Poker With Bob Review
- Detailed 3D animation; amusing facial expressions.
- Easy to learn and play; no pressure style - tutorial for new players.
- Bluetooth local multiplayer.
- Excessive repetition due to long 'levels'; depends on player skill and luck.
Although Poker With Bob is fairly simplistic in its approach to draw poker, Bob is a fantastic character to play against and a decent analogue for the real deal.
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There's an elegance to Poker that isn't always talked about, but with little more than a deck and a way to keep track of your bets you're able to sit down with one or more people and compete in an enjoyable game of wits and calculated chance. Poker With Bob by Scary Robot Productions tries to capture the personal touch of playing with a real opponent and you'll catch yourself smirking, frowning and even trying to pull a poker face in response to Bob's detailed animated expressions.
For those familiar with draw poker, the interface is extremely intuitive, providing simple buttons for chip values/adding to the pot or calling and dropping as required. For those who have forgotten how to play this traditional variant of the game a handy tutorial is provided to teach the basics. Players can compete against Bob in up to five different challenging levels, each with their own increased stakes and players are ranked online for their ability to knock out their opponent in the lowest amount of hands possible.
This is no easy feat to accomplish, but after a while you'll learn the ticks of each iteration of Bob, giving you a chance to push bets higher when you've got a great hand or even bluffing your way in to winning large pots. Yet there's no real substitute for playing against a real opponent and local multiplayer via Bluetooth is available to fill this gap.
Ultimately Poker With Bob doesn't do anything spectacularly new, but that's to be expected with such an established game like draw poker. Additional rule variations or poker types would add a lot more replayability, but jumping in for a quick handful or rounds is great fun thanks to the variety of your opponent. An easy game to recommend to fans of poker titles.
Description"Poker With Bob" is a draw poker game like no other! The player faces off against Bob, a real time, fully animated 3d character loaded up with several minutes of lip synced animation. He rants and raves when he loses and taunts the player mercilessly when he wins.
>Five different levels of increasing challenge and higher stakes.
>Career earnings! Keep playing to see how much you can earn.
>A full tutorial to help anyone pick up the game of draw poker in no time.
>Online multiplayer. Play against friends or random matches. Your choice!
>Online leaderboards. Compete against the world to see who is truly the best poker player.
"POKER WITH BOB" Featured in Apple's "NEW AND NOTEWORTHY"!!!!!!
SECOND BEST SELLING CARD APP IN ITUNES!!!!
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RANKED #43 IN SALES FOR ALL GAMES!!!
RANKED #69 IN SALES FOR ALL APPS!!!
(During the week of 02/25/2011)
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*VG Tribune* *9 out of 10*
"The first thing you'll notice is how smoothly animated Bob is. He's not just moving his mouth and hands, instead his entire body is constantly in motion while he's taking his turn."
*6nUp* *5 out of 5*
"'Poker with Bob' distinguishes itself from all the other games of poker that I have ignored in the iTunes Store by adding character to the game."
*148 Apps* *4 out of 5*
"The crux of what makes Poker with Bob not just another poker sim is Bob himself. He is full of personality."
*App Spy* *4 out of 5*
"Bob is a fantastic character to play against and a decent analogue for the real deal."
*Nine Over Ten* *4 out of 5*
RECOMMENDED. "I've personally never seen anything like Poker with Bob, and despite his brutish presence, he actually made the game an interesting one."
*Game Rant* *4 out of 5*
"With the tutorial, easy to jump in-and-out style and level challenges, Poker with Bob is a great choice for anyone looking for a casual game for their iOS device."
*iGamer Reviews* *4 out of 5*
"It is the perfect game to drop in and out of, especially as multi tasking is enabled so you never have to wait for the game to start up again."
*AppBuddy* *4 out of 5*
"A really awesome application." (video review)
*The App Planet*
"In all Poker with Bob is a fun impulse buy that should keep you motivated to enhance your card-playing skills."