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  • #: 172479
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2009-02-26
  • Current Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 7.70 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Vega Mobile
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.0 or later
  • © Vega Mobile 2009
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Play on your iPhone to one of the most famous strategy game. The name changes depending on the country but rules are more or less the same. In this version, you can capture gems in 5 holes maximum and you’re still obliged to give gems to a starving opponent.

Key features:

- Well known gameplay

- 7 difficulty levels

- Very challenging Master level

- Music

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Awale iPhone Screenshot 1
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Make sure you know the rules of awalé before you start. This is an ancient African game that goes under different names, Awalé in West African Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Mankala in East Africa. The goal is to capture your opponent's pieces by landing one of your cups' last piece in an opponent's cup containing either 1 or 2 pieces. The resulting cup(s) containing 2 or 3 pieces are your wins. First thing the player notices is that you can only play against the computer, there is no option to play against a human opponent. The game gives the user a choice of difficulty levels, ranging from "very easy" to "master"; this particular player found that anything more challenging than "easy" is a losing proposition, as the computer knows all the moves, and there are no strategic hints for the beginning player. After having played the iPhone game several dozen times, it appears that the computer will occasionally take two turns in a row, resulting in a less-than-happy human player. This may be a bug of some kind, but stopping the game by using the pause/quit button will allow a restart. The game (even the real version) takes a great deal of patience, with careful counting of pieces and where they will land, and attempting not to give your opponent easy pickings. If you've played the real thing, you'll enjoy this game at a difficulty level that you find appropriate.


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