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Best poker game?

06-10-2009, 09:33 PM
#1
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 44
Best poker game?

Hey,
Can someone recommend a good quality Texas Hold'em poker game that has the following qualities?

Most important: You can play vs smart computers when offline

also important...good online play

not as important, but preferred...good graphics, small size, low price.

thanks!
06-10-2009, 09:40 PM
#2
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 119
AHHH Texas Hold'em By Apple

Pros:
Great graphics, in both landscape and portrait mode
Playing in Portrait mode allows you to see full animations of the dealer and other players
Smooth animation, graphics (even on old iphone)
Easy controls
Good, Simple Layout
Money System, different casinos (with multiple tables in some)
Smart opponents
Ability to listen to own music

Cons:
No online play
Randomness of cards seems strange at times (all in with AA, opponent calls with 4,6 offsuit and flops a full house???)

All in all this is a great game, and for five bucks its DEFINITELY worth the price. I bought it a whiile ago and play everyday to this day.

06-10-2009, 09:50 PM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by Korean View Post
AHHH Texas Hold'em By Apple

Pros:
Great graphics, in both landscape and portrait mode
Playing in Portrait mode allows you to see full animations of the dealer and other players
Smooth animation, graphics (even on old iphone)
Easy controls
Good, Simple Layout
Money System, different casinos (with multiple tables in some)
Smart opponents
Ability to listen to own music

Cons:
No online play
Randomness of cards seems strange at times (all in with AA, opponent calls with 4,6 offsuit and flops a full house???)

All in all this is a great game, and for five bucks its DEFINITELY worth the price. I bought it a whiile ago and play everyday to this day.
Thanks for the reply!
It does seem awesome, but with no online play is it still worth it?
06-10-2009, 10:04 PM
#4
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: The Internet
Posts: 1,533
It does have local online play, if that matters to you

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06-10-2009, 10:12 PM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 245
Live Poker by Zynga. It's free, has a huge online community, it connects to your facebook account, has free play and tournament modes, and you can play it either through facebook or using the zynga app
06-10-2009, 11:28 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 1,085
I would recommend Poker Superstars over Hold' Em. I had Hold 'Em before and I rarely played it. I got Poker Superstars and I played it a lot more often that Hold 'Em.

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06-10-2009, 11:59 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 858
I was looking for a THE game a couple months ago. As popular as THE is, there are surprisingly few really polished games in the App Store.

I was unsure whether Apple's Hold Em would be worth the $5, but I'm happy with it. It's really nice and is suitable for me (a casual, non-obsessed player with no interest in multiplayer).

I tried Imagine Poker, which was cute, but very rough around the edges. I believe it's recently had a price drop though if you're interested.
06-11-2009, 08:42 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 358
I haven't played around with too many either but I'd agree with those who said Hold 'Em. I tend to go from game to game, rarely revisiting older titles. So I haven't played it in a while, but it was good times when I was into it. Unfortunately since it's Apple (and not an indie developer) you'll likely never see another update on it again (last one was just a few days after they released it), they don't have much incentive to.

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06-11-2009, 08:54 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: In My Head
Posts: 3,358
Quote:
Originally Posted by aloepar1 View Post
Live Poker by Zynga. It's free, has a huge online community, it connects to your facebook account, has free play and tournament modes, and you can play it either through facebook or using the zynga app
I would have to agree, while as a stand alone Apple's THP is by far the best game, but has no online component. iF your looking for online, which I will only play against other humans, Get Zynga, it's free and works pretty well... And since it's free you can't go wrong!

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