Blitz! by Trivial Technology is a fine card game for those who are into such games. If you’re not familiar with this one, you’ll want to read through the instructions first. The idea is to have a three-card hand that equals or is closest to 31 where aces are 11 and faces are 10. Five strikes and you’re out. The game generally has four players, which are all there in a single-player game, but multiplayer can pit you against 1-3 other players besides yourself.
As with any card game, as long as you have the math right, the only thing left to grade is really the graphics and presentation. And in Blitz!, they do them just good enough. They’re nothing to write home about, but they work. The only issue is that you are always taking out one card from your hand by tapping it, and if you’re not careful, you could tap the wrong card.
The game itself is pretty engaging, so this makes up for any failing in the graphics department. If you’re into card games, math games or games of chance, this is a great use of brain power. In order to add up to 31 the cards must be of the same suit, so it’s important to recognize the clubs from the spades and the hearts from the diamonds. This tripped me up a couple times until I got the hang of it.
Arguably the best part of this is its integration with Plus+. Through this feature you can rank with players around the world and try to climb to the top of the leader board. All in all, this is a pretty fair game and worth the buck you spend on it.
Blitz! requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. A small fee was paid by the developer to expedite the publication of this review.