Dec 4, 2010 by

Pounce is a card game by Double Apps is a card game available on the App Store for $1.99.


“Pounce wins hands down as a solitaire game on the iPhone” – iphonefootprint.com

“Solitaire lovers rejoice! Now there’s a game that incorporates everything you love about Solitaire minus the monotony and boredom.” – slapapp.com

“A fast-paced card game that’s hard to put down!” – appshouter.com

“Pounce iPhone game makes solitaire less lonely” – appolicious.com

“Solitaire on steroids!” – Primo24

“Addicting” – Pretty much everybody who tries it!

Take the ‘solitary’ out of solitaire with Pounce! Play against multiple virtual players, or play against your friends!  Pounce is an intense multi-player speed card game. Game play is similar to solitaire, except that you are racing to play your cards faster than your opponents. Earn points for cards you play into the shared center field. Be the first to empty your Pounce pile to score bonus points!

Pounce is loaded with features:

– Single player games against up to 4 virtual opponents
– Head-to-Head games on a single device with 2 people and up to 2 virtual opponents.
– Multi-player games with up to 5 total players (up to 4 virtual opponents and/or 4 human players)
– Bluetooth is required for multi-player games
– Multiple card face, card back, and playing field designs
– Left-handed and right-handed modes
– Multiple playing styles:
– Pounce pile can be face-up or face-down (face-up makes for faster game play)
– Bonus or penalty scoring methods when a player calls ‘Pounce!
– Play a set number of hands, or play to a specific score
– Single player games are saved if Pounce is interrupted or you exit
– In-depth tutorial teaches you how to play

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First impression: the app looks incredibly cute and fun and I like the music!

There are three game modes: single player mode, head to head, and multiplayer.

In single player mode, you play against a computer.

When I only had my iPod Classic, the only game I would play is a solitaire game called “Klondike.” Now, I have an iPod touch and I play Pounce. And to be honest, I would rather be playing Klondike. The controls are hard to use, dragging tiny cards with your fingers. Every once in a while I would drag the wrong card and I let go. Then I try to drag it again and I get the wrong card. Again.

Ignoring that flaw in the game, I played on. It turned out to be pretty good. That’s a plus for the single player mode.

In head to head mode,you play against a computer whose skill level is chosen by you. You actually play the game on your own in real time, competing with the computer. I think that’s actually pretty cool and it’s a nice concept that they incorporated into this game.

Multiplayer mode is basically head to head mode with up to five players both human and computer.

The many features of this game add up to its total score.

Let’s see what it is.

Graphics: 3/5 – Pixelated at times.
UI: 2/5 – Not the best.
Gameplay: 3/5 – It’s all right.
Creativity: 3/5 – It’s been done before.
Sound: 5/5 – Enjoyed the music. ;)
Controls: 3/5 – Not the best.
Difficulty: 5/5 – You can choose.
Longevity: 2/5 – Not really.
Entertainment: 4/5 – It’s all right.
Value: 4/5 – Once again, it’s okay.
Total: 34/50 or 68% – Like strategy and puzzle games? Click that App Store button!

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