Poker anyone? Few games personify America more than this home-grown classic. From its roots in the country’s Wild West to today’s electric casinos, poker has influenced how we gamble. And Texas Hold’em is today’s most popular variety. Heck, it’s so pervasive, we even have ESPN covering it and calling it a sport! So it is no surprise that videogames have been created to give users a feel of the casino in the comfort of their home.
The key is to create a game that truly mimics the nuance of a real casino. It’s not just the game: it’s the atmosphere, the personalities, the bluffing, the luck of the draw. A realistic game needs a clever mixture of these digital components to transport you to the virtual Vegas table. Ante Up: Texas Hold’em, is now available on the Nintendo DSiWare service today January 24th for 500 Nintendo DSi Points.
If you’ve played Texas in the casino, this is as close as you’ll come without being there. Story Mode allows you to choose from twelve CPU players or play with your buddies in Free Play Mode, which allows up to 8 players total. Our Stat Tracking System(called My Room) allows you to see everything from your total win/loss record, to your winning rates and best hands.
This is what Texas Hold’em is all about. Time to take stock of your gambling guts. Download your version of Ante Up: Texas Hold’em on January 24th.