Card game. Like most solitaire games, it's really just about the cards. As you play, you're introduced to a variety of opponents with different playing styles. The objective in Magic Aces is to beat all of your opponents in order to win the Magic Aces trophy. While playing you need to create poker hands with your cards. If you are familiar with poker, you can simply recognize these hands as routine, such as pairs, full house, flush, straight, etc. The rules get a bit more complicated beyond this, but also make the game stand out from all the other poker titles you could be playing. Magic Aces adds some fresh spins to classic poker, creating an original card game variant that's both challenging for veterans and still accessible to casual poker players.
Style and atmosphere inside the game:
The poker tournament in the country club is the beginning and the main idea of the story. To make your life easier some basic strategic hints are given in the biographies of your opponents. So it pays to read those before you start a new series of rounds. There are several hands to be played at the same time. Some of the cards you get at the beginning of the game. Other cards must be taken from the pocket and draw piles. Rewards include bonus cards, power bonuses, and most importantly points. These are all very helpful in reaching your goals, so the more you win the better. Meeting expert criteria earns you stars, which is how you can increase your rank. You earn upgrades by increasing your rank, which determines how many upgrade points you can spend on upgrades. It's a bit cyclical and confusing, but that's no matter, since it's all done automatically for you. Upgrades are very useful, and include power-ups like those which let you see cards in your opponent hand, or those which allow you to move your cards into different hands. You have four category upgrade slots, and can choose which four upgrades you want to use for each match. Upgrades rely on power to work. The artwork and music are polished, and everything runs very smoothly. The length is also very good, and like most card games there's also good replay value. Perhaps the biggest drawback to the game is the learning curve.
Offline gameplay: 1 player
ESRB Ratio: Everyone
Extras and features:
· Polished and Smooth Presentation
· Good Length
· Nice Replay Value
· 6 Different Opponents
· Bad learning curve
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista Memory: 512 MB DirectX: 8.0 or later CPU: P 1.0GHz