Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Pitch is a bidding card game also known as Setback or High-Low-Jack. The goal is to be the first of four player to reach the winning score.
- three levels of difficulty
- 3 or 4 players game
- win/lose statistics
- 7, 11 or 21 point game
- statistics of games
- HD graphics for iPhone 5 and iPad with retina display
Fun but flawed
This is a decent interpretation of the game I've been playing for 40-plus years, but it could use some tweaking. First, for the 4-player option, you should be allowed to play as partners. Second, the other players use poor strategy, almost never coming back for low when they have multiple high trumps, and giving away 10s when they have better strategic options. Other issues aren't that big a deal. I play 3-person because winning 4-person cutthroat is unrealistically difficult (should be partners!). The key, as my Dad taught me in the early 70s, is to Bid, Bid, Bid! He who Passes, Loses! Thanks to the developers for a nice game?
I've played a couple of hundred games now and the patterns of who is going to win is clear. For every 1 to 2 wins expect 20 losses. In the 20 losses you will never get a biddable hand, because any 2 bid hand you will get will be over ridden by a 3 bid hand by the AI. Even with 4 trump cards including ace and jack, I have lost because the AI has the cards exactly at the right time to beat you?
It is just no fun play a game when you know your are going to lose the second you see the hand your are dealt, even it it looks somewhat good.
Once the developers fix the flaws in how the artificial intelligence deals and plays the cards and the randomness in how the cards are dealt this will be a fun game. Until those fixes happen this game IS NOT WORTH BUYING.
Nice interface...fun to play...needs extras...
Love this game and the interface is really great. What I would like to see is an option to play partners (which is really how the game should be played). Also, I would like to see the cards going from highest to lowest with alternating colors (this is how I organize my hand). And finally, I would like to play with others online. Keep up with the good work!
- Category: Games
- Released: Dec 10, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 39.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Byterun, Ltd
- © 2012 Byterun Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.