Xbox One’s backward compatibility resurrects sleeper indie hit Poker Smash
Above: Poker Smash is an exhilarating tackle puzzle video games.
Picture Credit score: Void Star Creations
I care extra about Microsoft’s efforts to deliver Xbox 360 video games to the Xbox One than I believed I’d when the corporate first introduced it, and one of many video games the corporate added at the moment is a giant cause for this.
Xbox One backward compatibility is getting help for Avenue Fighter IV, Luxor 2, and Madballs in … Babo: Invasion at the moment, however the standout addition for me is the 2008 Xbox Reside Arcade launch Poker Smash. This can be a puzzler that has blocks falling from the sky, however not like the match-Three video games it’s most carefully associated to, it makes use of poker guidelines. You rating factors and eradicate blocks by matching up full homes, flushes, and straights as a substitute of simply three jewels of or candies of the identical variety. It’s a intelligent twist on acquainted gameplay, and one which makes for wonderful leaderboard chasing with associates.
Whereas I hope that Poker Smash’s revival on Xbox One will result in extra folks enjoying it so I’ve some new scores to compete towards, it’s good to have a straightforward option to play the sport on a contemporary console. Developer Void Star Creations ultimately introduced the sport to iOS gadgets in July 2010, and it deliberate to ultimately launch it on PC — however that by no means occurred. You may’t get the sport on Steam or the Home windows Retailer. And the iOS model by no means had the participant base to make you are feeling such as you had been competing towards a variety of your different associates.
That has left the Xbox 360 as one of the simplest ways to proceed enjoying Poker Smash till at the moment. Now, I can boot it up on my Xbox One each time I need, and backward compatibility is as soon as once more an unimaginable characteristic for Microsoft’s console.