• Publisher: Kyle Poole
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 206.3 MB
  • Version: 1.5
  • Price: $3.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.8 (29)
App description: The next massive update is here! Thanks to everyone for all the great feedback to help make this a better game! Episode 5 features saved game syncing, full unit info popups, and time of day terrain shading! You'll also love the new undead campaign with more than 10 hours of gameplay!


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REVIEWS

"...the most in-depth turn based strategy game available for the iPhone." - Touch Arcade

"For strategy fans out there, The Battle for Wesnoth is packed with content and leaves almost nothing behind." - No DPad

"Battle for Wesnoth is an epic strategy game thats almost perfect...Overall, [it] is quite the accomplishment for the platform providing a tremendously deep game experience with more content than you can imagine." - Big Albie user review on Touch Arcade

"The Battle for Wesnoth stands as one of the largest, most epic games yet released on the iPhone." - Slide To Play, Rated 4+ "Must Have"

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Battle for Wesnoth is the official port of a gigantic, complex and detailed full-scale strategy-RPG. We made sure that nothing was cut from the game, everything from flags flapping to skeletons juggling their heads, it's all here!

Wesnoth is a unique combination of tactical strategy RPGs like Fire Emblem, Advance Wars, Panzer General, and Final Fantasy Tactics. Using your hero, you need to capture villages to gain income, and recruit new units to do battle. These units gain experience through combat and can level up into powerful new classes. But make sure to protect your veteran troops, as they can be recalled throughout a campaign!

To find out more about the game or to play the PC/Mac version for free, please visit http://www.wesnoth.org


FEATURES

* Almost 200 campaign scenarios across 15 major campaigns - literally hundreds of hours of gameplay!!
* Over 200 fully animated unit types in six major factions, all with distinctive abilities, weapons and spells
* Experienced units gain powerful new abilities as they advance
* Bring your battle-hardened troops with you as you fight through campaigns
* Highly detailed and varied terrain graphics
* Three levels of difficulty for casual to expert players
* Professional music score with 90 minutes of original music
* OpenFeint integration with achievements


INCLUDED CAMPAIGNS

The South Guard (9 missions)
Heir to the Throne (25 missions)
A Tale of Two Brothers (4 missions)
An Orcish Incursion (7 missions)
Liberty (9 missions)
Legend of Wesmere (17 missions)
The Eastern Invasion (18 missions)
The Hammer of Thursagan (13 missions)
Descent into Darkness (11 missions)
Dead Water (10 missions)
The Sceptre of Fire (9 missions)
Son of the Black-Eye (18 missions)
The Rise of Wesnoth (25 missions)
Northern Rebirth (14 missions)
Under the Burning Suns (11 missions)
Invasion from the Unknown (26 missions)
Oooooze Awakening (4 missions +RPG)
The Dark Hordes (9 missions)
+ 40 skirmish/multiplayer maps!


FREE CONTENT UPDATES!

This is the full premium Wesnoth bundle, that includes all campaigns and previous episodes. But wait, there's more! The game is constantly being improved and new content added, and you will enjoy lifetime free upgrades!


NEW PLAYERS

Are you worried that the game seems too complicated for you? Don't be! Although Wesnoth does have very deep strategy, it has 3 difficulty levels to cater to both experienced and novice players. After playing the tutorial to learn the controls and basic tactics, try the first campaign on easy difficulty. You will find it challenging but fun, and you'll be slaying orcs and undead in no time!


Have an iPad? Get Wesnoth HD, out now!

Follow us @ twitter.com/iWesnoth

Kyle Poole's comments:
The next major update to Battle for Wesnoth has finally been released!



Episode 5: The Dark Hordes
+ new undead campaign with 10+ hours of gameplay
+ bonus game: "Solo Tower Defence"
+ massive framerate increase!!
+ saved game syncing with desktop versions
+ full in-game unit info popups
+ time of day terrain shading
+ can quickly double tap to move
+ reduced loading times
+ redone "choose an option" dialog, to make way for more RPG campaigns
+ fixed all terrain rendering glitches
04-14-2010, 09:43 AM
Battle for Wesnoth is featured again in the "What We're Playing" section on the App Store!

Be sure to check out Shadow Era, a trading card game now with almost 3 million players, cross-platform multiplayer for iPhone, Android, web, PC and Mac for FREE!
04-14-2010, 02:58 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: I said don't look here!
Posts: 195
I can't believe you even think of charging .99 cents for this game.. thats just high way robbery......


TO YOU!!!!!!! (Kyle) THIS GAME IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE!! I have spent hours on it and to see it at .99 cents makes me cry :'( This game is at a bare minimum worth 4.99... I don't think I will ever beat it because there is so much content, and more keeps coming.. You should be paid for your hard work! This is the only game to ever make it on my dock..

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04-14-2010, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Coops58 View Post
I can't believe you even think of charging .99 cents for this game.. thats just high way robbery......


TO YOU!!!!!!! (Kyle) THIS GAME IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE!! I have spent hours on it and to see it at .99 cents makes me cry :'( This game is at a bare minimum worth 4.99... I don't think I will ever beat it because there is so much content, and more keeps coming.. You should be paid for your hard work! This is the only game to ever make it on my dock..
I feel the same way, it makes me cry too, and not because I paid the full price, but simply because I know there are people out there downloading it for a dollar who will play for 5 minutes and delete it because "it's too hard," or "they don't get it," and then writing a negative review and going to play doodle fartboobs or whatever. Blasphemous.

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04-14-2010, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
I feel the same way, it makes me cry too, and not because I paid the full price, but simply because I know there are people out there downloading it for a dollar who will play for 5 minutes and delete it because "it's too hard," or "they don't get it," and then writing a negative review and going to play doodle fartboobs or whatever. Blasphemous.
Big true that! I got it the day it came out at full price and even with the bugs people were reporting at the time, I felt it was still FAAAAAR worth more than it's asking price. Don't get me started on what it has turned into since via the updates all-around with added content and tweaks. Battle for Wesnoth is simply the best TBS game the Appstore has to offer (at least in my eyes).
04-14-2010, 06:47 PM
hey kids don't have patient to learn, they prefer "Happy Meal" more
04-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Any word on the iPad version release? I know Kyle was waiting for customs to test it. Did he ever get it? Has it been submitted?

Dorf
04-19-2010, 02:38 PM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Bay area, CA
Posts: 2,373
I've been having performance issues with the game lately. I'm on a 3G, and often after either putting the phone to sleep and waking up or getting to a dialog between characters, the game will slow down to a crawl (to the point that it's basically unplayable). Anyone else having this problem?

I also noticed that the game doesn't seem to autosave mid-turn when you immediately quit out or take a phone call (not sure if this is the case every time though). Anyone else notice that as well?
04-20-2010, 08:06 PM
Some newbie questions if people don't mind. I'm really liking the game, but I'm struggling with the UI a bit. I'm aware this was apparently improved a lot in this latest version, but I'm still having trouble. The tiles are just a little too small for my fat fingers and I can't ever seem to reliably double tap.

Neither of those are my question though -- my question is is there any way to see the terrain bonuses for a unit? Checking out the guide for the PC version there is a way there, but I can't seem to figure out any way to do it on the iPhone.

If there isn't, is this information available anywhere? It's pretty critical to this kind of tactical game to know what bonus/penalty you get for each type of terrain.

If I'm missing something, someone please let me know, thanks in advance!
04-24-2010, 11:24 AM
I really enjoy your game, you put a lot of time into the story.

I've only played the first campaign, but I do feel there could be some improvements to the overall gameplay. Just the interface of moving poeple around, reinforcing etc could be refined.

I've found that double tapping to move somewhere isn't always responsive. Maybe implament a bloom system instead of the menu system you have now.

Tap on someone, tap on a location a bloom will open up around where you tapped with an green check mark or a red X to either accept or cancel the order. Same with attack

Tap on unit, tap on enemy, you get a ranged attack or melee attack bloom around where you tapped

One last thing, the information on terrain would be useful to see as well, like what's the +/- of attacking in a forest vs land, field, or water. showing the pros and cons of the terrain would help a lot.

Other than that it's a stellar game. My favorite hex strat on the iphone


edit: on yeah in addition to the bloom I was talking about, it would be nice that when you click on the land hex that the hex would highlight where you want to go just to make sure you're actually tapping on the right hex.

Last edited by ShortAppsReview; 04-24-2010 at 11:30 AM.
04-24-2010, 11:46 AM
the game doesn't seem to have very good graphics...is the gameplay enough to overcome the graphics for .99?

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