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  • Publisher: Conlan Rios
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 2.4 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: ------------------------------------

Robot Master is an easy to learn puzzle game from the mind of award-winning game designer, Dr. Reiner Knizia.

How does it play? Take turns placing numbered cards down on a 5 x 5 grid to score lines both vertically and horizontally. The scores for each line are determined by the sum of the cards. Here's an example:

(1 + 2 + 4 + 5 + 0) would score 12 points.

Sounds easy, right? Well, here's a couple of twists:

First, pairs of cards anywhere in the line count 10x their face value. Here's an example:

(1 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 0) would score 25 points.

Second, triple cards anywhere in the line count 100 points regardless of face value. Here's an example:

(0 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 0) would score 103 points.

That's all there is to it but remember that your final score is only your lowest scoring line, and you want the highest score possible!

So build evenly and don't neglect weak lines...

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FEATURES

* Solo play: compete against players from around the world as you strive to be the best on the online High Score table!

* Versus play: challenge a friend (Pass'n Play) or the AI to go head to head. This time, one player takes the columns, and the other takes the rows. The player with the lowest scoring line loses!

* Not feeling our music? Play your own and still enjoy the game's sound effects.

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Please be sure you're running firmware version 2.2 or higher on your iPhone or iPod Touch. For best results, please reboot your device before playing Robot Master.

For 1 to 2 players.

Game Design by Dr. Reiner Knizia
Developed by Conlan Rios
Artwork by Chuck Lin

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Homepage:
@ www.conlanrios.com

Follow for news and updates:
@ twitter.com/conlan

If you like this, try the original board game by Cocktail Games! (www.cocktailgames.com)

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Other games designed by Dr. Reiner Knizia:

Knights of Charlemagne
Monumental
Poison
Roto

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conlan's comments:
Hey guys!

Reiner Knizia's Robot Master is finally available!!



FEATURES

* Solo play: compete against players from around the world as you strive to be the best on the online High Score table!

* Versus play: challenge a friend (Pass'n Play) or the AI to go head to head. This time, one player takes the columns, and the other takes the rows. The player with the lowest scoring line loses!

* Not feeling our music? Play your own and still enjoy the game's sound effects.


*Also, a big thanks to beta testers mrbass, VeganTnT and Big Albie!*
07-07-2009, 03:26 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 146
Here's some quoted text from a post I put up on board game geek:

Quote:
Just a follow up post with an explanation of the rules, from the iTunes game description:

How does it play? Take turns placing numbered cards down on a 5 x 5 grid to score lines both vertically and horizontally. The scores for each line are determined by the sum of the cards. Here's an example:

(1 + 2 + 4 + 5 + 0) would score 12 points.

Sounds easy, right? Well, here are a couple of twists:

First, pairs of cards anywhere in the line count 10x their face value. Here's an example:

(1 + 2 + 4 + 2 + 0) would score 25 points.

Second, triple cards anywhere in the line count 100 points regardless of face value. Here's an example:

(0 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 0) would score 103 points.

That's all there is to it but remember that your final score is only your lowest scoring line, and you want the highest score possible!

So if you're playing solo play and you got lines of: 100, 79, 150, 99, 10, etc

Your final score would still only be 10 because that's your lowest scoring line

So build evenly and don't neglect weak lines!

Latest Game: Reiner Knizia's Samurai with turn-based, online multiplayer!

Follow for game news and updates @ twitter.com/conlan

Last edited by conlan; 07-07-2009 at 03:36 AM.

07-07-2009, 03:28 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
Awesome beta tested this one and it's pretty fun for the logically minded. Gives my brain a work out. Plan to play it on a regular basis now that it's out.

I got 6XPHJ46H7H3L thanks for promo.
07-07-2009, 03:29 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 146
Awesome! Will strike that one out

Latest Game: Reiner Knizia's Samurai with turn-based, online multiplayer!

Follow for game news and updates @ twitter.com/conlan
07-07-2009, 03:42 AM
#5
I'm a BIG German/Designer game player (Carcassone, Steve Jackson Games like games, board and card games).

I REALLY wish some of his other games were put on the app store. I'm just not gettin excited about these two games, unless there's some licensing issues with his previous games or something. idk, At least one of the game designers out there is trying something, but I'm not buyin just to donate.
07-07-2009, 03:44 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 32
Took X3LXH6KTLT9H, thanks! Will leave feedback in iTunes for sure.
07-07-2009, 03:53 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 146
@Dark NRG: I completely understand where you're coming from. Stay tuned man, that's all I can say

@Ronix: fantastic! feel free to ask questions and good luck with that highscore table! you can thank mrbass for putting up some tough scores to beat

Latest Game: Reiner Knizia's Samurai with turn-based, online multiplayer!

Follow for game news and updates @ twitter.com/conlan
07-07-2009, 04:00 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4
Got Code: 39JY49RAF7HK, Thank You!

I'll give it some game time, then review it in the app store.
07-07-2009, 04:06 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 146
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeeDee210 View Post
Got Code: 39JY49RAF7HK, Thank You!

I'll give it some game time, then review it in the app store.
Sounds good! Hope you like it!

Latest Game: Reiner Knizia's Samurai with turn-based, online multiplayer!

Follow for game news and updates @ twitter.com/conlan
07-07-2009, 04:22 AM
#10
Joined: May 2009
Location: Loma Linda, California
Posts: 111
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Took code : 3P7YLPXFH3EY
Been playing the game and wow....amazing game you have there, 5 stars for sure! Thank you once again for bringing this game out to the app store.