Super Tank Poker
Play your cards right
by Matt Suckley 4/12/2013
Product: Super Tank Poker
Developer: T.A.C.S. Games
Format: Android, PS Vita, Xperia Play
Genre: Casino, Strategy
The best thing about Super Tank Poker is that is has a clearly defined hook. It is Advance Wars-meets-poker. Simple as that.
The only problem with a description like that, though, is the very likely chance that the game falls uncomfortably between the two abovementioned stools.
So, let's get one thing straight immediately: Super Tank Poker is barely a strategy game. Yep, the poker element of this game's name is clearly to the fore.
The luck of the draw
The plot justification for all the tank-on-tank carnage here - a fairly incidental narrative, by the way, delivered via text-based exposition - is that a very important-looking president-type man has declared war on "the enemy", who are believed to have weapons of mass destruction.
When something looks to have all the ingredients of strategy excellence, you can't help but be a bit sad when it turns out to be more shallow than you'd hoped. As it stands, though, Super Tank Poker boasts brilliant music, an excellent sense of style, and the most entertaining, explosive approximation of poker I've ever seen
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