Bicycle Poker (PC, 3 1/2" Disk and 5 1/4" Disk) Swfte International - 1991 USA, Canada Release
|Media||3 1/2" Disk and 5 1/4" Disk|
|Category(s)||Entertainment, Traditional, Card Games, Poker|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
Bicycle Poker has everything you need to polish your skills in this legendary American game. Anyone can learn to play poker, but to play well requires a balance of wits and guts. Bicycle Poker is designed to teach and test all aspects of your game. High resolution card designs and step by step play make poker easy to learn using a mouse or keyboard. Your PC deals the cards and arranges the game. Eight different characters are included with Bicycle Poker, all dying to separate you from your chips. Play against several characters, or face off against just one until you have mastered their personal playing style.
This most familiar form of poker offers beginners and experts alike a chance to hone their skills in the basics. On line rules list the priority of hands, from a runt to a royal flush, and a handy table displays the play of each player in each hand of the game. Draw Poker will give you a fell for betting and drawing cards. Once you have mastered the five-card draw, add some wild cards and see how they affect the odds.
In contrast to Draw Poker, Stud Poker is the game that truly tests the mettle of players. In basic Five Card Stud, players receive one card face-down and four cards face-up. Serious poker players will sometimes bluff for enormous pots over that one hole card. With four cards face up, five card stud involves more skill and guile than five card draw. In Draw Poker, no player sees another's cards until the showdown at the end of the hand. Stud Poker allows you to gauge the strength of your opponents, but also leaves the game open to bluffing. If one of our players is beating you consistently, take the time to study them. You can even play seven of them at once to find a strategy that works! Stud Poker is available in five, six and seven card variations.
Baseball, one of the most popular variations of stud poker, is also available in BicyclePoker. This game, a seven card stud adaptation, includes several interesting wild card twists: Threes and nines are wild, threes as an up-card means a player must match the pot or fold, and fours as an up-card earns a player an extra down-card. It sounds complex, but this game is fun and flushes the real poker players out of a crowd! Wildcards And High Low: All of the games include options for wildcards and high low. Wild cards change the nature of any poker game, throwing in that added element of unpredictability. You can choose from a menu of common wild cards like "one eyed jacks", or set your own wild card from our custom "Name Your Poison" menu. For a little extra intrigue there is high/low poker. High/Low calls for all players to declare whether they are going for the highest or lowest hand. At the end of a High/Low hand, the players with the highest and lowest rank hands split the pot! These options, plus a host of other customized features make Bicycle Poker an excellent tutor and a challenging opponent in a game of unmatched variety and quality.