Honest Joe Poker
By Martti Juotasniemi
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Honest Joe is a robot that plays one-on-one Texas Hold'em poker. The main idea of the game is that Joe has a programmed rule base that he uses to make his decisions and strategy and he never cheats. He is not doing anything that would be illegal in a regular poker game, he is just doing his best by using his artificial intelligence to figure out his own actions. Joe's decisions are based on his own cards, the open cards on table and your actions.
Joe varies his aggressiveness, sometimes he plays slow and sometimes he tries to bluff but it is all just honest poker. He constantly calculates his winning probabilities and this way knows how good his hand is but he doesn't know your cards so you might be able to fool him every once in a while. If you are any good at poker you should be better than Joe in the long run. After all, he is just a robot programmed to play the game according to pre-defined principles and logic. To help you to figure out his playing strategy Joe always reveals his cards at the end of a hand.
In addition to the bot, the application also supports Bluetooth connectivity. If your friend has an iOS device with this application installed you can connect your devices and play against each other.
The application has a statistics database that is registering game events during play. In the statistics menu the data is presented to you in various line and bar charts.
What's New in Version 2.0
Possibility to play between two devices over Bluetooth connection.
Statistics database that presents game data graphically.
New animated design for the bet dialog.
Tested with iOS5.
This game works and plays just fine using my iPod Touch 4G, on iOS 5.0.1
The card graphics are crisp and clear, animations are smooth, and the sound effects are nice.
From the screen shots, you can tell this game is not for the hard-core Texas Hold'em player. But as a casual player, I think the game is very fun.
There are a ton of statistics that the game keeps track of, and your game is saved and auto-loaded when you quit and restart.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 14, 2012
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 5.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Martti Juotasniemi
- © Martti Juotasniemi
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.