Pobs

Pobs

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

Pros
  • Original gameplay
  • Addictive
  • Online leaderboards
  • Different game modes (including hot-seat)
Cons
  • Graphics
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Pops domination"

Reviewed by / Sep 06, 2012

Pobs is a challenging puzzle game

I hope you like racking your brains since in Pobs you'll have to. Pobs looks like Checkers or Reversi, however, gameplay is quite different. Board game is an hexagonal grid. Each player owns some pobs (balls of a give color). Each ball can move to some free cells around. Choose one and tap to make it jump to there. If the ball jumps to a opponets's neighboring cell, their adjoining balls will turn to your color (you'll dominate them). The goal is to catch as many pobs as possible before no more cells are available.

There are five different game modes: quick game, classic, time attack, score and 2 players hot-seat classic mode. Likewise, there are lots achievements to unlock and players will be able to post their score records on online leadeboards provided by OpenFeint. HeyZap check-in service is also integrated.

Graphics are simple and should be certainly enhanced (there's a sort of ball superposition). Controls are intuitive: tap a ball to see cells you can move to, and tap the cell to move it.

Challenging and addictive. Good one.

Tags: pobs, pobs chipstream, freeware reversi variante sechseckig, pobs sur.

Developer's original description available here
"One of the Top-20 Casual/Puzzle games at Android Developer Challenge 2!"

Pobs is an amazing logic game similar to Checkers or Reversi, but with unique game mechanics – the game takes place on a level made of hexagonal cells.

Each player owns pobs of a distinct color. With each move you can choose either to jump with a pob or to copy it to a free neighbour cell. Consequently, all the opponent's pobs near your newly placed pob will become yours!

The goal of the game is to capture as many pobs as possible. The game ends when no more cells are available.

Features:
- 6 game modes!
- 60 exciting levels (20x3)
- 3 difficulty levels
- Multi-player capabilities
- Easy controls
- Addictive gameplay
- Great replayability factor
- Beautiful graphics and animation
- For kids and adults!
- Secret unlockable game mode

- Small, normal and large screens compatibility
- Automatic save on pause/exit/call
- App2SD support
- Heyzap check-in service - NEW!
- OpenFeint integration - NEW!
- Achievements (7 + 3 secret) - NEW!

This version is supported by ads.
AD-FREE VERSION IS AVAILABLE NOW! CHECK OUT «POBS PREMIUM»:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.chipsteam.pobspremium

Reviews:
AndroidTapp.com:
«Very fun, challenging and addictive, even more so with the various game play modes and multi-player action against friends.»

AndroidPit.com:
«So much fun for free is simply AWESOME!»

Appsnews.org:
«We need more Android apps like this»

MeAndMyDroid:
«A title you can't afford to ignore»

You'll definitely like Pobs if you liked any of these games: Reversi, Checkers, Go, Othello, Gomoku, 4 in a row, Tic Tac Toe, Hex, Hexagon (or Hexxagon).

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WHY DOES IT NEED PERMISSIONS?
Permissions are needed only for online social services like OpenFeint and Heyzap, so please don't worry about this!

Recently changed in this version

Changes:
- AirPush ads removed!
- Start-up crash fixed
- OpenFeint-related crash fixed
- End-of-level crash fixed
- Minor bugs fixed


Lists with Pobs

Some lists where this application appears: Analizadas por Mar GP, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund.

Comments and ratings for Pobs
  • (67)

    by Jennifer Burkett on 11/12/2013

    Great game

  • (67)

    by Andrew Tabar on 04/09/2013

    Graphics are mis-aligned or buggy or something on my S2 Skyrocket.

  • (67)

    by Kimberly Long on 04/07/2013

    This game is excellent however I cannot play it anymore as after 1 or 2 moves it automatically freezes and force closes and once you start it again you have to start over as it does not save your game uninstalling. :(

  • (67)

    by kayla michelotti on 23/05/2013

    Doesn't work after ics update. Unfortunate because I loved this game. Hopefully an update soon.

  • (67)

    by Billy Prince on 08/04/2013

    Won't even open. Just force closes

  • (67)

    by Erwan Loisant on 10/01/2013

    Not playable, the dots get painted at the wrong places.

  • (67)

    by Charles Lee on 17/12/2012

    When any pieces jump, the game glitches and the piece doesn't land where It's supposed to and it's hard to tell where it exactly is