ISS Blackjack

ISS Blackjack (Smartphone) 3.6.2

Pontoon in your pocket

If you're a fan of Blackjack (also known as 'Pontoon' or '21') but can't be bothered with all the dealing and shuffling of the real thing then check out ISS Blackjack. View full description

PROS

  • Three difficulty levels
  • Authentic Blackjack gameplay
  • Good sound effects

CONS

  • No online multiplayer
  • 'Split' option doesn't work on some devices

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If you're a fan of Blackjack (also known as 'Pontoon' or '21') but can't be bothered with all the dealing and shuffling of the real thing then check out ISS Blackjack.

This Windows Mobile version of the popular card game gives you $10,000 and challenges you to make as much money as you can by beating the dealer. Unfortunately, it's not real money, but it's still great fun to play and doesn't come with the risk of blowing all your savings.

The aim of ISS Blackjack is to get as close to 21 as possible without going over, based on the value of the cards in your hand, as well as scoring more than the dealer. You are shown all but one card of the dealer's hand at the top then your hand is displayed below. You start by placing a bet using the buttons that display the various amounts from $5 to $100. Then, once a hand has been dealt, you need to decide whether to hit, stand, double, surrender, split, or ask for insurance, using the buttons provided. If you get stuck, check out the clear and comprehensive Help section included within ISS Blackjack.

There are a few options in ISS Blackjack that you can tinker with to make games more interesting. You can choose between three difficulty levels, toggle on and off the sound effects (which, incidentally, are very realistic) and choose the color of the table. Note that unfortunately, the 'Split' option is not available on screen resolutions of 176 x 220.

ISS Blackjack is an enjoyable, authentic mobile version of Pontoon, but it's a shame there's no online multiplayer feature.

ISS Blackjack

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ISS Blackjack (Smartphone) 3.6.2