Sword & Poker 2(WW)
- #: 192859
- Price: $3.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Games
- Updated: 2010-05-03
- Current Version: 1.0
- Size: 37.50 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: GAIA
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
- © GAIA CO.,LTD.
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A sequel to "Sword & Poker" with new elements added is finally available! "Sword & Poker 2” is a new type of game that is based on the famous game, poker, with some elements of RPG added.The easy game control and tutorial will…..
Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
Better than the first, This puzzle poker RPG Hybrid is a must play.for veterans or newcomers.
If you played the first game and enjoyed it, you'll like this one as well. For those of you who haven't played the first game and are wondering what this game is about, I'll explain later on in this review. In my opinion for $2 or $4 this is a great value. I've gotten hours of enjoyment out of this unique game. Get the first one as well, these two games are two of the best games available on the app store.
For those veterans of Sword & Poker, the sequel is largely the same as it's predecessor, but there are a fair number of changes that improve the game. The most notable change for veteran players is the special abilities that some monsters now have. Special abilities strengthen enemies even further, giving them abilities to heal after each round, weaken the damage that your poker hands will do, or copy the equipment you're using. Also of note are the golden variations of monsters. These monsters reward you with a rare weapon if you can defeat them. These monsters won't attack you, so you have the whole field to use to form hands. However, they will run away if you can't defeat them in one round so you're going to have to plan carefully to make sure you're forming the hands that will do the most damage possible. The presentation of the game has changed as well, with the single large dungeon being replaced by an overworld with several dungeons that are unlocked as you clear them.
For those of you who haven't played the first game and are wondering what this game is about, I'll explain. The game is a RPG that has it's battles played out in a unique game of poker. the story has you questing after the four suit keys which will unlock the heaven's tower, which has the main villain at the top or something. The story isn't really all that important. All you need to know is that each dungeon has a boss that you must reach and then defeat in order to get the key. each dungeon floor has it's own set of monsters, and you must fight your way to the stairs that descend down(or ascend up) towards that boss. If you die on any floor, you must restart from the beginning of that floor. How do you die? you and your both opponents have coins, and if your coins reach 0 you lose. if your opponents coins reach 0, you win. However, whatever damage was done to you in battle lingers on, so it's important to defeat your enemies quickly and efficiently, so they don't weaken you for another enemy to finish you off. If you do suffer some damage, no biggie, you are given a charge coin or two for each floor. these charge coins will completely restore your coins. However, charge coins are rather valuable, and if you use one you won't get any money for it once you reach the stairs. and you'll want lots of money, to buy equipment and increase size of your coin purse so you can hold more coins and thus take more damage in battle. But how do you get money? Well, each battle nets you a small amount of money. Each floor also has a clear bonus that you'll get for reaching the exit. Also, the previously mentioned charge coins will get you some money if you didn't use them up. Oh, and treasure chests. yeah, treasure chests. Somtimes these are attached to monsters, you'll see a little icon attached to the monster's picture that'll let you know if you'll get some sweet loot for beating that enemy. There are also some big treasure chests that are all by themselves on the map, but be careful of those... some of'em aint actually treasure.
Now, I did a whole lot of talking without actually telling you how to play the game. Well, I'll do that now. 9 cards are laid out on the field in a 3x3 grid every round. You and your opponent are each given a four card hand, and take turns using two of your cards to form poker hands horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. you are dealt two new cards every turn usually an A new round starts once the field is full or 10 turns have passed. The game ends when either you or your opponent run out of coins. Forming poker hands does damage to the coins of your opponent, and likewise when your opponent forms poker hands he does damage to your coins.
Ordinarily you would want to form the best hand possible, but because you can see two of your opponents cards during your turn, you can get an idea of what they might do during their turn and can opt to settle for a lesser poker hand in order to block your opponent from forming a good hand. If you cannot form a hand, you can pass which will dump all your cards and give you four new cards on your next turn.
Sometimes it's smart to pass even if you can form a hand. And that's because of the bonus tiles that line the sides of 9 cards that form the 3x3 grid. Take a look at a picture of the playing field. see the 5 slots on the sides of the 3x3 grid of cards? well, sometimes they aren't empty in the picture. and that's the point. As you form poker hands, you'll fill these slots up. once these sides get filled with 5 cards they can form a poker hand. There are 4 sides, and you can fill up two sides at once, or all four sides at once, depending on how you and your opponent have formed poker hands. So that means you can form 3 or 5 poker hands at one time if you plan it right. but that also means your opponents can do the same. That's why I said sometimes it's smarter to pass then it is to play a poker hand. You don't want to set up your opponent to hit you with several poker hands in one turn.
Quite a bit of strategy involved in this game, eh? And yet it's so simple to play. The game does a great job of introducing everything to you. The game has helpful information pop-up the first time you're introduced to something new, and all of this info can be accessed again in the game's playing manual, They even have info on poker hands in the manual, in case you aren't familiar with the game of poker. The more complex elements of the game are also explained, such as magic, special effects, special abilities, equipment, the wild card gauge, and more.
Nuff Said? :)
Great game or greatest?
PJ Redd write:
Doesn't get much better than this. One small request for an update though, let the player choose which card is changed to the wild card please. The AI always chooses like the one card you wanted to keep when you finally use your full wild card bar. Thank you and keep up the great work.
This is one of those games that is well worth the price you paid! Smooth graphics, never crashes, awesome gameplay. What more do you want???
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