Golden Nugget 64
System: Nintendo 64
Publisher & Developer: Westwood Studios
Released: 1998
Genre: Gambling
Capabilities: Controller Pak Compatible

Review Written: August 1999

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Graphics: 8: All the cards look very good like in all poker games. All the characters in the game look very good as well. All the card game boards look really good as well, especially the craps table.

Sound: 8: The game makes use of a lot of voice from all the card game hosts calling the game down the line(I.E. in blackjack the host is like, player one: 15; player one hit; player one total 22; player one bust). All the sound effects are done well like the slots.

Game play: 8: Well basically, all you do here is stay at the fabulous Golden Nugget hotel and the game is set at the casino. You're given a certain amount of money and you try to make as much as you can at various types of poker games. The game saves all your money earnings after each round on your controller pak. The game isn't really easy at first because I found myself going bankrupt a lot. Some of the games are Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, 5 Card Draw, 5 Card Stud., Slots, Video Poker. There is lots of other type of poker games as well.

Replay Value: 8: The game can be played by up to four players, unfortunately about only three or four of the 12 or 13 poker games are multi player compatible which are Blackjack, Craps, and 5 Card Stud. The game is a blast in one player mode, but kinda gets frustrating after a while once you go bankrupt all the time. Multi player gaming is fun too, but could've been better if a few more games supported multi player as well. And with the game saving all your scores automatically after each round you can turn off the game once you start to do pretty badly.

Overall: 8: The game is a really fun package overall, both one and multi player player modes, but you kinda stop playing the game after a couple weeks and start playing other games. Not that this game is boring or anything, I mean, anybody can pick up and play this game, but I recommend it for the fans of poker, because I think the average gamer will get bored of it within a couple of weeks like me.


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