Product Type: Sega Nintendo DS games
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Sega Casino (DS)
Member Name: bettyboop2002
Sega Casino (DS)
Advantages: good for those learning to play casino games
Disadvantages: Not enough games or challenging enough to keep me interested for long
I got this nintendo ds game as part of a 3 for £10 offer. I didn't really want to pay any more than around £5 for the game as I know casino games can get dull pretty quickly but my boyfriend likes card games and I thought it'd be good to have when travelling to pass a bit of time.
As with most DS games a small cartridge comes in a larger plastic box with a game booklet with instructions and game information. To play the game you just need to insert your cartridge into a nintendo DS console and tap the icon to play.
As expected I did get bored quite quickly with the game but it is one that will be coming travelling with me still. One thing that drew me to the game was the multiplayer ability which allows up to 5 players with a DS to play using download play and you only need the one game card so it's good to play against others.
You can set up a few profiles so more than one person can save their points score on the game card. Your score will be saved at the end of each game or each time you go back to the menu.
Due to the gambling nature of the game it is recommended for over 18s only.
There are 11 games in total on the card including jacks or better, craps, roulette and baccarat.
The games available to play on multiplayer are blackjack, texas hold 'em and seven card stud.
One thing that does make the game interesting is the fact that you can't play all of the games to start with. For each profile you set up each player will start with 1000 points. You will start on a bronze level of a game, silver will unlock when you reach 2500 points for example and gold at 5000. When you reach a certain number of points you will also unlock some of the games which are not available from the start.
The points work just like imaginary coins, you choose how many points you want to gamble and how many you get depends on whether you win or lose and the strength of your hand.
It is very easy to play the games using both the control pad and the touch screen. The graphics are pretty plain and simple but it is easy to see the table and cards.
The sound rally annoys me, I can't stand the annoying cheesy casino music but to be honest as I normally use my DS when I'm out and about and on the go I mainly have it turned down or on silent anyway.
I wouldn't say this was a bad game at all, it's just not one I would play often. It would be a good one to get for anyone who wants to learn how to play different card or casino games so you can practise and learn the game without losing any real cash. There are instructions for each of the games so you can learn how to play.
The multiplayer is also good. I would recommend it, if you could pick it up cheap like I did but I wouldn't want to pay much for it as the variety of games isn't vast enough to keep me interested for long.
Summary: Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.
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