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Archipelago

by Maribou Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.08
  • fixed performance issues introduced by the previous update

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004RJYNXK
  • Release Date: March 15, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,386 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Entertain yourself with this addictive real-time strategy game
  • Capture enemy islands to win
  • Choose between Campaign or Single Game modes
  • Play against a team of A.I. players and team up with A.I. against A.I.
  • Configure teams to your desires; 7 colors and up to 4 teams

Product Description
Archipelago
Attack from multiple islands

Looking for a highly-addictive real-time strategy game that is easy to learn and hours of fun? Look no further than Archipelago! The goal of the game is quite simple: just capture all of the enemy islands on the map.

Gameplay

Archipelago's gameplay is astonishingly straightforward: Tap an island controlled by your forces to select it, and then tap an enemy A.I. island to send your troops there. Half of an island's available troops participate in the attack; the other half say behind to defend the island. To take over an enemy island you must overwhelm the island with more troops than they have currently defending. It may take several attack waves to capture the island!

The best strategy may include capturing a neutral (grey) island. Large islands can station more troops, and your forces will grow faster. You can send an attack wave from multiple islands. Drag your finger across the screen to select the islands you wish to have participate in the attack.

Game Modes

Archipelago can be played with more than on A.I. player and includes Campaign and Single Game modes. In Campaign Mode, you will always control the blue player, and you have no allies. In Single Game mode, you can configure teams as you desire using seven colors and up to four teams. A useful tutorial is also available to walk you through the game functions.


Technical Details

  • Size: 2.2MB
  • Version: 2.08
  • Developed By: Maribou Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.5
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great but simple July 17, 2011
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The game itself has a great concept and does take some strategy, but really its a pretty simple UI with less than stellar graphics. With some giant leaps in graphics and more challenging levels I can see this being a great game. For Strategy types I recomend Majestic and the now classic Age of Conquest: Europe
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars unoriginal July 17, 2011
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same dev makes another game, bubble army, which is exactly the same still fun but I like how bubbles look better
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Been done better before July 17, 2011
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Sorry, but the developers were just too lazy to earn any praise on this one. This is a poor knock-off of the addictive Galcon, which has been on the iOS platform for at least two years. At least Galcon presented a fast-paced challenge that required some strategy. This game is slow and requires absolutely no strategy. You can't select your fleet sizes, there is only one difficulty level, and there is only one game-type.

I'm no programmer, but this took no effort at all. If you want to introduce this as a free version and add other features on later, that's fine, but this is barely even a game.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kinda fun, but not $3 fun. July 17, 2011
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If you grabbed this for free, you paid about what it's worth. Game play is simple and multiplayer is enjoyable, but the game is sluggish and repetative enough to keep me from starting it up against the CPU. Despite the name, there is a noticeable lack of specialized finches.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Can't move to SD July 17, 2011
By Ronin
It really doesn't matter how great or horrible an app is if you can't run it. Having the option to move the app to an SD card should be mandatory.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple fun game, but... July 17, 2011
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Simple fun game, but....needs SD support, as I'd rather run off memory card than phone (HTC Evo 4G). Hopefully the developer/programmer addresses this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent game July 17, 2011
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Fun to play for 10 minutes. Try it out for free you may like it. Not enough depth to purchase though.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating July 17, 2011
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Fun, but the markers are poor and it is far too easy to lose your troops. Needs a better selection notification. I am sick of troops leaving the area instead of reinforcing it.

UPDATE: the game gets easier with time but quickly gets to a point where you can not move on and there is no variation to allow for creative solutions. It is simply the same task over and over again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Simple and fun
Published 16 days ago by Anthony Carlson
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I got this free, can't complain.
Published 1 month ago by M. Mccollum
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice simple game.
Published 2 months ago by John Benton
5.0 out of 5 stars simple time waster
I have spent hours playing this game
Published 2 months ago by todd ainsworth
4.0 out of 5 stars I always come back to this one!
After literally years of playing, I decided it was time for a review. The game is very simple, but that is the draw. Read more
Published 8 months ago by CA George Family
5.0 out of 5 stars Very addicting
This game is very simple, but a great time waster. Lots of strategy variations based on the randomly generated islands. Highly recommend!
Published 9 months ago by Matthew D. Groves
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
This is a not so pretty clone of that other famous air traffic control app. If it weren't free that one time, I would be annoyed.
Published 9 months ago by matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome game!
This game is really fun and I play it almost everyday. Two things would make this even cooler. Being able to play online vs. Read more
Published 10 months ago by baseballlover08
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I have had this game for a while and have won several times but keep playing it because it is in my opinion a great game to play abd relax while doing it
Published 10 months ago by Tracy Heath
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously Addicting
Wanted to beat the game after the first 5 minutes. After beating the game it's still fun to see how slowly I can win a round. Great time killer when waiting in line. Read more
Published 11 months ago by slim83
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