Snakes and Ladders Review

iPhoneApp-Reviews

1.1
Version Reviewed:
7th Nov, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Nikolaos

Total

2/5
2 out of 5

Overview

  • Publisher: ManualiPc
  • Version Reviewed: 1.1
  • Review Date: 7th Nov, 2011
  • Cost: £1.49
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Having reviewed the Game of the Goose developed by the same company, Snakes and Ladders feels very similar to that game in terms of game play. Having said that, the music (which can get repetitive) and main menu functionality is the same for both games.

The game has a manual mode in which each player has to move its character after spinning the wheel (expect for the robot player) and an automatic mode. The automatic mode is fine. However, the manual mode was awkward as the character would move away at an accelerating rate as I moved the finder on the screen. Additionally, there were times where I could not reach the appropriate tile only because I would have to zoom out. And this brings me to my other concern about the actual board.

The board has a rectangular size but the only orientation available was the landscape one - this was true for both iPhone and iPad versions and I felt that valuable screen space was wasted even though you could zoom in and out. I would expect that having the board displayed in portrait mode would make more sense since it would make better use of the screens on the iPhone and iPads - having the option for either mode on both devices would have been ideal.

On the other side, I do have to say that the characters displayed on the board were pretty cute and I enjoyed watching them move across the board.

Overall, the game would be ok for most kids - I would not recommend this for adults as playing this type of game with multiple players can become tedious since reaching the last tile can take a really long time.

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