By Concrete Software, Inc.
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If you’re looking for the finest card games available for mobile, Aces® has got them in Spades!
The team that brought you Aces® Hearts, Aces Cribbage, and Aces Solitaire is back with a new offering in the Aces line of quality card games.
Aces Spades brings the classic card game to mobile with gorgeous HD graphics, intuitive AI, and fully customizable gameplay. You’ll team up with one of 11 beautifully rendered Victorian-era characters to test your skill against a variety of colorful opponents, each with their own unique styles of play.
Take tricks, bid nil, and pass to your partner in the most complete Spades experience available for mobile: Aces Spades!
Play Standard, Mirror, Whiz, or Suicide
11 distinct animated opponents
5 difficulty levels and intuitive AI
Customizable bidding options
Gameplay suited for all skill levels
What's New in Version 1.0.4
Fixed Minor Issues
I HATED IT; NOW IT IS THE BEST I'VE PLAYED!!
Let me start by saying I am an avid spades player so I'm picky. Nothing wrong with that. I revised my first one-star review which was all about it crashing over 12 times in the first day, ditto the second. I said I was going to delete it but tried a couple more games.
Then it said, "Do you want to play ad free?" Well, yeah, I did! It turned out that for 99 cents I lost the ads AND the crashing. Now I am enjoying the best and most challenging spades game I've ever played on computer or iPhone. My partners change and they each have their quirks you have to learn -- one overbids all the time -- but the partner acts like a RL partner and covers your bet when you over bid most of the time, rarely steps on your lead, helps you set the other team, and even helps you bag them out! Truly Amazing for a program. Never been so pleased with a game. It really is worth the 99 cent upgrade. Glad I didn't just delete.
So I've been playing this game for about 2 years. I had to get beyond the annoying advertisements & pay for the upgrade. However, I was appalled that the advertisements included inappropriate advertisements for kids; there is no age limit on this app & they needed to be sensitive to their audience. Certain partners you pick will definitely cheat or trump you, which is annoying. Sometimes the game cheats, counts a book & tabulates the wrong score. There are definitely some fixable issues. But beyond those complaints, the game is very fun & the settings give you enough playing options. The graphics are pretty nice compared to other games of the like. They now show the tally of books & bids underneath the player, which is good. It will give you hours of addicting fun. My kids are now addicted to the game too!
For the rules I am used to using, app is pretty good. The biggest thing it has that I haven't found in any other spades app is the ability to set a minimum bid (so-called "suicide" bidding rule). The companion rule, sandbags, is also present. I like to have minimum bids w/sandbags because it forces players to try and bid their hands as accurately as possible. Most other apps just have goofy bidding because they don't have these options.
But it would be nice if there was just a simple minimum bid option with no requirement for your partner to go nil. Also, you always bid first, which isn't fair.
There are other issues, but the min bids and sandbags makes this app quite a bit better than the others.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 17, 2014
- Version: 1.0.4
- Size: 42.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Concrete Software, Inc.
- © 2012 Concrete Software, Inc., All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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