Poker in your hand
“World Poker Tour: Hold ‘Em Showdown” might not be able to give you the perfect simulation of participating in a poker tournament, however it has one big advantage over other mobile titles that offer similar experiences: it’s immersive sound effects and narration.
Mike Sexton, who was part of Team partypoker.com during the game’s development, comments on the moves of the players which enhances the overall experience (even if his digitized voice may sound garbled at times). Combine these audio samples with outstanding presentation, and it is clear that “World Poker Tour: Hold ‘Em Showdown” is a premium product which is well worth its asking price.
Players get to enjoy full 3D graphics, improved avatar personalization, a maximum of eight players at the table, and all new tournament venues and casinos to play in.
The game give the player a bird’s eye view of the table, where you will see your “hole” cards. As the round starts, the extra “community” cards that all players can use will begin to pile up. Mike Sexton will provide more commentary on the river, turn, and flop cards prior to the end of the round when each player has to reveal their hand – if they are still in the pot.
The main draw of “World Poker Tour: Hold ‘Em Showdown” is the level of interaction that your character has with the other computer-controlled players. The A.I. reacts to your moves in the same way an actual human opponent would. For example, if you try to bet aggressively with them, they will more often than not, react in an equally aggressive manor.
With all of these functions present in the game, “World Poker Tour: Hold ‘Em Showdown” succeeds in being an authentic mobile simulation of the televised poker tournament.