WarGames: WOPR Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Shall We Play A Game?This is THE officially licensed WarGames mobile game!Step into the role of the iconic WOPR computer as you wage intense battles of Global Thermonuclear War against characters from the movie. Take on David Lightman (played by Matthew Broderick), Jennifer Mack (played by Alley Sheedy), McKittrick (played by Dabney Coleman), and others.Features:-Compelling storyline-40+ levels-24 Tactics and Mods to make your character more powerful, each with 6 upgradable levels-GameCenter achievements and leaderboards-iCloud enabled-Supports the New iPad's retina resolutionGameplay:There are four tile types on the board at any given time. Drag your finger over as many similar tiles to create as long of a chain as possible. The longer the chain the bigger the bonus you'll get or more damage you'll deal to your opponent.Tile Types:Nuke - Damage your opponentHealth - Heal yourselfMoney - Gain money to deploy tactics against your enemyRadar - Fills up your bonus meter. Once the meter's reaches 100% you get to choose an instant PowerUpEnemy Tiles:Your opponents will deploy tiles onto the board in an attempt to damage you and heal themselves. Match enemy tiles with regular tiles of the same type to damage and eventually destroy them. Enemy tiles are denoted by a pulsing crosshair.Tactics:Tactics are instant-use items deployable during battle. They do anything from dealing direct damage to your opponent, destroying enemy tiles, or nuking the whole board. They cost money to use (gain money by clearing money tiles). There are 12 unique tactics, each of which has 6 upgradable levels.Mods:Mods give passive bonuses and are always active during battle. Their powers range from increasing the amount of money gained each turn, adding to the value of a completed chain, or giving insane bonuses for completing long chains. There are 12 powerful mods and each one has 6 upgradable levels.Upcoming features!-Endless mode (with a new leaderboard so you can brag to your friends)-More achievementsStay in the loop!Want to hear what's next from Be-Rad? Have a cool feature you want added? Keep in touch:Be-Rad's Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BeRadEntertainmentBe-Rad's Twitter: twitter.com/#!/BeRad_EntThe official WarGames movie Facebook page: www.facebook.com/WarGamesMovieWARGAMES TM and © 1983 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jul 1, 2012
    In a sea of match-3 games WarGames stands outs as a creative and innovative puzzler that nearly everyone should play.
  2. Jun 15, 2012
    Simply put, WarGames is awesome. Head-to-head multiplayer would sweeten the deal, but as it stands, this is one of the finest match-three puzzlers on the App Store, as well as a shockingly good movie-based game; there aren't many of those available.
  3. Jun 20, 2012
    Featuring the likenesses and voices of characters from the 1983 cult classic flick, as well as engaging gameplay, WarGames: WOPR creates an air of excitement thirty years in the making.
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    WarGames: WOPR has almost everything in my opinion. Great gameplay, great old-school presentation and a story that is worth following. The only thing lacking that I would love to see is some kind of asynchronous multiplayer.
  5. Jul 8, 2012
    With its simple gameplay, engaging storyline, and neat visual style, WarGames is a blast to play.
  6. Jun 24, 2012
    The kitsch is intact, and so is the light-hearted fun.
  7. Jul 3, 2012
    A movie tie-in that actually does some justice to its fun source material, this match-three puzzler is a retro delight.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 24, 2013
    So, it took a while for someone to license WarGames and convert it into a game. DEFCON already took a riff on WarGames' combat visualizations, so what's left? Well, we can convert it into a match-3, right? As someone who generally can't stand match-3 games, I was hesitant to even download the free trial, but I figured, well, the film was good, so it'll get a shot. I'm quite glad that I did. WG:WOPR isn't the typical match-3 (thankfully); it actually allows you to employ quite a bit of tactical cunning. On the foundation, WG:WOPR is a match-3+, where your objective is to collect three (or more) matching tiles to make an effect. First wrinkle: the tiles you match have an effect on the overall game, which boils down to reducing your opponent's health to zero before he does the same to you. You can deal damage, heal yourself, earn cash, or earn specials through the tiles you collect. Ah, but why cash? That brings us to wrinkle two: You can buy modifiers that change how the game plays, often in mid-round. You can, through the application of a couple of these "specials" turn a game that was on the edge into an absolute rout. In this way, it's much more than a basic matcher game; you can employ some tactics and strategy and radically change the game while it's in progress. (Plus, there are some cool sound bites from the films.) Could it have been any theme other than WarGames? Sure, easily; there's nothing about the game that is inseparably linked to the film. But the important part is that the game itself is well-conceived and well-executed, with the WarGames content painted on to give it a recognizable face. At the very least, if you're a fan of matchers (or even if not), it's worth checking the lite version; you're likely to be pleasantly surprised. A well-deserved 9 to WarGames:WOPR, the first matcher since PuzzleCraft that I could actually stand for more than 20 seconds. Expand

Related Articles

  1. The Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012

    The Best iPhone and iPad Games of 2012 Image
    Published: December 20, 2012
    Find out which iOS titles finished the year as 2012's best in our annual look at the top games for Apple mobile devices.
  2. 10 Best iPhone/iPad Games for June 2012

    10 Best iPhone/iPad Games for June 2012 Image
    Published: June 28, 2012
    Looking for something new for your mobile device? We run through the best iOS games released over the past month, including the first iPad version of "Magic: The Gathering" and several great new strategy titles.