App description: The Manhattan Project is the official computer adaptation of the hit board game, The Manhattan Project by Brandon Tibbetts and Minion Games.


From the box:
"The Manhattan Project makes you the leader of a great nation's atomic weapons program in a deadly race to build bigger and better bombs. You must assign your workers to multiple projects: building your bomb-making infrastructure, expanding your military to protect it, or sending your spies to steal your rival's hard work!

You alone control your nation's destiny. You choose when to send out your workers-and when to call them back. Careful management and superior strategy will determine the winner of this struggle. So take charge and secure your nation's future!"


The Manhattan Project supports three modes of play:
1. Single player against AI opponents.
2. Pass-n-play multi-player against human and AI opponents.
3. Online networked multi-player against human and AI opponents.

Mythbuster's comments:



This one sounds interesting. But sadly I can't find any information about the iPad version. The original board game is really good.

Does this version has different AI level or personalities?
08-16-2014, 10:16 AM
#21
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Originally Posted by islesfan View Post
This game is a disaster from start to finish. To begin with, there is no tutorial. That is bad enough, but the rule book is incomprehensible (and I have a doctorate, so it isn't from a lack of reading ability). Once you start playing, you quickly come to realize that the game doesn't play anything like what the rule book describes. I was only able to put a worker in the university to get a scientist. Then all I could do was put another worker in the university or put one on the repair site. It then tells me to pick a building to repair, but will not allow me to do so. As best I can tell, you need a construction worker to mine yellowcake, and you need yellowcake to get a construction worker.

Eventually, I just tried placing each of my types of workers on to each of the spaces on the board only to find that I cannot move anywhere, ever. I then sit back and watch the AI make all his moves, and I'm back to being able to do nothing.

Needless to say, I've deleted the game and I hope to save you the $7 that I wasted on this beta-trash.

You really don't need a doctorate to get the manual but yes a tutorial would have been nice. I had a similar experience but it's starting to make more sense after reading it a few times.
08-17-2014, 10:19 AM
#22
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Originally Posted by crispin View Post
You really don't need a doctorate to get the manual but yes a tutorial would have been nice. I had a similar experience but it's starting to make more sense after reading it a few times.
I agree, and the board game is really excellent. I tried it again on my iPad (it's completely unplayable on the phone, since not all elements will zoom. The building cards and bombs will not zoom, so they are unreadable until you take them.). The UI is still awful, but the game isn't half bad. Hopefully the developer will finish it and update.
08-19-2014, 02:07 AM
#23
Joined: May 2014
Location: Belgium
Posts: 83
Demanded and got a refund.

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