Four in a Row Emulates Classic Board Game

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Price: Free    Score: 8/10    By Shaun CampbellFour in a Row Free

Remember Connect Four? It was always one of my favorite games as kid. Now, courtesy of Jon Schlegel, you can play the classic game of strategy on your iPhone with the free application Four in a Row.

Four in a Row is just like like the original Connect Four – the grid is even the same size – 7 vertical columns and 6 horizontal rows. You and your opponent (computer or a friend) take turns placing colored discs into the columns. The object of the game (as if it needs explanation) is to connect four of your own discs in a row, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

There’s no real need for any fancy options or graphics here. Four in a Row plays out exactly as you’d expect, and I like that.

And courtesy of Wikipedia, an interesting word on Connect Four/Four in a Row strategy:

  • “With perfect play, the first player can force a win by starting in the middle column. By starting in the two adjacent columns, the first player allows the second player to reach a draw; by starting with the four outer columns, the first player allows the second player to force a win.”

Four in a Row requires the 2.0 software update and is compatible with both iPhone & iPod Touch.

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