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  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 246.4 MB
  • Version: 1.0.4
  • Price: $4.99
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App description: "the game does offer a solid and deep experience with beautiful graphics. The missions and the maps are elaborate enough to offer hours of play, bringing enough to separate itself from other games in the genre." (TouchArcade)

Welcome to the world of The Settlers! Youve arrived in a wondrous place populated by Romans, Vikings and Mayans competing or cooperating to reach a variety of goals. These goals include occupying land, ensuring the supply of raw materials, or simply trying to create the most beautiful settlement. There is more than one path which leads to success you can engage in trade, forge alliances, or lead your army into battle.

Plunge into this adaptation of the critically acclaimed PC game, widely popular for offering a well balanced mix of strategy and building management, now with optimized gameplay for iPad.

- Gather resources and build a lively and bustling town in an ancient world. Your decisions and skill in managing and protecting your settlement will determine its fate.

- The strength of your units depends on how effectively you have built up your settlement and paid attention to the economic relationships within it.

- Three nations to govern: Conquer new territories, defeat rival armies, and establish an empire with your warriors that encompasses lands and continents.

- A huge number of parameters to manage: Dozens of buildings types, settlements, soldiers, raw materials, and much more.

- An accessible game for everybody, thanks to extensive tutorial missions and multi-touch gameplay, ideal for strategy games.

Once you have recruited 8 pioneers, follow these steps to expand the borders:
- Tap the cart with the donkey.
- Tap the Transform to Migration Cart icon at the bottom of the screen. The icon is highlighted in purple. You can now put tools, pioneers and carriers into the cart. Make sure you do not forget any of your 8 pioneers. It takes a while for the resources and the pioneers to get to the migration cart, so please be patient.
- Bring the cart to the location your Settlers have found for the new colony.
- Once the cart has arrived at the new location, unload the tools (tap the central icon at the bottom of the screen) and watch your pioneers start expanding the territory.

- Adding more carriers will help you a lot in the game and will stop any kind of bottlenecks. About 15 carriers should be enough for a medium-sized settlement. Make sure you don't have any idle settlers in the countryside.
- The location of the Smiths is important: if it they aren't close enough to an Iron Smelter or Coal Mine, production will slow down. Having a low number of carriers can also stop weapon production if you have any other building projects going on, because those are the carriers' main priorities.
- The only way to destroy enemy non-military buildings is by capturing the enemy towers around them. For example, in level 5 of the first chapter, the temple cannot be destroyed by attacking it with your army. You will gain the territory around the towers and, as result, any enemy buildings in your new territory will be destroyed instantly.

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09-01-2010, 05:32 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: On the internet.
Posts: 459
WOW good day for gaming

09-01-2010, 08:35 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 114
Civilization clone?

How is this different from CIV?
09-01-2010, 08:57 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,064
This is real-time game--, with a heavy emphasis on the economy (you need A to make B and B to make C). It's really very different from Civilization.
09-01-2010, 10:30 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 100
Originally Posted by Yonnifer View Post
How is this different from CIV?
It's 100% different actually.
09-01-2010, 10:33 AM
Will there be a lite version? This looks great but I'd need to try it first with that price.
09-01-2010, 11:00 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 160
I love The Settlers on iPhone, one of my fave games.

However, I was really hoping/expecting they would include a sandbox mode in the iPad version, but it isn't mentioned so assume they haven't included one.

BIG shame.
09-01-2010, 01:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,064
I second the need for a sandbox mode.

That is my favorite way to play Settlers.
09-01-2010, 01:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,609
That had to happen, I have the iphone version, removed it for more place to reinstall later... And now the HD when I never played the iphone version. Dam sales.
09-01-2010, 07:30 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 160
Well, I purchased it.

It has a great view of the landscape, far more on screen than the iPhone version.

However, there's no sandbox mode.