May 12, 2012
Tiger Casino collects five casino-style games for the less than adequate handheld game system. The variety is appreciated although I have qualms with the slow pace of the game, not to mention the negatives associated with the system itself.
Included in Tiger Casino are poker, blackjack, hi-low (I know it as war), roulette, and slot machines. Winning it big is the objective and betting a lot is the way to do it, but max bets are 5 and with a beginning balance of 500, players will never go bust.
The touch screen is the sole method of input and it works well for selecting the cards to hold or fold, placing bets, and navigating menus. My main beef with the game is the stilted flow of animations. These slow down the pace of the game whereas I’m looking for something that I can quickly place bets and make moves.
Of the games Tiger Casino collects together, I do like four of the five, but because of the betting restrictions and the slow pace of the game, it’s not recommendable.
May 10, 2012
That Sega would allow some of its series to appear on Tiger’s Game.com is unfortunate; as unfortunate as Nintendo similarly allowing some of it series to appear on the Phillips CD-i. Fighters Megamix was one of those games, and I know that you’re probably thinking “I’ve never heard of that game before so what do I care?” Well fine. The “actual” Fighters Megamix appeared on the Sega Saturn and was a mashup of Virtua Fighter 2 and Fighting Vipers, plus a few characters from other Sega games.
Fighters Megamix on the Game.com is a total bore. It has a character roster of eight from the get-go, with an additional four unlockable special fighters. The few characters I played as did seem slightly distinct, but the horrendous blurring caused just by moving was hard to get over. Not to mention the game’s attempts at duplicating 3D by “scrolling” stages.
Fighters Megamix is a poor game that I can’t find any motivation to play. With “barebones” fighting games such as this one, the best incentive to repeatedly play it is the multiplayer mode. While Fighters Megamix does have multiplayer (!), I also believe that continued play of fighting games requires an appreciation for learning it, and this game isn’t worth learning.