07 Dec

Four in a row is a digital version of Connect 4 and released by Avner Arbel.

“Enjoy this classic Four in a row board game! Connect four tokens in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally – and you’re the winner! Play against your TouchPad or against your friends in a Pass ‘N Play mode.”

Connect Four (also known as Four in a Row) is a two-player game in which the players first choose a color and then take turns dropping their colored discs from the top into a seven-column, six-row vertically-suspended grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the next available space within the column. The object of the game is to connect four of one’s own discs of the same color next to each other vertically, horizontally, or diagonally before one’s opponent can do so.

A single player mode offers three levels of difficulty. Easy makes a few mistakes, Medium is a good player and Hard does not appear to make any mistakes at all.

All the difficulty levels and player options are within the option menu.

The game is controlled by tapping on column in which you wish the colour to drop.

The graphics and sound are good, but nothing outstanding.

On the upside:

  • Good conversion of the table top game.
  • Digital version is better – less to clear up and no chance of losing the pieces.

On the downside:

  • Pass and Play for two player could have been improved. To stop cheating or accidental taps.
  • Only three levels of difficulty makes it hard for young kids to win even against easy.

Overall, this is a good conversion of the connect 4 game, and does it generally very well. It is a shame that more was not made of the two player side of things or more difficulty levels added, but apart from that excellent. If you are a fan of connect 4 you will not be disappointed.

Rating: 77%

Size: 6.4 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.79

Link: Four In a Row – Avner Arbel

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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Game - Puzzle, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS


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