Croquet Pro 4+

2023 Redux Edition

Evan Godfrey

Designed for iPad

    • 2.0 • 4 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Grab a mallet and ball, stake the wickets, and enjoy this refreshing take on the classic outdoor sport. Shoot, stroke, and knock your way through a hand-designed collection of croquet courts.

Croquet the app is inspired by the sport enjoyed by many people. The rules most closely resemble 9-wicket Croquet, however, there are some creative differences including the layout of the courts. A game is played by two, three, or four players.

As far as gameplay goes, the primary rule is that passing the ball through a wicket gives you another stroke. There is also the special croquet stroke that occurs after striking another ball. The first player to pass through all wickets in the course and reach the final peg is the winner.

Triumphed in the literary imaginations of Lewis Carroll and Edward Gorey, the sport has been given notice by authors in the whimsical and nonsense tradition. As such, Croquet Pro takes this spirit to heart in the design of each unique court. Some courts, like the leading Monk’s Meadow feature a traditional wicket arrangement. Others – such as the eerie Creepy Castle and ultimate Erstwhile Emptiness – employ asymmetrical tendencies for more curious and intriguing gameplay. You gain access to new courts by earning stars just through playing.

Another key feature of Croquet is the ability to perform the namesake croquet stroke and foot roquet. A croquet is achieved by striking the ball of another player in the same court. A successful hit gives you a choice – you may either place your foot on your ball then hit the other ball or continue with an extra stroke. It is possible when continuing to strike both balls in a way like billiards. Once the action is taken, you must be careful not to strike the same ball again before your next turn or you are penalized with returning to the same position from which your turn began. Special strokes make the game much more compelling and strategic than simply a race through wickets to the finish.

Croquet supports offline and online play. You may either play against up to four of the computer opponent or go online and play against other people. There is a multiplayer lobby with public and private game options.

The AI opponent in offline mode plays competitively and fairly, and can offer a fun challenge for both beginning and experienced players.

Croquet is simple and easy to play and can be enjoyed by players of all ages. In fact, the entire game can be played with a single finger. First launching the game will present a tutorial level that explains how to hit the ball, perform a croquet, and complete a match. Basically, to play the game one first selects the ball by tapping it. Then, you tap the ball again to pull out the mallet which you then drag to the desired position to set up the angle and distance of the stroke. Releasing the finger will fire the mallet at the ball and (hopefully!) through the next wicket. If you do not wish to play the tutorial level, you may pause the game and quit the screen to proceed to the main menu. From there, you can select the court to play, get some bling from the Star Store, or configure options such as whether to play background music or view your achievements.

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

- Implements free to play model
- Supports latest devices
- Uses HTTPS communication for multiplayer
- Update some textures
- Re-tuning of level unlocks
- UI is no longer obscured by rounded corners on some devices
- Optional opt-in: Achievements and Leaderboards

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Char1154 ,

Rip off

This game needs some work. Computer players have huge advantage & you can't change your viewing angle to make a decent shot. On top of this -- you literally can't play if you don't spend $ to play again (just like an arcade). What's the point of buying an app if you can't use it at all?

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. Please note that your play chances will regenerate over time and optional purchases help support the Croquet Pro online multiplayer server. Playing a friend online may be more interesting that matching wits with the A.I., although, as you have discovered, the computer player is competitive! (They do only take shots possible for humans, too, though.)

asbury1174 ,

Horrible

Don’t waste your .99. Could not get the mallet to hit the ball.
Would like a refund but not worth it for 99 cents.

Developer Response ,

Sorry to hear you had this issue as this should not happen. To hit the ball you must first tap the ball to select it then click and pull back to determine the power of the shot. If you can send me an email with additional information along with what device you are using I can look into this.

dj raptor ,

Good game

Just unlocked the 2nd level. I like the effort put into all the details

App Privacy

The developer, Evan Godfrey, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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Supports

  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

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