DJTeddyBear
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January 15th, 2010 at 6:57:15 AM permalink
Today on the main site, the Wiz posted a new game he has developed. In case you missed, here's a link:
Turbo Video Poker

I played it for about 20 minutes. Great concept. Great game. I think people will enjoy it.



Based upon my experience, and my feeble analysis abilities when none of the five hands are already winners, the instructions should be modified.

Quote:

1 - Make a 10-coin bet by clicking "bet max."
2 - The game will deal five video poker hands from the same deck, one on each row.
3 - Mentally, choose the best hand to play.
4 - Click the cards you wish to hold on your chosen hands. You don't need to bother doing anything with the unchosen hands.
5 - Click the draw button associated with the hand you wish to play.
6 - The game will put the 20 unchosen cards back in the deck, and give you new cards to replace those you discarded.
7 - The game will pay you according to the pay table.

"Mentally choose" ?

I think you should change 3, 4 and 5 to:

3 - Click the cards you wish to hold on any hands.
4 - To help you decide which is the best starting hand, hold cards on multiple hands.
5 - Click the draw button associated with the one hand you wish to play.


During my 20 minutes, one time I held the two jacks in the only winning hand, but it was as I hit 'draw' that I noticed a second pair in that hand.

Therefore, the graphic showing the pre-draw winners should not disappear when one of the cards is selected. Does it disapear on standard VP machines? I think not.
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January 15th, 2010 at 10:22:27 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Therefore, the graphic showing the pre-draw winners should not disappear when one of the cards is selected. Does it disapear on standard VP machines? I think not.


It actually does behave that way on games where the description of the dealt hand appears on top of the cards themselves. Examples would be Super Times Pay, and other multi-hand video poker games. Single-line games highlight the winning row on the paytable, but for obvious reasons, that would not work with Turbo VP.
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January 15th, 2010 at 11:35:29 AM permalink
Thanks for trying out the game and your compliments. I changed the rules a bit, incorporating some of your suggestions.

As JB said, conventional video poker DOES remove the winning hand description as soon you hold any card.
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