iPhone Game Friday: Card Games

Another week passes and, for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, we get further into the summer months. A number of you are probably off on holiday over the next couple of weeks and taking your iPhone with you will help to pass the time on those long journeys.

This week’s Game Friday brings you a number of Card Games, including some great multiplayer ones, that you can take with you on your holiday. We take a look at the flawless McSolitaire, the fantastic UNO and, for something completely different, Sword & Poker 2.

If you have any comments, or an app that you want reviewed, get in touch!

McSolitaire Gold

McSolitaire Gold

McSolitaire Gold

First up this week is McSolitaire Gold, containing arguably the most gorgeous graphics and animations ever seen on a card game. Originally developed as an Mac game back in 2001, McSolitaire has been beautifully ported to the iPhone and has lost none of it’s original charm.

The touch screen controls are incredibly responsive and there are a number of nice touches such as being able to change the theme and get hints on your next move. Solitaire has never looked so good!

Price: $1.99
Developer: PCV 
Download: App Store

Maya Pyramid

Maya Pyramid

Maya Pyramid

Produced by GameDuell, Maya Pyramid is an enjoyable variation on the popular Pyramid card game. Match up cards that add up to 11 in order to build a pyramid of cards and complete the 70 levels across 28 stages.

With OpenFeint integration, you can also share your scores with friends. It’s a simple game, however is incredibly addictive, with the desire to beat the clock keeping you coming back for more.

Price: $2.99
Developer: GameDuell 
Download: App Store

World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker Hold ’em Legend

For those Poker nuts out there, World Series of Poker brings you a fantastic online poker experience, allowing you to play with up to 9 players from around the world in a truly excellent multiplayer card game.

Take part in cash games and tournaments as you climb the world rankings, aiming to get to Number 1. The in-game purchase prices do seem a little excessive, with 3million chips costing $50 (does anyone really need that), however if you are looking to play online poker on the iPhone, you need look no further than this.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Glu 
Download: App Store

UNO

UNO

UNO

The iPhone version of the popular card game could be criticised for its slightly expensive price tag, however, as it is brought to you by Gameloft, you are paying for quality.

The animations are great and the gameplay makes for a very enjoyable card game. Unfortunately, with the last update, multiplayer was restricted to Wi-Fi only, which seems to have alienated a number of fans of the game, and multitasking still isn’t fully supported.

However, for the UNO experience on the iPhone, there is nothing that fully recreates the much loved game as this app does. It’s also available in a free version as well for those who want to give it a go.

Price: $4.99
Developer: Gameloft 
Download: App Store

Sword & Poker 2

Sword & Poker 2

Sword & Poker 2

We finish this week with something completely different. Sword & Poker 2 somehow manages to mix Poker and an RPG and come up with a quite brilliant game. Following on from the story in Sword & Poker, this sequel sees the warrior set out on a new quest, exploring a magical world of cards.

Battle against enemies by forming poker hands, the better the hand the more damage you do. It’s an ingenious idea that has been executed so brilliantly. Check out the demo version today, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!

Price: $3.99
Developer: GAIA
Download: App Store

What Have You Been Playing?

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