The classic thrills of Pinochle burst onto the iPhone and iPod Touch with Pinochle HD! Download this digital update of the classic card game NOW to get your hands on the complete versions of both single-deck and double-deck Pinochle for endless fun on the go! Entertain your brain and rediscover the timeless appeal of Pinochle with Pinochle HD.
With full Game Center integration, Pinochle HD allows users to play Online matches against random opponents as well as invite friends to a match! Play with 4 people or 2 in ether cooperative or versus modes. Pinochle HD also includes full Leaderboard and Achievement support.
Developed as the highest quality Pinochle adaptation available on the Apple App Store, Pinochle HD caters to all players. Detailed instructions and interactive hints at every stage of play are provided for novices while experienced Pinochle veterans can simply pump up Pinochle HD’s adjustable difficulty settings – three separate difficulty settings are available to choose from -- or play against tough live opponents through the Peer to Peer gaming options included within the game.
Developed to bring the authentic Pinochle experience into the digital age, Pinochle HD allows users to play from any Apple mobile platform, play Online via Game Center and review game play with recorded match statistics and hand histories. Pick up your mobile device and discover—or rediscover—the time tested joys and challenges of Pinochle today with Pinochle HD!
- 3 unique difficulty settings (Easy, Medium, & Hard).
- Single player game mode.
- Support for both Single Deck and Double Deck Pinochle.
- Multi-Player game-play on the device
- Peer-to-Peer game-play via Bluetooth.
- Online games via Game Center
- Complete game statistics for all matches.
- 6 unique background/ layout choices.
- Full instructions for new players
- Extensive hints at all stages of game-play and in-game ‘Explain’ option for novice users.
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Ratings and Reviews
Would love to give this game a higher rating but....
I love pinochle but it is really frustrating when the computer withholds a jack that would make a run in lieu of passing 2 10s. Just an example of having a partner that you can't count on. They fail to pass parts of a pinochle but pass an unrelated king instead, what's with that? I think the writer does not understand the game. Same with playing. They throw aces with no thought to helping the partner cover its small cards. The game can be so much fun and it is close to being a success if you would please improve the strategy. I hope you will take this as constructive criticism because you would have a great gam if you could use more of the normal playing strategy like trying to save for the last trick extra point. That has cost numerous failures. Please fix it if you can and I will recommend it to many friends.
Can not understand
Why this AI refuses meld I do not understand. The AI takes the bid, I send the AI a marriage in spades (the trump that the AI called) along with two Jacks of Diamonds.
Then the AI sends the two Jack of Diamonds back and ends up with a total meld of 190, instead of the 490 it could have had!!! The AI does this EVERY TIME I send good meld to it and refuses to send me a Jack of diamonds when I call diamonds trump and we end up with a single pinochle instead of a double run in diamonds. Something is really wrong here!!!
Review part two: as incredible as the AI refusing meld, it also wastes aces. When I lead an off suit ace and the opposition has two or one of the aces, my AI has an ace and a ten, the AI plays the Ace! Great, I get ten points, wow who! Then I play a king and the player to my left beats it with his ten leaving my partner (the idiot AI) to follow it a ten BECAUSE the idiot sluffed it’s ace on mine!!!
Review part three: three time now the AI will lead an off suit 10 and lose the trick then I find out it had two aces that it could have played. This app is frustrating in the extreme. But wait, it gets better. The opposition bids and plays brilliantly, go figure.
Trump rules changed again
I've played about thousand games of Pinocle with this app, I don't play much else except Tetris to pass idle moments. I do enjoy it overall, and also agree with most of the negative reviews. After a while it's easy to predict what your partner will play though it's often nonsensical. I rarely yield the bid to my partner, and it's best to be aggressive in bidding. My main complaint lately is that the game forces you to use trump if you can't play the given suit. I like to yield to my partner in the middle of the hand to allow him to play his Aces. It's disruptive if I can't throw some trash down and must pick up with trump.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.