By Earthshine Labs, LLC
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So you think you are good at Solitaire? Prove it with Nerts! Nerts is the action-packed card game that lets you compete against virtual opponents for the ace piles in a race to get rid of your cards and gain the most points.
As you get faster, increase the skill level and number of opponents to intensify the challenge!
Carefully designed by a life-long Nerts fan, it features all the essentials, such as:
- Beautiful graphics and animations
- Optimized for small screen play
- Opponent peeking
- "Lefty mode"
- Up to three opponents
- Three levels of difficulty
Watch out, this game may be addicting!
Full version features:
Multi-player using Bluetooth with up to 4 other people.
Four harder computer levels.
Play with up to 5 computer players.
To get the full version, download the free app and then within the app upgrade to the full version.
What's New in Version 1.9
Fixed issue with multiplayer play.
- All graphics updated to retina resolution
- Support for 4-inch screens added (iPhone 5 and newer)
- Fixed iOS 7 issue with round and game scores
- Game gets unstuck faster when no one can make a move
My wake-up game
I like to play this in the morning sometimes, to confirm that I'm awake enough to get out of bed. On the whole, it's very well designed. Two things I wish I could change:
I've reached a point, with the maximum number of opponents and expert level, that I win almost all the time. When I try to go up a level, though, it is insanely more difficult. It would better if it were the card speed that was faster (closer to real life), rather than the decision making.
On the few occasions when three of us have tried to play via Bluetooth, it always locks up.
Fun but glitchy
When playing multi-player it sometimes doesn't recognize cards as what they are and won't allow you to play them. If you pause there is a good chance that one or more of the players will experience a freeze. Sometimes it looks like a card isn't what it really is. Player 1 played a 3 of hearts but for P2 and P3 it shows up as a 9 of clubs. I had a 7 of hearts that it simply wouldn't allow me to play on the 6 of hearts. Also I would like an option to see the entire playing table, including competitors on one screen instead of having to move back and forth.
Excellent app with minor flaws
Nerts can be fast paced with a high element of strategy, and highly addictive. The app's graphic elements are a little dated and it isn't optimized for the 6/6+, but the gameplay is almost flawless. Multiplayer is basically unusable, but it suffers more from the decision to use bluetooth (instead of wifi) than the actual implementation. The AI won't replace a real person, but manages to be challenging (in a good way). If you're on the fence about this app, just buy it and thank me later!