is that a global score list where we can see what position we are as we go keeps winning games. And Galcon for example the possibility of playing in online multiplayer directly against players anywhere in the world.
Planetary Wars is free, although the original Galcon is paid (it is not very expensive). There are many more free games that use the same mechanics as Planet Wars Lite , Solar Wars , Universe Conquest , Star Battle , Crystal Wars , Avid Planets and more, which gives an idea of the tremendous success that this game is having, and in my opinion reason.
In short, a game that stands so highly addictive it is and the number of different strategies that can be played, and other qualities that starting a game never know if we will win or not, and you notice that practice we are gradually gaining experience and being more effective in increasingly complex levels. Elijáis the application that you choose, I recommend you to try, because it really is worth it.