SCS Connect Four
The classic game of Connect Four: A game so simple a small child can
easily learn to play in minutes, yet involves the same type of logical
thinking found in games such as Chess. Players take turns dropping their
colored chips into a 7x6 grid, which pile up at the bottom. To win, a
player must connect four of their chips in a row (horizonatally,
vertically, or diagonally). At the same time, the opponent is trying to
connect four of their own chips. You must balance defense (blocking off
the opponents attempts at connecting four) and offence (connecting four of
your own) in order to play succesfully.
SCS Connect Four has an array of artificial opponents to keep you
occupied, from the not-so-smart to the impossible-to-beat. Or you can play
against another human. Network and modem play will be added to future
The 3D graphics and animations have been professionally rendered by
artist PG Hurh of Leakey Faucet & Trailer Hitch.
The game even accepts plug in opponents written by other programmers.
I hereby challenge all programmers to write their own killer AI's for
the game. Opponents can even be pitted against one another. Your goal is
to make the smartest and fastest Connect Four AI. The current champion is
the Altair opponent, written by Barry
Day, the author of Altair 2.1.1 another excellent Connect Four type
game for the Mac.
Additional Opponent Files
is one of the most difficult opponent files written to date. Created by Charlie
is another character somewhere in between Andrew and Lancelot.
The game of Connect Four
For a great page on the game of Connect Four, check out Keith Pomakis' Connect Four
Page. Keith is the author of the "Waterloo" Opponent for SCS Connect
Four. The source code for his Opponent is available from the page as well
as links to play Connect Four over the web, and other interesting links.
Searching For Trivia
Attention everyone! I am looking for more information on the origins of
Connect Four. How old is it? Where did it originate from? If you have any
interesting facts about Connect Four,
let me know!
The following are some comments from satisfied Connect Four players:
...I think your connect 4 is one of
the most stylish and smooth shareware games I have ever seen. You
turned a boring Mitlon Bradley travel game into a sleek multimedia
Send comments to: Regulus@kagi.com
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Last updated April 22nd, 1997