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  • Summary: Following an invitation by the owner of the largest Casino in Las Vegas and Godfather of the local most influential crime family, each character will face the other participants in a face off game of cards. Only the best of them will fly to Vegas to challenge the Godfather himself in a finalFollowing an invitation by the owner of the largest Casino in Las Vegas and Godfather of the local most influential crime family, each character will face the other participants in a face off game of cards. Only the best of them will fly to Vegas to challenge the Godfather himself in a final match, not knowing that the tournament itself is nothing more than a charade to hide a ruthless master plan to defeat the competing clan family... Expand
  • Developer: Headup Games, Stage Clear Studios
  • Genre(s): Miscellaneous, Gambling, Board / Card Game
  • # of players: Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: T
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Aug 15, 2018
    50
    At the end of the day though, this is just blackjack. It may be the most aesthetically pleasing version of blackjack, but that’s it. I would recommend skipping the console versions and trying out the mobile versions instead.
  2. Aug 2, 2018
    42
    Blackjack is primarily fun when actual money's on the table. Unfortunately, Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition just doesn't do enough with the formula to make it worthwhile so you're better off cashing in your chips and hitting the buffet instead.
  3. Aug 8, 2018
    40
    Super Blackjack Battle II TE is a love letter to arcade beat ‘em ups in terms of its style and sound. That’s about as far as it goes though, with little in terms of excitement, no longevity and just boring old Blackjack to keep you company. Worst of all, the A.I. ruins any chance of finding fun or a challenge, thanks mostly to its pure stupidity and lack of understanding. It’s like playing against my Nan after a Sherry or five.
  4. Aug 10, 2018
    30
    If you're going to pay homage to Street Fighter, please think about how you are going to incorporate combat into your game outside of giving you only 10 hands to do so. Also, remove the pointless emotion Right Bumper antics, as they do nothing, and instead incorporate various individually tailored attacks that should happen to the opponent when you beat them in a hand. Then also work on developing online multiplayer.
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  1. Jul 27, 2018
    7
    Close your eyes and think about the opening screens of your favorite game of all time. Chances are you can remember almost every small detailClose your eyes and think about the opening screens of your favorite game of all time. Chances are you can remember almost every small detail and sequence of events. For me, it's Street Fighter II. Even after spending countless hours playing other games or absorbing other pieces of information, my brain can pop up the image of the generic guys getting ready to duke it out with the blood pumping music like it was right in front of me without fail. This is how Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition - The Card Warriors opens, and doing so, gets a few brownie points on this review.

    While the title is advertised as a fighting card game hybrid, the Street Fighter references are essentially for aesthetic purposes only. Everything from the character select to the loading screens borrows from Capcom's classic series. While these give you something fun to look at while you play what is arguably one of the least interesting games of chance (beaten only by BINGO and lottery scratch offs), it does not add anything to the experience unless you are a fan of the franchise that the assets are inspired from.

    You'll pick your avatar from a rounded cast of characters; sadly, these do not callback or mimic any noteworthy characters from Street Fighter or any other franchise for that matter. While they do boast a wide variety of nationalities and genders, they don't really stand out in any meaningful way. I feel like making slight nods would've improved the already stellar fan service that the rest of the presentation showcases.

    If you grew up with questionable influences like I did, you probably learned how to play Blackjack at a young age. Unlike poker, the rules are pretty basic and can be picked up within minutes. If you didn't grow up with a grandmother that had a pretty ridiculous gambling addiction or ever visited your local casino, Blackjack requires the player to acquire a hand of cards as close to a score of 21, without going over. This doesn't offer much in the form of a tutorial, so you will need to have a basic knowledge of the game to be successful.

    The trick to the game is that one of your two cards that are dealt at the beginning of the hand is always face down, so the other players never know what you have unless you clearly go over the magic number. Once the two cards are dealt you can place a bet, and then ask for additional cards to get as close to 21 as possible. While there are a few variations of the game, this video game requires only that you beat the hand of the dealer, not every player at the table.

    Each match will take place over the course of ten hands, requiring you to not only beat the dealer in as many hands as possible, but bet enough to beat the other players’ pot of winnings. The AI tends to play it safe making the challenge fairly simple, often resulting in me going all in (betting all of my available money) early into the game to get a commanding lead. At times, this is still fruitless as the AI will get back to back blackjacks, or reach 21 from their first 2 cards. Once the first fighter is defeated, you will make your way via a short on screen plane ride that looks shot for shot like its inspiration. You'll rinse and repeat this as you work your way up the ladder, working your way to each fighter’s ending. With 12 characters being offered, you will have your hands full if you wish to unlock each ending.

    The game is fairly short on modes; the story is the meat of the package, with a single fight option and party mode being the only additional content. While the mobile versions offered an online mode, this has since been replaced with the option to play with up to four players on a single console. With everyone being able to see what the other players are holding and essentially betting with, this mode perplexes me as to why it was even included as an option.

    If you look at this for what it is, a decent blackjack game, it works well and is one of the more entertaining card games on console, second to Telltale's Poker Night at the Inventory, even without the inclusion of the popular fan favorite characters. That said, I would recommend purchasing Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition - The Card Warriors if your collection is in need of some variety, even if the "fighting" mechanics are a bit of a letdown.
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  2. Jul 26, 2018
    7
    Card game’s are very few and far between on the Xbox One and I must admit that I do like playing a card game every now and then because theyCard game’s are very few and far between on the Xbox One and I must admit that I do like playing a card game every now and then because they do provide you with quite a bit of enjoyment whilst at the same time being relaxing as well. The only problem with card game’s is that they lack in terms of variety and I was hoping that a new game would come out and mix it up a bit, and thankfully there is a new game that has done just that. Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition – The Card Warriors is not your usual blackjack game and that’s what makes the game so intriguing even if it does suffer with a few shortcomings. The gameplay has a few interesting elements combined together and when in full flow the game can provide you with quite a bit fun. Despite being fun I would still recommend that you play this game in short bursts though because when played for long periods it does get repetetive quite quickly and in the end your interest does dwindle a little bit. You’ll also notice that the AI is quite disappointing when played for long periods as well because the AI are either too easy or too difficult and this balancing issue does make things become tedious a lot quicker, which is a shame. If you’ve never played a card game before then you don’t need to worry about being bogged down in complicated issues because it’s very easy to grasp. In fact the gameplay on the whole has an easy to pick up and play style throughout which means it’s accessible to a wide array of different gamers, which is always a good thing. In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to get to grips with and it has just enough in terms of variety to keep you coming back for more especially if you only play the game every now and then. I will warn you though that when playing in any mode this game doesn’t reward skill very often and in fact everything feels very luck-based which can be quite annoying from time to time. Without a doubt one of my favourite things about this game was its presentation. The artwork that’s present in the game pays homage to Street Fighter II and this definitely gives the game quite a bit of uniqueness. The sound design also features some unique qualities as well and when combined with the visuals it does enhance the gameplay quite a bit. At the end of the day if you like card game’s and Street Fighter then you’ll be sure to love Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition. It’s great for passing some time every now and then and whilst it has a few shortcomings there isn’t anything else quite like this game so it does enough to get a recommendation from me. Expand