很多人都喜欢纸牌类游戏，facebook上zynga旗下的Texas HoldEm Poker德州扑克就拥有将近3000万的活跃用户。
在手机游戏中，我们将为各位推荐五款最为顶尖的纸牌类游戏。第一款是Glu公司出品的World Series of Poker: Hold ‘em Legend 世界职业扑克大赛;第二款是Connect2Media公司出品的Solitaire Deluxe: 16 Pack高级单人纸牌；第三款是数字巧克力Digital Chocolate出品的Party Island: Solitaire；第四款是Gameloft公司出品的Texas Hold ‘em Poker；第五款是电子艺界出品的Downtown Texas Hold ‘em。
Really, if we’re talking about pocket games, the humble pack of cards takes some beating. From such a tiny package – smaller than most modern smartphones – can stem a whole evening’s entertainment.
While it can keep a single person occupied just fine, a pack of cards has a brilliant multiplayer mode, too. And you don’t need a wi-fi connection to enjoy it, either.
So why bother with electronic versions, then?
Well, despite the compact nature of a pack of cards, even the least elaborate game requires a slightly prohibitive amount of space to play it in. Then there’s the requirement for a flat, steady surface to play on.
Playing cards on your mobile is more convenient, not just with regard to space but also when it comes to set up time.
For the odd bash in cramped conditions or within a limited time frame, then, the mobile is where it’s at when it comes to card games. Check out our current favourites below.
Interestingly, it’s dominated by just two core games – Poker and Solitaire.
World Series of Poker: Hold ‘em Legend (Glu)
One aspect of Poker that’s not normally replicated on mobile. It’s quite understandable – how do you make an AI player bluff? And how do you make that show?
World Series of Poker: Hold ‘em Legend stands out from the crowd in attempting to address this. Occasionally, when your opponent is taking their turn, a ‘tell’ will appear alongside them – a question mark meaning that they’ve got a weak hand and an exclamation that they have a strong hand.
It’s not the most subtle indicator, for sure. But until mobile technology gets to the point where you can convey subtle giveaways through body language, this is a creditable alternative.
Another fine introduction that really helps to make the game more accessible is a card strength gauge, which tells you how strong your hand is.
Solitaire Deluxe: 16 Pack (Connect2Media)
Considering it’s called Solitaire Deluxe, Connect2Media’s addition to this list is surprisingly sparse affair. But this simple presentation is just a by-product of a very focused approach.
Solitaire Deluxe: 16 Pack serves up – you guessed it – 16 variations of the famous solo game. So the likes of spider, klondike and free cell are all in here.
Where the overall package excels is in the way it teaches you how to play each variety of the game. These interactive tutorials are entirely optional, and manage to avoid bogging you down with jargon.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive solitaire game on your mobile, but lack experience with the core game, Solitaire Deluxe: 16 Pack is the perfect place to start.
Party Island: Solitaire (Digital Chocolate)
Solitaire can be a rather drab and impenetrable game to the uninitiated. Some people lack the will even to be taught the rules, as Solitaire Deluxe: 16 Pack sets out to do.
Party Island’s success is in breaking down the many variations of solitaire into micro-challenges, making this the most video-gamey game on this list. It means that this is the one to go for it you have only a casual interest in card games.
This casual approach is backed up by Party Island’s social and customization elements. Here you can mix with other players and buy new accessories for your ‘Party Peep’.
Digital Chocolate’s vibrant re-framing of solitaire is a breath of fresh (sea) air.
Texas Hold ‘em Poker (Gameloft)
If you want a comprehensive poker experience that will lead you buy the hand in the early stages and present you with a sterling challenge once you’re more experienced, few games can compete with Texas Hold ‘em Poker.
Gameloft’s polished attempt teaches you the basics well, even quizzing you on what you’ve learned in order to ensure that the information has stuck.
Onto the poker itself and Gameloft’s typical attention to detail shines through. Player profiles tip you off as to what to expect from them, giving them a real sense of personality – something that’s backed up by their vocalisations when they play a hand.
There’s even a Bluetooth multiplayer mode included in the package. Gameloft has certainly gone all-in with this one.
Downtown Texas Hold ‘em (EA)
Our current favourite card-based mobile game and one of the best mobile games of recent months, Downtown Texas Hold ‘em is an absolute treat.
It not only presents a slick and fully featured game of poker, but it does so in a remarkably assured and stylish way. DTHe’s funky comic book presentation really sets it apart from the other games on this list.
The game also succeeds by doing something rare – introducing an element of risk and reward. You may only be playing for virtual cash, but losing it might mean you won’t be able to afford entry into the more prestigious tournaments, thus sending you into the small time.
Combined with strong AI and a helpful advice system, Downtown Texas Hold ‘em is the king of cards on mobile.