By WildCard Games
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The classic thrills of Pinochle burst onto the iPhone and iPod Touch with Pinochle Lite! Download this digital update of the classic card game NOW to get your hands on the complete versions of both single-deck and double-deck Pinochle for endless fun on the go! Entertain your brain and rediscover the timeless appeal of Pinochle with Pinochle Lite.
Developed as the highest quality Pinochle adaptation available on the Apple App Store, Pinochle Lite caters to all players. Detailed instructions and interactive hints at every stage of play are provided for novices while experienced Pinochle veterans can simply pump up Pinochle Lite’s adjustable difficulty settings – three separate difficulty settings are available to choose from – and play against tough virtual opponents.
Developed to bring the authentic Pinochle experience into the digital age, Pinochle Lite allows users to play from any Apple mobile platform and review game-play with recorded match statistics and hand histories. Pick up your mobile device and discover—or rediscover—the time tested joys and challenges of Pinochle today with Pinochle Lite!
- 3 unique difficulty settings (Easy, Medium, & Hard).
- Single player game mode.
- Support for both Single Deck and Double Deck Pinochle.
- Complete game statistics for all matches.
- 6 unique background/ layout choices.
- Full instructions for new players
- Extensive hints at all stages of game-play and in-game ‘Explain’ option for novice users.
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The robot-partner in single player mode is awful!
In single-player mode, I agree with a couple of people judging the game play is poor. Whoever programmed the robot-partner part of the App really doesn't seem to understand how to pass cards to a partner who's won the bid. My win rate is not great, but my team wins 75% of the games in 'hard' mode. But when our team has lost its often been within our grasp had not the bot been a bonehead. It systematically makes dumb moves. For example, when named trump is clubs or hearts it passes parts of pinochle instead of trump or instead of aces! This, even when the bidding is high, suggesting trump is needed to fill a double run. I've missed a double run countless times because the bot holds onto kings and jacks around rather fill in my double run. For pity sake, if you can't pass trump then pass aces- I'll send you MY parts of pinochle!!
Then, if by some lucky chance the bidder gets the double run (more likely if trump was spades or diamonds), all of the Aces it held on to are often lost to trump anyway! In the real world I'd never want to play with such a dumb partner. In the old days when yahoo hosted live online pinochle such poor partners would get booted from the game!
Overwhelming Ads + Bad Gameplay
I usually don't complain about ads in a free game. I get it that they have to make money. But this app has by far the most intrusive, pervasive, and frustrating ads I've ever come across in an app. It's ridiculous to watch a 30 video that you can't skip every 2-3 minutes. Unacceptable!
That being said, I might have been able to overlook the ads but the gameplay isn't good. Your partner is terrible. There aren't a lot of customization/rule options. Lastly the game mechanics of actually playing cards is very unforgiving and annoying since there is no double tap or swipe required to play. Just a tap will play a card. I've played the wrong card many times due to fat fingers and small card icons.
Do yourself a favor and get the other free Pinochle app. It's not great but it stinks less than this one.
I've played Pinochle for years and thought I would try this. In more than 15 games, I've had one hand that has decent meld and so have never won a game. Hello, who programmed this game! Would not recommend.
Also, the opponent RENIGs, playing off instead of trumping! No wonder they win! Where I come from, players MUST trump when out of the suit that is led. Here, the opponent is allowed to play whatever, but the game won't let me. What is up with that? This game needs work. Meanwhile, I can't find a good Pinochle game app. I'm afraid to spend money to purchase an app if the game is faulty. So far, all Pinochle games have issues!!!!!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 22, 2014
- Version: 1.6.1
- Size: 44.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: WildCard Games Inc
- © 2010 Trivial Technology LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.