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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Enjoy challenging variations of the classic card game Gin Rummy. Strategically select the right cards to complete sets of combinations, minimizing the risk of getting caught with a poor hand. ‘Knock’ out your opponent with high scores and bonus points, and video chat with players from around the world for endless hours of casual card game fun. 6 Popular Game Modes – Challenge your opponents to a game of Classic Gin Rummy, Speed Gin Rummy, Oklahoma Gin, Hollywood Gin, Three-Hand Gin, or Customize Your Own Rules. Rapid Auto-scoring – Enjoy immediate automatic scoring at the end of each match to get a detailed breakdown of each player’s total accrued points and bonuses. Unique Game Themes – Choose from colorful game skins, artistic card decks, and entertaining music selections. Multiplayer Matches – Test your skills in a real-time multiplayer match with up to 3 other competitors. Xbox LIVE Vision – Video chat with your friends over Xbox LIVE Vision for a knock-out time. [Sierra] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    To be frank the game is just very lacking and very bland. With all the great summer titles hitting high numbers it's a safe bet that this one will make the scratch list in the next few months.
  2. The card game may be old, but it’s far from obsolete, providing a perfect counter from the faster-paced, high-concentrate titles.
  3. It's a solid adaptation of a fun card game, and at 400 Microsoft Points it's priced just right.
  4. 63
    More could have been done with creating a cool look and adding some incentives for playing. Still, Gin Rummy can get addictive. There's just not a whole heck of a lot here.
  5. Simple, straightforward, no thrills gin rummy.
  6. For anyone who enjoys tossing cards, this game is a relaxing experience, and worth chilling out to. [Sept 2008, p.79]
  7. Another low-grade offering. [Issue#34, p.117]

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  1. DavidJones
    Oct 1, 2008
    8
    The game has a good tutorial for complete beginners. There are several modes such as Hollywood and Oklahoma but they are rarely worth playing as most Live users stick to Classic Gin Rummy or the Speed version. Overall the presentation matches the level it should be for a card game - nothing fancy. Expand