- #: 35142
- Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
- Category: Games
- Updated: 2011-01-03
- Current Version: 1.0
- Size: 0.90 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Squz Pty Ltd
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
- © Squz 2010
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Two armies fight a battle on a spherical world made of an intricate lattice of hexagonal and pentagonal tiles.Esfera is a 3D strategy game inspired by chess. It will push your strategic and tactical abilities to the limits. Checkmate your opponent by…..
Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
Changes the rules...
Aaron Anderson write:
The spherical board really changes how you play this - so, "inspired by chess" is an appropriate way to put it because many of the normal chess tactics wont work as you have to keep watching your sides and back as well as front. Its a very good idea for a game.
I would like to see it get some more options - for example, a preference setting for whether the sphere is transparent, ability to zoom in and out, perhaps some choices in how many hexagons comprise the board to make it a bit bigger or smaller... What would be *really* cool is to have an option to play on a partial sphere so that some of the spaces are randomly "knocked out" and you have to play around them (yes, the chess in me wants some kind of barrier to put my back against since I don't have an edge of a board) - this would also make it more interesting to keep playing the game as you could get a different board each time. Maybe even make some spaces disappear throughout the game (again, an option)... Perhaps the ability to change pawns into "wall spaces" one to create some kind of "defensive perimeter"... Just thinking out loud...
This is a fun , unique, and challenging form of Chess. Controls work great too.
Nice 3D Chess
Oh yes, this is very nice. I've been waiting for someone to come out with a truly interesting version of chess for the iPad, and this is it! 1-2 players, AI is challenging, real chess strategy and thinking needed to win this game, as it should be. Spinning the sphere 360 is a breeze, and moving pieces is easy. You can also play your own ipod music, which is essential since the game is silent. In the future, I would like to see more options added, the other reviewer Aaron made some great suggestions to add optional gameplay modes. Regardless, this a nice 3D take on chess.
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