VIP Casino Blackjack Review
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System: WiiWare Review Rating Legend
Dev: High Voltage Software 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: High Voltage Software 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: May 12, 2008 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Teen 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Speaking of the look, the visuals are just stale all around. Even on a high-def television, they can be a little rough. The characters are extremely generic; it would have been nice to be able to customize your player. It would have added a little variety instead of sticking us with some random, lifeless figure. It is all just very ho hum and plain. You are able to switch the camera around to varyinsg angles, so you are not relegated to staring at the guys hands the whole time. One of the better features is the ability to point at a card with the Wii-mote to get a close look.

VIP Casino Blackjack screenshot

The sound is pretty bland as well. In fact, it compliments the gameplay and the visuals perfectly. Put them all together, and you have the ideal way to fall asleep. Forget Nyquil; this game could put you out in a matter of minutes. Faint background music, card shuffling, and a couple of oohs and aahs hardly make for a great ensemble, but then again this is just Blackjack.

The easy controls allow you to either simply use the D-pad to designate what you want your player to do or point and click at the option to accomplish it. It is an easy set up, and it works nicely for the game. Of course, it is not like they are really asked to do very much, but I have seen games do much worse.

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In my estimation, you should just stay away from this title. For the money and the file space, it is just not worth it, and I am not kidding about that space. V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack takes up over 200 blocks of your memory. A hefty load for such a one dimensional game.

By Tom Kelly
CCC Freelance Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.4
Graphics
As bland as they come. Really pumps out that generic feel
4.2
Control
Use them whichever way you want; sure, there is not a lot asked of them, but they accomplish it seamlessly
2.2
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
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1.5

Play Value
All I can say is that you better really like Blackjack

2.3
Overall Rating - Poor
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Boosting roughly twenty achievements, V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack is everything a seasoned gambler could want
  • Hit the table with up to three friends and experience Blackjack like never before
  • Use your Wii-mote as your guide - stay, hit, or double down


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