|Posted by SheldonRandoms on July 3, 2016 at 9:05 PM|
eShop Guru SheldonRandoms here, and today, I’m gonna be dealing cards and playing some classic, casino styled blackjack in Blackjack 21. I’m going to ask for a hit from the skunk dealer, I’ll let you know if it ends in a blackjack, or end in a bust.
If you’re familiar with this card game, you’ll know how it plays from the get-go, although for those not knowing how blackjack plays, they will have to look up how to play, as there are no insttions in the game or manual. On the Wii U gamepad, you’ll see some poker chips ranging from 1 to 100, you can tap on the chips up to five times to increase your bet. Once you decide on the bet amount, you’ll be able to get the dealer to deal you a card, and then another card. The goal is to try and get to, or be the closest to 21 without going over for a bust, you can ask for a hit to get another card to increase your value, or stand and let the dealer draw cards. Other rules from casino blackjack are included in this version, such as surrender, insurance, and even double down, for when you want to try risking a large amount. Each time you restart the game, your bet amount will start at 500, regardless if you had a higher or lower number the last time you were on, and this goes for when you lose all your bets and get kicked out, you can re-enter and get your 500 back. The game doesn’t save your highest amount of earned credits, so if you wanted to remember what was your highest amount, you’d have to post it to miiverse to keep track.
The layout of casino table is fitting for playing blackjack, it looks alright for the most part, although the chips, as well as the dealer on the loading screen are a tad low-res. Speaking of the dealer, the dealer actually makes remarks on the results of the deals, which makes it feel like you’re talking to someone behind the table, although, he doesn’t show off his face, body, or has hands placing cards on the table, the dealer on the loading screen isn’t even the dealer that’s making comments about you getting a bust (and not the good kind).
All & all, Blackjack 21 is a simple to pick up blackjack game for the Wii U eshop. While it’s not the deepest game of blackjack, for those wanting a quick fix of blackjack and just so happen to be on your Wii U, this is something that’ll hit that need for quick play sessions, though playing for too long will be up to you if you can stand it.
I give Blackjack 21 5 blackjack cards out of 10
Cost on the eShop: $1.99
Memory Used: 80MB
Review code provided by: Skunk Software