Capone Casino II
If you're a casino junkie, Capone Casino II is your one stop shop for any table-top gambling. From blackjack to slots, to texas holdem, as long as you have money to spare, there's a casino open with your name on it. Well actually, there are several.
The strip in Capone Casino is divided into more than four casinos not counting a tournament area. In the casino selection screen, icons depicting the available types of tables and slots are displayed on the top left. Once in the casino, the directional pad is used to move from table to table.
The interface for manipulating actions on a table are straight forward with easy to read text displaying your current amount of money, how much you're betting, and which actions you need to take. The whole game is in 3D and while the polygon count is low, there's enough detail at the tables to see what cards are being dealt and what you're putting your chips on when you're playing craps. There's even a cut scene of animated dice being thrown on the craps table.
The character models in Capone Casino are hilarious whether intentionally or not. I felt like I was playing Texas Hold'em with a bunch of muppets because that's what they looked like, down to their oversized hands. The silly look of other people at the tables gave the game a lighter touch and made it feel less like a serious casino simulator.
The load times between tables and casinos are short, which is always a good thing when it comes to a mobile game. I don't want to have to wait for more than a few seconds when I'm playing on the go. Unfortunately, the short load times might be because the casinos are all similar in the games they offer. Other than superficial differences such as how the tables are laid out, once you sit at a table for a game like blackjack, it looked like any other blackjack table in the game. This is true of real life casinos, since the games are all essentially the same, but dealers with different personalities would have been a nice touch.
Individual card games are a dime a dozen on phones, but it's handy to have all of the usual games in a collection, which is what Capone Casino II is good for. The added incentive of winning virtual money is mainly what kept me playing. I'm not much of a card shark so I didn't feel compelled to play at any one table for long amounts of time, but for scratching the slot machine itch, this game does the trick.
What's Hot: Most of the classic table top games are represented here.
What's Not: All the casinos looked the same. Fake money just isn't satisfying in the end.