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First started in late 2007, Kasey's Mobile Game Review (then just a regular feature of Kasey's Korner) started as a simul-post between here and IGN. Later I realized there's no reason to post it twice, when I can use the traffic on my own site. so, here we are, in 2010, and the mobile game industry has grown a bit. What do you think?

Mobile Game Review of "Uno (mobile)"

en: The game of UNO.Image via WikipediaTo be completely honest, I've never played Uno when I was a kid. However, I can see the attraction of this fast-paced game with simple but varies strategies, and a LOT of chance involved. The mobile version gives you all that, plus 3 AI opponents (sorry, not tunable), and a bunch of optional rules.

So what is Uno? It's a game that involves getting RID of your hand by following the card that's on the "ground". There are four colors, and the card you put down must match the card already on the ground in value or color, unless you choose to play a wild card. If you can't play any card, you must draw from the stack. There are special cards that can skip turn, reverse the normal flow, or even cause the next person to take 2 to 4 cards, with no chance to put some down. Once someone has only ONE card left, that person must declare "Uno". Once someone has gotten rid of all cards, a score is calculated based on what the other three players have left. You can choose to play a game up to 100, 200, or higher points.

There are no special variations other than the slightly different house rules. You can edit the various player's avatar and the card / card table backgrounds, but that's about it as far as customization goes. Sound effects are minimal, and music is forgettable.

Adaptations with minimal additional features, such as the Uno here, are competent, but nothing special, which means it rates a 7.0... solid, but unremarkable.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10
Pros: solid Uno port, special house rules, some customization, 3 pretty good AI
Cons: no special variants, AI strength not adjustable, too much chance
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