By Jonathan Hebert
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The classic game of “Pitch”, also known as “Setback” brought to the iPhone and iPad. Pitch is a strategy based trick-taking card game where each player attempts to get to the winning score (typically 7, 11 or 21) by winning points. Each player “bids” on the number of points they think they could win (either 2, 3 or 4). The winning bidder then chooses the trump suit for the round. The available points that may be won for a round are High, Low, Jack of trump and Game.
Key features of “iPitch”:
- Simple, intuitive gameplay
- Multiplayer using Game Center or Bluetooth!
- Play either cutthroat or in partners against the computer or other players online
- Three different computer skill levels to play against
- Personalize the computer players by choosing pictures from your picture library
- Adjustable game play speed
- Arrange the cards in your hand
- Adjustable game play options such as: low point to owner or capturer; dealer can take the bid; smudge bid is enabled; you must win by two; and you must bid to win
What's New in Version 3.3
iPhone 6 and 6s Support
iOS 8 Support
Fix for multiplayer connectivitiy issues for iOS 8.1+
Local multiplayer can now use either WiFi or Bluetooth to play
Simplified main menu and last hand played menu
Many bug fixes and behind the scenes updates!
A great game!
UPDATE: To the designer of this app and his team, thank you. I have apps I bought on here and they never get updated and eventually stop working. I was impressed your team took the time to update the app for the latest iOS. If some people don't like the graphics or speed, they should realize that the app still works and will continue to work for new iOS updates. That's just great coding. Anyways, thanks again. Love the app. Also love the pics on the screenshots. Those kids are adorable.
It's about time someone made a pitch game worth playing. This one has all the specialty rules (win by 2, must bid to win, etc) which can be toggled on or off. I am reccommending this to my friends who play (and some who need to learn). At $1.99, it has the promise of greatness!
Was it tested?
Although the functionality is very smooth and gameplay is great, the game itself is nowhere close to reality. The chances of being able to bid (unless being the first after the dealer) are slim to none. With 4 players playing cutthroat and a full deck there would hardly ever be a 4 bid, and there is hardly ever a hand without a 4 bid. Hands are almost predictable as to how they will be played out because it seems like the randomness of cards is not so random at all. It makes me think that the creators don't play pitch at all. Not a bad start but needs a lot of work still!
One glitch I can't fix
I love this game. It is easily the best pitch app that I have found and I love the ability to change the rules to match how you play the game. The only thing keeping this app from getting a five star rating was the fact that when I changed my settings in the game they were always changed back to the original settings when I went to play multi-player with my family