By Cliff Maier
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The classic strategy card game of Hearts, now for your iPhone or iPod Touch. Play against three advanced AI opponents and try to take as few hearts as possible - and, whatever you do, avoid the queen of spades! Or try to take all the point cards and shoot the moon, but watch out - the computer might try shooting as well!
This version of the venerable strategy card game supports "passing." The queen of spades does not "break" hearts, and hands are played to 100 points. Additionally, 2 of clubs starts each hand. Finally, no point cards may be thrown on the first trick...
What's New in Version 1.6.1
Fixed: Exiting program and returning when game expected you to pass cards resulted in mode where you are allowed to make first move, of non-2-of-clubs
Keep improving, please...
The game is fundamentally good, but "buggy". If the game is over and you exit, when you come back you rejoin the game and plan another hand - even tho somebody passed 100. Exiting before passing caused me to be forced to play a game with 10 cards. When I ran out of cards the game was just stuck. I had to "reset" the entire game (thus losing my cumulative "games won" score) go get the game going again. Also (as others have reported) the AI needs to be improved. I win 95% of the time, opponents pass low cards, play out voided suits when they could get out of the lead, and dump points on high opponents when they aren't winning. They also let opponents shoot the moon when they could stop them with a little strategy (like taking a point). All that said, it is still my most played game, and the best Hearts game on iTunes. Buy it and it'll give Cliff an incentive to keep improving it. ;-)
I really do like this version of hearts and I gave it five stars but after playing it for awhile I have to say there are still some bugs that could be worked out. When a game is over and you exit the game, when you go back to it you have to play the last hand again. Also there should be a way to end the game and start a new one if desired and it wouldn't hurt if the cards were a little bigger. It is sort of hard to tell the different suits. I'm not having the problems other's are having but I think this could be a really great app if some of the bugs were worked on.
Not the worst, but for sure not awesome. Cards are small and don't fan out properly. After you win you have to play the last hand again. Sometimes the icon you touch to see the scores doesn't work. If you accidentally pass a card you can't take it back. One of the other "players" is always racking up lots of points for the whole game. If you get the Queen of hearts passed to you (not dealt), the other players will lead with spades until you have to play it... It's inevitable. If you don't choose the option turn off the tapping in between tricks the game takes hours to play. No option to name the other players. Sometimes players can break hearts by playing the queen of spades even when that option is turned off.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 21, 2008
- Version: 1.6.1
- Size: 1.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Cliff Maier
- © 2008 Cliff Maier
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.