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Christmas Tripeaks

 

 

SCORE: 88

 

Christmas Tripeaks 

 

Christmas Tripeaks is an excellent app in the realm of card games. Think of Solitaire but with a twist. The player has a pile of cards, and one that is turned up. The bulk of the cards are out there in a Christmas related shape. The cards that are turned up need to be played before the ones underneath can be turned over. How does one play cards? By being one above or below the turned up card the player has. This means you can play three, four, three, four, five, four, three, two in one string. Are you getting it? I hope so.

The background graphics in Christmas Tripeaks are amazing, awe inspiring, and beautiful. I would admire them while the cards were being put out. Then I would marvel at the candy cane shape, or some other recognizable shape. Hippo Mobile Solutions put a lot  of thought into this aspect of the game, and it shows. The decks of cards also have diversity which is a nice touch.

The music is decent in Christmas Tripeaks. I must admit I was more interested in the game play, and the music was an aspect of this app I did not dwell on for very long. With that said it did not offend or bother me, so it was exactly what I wanted it to be. On the flip side it did not stick out in an ultra positive way either.

Every time we review a game here at Family Friendly Gaming we ask important questions. One of those questions is - "would I spend the price being asked for this experience?" I checked the iTunes page and it lists Christmas Tripeaks at 1.99. Personally I would say Christmas Tripeaks is a good deal at ninety-nine cents. There are thirty one levels. Now they can be replayed, but after beating each of the levels I really had little interest in replaying them. You can make your own decision, I just give my opinion.

Does the concept of this game confuse you? Don't worry about it. There is a help option in Christmas Tripeaks which can help anyone learn how to play this festive card game. The cards are randomly generated so some games are easier to defeat than others. I had a real blast playing Christmas Tripeaks. My one complaint has already been referenced - it is too short.

Do you know what Christmas Tripeaks is? It is a card game with no gambling. Which is something we completely support here at Family Friendly Gaming. I love the concept of this app, and hope there are sequels in the future. I wonder if this game could be ported to the Nintendo DSi. The graphics might be too intense though. I will be telling friends and family about Christmas Tripeaks. The level of creativity is amazing in Christmas Tripeaks.
- Yolanda

 

Graphics: 97%
Sound: 82%
Replay/Extras: 76%
Gameplay: 92%
Family Friendly Factor: 91%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch
Publisher: Hippo Mobile Solutions
Rating: '4+' for 4+

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