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Texas Hold'em

Posted August 19, 2008 3:08am

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

2 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $4.99
  • GRAPHICS: 3
  • SOUND: 2
  • CONTROL: 3
  • FUN: 3
  • VALUE: 2
SUMMARY: Go head to head against the AI or your friends in the popular game of Texas Hold'em Poker

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Fans of Texas Hold 'Em poker who are looking for an iPhone app to keep there skill sharp have a pretty slick app to prove their mobile worth against. The Texas Hold'em app from Apple Inc. is a graphically impressive looking game for the iPhone that offers up a few different play styles for poker fans of all experience levels.

We're not talking graphically stunning or physically accurate (just look at how the chips sit on the table. Graphic design majors probably have a hard time looking at those angles!), but it is a nice looking game. The use of real people with a virtual backdrop is interesting as well.

On an AI standpoint, the game isn't that impressive. The AI bets crazy and aggressively without much reason. You'll be able to pick up exactly why they're betting that way in no time, taking away all the suspense of the game. If you're use to online poker games, you'll be sorely disappointed as your oponnents won't vary that greatly.

IF you're not planning on using this to get you geared up on the way down to the casino, then it's a pretty decent game. The graphics don't make up for the spotty AI, but it does give it a nice feel to it. If this app was free, we'd suggest checking it out and seeing how it fits into what you're looking for in a hold'em game. But as it has a $4.99 price tag, we think you should wait.

Check out this strategy guide on playing real Texas Hold 'Em !

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