£5.95 cass, keyboard only
Fine simulation of the gambling card game
saloon with six dubious characters looking slyly at
each other, and you're all alone in this hostile environment.
Life is as cheap as a game of cards and perhaps you'll
be shot. There's nobody to help you and nowhere to run
the atmosphere generated by this program which offers
all the features of real-life poker, the game in which
you have to try to obtain certain combinations of cards,
and then make a bet according to how good you think
your hand is.
are six characters who challenge you and try to take
your money. You start with $1000 and unless you're as
careful as they are you'll soon find your money disappearing.
in real poker, everyone takes turns to deal and five
cards are dealt to each player. You can then view your
five cards and sort the hand out. Initial bets are made
and everyone decides in turn whether to stay in, raise
the pot, or throw out their hand.
Gary has two pairs: sevens and threes,
and will definitely raise the bidding.
the preliminary round has taken place, the real fun
starts. Perhaps you're taking a risk on a low hand,
but who else is to know? Bluffing like this works sometimes,
but don't try it too often. If you want, and when everyone
is ready, you can discard up to three cards to try to
improve your hand.
an eye on what the others are doing too. If someone
doesn't discard anything, it usually means he's got
a pretty good hand. But be warned, some of the computer
players also bluff.
round continues with each player either passing the
stakes (by 8 dollars a time), throwing-in their hand,
or asking to see the others' hands (and matching the
current stake). This is where you find out who really
When no one wants to raise any higher, all the hands
still in the game are revealed and the highest combination
takes the pot.