Even in the digital age, some classics are here to stay. Take the card game Gin Rummy for example. This game was invented in 1909, and even still, has a ubiquitous and addictive power amongst card-lovers.
This app adapts the game for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and turns you against a formidable Artificial Intelligence opponent to see if you can hold your own when it comes to this beloved card favorite.
The game itself is chock-full of incredible features and player based incentives. The latest Version 3.0 boasts the smoothest version released to date, which is fully optimized for iPhone 5 and equipped with HD graphics.
The user is able to choose between “Expert” and “Rookie” opponent levels, according to their own skillset and the level of difficulty that they’re prepared to face. In general, this app does exactly what it’s supposed to. It allows you to play some Gin Rummy until your heart’s content, and will provide all types of gamers with countless hours of entertainment.
The app even goes over the top by supporting both online and offline gaming. Additionally, players can keep track of their scores via Game Center, and are even eligible for comparing high-scores and entering monthly contests.
Concept and Functionality:
This game runs smoothly and is updated consistently, which ensures true Gin Rummy fanatics that they’ll never be left in the dark with a faulty app. Between HD graphics and automated animations, the app delivers compelling gameplay and a delightful aesthetic experience to match.
The developers can’t take all the credit for the concept here, considering that the game itself was created by a father and son duo that were creating a Whiskey-poker spin-off (thank you Wikipedia). Still, they deliver an app that does justice to over 100 years of entertainment value, leaving no stone overturned when it comes to the comprehensiveness and functionality of this app.
There’s not a single bone to pick with this app. The graphics are stellar, the gameplay is smooth, Gin Rummy itself is fun as hell, and ultimately this app is a total winner. The app is completely free, so you’ve got nothing to lose, and various settings of Artificial Intelligence will allow both rookie and expert gamers alike to have a blast with this one. There are a whole lot of card game apps on the market, but few hold their own like Best Gin Rummy. Sometimes flashy names can just be a gimmick to boost downloads, but in this case it very well may be true. Best Gin Rummy delivers, well, the Best Gin Rummy!
Best Gin Rummy requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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