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iGobang app for iPhone and iPad

4.4 ( 7474 ratings )
Games Entertainment Board Puzzle
Developer: XIE YOU SHENG
0.99 USD
Current version: 3.3, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 11 Sep 2008
App size: 329.56 Kb

Think youre smart? Think youre good at strategy and planning? Proven it with iGobang! Gobang namely Gomoku is an intelligent game, easy to learn and funny to play. The rule is purely simple: who puts five chesses in line first win the game.
Gobang is also known as ninuki-renju in Japanese, renju, Pente, Keryo-Pente or Tournament with a little difference in rules. Please note its not GO.

- Two playing models, either with iPhone or with a friend
- Pente, meaning capture surrounded pair stones in two-player mode
- Three difficulty levels when playing with iPhone
- Bigger chessboard size! Player can choose 10X10, 11X11 and 12X12 board now
- Player can choose the favorite chess
- Choose the beginning player when playing with a friend
- Record scores for both playing with iPhone and playing with a friend
- Fully support iOS4.

You can challenge iPhone in a certain level when youre alone. Its also a good idea to play with friends and show your brilliance. Whenever, wherever and whoever, this game exercises your mind and grows your smartness!

iGobang Lite is available now!

Sincerely thanks to Manuel Gaona for providing excellent translation of Spanish version, and Mixitrans providing fixes of Japanese translation!
Its very appreciated if you could provide local translation. Your feedback is mostly welcome! Please feel free to contact us.

Pros and cons of iGobang app for iPhone and iPad

iGobang app good for

I dont know why the stones are put in the cell instead of cross line.
New Review: Thanks for incorporating my suggestions! I will now give the program 5 Stars as promised. Just one more comment: Why does the computer always get to go first? Old Review: I used to play Pente in college and the reason the game was fun and challenging, was because the first player to get five in a row or to steal 5 pairs was the winner. Please add two features to this program and I will give it five stars: 1. The option to play a game with "pair stealing". 2. The game pieces should be placed on intersecting lines, not with the squares.
This is also well known game in Korea, named as O-Mok. Can you please add. Korean translation too? Cuz this is only O-Mok I can find from the app store...
This is a great version of gomoku, but not of pente. Why is pente capture only enabled in pVp mode? It should be also available in the vs iPhone mode. Other than that, great game.
I think my skill level is probably just above average, but so far I have been able to beat the computer every single game in Hard difficult level. Hopefully, future update will have more challeging levels.
While a small board, a fun game. Provides just enough distraction to kill a few minutes while waiting in some office, etc. Given the size of the screen and such, I think th eboard is of playable size. My only issue is the fact I try to place a piece in a certain square to block and it picks up on a different square and the iPhone wins. I would love to see some more accuracy in placement. Also future versions could do more stats for wins/loss. Like number of moves, undo or not, etc.

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The new version is still too weak. this is outrages all gomoku apps in here are 1/10 of my skill and I demand for gomoku online!!!. How come Go has online but this dont!!!!!!!
This is a simple and challenging game, but note that it is not the game Go, even though it looks like it.