5 Card Touch Games App Review (iOS, $0.99)

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Languages: English

Seller: Griffin Technology

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Description

Buy into action at the hottest table around with Griffin Technology's 5 Card Touch. 5 Card Touch stakes you $1000 (virtual bucks, of course) to get started at a fast-moving game of video poker. Play as long as you want, whenever you want; 5 Card Touch will keep track of your winnings, hands played and won, and more. 5 Card Touch by Griffin Technology... It's as much Vegas table action as you can cram in your pocket. Add Griffin Technology's Lucky 7 Slots or Double Bonus Slots for even more casino action when you want, where you want it.

• Easy to learn video poker; Jacks or Better to win
• Smooth animation and graphics
• Keeps track of your winnings and hands played, won and lost

Customer Reviews

  • Good game

    by MarkMontana

    I really like the way it tracks your stats. And the cards and layout are razor sharp and easy to read. Minor annoyance is the game will only play in landscape with the main button on the right. If you invert it, with the button on the left, it stays upside down. (And yes, I checked that the orientation lock was off.) Also, I'd like to see a 'keep' option like video poker instead of having to choose 'discard', which seems more cumbersome.

  • Excellent!

    by Seven Of Diamonds

    Great app. Very good graphics and fast paced. You will never get tired of this one :-)

  • Please add betting flexibility

    by shockmeee

    Fun, simple, and inexpensive. I'd like to be able to bet more than $5 every time. I mean, come on, I've got $1,000 let's see some risk!

  • Fair. Needs work.

    by Patrick Burnett

    Not bad for price I guess. It lacks in a fun experience. For $1 more I've enjoyed motion x's dice poker game much more!

  • Worth every penny

    by MrGlorifiedG

    This is a great game that is easily worth the price. However I would change it so you can bet before and after the first 5 cards are delt. The game is very addicting and it's great for long car rides.

  • Very nice game

    by iPhonster

    Outstanding game with excellent graphics and animation. Well worth the $2 price.

  • Good start

    by AeroCowboy

    The price is great, andhas slick graphics. What I was hoping for was at least a few game types (Deuces Wild, etc.). Also -- I find it a bit awkward to have to pick which cards I want to **discard** when most apps of this typehave you pick which cards you want to **keep**.

  • Gotta get it, son!

    by webslog

    Great app and just as addictive as described. Is it hurting my Family if im gambling the virtual rent?

  • Great!

    by jlanxpdx

    It's a great time sucker, super fast, crisp graphics. Addictive for sure!

  • Smooth graphics

    by soulbeam

    This app has great animations.

  • Great app and impressive update.

    by zachhammer

    It's so great to see devs going back to older games and updating them to take advantage of the new iPhone 4 features. This was literally the first app I ever purchased when I got my original iPod Touch 2 years ago. The concept is simple but the production value is top notch and now that it's updated for the retina display it looks even better. Really impressed by Griffin taking the time to update such an old app so I figured I'd take some time to write a positive review.

  • Great game!

    by Lad428

    Love it cuz this is the only app I cld find that had only 5 card draw. But there r 3 things that I cld live without, but wld be better. 1 a little bam! The backround is kinda boring. Maybe u cld add lik a setting thatch can change the cards and backrounds and music in or sumtin. 2 a bigger bet limit. And 3 multiplayer!!!!!! computers AND friends.

  • frozen

    by PCDIPHONE

    This app froze on me and I had to unload and reload, it worked for a few days, now it isn't even in my apps the symbol is the apple app, with the name of the program under it. I have had problems with apps and my phone since I started using app's, can't get into my own WIFI, mail doesn't push all the time, frozen screens on the iphone, just problems, and really no support.

  • Not much here that I can see

    by Ramatsu

    I bought this because Griffin's hardware products and website have always shown attention to detail and good quality for the money, and because I wanted to test purchasing from the phone. I may be just missing something, but the attraction - indeed, the whole point - of this app completely eludes me. First, gameplay, or lack of it: It's a solitaire 5-card draw game, which doesn't make a lot of sense. With no one to bet against, there is no point in a second round of betting on the draw, and accordingly, the game doesn't give you one. So you bet between 1 and 5 credits from an initial budget of 1000, see what your first 5 cards are, discard some, and see your final hand. For the most part, the action then consists of watching your credit amount slowly get whittled down, occasionally to be bumped back up a ways by the random straight, flush, or full house. (If you played this for a really long time, you'd get a definite thrill out of how far up your tally would rise when you finally hit a straight flush or four of a kind, but it would only be a thrill because it would contrast so vividly with the endless hours of hypnotic boredom watching hands go by. So basically, without opponents, there is nothing you can influence except the amount of your bet and the discards. The amount of the bet feels irrelevant in that betting the 5 credit max, it might take a hundred hours to slowly go bust or hit one of the big hands, while at 1 credit, the boredom would last 5 times as long. The discard choices feel pointless because those are really a matter of playing knowable odds. I don't know the odds, so I guess that I could get some experimental satisfaction out of playing for a few months and getting a sense of them, or I could just look them up in 5 minutes, in which case my actions in the game would become entirely irrelevant. And the animations are fluid but comically gratuitous like a bad PowerPoint presentation. Do we really need the Draw button to slide in and out from the wings every hand? And the "trails" effect of your bankroll diminishing starts out sort of annoying, eventually becomes a little soothing when you hit the hypnotic stage, then became for me a little annoying again because of its irrelevance. Somehow, Griffin has produced a game that consists solely of the elements of Poker that don't matter at all without the context of competition: luck of the draw and nonexistent currency. Changing the units from $ to credits makes sense for international appeal, but somehow also feels ironically like they have removed the only part of the game that could have elicited any reason to care, a sense of money changing hands. Unless you like trancelike meditation states for games (which is completely legit, but i'd opt for some headphones and a Phillip Glass CD instead), you should probably avoid the sense of your money changing hands to Griffin here. I hope that this is an embarrassing mistake for Griffin, and they put some focus on offering some games that live up to their brand.

  • It's the Opposite of What You're Used to

    by Super Collapse Lover

    The game is okay, except for 2 things: 1) you have to turn your phone sideways (minor, not that big of a deal). 2) You touch the cards you want to get rid of - exactly the opposite of most poker (and video poker) games. So when you go to Vegas and you are playing video poker, watch out. Don't develop "bad habits!"

  • This game is rigged

    by GreenShades

    The only good thing I can say about this app is the smooth graphics; but it takes more than fancy graphics to make this app a winner. The fact is that the chance of you getting winning hands is less than that when playing in real life. It's either that or bad luck. Another thing is that you have to get a pretty high hand in order to win.

  • crashed!

    by tlee119

    It's a well designed game but ended up crashing and stalling on me within 2 days after buying it. It'd also be nice if you selected the cards you'd like to hold instead of selecting the cards to be discarded. This took a few hands to get use to. I'm hoping there's an update for this game coming soon because my game is frozen and I don't know how to fix it!

  • Never mind my earlier review...

    by mayr25

    I was indeed able to un-sync then re-sync this app and get it to work again...all is good now. Not a bad app if you don't run into issues with it.

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