Latest in Daily app

    Image credit:

    Daily iPhone App: Poker Knight combines poker hands with an RPG

    Mike Schramm
    December 12, 2012
    Share
    Tweet
    Share

    Sponsored Links

    Poker Knight is a game that I was really excited to see coming to the App Store. I'm a big fan of poker, and I'm a big fan of role-playing games, so when that trailer arrived, I was right away looking forward to seeing what this one was like.

    Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It's not a bad game, but the original premise of combining poker with an RPG isn't exactly what this is. Instead, it's a game that combines poker hands with an RPG. You wander around a fantasy world fighting monsters and earning XP as usual, but instead of actually playing Texas Hold'em, you're just choosing cards and putting them together into the best hands possible.

    You can see it in action below -- it's not the best card game ever made, but the graphics do look nice, and as you play it more and more, you do start thinking in that poker mindset of seeing how the cards fit together. There's also a magical amulet mechanic later on that mixes up the gameplay a bit more, but basically this is a matching game with that RPG foundation.

    It's not bad, and if the game still intrigues you, it's worth the US$1.99 to see how it plays, especially on a newer iPhone or iPad. But unfortunately this isn't exactly the most hardcore poker game around. For that you'll still have to stick to one of the many variants already available on the App Store.

    All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
    Comment
    Comments
    Share
    Tweet
    Share

    Popular on Engadget

    Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

    Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

    View
    Apple is reportedly planning 'Apple One' subscription bundles

    Apple is reportedly planning 'Apple One' subscription bundles

    View
    Huge video game companies are exposing Apple's iOS hypocrisy

    Huge video game companies are exposing Apple's iOS hypocrisy

    View
    Netflix confirms it's adding playback speed controls to its Android app

    Netflix confirms it's adding playback speed controls to its Android app

    View
    Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch

    Galaxy Watch 3 review: The best non-Apple smartwatch

    View

    From around the web

    Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr