By SouthernTouch Technologies
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SouthernTouch Spades is a fun and convenient take on the familiar card game. SouthernTouch Spades provides impressive artificial intelligence (AI) for an entertaining challenge without any of the delays associated with multi-player interactions.
Our AI understands the concept of teamwork, and your digital partner will play cooperatively. This app is optimized to take full advantage of your device's screen, whether you install it on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Configurable options include single-click or two-click playing mode, adjustable speed of play, sound effects, two sets of card faces, and an adjustable winning score.
What's New in Version 1.5.6
Fixed bug that caused games to end after one round.
Also made improvements to card faces on iPhone 3GS.
There was a problem with the previous version (1.5.5) that only let you play 1 round before the game would restart. I emailed the developers (address is on the About page in the app). They replied within 2 hours and told me they had already submitted a fix to Apple. The next day, I received another email from SouthernTouch to inform me the new version had been approved and was in the App Store. Great service!
Like many other reviewers, I think this spades game has the most realistic computer players of any card game in the store. Not perfect, but much better than most others. I liked the background options, but didn't care for the look in general until the latest update (1.5.6). For one, the buttons seem a little larger and are easier to push now.
Great card game
Update: New button styles are a welcome improvement to the look and feel of the game. All in all, the latest release just feels more "polished". Still the best AI in the App Store for any card game.
This is an excellent spades game. The computer players don't rival the best human players, but it's easily better than the other spades apps I've tried. It's refreshing for your partner to actually play "with" you for a change. The graphics are handsome (not cartoonish) and the animations are smooth. Great looking game, especially on my iPad. There are several game options, and my favorite is a winning score adjustable to 1000 points. The new bid confidence graphic is pretty interesting. I'd like to see it track statistics, but even without that, it has become my favorite card game.
Lots of fun, good computer players
Another update, more good news. Larger cards on my iPad, and glad to see the black bar is no longer there for my iPhone 5.
The text size has increased on the iPhone 5, a welcome improvement. After trying a few other spades games in the the store, I have a greater appreciation for this version's players.
I picked up playing spades with friends (and a real deck of cards) a few years ago. This app does a great job recreating that experience.
The graphics are much cleaner than a lot of the other card games out there. The computer players do a good job. They don't always make exactly what they bid, but neither do my friends. Their bids and moves do seem to always make sense, though.
The text is a little small on my iPhone 4, but it is very legible on my iPad. All in all, this game is a lot of fun and a good way to waste a little time.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 17, 2013
- Version: 1.5.6
- Size: 15.3 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: SouthernTouch Technologies
- © 2011 SouthernTouch Technologies
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.