Poker Dice Solitaire Future Review

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Release Date: July 3, 2014 | Price: $1.99
Genre: Tabletop | Platform: Wii U eShop
Publisher and Developer: RCMADIAX

Poker Dice Solitaire Future is the first game in RCMADIAX’s “Tabletop Gallery” series, of which two more will be released this summer. Much like Blok Drop U – which has since received an excellent update – Poker Dice Solitaire Future was developed using Construct 2 software. Video game developers can use Construct 2 to create a myriad of truly unique games, though Poker Dice Solitaire Future opts for a much simpler approach.

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Poker Dice Solitaire Future is – as its title suggests – a solitary form of poker that uses a dice rolling system. You start by rolling the dice to create a hand of poker. Poker chips range from 1 to 6 and will be either green or pink, meaning players posses the ability to create flushes, full houses, and other common hands of poker. You can hold desired chips by tapping them and roll the dice two more times to try to create a better hand. After three rolls have been used, you will be notified to select an eligible poker chip that matches the hand you’ve built. Each hand has a different point value with the most valuable hands being the hardest to compile. For example: say you’ve built a full house, you will be able to select the poker chip that represents a full house, three of a kind, or a flush if they are all the same color. Of the three, the full house will give you the most points, so that would be the best hand to select.

Of course, your main objective is to create the best hands to gain the highest score possible. However, the number of winning hands you can keep are limited to four. If you create a hand that doesn’t match an available hand, you will lose a chip, which applies a negative value to your overall score. This also takes away one potential chip from that hand. Once all potential hands have been used, the game will end and your final score will be tallied, which may include bonus points for getting one of each hand.

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The concept is quite simple making Poker Dice Solitaire Future easy to pick-up-and-play. Its simplicity will appeal to a broad range of demographics, though it’s unlikely that Poker Dice Solitaire Future will appeal to gamers that prefer testing their skills as opposed to relying on luck. The only real strategic element is deciding which poker chips to keep. This doesn’t make Poker Dice Solitaire Future a bad game by any means, though there’s really not a lot to see in this package.

Poker Dice Solitaire Future features a nice presentation that sports clean, colorful, futuristic graphics, as well as a great user interface. Also, while the game only has one music track, it’s relaxing and quite catchy, which most certainly fits the Poker Dice Solitaire Future style created by RCMADIAX.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Poker Dice Solitaire Future does exactly what it sets out to do, and does it remarkably well. However, Poker Dice Solitaire Future doesn’t provide gamers with challenging gameplay, or any incentive to keep coming back. As a single title, Poker Dice Solitaire Future isn’t an attractive purchase, even at its $1.99 price point. That being said, those that really enjoy tabletop games might still want to give Poker Dice Solitaire Future a look. I’d normally consider Poker Dice Solitaire Future an average game, but its fantastic presentation is hard to ignore.

6/10 – Above Average

Review copy provided by RCMADIAX

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