If you enjoy playing casino games such as poker and blackjack, then there are some great games you can play with other players all over the world, right from your home on your Nintendo Wii. With your Wii remote you can enjoy an entirely different way of playing that gets you right to the heart of the action. Here are some of the games you can try out.
Texas Hold’em Tournament is a fantastic progressive poker game in which you start playing in various gaming halls with the object as reaching the dizzy heights of the Las Vegas Championship. You can play against up to six other players when you connect to the internet.
The World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions is another great poker game for the Wii and it is a great way to learn all about the game right from the basics such as pot odds and hand rankings right up to sophisticated techniques such as player style analysis, and how to use this knowledge to turn the tables to your benefit.
If online blackjack is more to your style than poker, then you should dry out V.I.P. Casino: Blackjack and it is claimed that this is the best virtual blackjack game ever created. Up to four players can take part and playing the game with the Wii remote is both easy and fun. You can try out various blackjack playing strategies and find those that work best for you, and as your game improves you climb the high roller status ranks.
For a taste of real Vegas, try out Vegas Party. This game is an amalgam of an adventure game and various gambling games in which you assume the identity of one of the game’s 12 characters. You travel the length of the Strip and visit 17 casinos where you can play up to 15 different games which range from slots to baccarat and include blackjack, poker, greyhounds and darts.
All of these games are available to play on your Wii, or your Wii U. We have casinos right here in Oklahoma and who knows maybe one day you might take a trip to Vegas. What better way to brush up on yourskills than with a little practice before you go?
The video game hobby can be a funny thing. When I was younger there wasn’t a flood of information available to you all the time at the touch of a button, or the click of a mouse. You had to rely on magazines that only came out once a month, and you had to hope that magazine had information on a game you might like. Many times when you went to the store to buy a game you did so with the hope that when you got the game home it would be a fun experience. Many video game players will relate to stories of their gaming youth of having to play through terrible games because it was simply all you had. Many times it really was a gamble to buy a game.
That’s the premise of this new feature that I’m starting today. Every two weeks I’m going to go to one of the local stores here in Tulsa, primarily Vintage Stock, with a budget of $5. I’ll ask the store clerk to randomly select one game that comes in under $5 in price and I’ll bring it home, play it and tell you all about the experience. This is going to begin as a handheld series as there are a plethora of handheld games for all of Nintendo’s classic systems available at that price or lower. Eventually we’ll move on to some consoles, and if I acquire any new handhelds we’ll include those as well. It really is going to be a gamble on gaming because I don’t know what I’m going to get. It could be a hidden gem. It could be a pile of poo. You just never know and that’s the idea. To remember what it was like when we were younger. I’m only going to do it with less money on the table. I’ll do a little bit of research on each of the titles to get some history about the game, but I’ll avoid any reviews because I want the experience to be fresh and without any pre-conceived notions.