Why A New Blackjack Game Would Work For 3DS

Casino gaming options can be somewhat few and far between on gaming consoles, but when it comes to the 3DS there are actually a few different blackjack options to choose from. Generally, the game is simple enough that it’s not difficult to adapt to a handheld console, and a few different developers have attempted to inject blackjack games with plots and side elements to differentiate them from, say, the average card gaming app users could download on a mobile phone.

The most memorable example, fittingly, was titled Sweet Memories – Blackjack. And frankly, it was about as strange as a card game could be. In Sweet Memories – Blackjack, your typical blackjack gaming experience was turned into a bizarre simulated relationship with a cartoon girl named Kasumi. There’s a light plot in which you, as the player, are essentially recalling a childhood friendship with Kasumi, and every time you play blackjack with her, your relationship strengthens. As a review in Nintendo Life wrote, the game was “strange on arrival.” Although it offered some legitimate blackjack action, it failed to expand on the concept in a way worthy of a modern console.

 

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21: Blackjack was a more conventional option, particularly for those looking for a genuine blackjack experience rather than a plot-driven game. In this 3DS title, multiple blackjack modes were available, and it was made more unique by the high levels of customisation offered. In tweaking various things about the game, such as how many decks were used, dealer tendencies, etc., players could use 21: Blackjack as a helpful tool for learning and improving at the game.

But the fact is, neither of these games truly captured the potential of a modern card gaming experience on a modern console with Internet access and social capabilities. For that, a developer aiming at a 3DS game can use established casino and blackjack sites as a thoroughly developed template. InterCasino is one of the leading platforms that appears to focus more on blackjack than some of its competitors. And even in the space of a handful of game offerings, it has a number of ideas that would be quite innovative if adapted to 3DS: various modes of blackjack with other human players involved, a live dealer option, and of course, real money gaming capability.

Whether or not real money gaming can be an option on 3DS is debatable. At this stage, it seems like a challenging idea given the difficulty of regulating the game in areas where online gambling is not yet legal. However, the same concept could be implemented, with, say, Nintendo eShop credits instead of actual cash. At any rate, this option aside, there’s a lot that can be done with a simple casino game like blackjack that hasn’t really been attempted yet on the 3DS. Player vs. player competition, live dealer simulations, various gaming modes, tournaments online would all help to create a true casino experience that 3DS users could carry with them. It would be a simple game to make, and it would cater toward a significant built-in user base of gamers who enjoy casino activity.

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