What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Neuroshima Hex is based on the acclaimed board game of the same name. There is some heavy imagery in the app, including a man lighting a cigarette and soldiers wielding machine guns, but the actual content of the game is presented as a board game. That is, players place tiles on a hexagonal board and try to strategize their way to victory. There is no interactive violence. Parents should also know that the game will appeal most to players who are familiar with the board game or who like complex strategy games. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.
What's it about?
After reading through the seven page manual including a post-apocalypse scenario, kids start a new game with the computer (\"AI\"). On their turn, kids draw and place headquarters, fighting units, and module tiles, and can initiate battles with action tiles. When a battle begins, the properties of each tile go into effect in four initiative phases. When all the tiles have been drawn, the winner is the one with the fewest hits on their headquarters. Kids can refer to online tutorials for basics and strategy.
Is it any good?
NEUROSHIMA HEX is not for everyone. It requires players to be focused, engaged, and able to quickly adjust strategies based on the pace of the game. For those players who fit that description, it is a highly intriguing and easily addicting experience. Anyone who has already played the Neuroshima Hex board game will find this to be a faithful recreation. In short, while some players will find this title to be boring or uninteresting, those who have a mind for complex combat strategies or are willing to dig into the deep nuances offered in this game will come away satisfied.
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android|
|Subjects:||Hobbies: board games |
Language & Reading: reading comprehension
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, decision-making, memorization, part-whole relationships, strategy |
Self-Direction: work to achieve goals
|Release date:||October 16, 2012|
|Publisher:||Big Daddy's Creations|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up|