Hard Rock Casino (video game) | Wikipedia audio article

Hard Rock Casino (video game) | Wikipedia audio article


Hard Rock Casino is the title of several gambling
video games released between 2003 and 2007, and based on the Hard Rock Casino brand. The first Hard Rock Casino game, developed
by MumboJumbo and published by Jamdat Mobile for Microsoft Windows, was released in the
United States in 2003. The game was subsequently published by MacPlay
for Macintosh in the United States, in January 2004. Later in 2004, Jamdat Mobile developed and
published a version for mobile phones in the United States.In July 2005, Crave Entertainment
announced an agreement with Hard Rock International to create Hard Rock Casino video games. FarSight Studios developed Hard Rock Casino
for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), and Crave Entertainment published the game in the United States on
November 28, 2006. FarSight Studios also developed a version
for the PlayStation Portable (PSP), which Crave Entertainment released in April 2007,
in North America. In Europe, the PlayStation versions were published
by Oxygen Games during the same month. The PlayStation versions of Hard Rock Casino
received generally negative reviews, according to Metacritic.==Gameplay==
The computer versions of Hard Rock Casino include blackjack, craps, keno, and poker. The mobile version starts the player off with
$5,000, and includes three casino games: blackjack, poker, and a slot machine.The PlayStation
versions feature four casinos and 22 casino games, including slot machines, poker, blackjack,
roulette, craps, baccarat, pai gow, Let It Ride and Casino War. The player is given body type and clothing
options to create a customized player character. The game includes a story mode in which the
player tries to win enough money to gamble at high roller casinos. To progress through the story mode, the player
must play and win the various gambling games to advance from one casino to the next casino. The PSP version includes a wireless multiplayer
option.==Reception==
The PlayStation versions of Hard Rock Casino received generally unfavorable reviews, according
to Metacritic. Reviewers criticized the PlayStation versions
for their simple gambling games and repetitive gameplay, with Rob Fahey of Eurogamer stating
that none of the games were “particularly fun to play.” Reviewers noted that some of the games were
played by pushing a single button. Reviewers also criticized the gambling games’
graphical user interface, with some comparing it to a flash game.IGN’s Chris Roper, reviewing
the PlayStation versions, called the game a “poor attempt at a decent idea.” Roper stated that the “biggest problem” with
the game was the lack of instructions in the manual and the in-game career mode; instructions
are instead accessed from the game’s main menu. Mark Walbank of Pocket Gamer, reviewing the
PSP version, stated that the game could not match the feeling of a real casino and “as
a consequence it all feels rather flat and functional.” Louis Bedigian of GameZone praised the graphics
of the PSP version and wrote that it “is presented and implemented more efficiently than any
other casino game collection,” while noting that the casino games were “simple, random
fun” and “the replay value is higher than any standalone poker game.”Levi Buchanan of
IGN praised the graphics of the mobile version, but stated that there were better versions
of each gambling game available elsewhere. Carrie Venetia of GameSpot reviewed the mobile
version and was disappointed by the minimal casino sound effects, and wrote that the game
“is a wonderful value, but it’s also very straightforward,” stating that it “won’t surprise
or impress in any way

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