Full House Poker is a title that is available on both xBox 360 and Windows Phone 7. While there are some nice integration between the xBox 360 and the WP7 version of the the game the lack of multiplayer is a real disappointment on the Windows Phone 7 version. With some nice customization and game modes the game is not bad for a single player game. check out our full review below.
Full House Poker has a basic tutorial that will tell you a bit about the 3 game mode and also has a page which tell you about the various poker hands for the uninitiated. If you are familiar with Texas Hold’em you can jump in to the game straight away as there is no real learning curve to using the controls. You use the slider to select the raise amount. The game will offer you the call, check and all in buttons when its your turn. There is a pause button if you wish to get in to the game menu.
One of the best feature of the game has to be the xbox 360 integration. You can build up your chips on your phone, and you’ll have that stack of chips waiting for you the next time you play Full House Poker on Xbox 360. When you level up on Xbox 360, that change is reflected on your WP7 when you launch the game. Levels, XP, chips, stats, and unlockables are all shared across both devices. That should be an incentive for the xbox 360 gamers to get the wp7 version.
Now lets look at the 3 modes :
- Standard : These are never ending games where you are allowed to rebuy you way back till you are out of chips in your bankroll, you opponents will do the same as well. Here you can step out of a game and take your current winnings at any stage
- Tournament : Standard tournament where players are eliminated once they are bust, players can’t re-buy their way back to the table once eliminated. Players can forfeit at any stage but will lose their buy-in. You will also lose xp if you forfeit a game but you can always save and come back to the game at a later time
- Pro Takedowns : In this mode you get to challenge 9 pros and beating each of them earns you XP points and also unlocks various achievements
The games does offer some customization options, your avatar is automatically loaded in to the game to add that extra personal touch and you have the ability to change the playing card design, table cloth design and your alias. As you progress through the game more designs are unlocked. You also have the ability to choose the number of players ( 2,4,6 ) in the various game modes.
I felt AI is not that smart and usually never bluffs in the standard game ( I have not yet unlocked all the pros , so i can’t tell you if they play any different ) , this can be a bit annoying and this is one of the reason why I would love to see multiplayer support for this game.
Full House Poker WP7 xBox Live Achievements
- Big Dog (10 points): Win a tournament.
- Bucket List #12,471 (10 points): Complete a tournament game of Full House Poker.
- Cardrack (10 points): Win two consecutive hands in the showdown.
- Ding! Double Digits! (10 points): Level up to 10.
- Ding! Grats! (5 points): Level up to 2.
- Ding! Top Dog! (20 points): Level up to 50.
- Gone Fishing (10 points): Win a showdown with a hand you made on the river.
- Headshot (10 points): Bust another player in a tournament.
- Hero Call (10 points): Call, raise, or go all in on a bet of half the pot or greater and then win the showdown.
- I Hate ATM Fees (5 points): Play 50 hands in a row without taking a cash advance.
- Mile High Club (5 points): Won a hand with suited King-Queen hole cards.
- Pay the Mortgage (10 points): Take a pot equal to twice the starting chips or greater.
- Player of the Century (10 points): Play 100 hands.
- Pull the Trigger (10 points): Bet or raise on every street in a hand and then win the showdown.
- Rollin’ (10 points): Earn a bankroll of at least 500,000 chips.
- Sandbagger (10 points): Do not bet or raise for at least one entire street in a hand and then win the showdown.
- Stylish Host (5 points): Start a game with customized table and card styles.
- The Final Table (20 points): Win the Pro Tournament.
- Took Down a Pro (10 points): Win a Pro Takedown.
- You’re Not the Boss of Me (10 points): Beat Larry, Lily, or Daisy in a Pro Takedown.
Full House Poker Gameplay Video
Full House Poker Screenshots
Version Under Review : 1.0
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There is a trial version available and the full version is available for $2.99, we are not sure what are the limitations of the trial version.