VIP Casino Blackjack - WiiWare review

FPBJ… or First-Person Blackjack

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    A game anyone can play

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    "Immersive" camera

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    It's cheap


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    It's not cheap enough

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    It's blackjack

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    but without the money

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    An achievment for playing 2 hours?

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First-person shooters, sure, but first-person gambling? This is blackjack, only viewed from the best seat in the house: inside the martini-addled head of a card junkie. Our host is Mr. Paradise (how can you not be magnetically drawn to Vegas with a name like that?) – prepare to meet his hands.

GASP as he drops chips on the felt. BLINK as he waves his hand to stick. SIGH as he slaps his hands together with victor’s glee. Then do it all over again. And again. Sometimes you’ll even get an achievement. Well done for winning $10,000. Well done for winning with a five-card hand. There’s even one for playing the game for two consecutive hours – well done for enduring it, we suppose. How’s about this: keep the 700 points, and buy 42 All-Time Classics on DS instead. You’ll get blackjack with 41 other games to boot. VIP? Oh, it’s VIP all right. A Very Ignorant Purchase. By the way, we should also warn you that this has a ‘Teen’ rating for ‘simulated gambling’. Well, duh.

Jun 27, 2008

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GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionPlay blackjack as never before with an immersive first person perspective, but don't get too excited. It's still just blackjack with no money and it's cheap.
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)