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A worthy buy
I picked this up a week or two ago, and have been playing the Solo mode a lot. I‘ve played the board game many times with
friends, and this is a faithful adaptation. I find myself going back to play a match of Solo rather than playing other games I
I’d love to see the expansion
More enjoyable once you figure out online play
changing from a 2 star to a 4 star because i figured out the online game play.
i think it would be less frustrating for players new to the digital game, if there were more explicit instructions specifically
for online play. the rule book of course doesn’t mention online play.
would be great if it
great adaptation of the game, but still just an mvp. lots of opportunity for this app
Great. Please create expansions, at least prelude
Please create at least the prelude expansion
Great game. Needs expansions
I love this game, but I would love if expansions were made available. Namely new maps and Prelude. These two would add so much.
Good but glitches to be fixed
great game, fair price. runs mostly as the game would but certainly glitches to fix and hopefully noting some here will get them
fixed since this is a new release and does so well for just coming out!
-hard to tell which player you are at first when doing certain cards with player choices, so you c
Update 12/23/19: Version update helped a lot, such as being able to see card discounts.
Suggested enhancement: 1) allow to cancel an action (playing a card or placing a city or an ocean) which has intermediate
actions, for as long as possible. 2) When AI decreases another player’s production or
Good adaptation but with some bugs
it is a good adaptation of the board game but there are a couple of necessary features missing. first the game definitely needs a
redo button that takes you back to the start of your turn. second, there are several places where a question of “are you
sure?” would help. the game has a few but nee
New Planet Building
played beta for months. great game! ai solid.
As stated by others, Power Infrastructure doesn’t work and games don’t save reliably. My son and I were playing an online
game and when we came back to it the game was not in our Resume Online list.
Glitches stop it from being 5
overall, accurate adaptation that works well on mobile. i’ve only played one game and ran into a pretty substantial glitch,
though - the power infrastructure card doesn’t work at all. this is meant to convert energy into mc, but it simply doesn’t
work. it uses up an action but no energy is los
I have been waiting for this to come out. I really enjoy playing it but the expert mode is not as challenging as it should be -
their play is a little predictable
Space Game Bliss
this is one of the best digital representations of a board game for the ios platform. a truly great game.
Great app with a couple of glitches
I’m am enjoying this game - it’s beautiful and even though it’s fairly complicated, it is easy to maneuver to see your
cards, tags, actions, etc. Very well designed. I have run into a couple of issues. When I raise the temperature and should receive
a heat production increase, I don’t, in ei
Great adaptation with minor bugs
i play and love the board game and this is a good adaptation of the board game. there are a few little bugs with certain cards,
but i’m sure those will be worked out in time. looking forward to the expansions.
Great Game but needs Expansions
Really enjoying this right now. Plays same as physical version. Two things I wish would be implemented:
1. Add the expansions (especially Prelude)
2. More difficult AI. Not sure if this is possible, but I routinely beat the Hard AI by 20+ points every time.
this is a great version of a favorite board game. the bugs that caused the local games to crash have been fixed.
5 if it had expansions
as an owner of the board game and the steam version, and now ios i’ve spent as much money as possible. i own all the expansions,
and this is a wonderful game. please please please for all that is holy on earth and on mars....
add the expansions!!!
Great, couple qualms
great adaptation of a great game.
there’s a couple minor quibbles.
firstly, even when the animation speed is set to “very fast”, the animation where it changes player order for the next
generation feels slow and unneeded.
secondly, there was a big with the “power infrastructure” card: wh
Great game, but not yet perfected
My favorite board game, and much of the app works great, but it’s crashed all 6 times I’ve played right at the end. Have gone
back out and reloaded, but it keeps freezing up at the same point. Also, the rewards on the tracks haven’t worked. Very
frustrating. Hope they get it fixed soon!
1. Cannot place Ganymede colony. Play card and locks game since you cannot play the tile. (Single player with 2 AIs)
2. On temperature track, you do not get the bonuses (but AIs do). I *think* the same thing happens on O2 track, but not sure.
Works great but found 1 bug
app works great better than the pc version in my opinion but the power infrastructure action does not work at all so if you get
that card don’t use it
Good(er) implementation of a great game
fun: the board game ranks in the top 5 of all board games on bgg
replayable: so many combinations of corporations and cards... you still have your favorites, but every win comes from a different
fair price: imho
a deck building engine builder with a fun theme and perfect pacing. if your games
Great, but improvements needed!
such a great port of the tabletop version! however, several improvements are needed to make this more usable...
- gameplay: "power infrastructure" card doesn't work.
- gameplay: green chat "unread badge" remains after reading.
- gameplay functionality: "setup" and "research phase" (corporation
Great game but app needs a lot of work!
Terraforming Mars warrants a three star review (and a buy recommendation from yours truly) simply because it allows one of the
greatest board games of all time to be successfully played on the phone.
However, there are numerous issues with the app (some bugs and some poor UI choices) that make the
Desperately needs a undo button!
For those learning, and those who aren’t, an undo button in a game like this is just critical. There are far too many steps
involved where one simple accidental mistake of forgetting one minor detail can cascade to disaster. An undo would make all the
difference in giving this 5 stars.
It’s a great game but
the ai on hard is too easy. the one thing i like about through the ages is all the challenges. figures something that out please
Great Adaptation. Constant Reload Make Asynchronou
overall, a great app version of a great game. solo challenge and playing against ai is top notch. asynchronous play would be
greatly improved if developer could make it so that the app doesn’t have to reload all of the dang time. fix that, this goes to
Great game, poor mobile game experience
I love this game, and own the steam version as well. This feels like a direct port from PC, and has none of the typical mobile
features a board game app needs to play smoothly. This game as a mobile game MUST have asynchronous gameplay elements implemented
1) If you are not connected when so
Fun game with lots of bugs
The game is amazing and the app design is great. There are a lot of bugs with notifications and multiplayer. If you have multiple
games going there is no way to see which game it is your turn even IF you get a notification. You must load each game individually
to find it.
Great port with some troublesome flaws
great game and fun on the phone or tablet. however, i mainly play multiplayer asynchronous (in other words, setting the timer at
450 days!), and there are two huge problems:
1) anytime you leave the app or even check an imessage from the dropdown notification, you lose connection with the app and h
“Resume” freezes EVERY time
the “resume” previous game just does not work. it hangs in the loading screen every time. great game if you have the time to
get in a full play in one session, otherwise it’s useless.
Everything is there, the user interface is just not very intuitive; it is kind of chaotic, many functions spreading all over the
place. The user interface could also use a facelift. I only have an old, 4-year old iPad, but even on that the graphics look
blurry and out-dated. Don’t get me wrong, th
Love it but flawed
I love Terraforming Mars, and the app is great. However online play has issues.
You are forced to select play time, but you just don’t know how long a game of TM will take. You invest all this time to play a
game that takes an immense amount of time and then you get kicked out with a few moves l
good game with multiplayer bugs
Overall, the game runs really well on single player mode. Multiplayer is not really stable.
First the good. Terraforming Mars is an awesome board game! The digital board is gorgeous and everything is intuitive if
you’ve played the board game before. I really like the fact that bookkeeping i
Can’t put it down (seriously, it won’t save)
i like the graphic interface and the game itself is fantastic. there are a few small problems like the game is clearly meant for a
tablet, or that there is no undo button, but for all the great gameplay it works... except when you put your game down for a bit
and the next day you want to wrap up tha
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