[Comparison Review] Othello vs Morocco

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  1. 48days

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    Morocco V.S. Othello



    -------------1. Specs
    -------------2. From your Springboard's Perspective
    -------------3. Display
    -------------4. Game Play
    -------------5. Settings
    -------------6. Overall



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    Name: Morocco
    Developer: Thomas H Aylesworth
    Kind: iPhone/iPod Touch App
    Size: 420.9KB
    Rating: 4+
    Version: 1.0.0.0


    Name: Othello
    Developer: Hongtao Guo
    Kind: iPhone/iPod Touch App
    Size: 543.2KB
    Rating: 4+
    Version: 1.0


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    The Morocco icon has got to be the out right winner here, it's simple and the colors are great.

    As for the Othello icon, it's way too busy, with poor color choice, and all-in-all just doesn't work, although Othello does beat out Morocco a tiny bit, and that's with the name, like seriously Morocco is a country, not a board game.


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    Morocco has a very sleek, simple interface, it fits the game perfectly.

    Othello takes on a more Chinese wooden style, it also fits the games nicely, although we could do without all the chinese translations.



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    The gameplay is literally identical for both games, so it's hard to make a comparision, although Morocco is slightly better for one reason: whenever you mess up in Othello this annoying "Alert That Move is Not Valid" pops up eveytime you move isn't right.



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    The settings menu is more atheistically pleasing with morocco there is one major flaw, IT'S TOO HARD! I think I'm pretty decent at reversi, but even the "easy" level on Morocco is hard for me to win, I can't even imagine "Hard"

    Othello's settings are really plain, and the difficulty a settings are just what you'd expect

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    All-in-all it's totally your decision, both these games are completely free and are obviously of high quality.
  2. kolko

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    Morocco is not too difficult, I easily beat it on easy and still pretty easy on medium.

    Just remember: You gotta take the corners.
  3. 48days

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    Yeah, I know, but it's no good for beginers.
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    Nice review, I think I will give Morroco a go.
  5. GuybrushT

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    I prefer Othello, it has better graphics and a better looking GUI, althought the chinese translations, it actually is prettier than the other one... and its a little bit more easy... lol
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    Good reasoning, even after writing this entire review, I still haven't chosen between the two.
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    i prefer othello cause i know it as a board game
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    Yeah, I don't really get the meaning behind Morocco as a name.
    Yeah, I'm slightly enjoying Morocco a little bit more.
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    I found that medium's at my level, even though i still won. Easy was too easy, they usually end up with 5 pieces or less.
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    so the weiphone team ported othello to 2.0?
    have it on 1.1.4

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