Poker 3-5-7 17+

with Talking Robots

Lone Human, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

You are the last human. The robots have captured you and placed you here, where every discontinued robot comes to be recycled.

This is their basement. This is their game. Can you survive?

Poker 3-5-7 is a mind blowing variation of human poker with each hand consisting of 3 rounds where players, in turn, declare in or out. Only players who declare in get to see that round’s showdown. Occasionally, as the game progresses, a player (that includes you) may be forced to declare a certain way - no matter how distressing that may be. Add to that alternating wild cards, an ever increasing pot, flying chips and wisecracking robots that have a general dislike for you and you’ve got one frustratingly entertaining game. Oh, did we mention, the winner is the only one that doesn’t get crushed?

Images used under license from Shutterstock.com
Sounds by Soundsnap

What’s New

Version 2.0

- New basement graphic
- Robots always talk at the more natural rate of speed
- Robots always say some famous last words before they die
- Added a few more alerts to help keep you sane/alive
- Polished interface

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Kellieandrandy ,

Super fun game

I haven’t played poker in years but with a quick review of 3-5-7 rules I could play this easily. And the prompts help :) This game is great and I love the cheesy jokes!

5863ghfs ,

Too slooooooowwwww

A lot of effort went into making this game, so it pains me to write a bad review. But, because a ton of time is wasted with needless graphics and movements, the game plays exceedingly slow. Even the payments between players after a round slowly click through in increments instead of just transferring. A robot getting eliminated takes a chunk of time to be crushed. They got too cute with gameplay, and it makes the game almost unbearable.
Graphic of selection of the dealer at the beginning is ridiculously dumb and too long.
An option for quicker play would go a long way into improving the game experience.

Developer Response ,

Done. Now, in the latest version, there is a 'Fast Animations and Talk' switch in Settings. With this ON, all animations will be 10 times faster. What once took 3 seconds now takes less than a third of a second.

Also, if you have the 'Table Talk' Setting turned ON, not only will robots talk a little faster, they will also skip saying certain things altogether. Like when a robot is about to die and 'Fast Animations and Talk' is OFF, the gameplay will pause to let the poor robot say some famous last words, like "Et tu, Brute?" Now, with it ON, no words are spoken and the whole crushing robot animation takes less than a second. We did leave 2 places where game play pauses for the robots to speak. The first is when you make a boneheaded declaration and allow a player to get 3 chips, which will end the game prematurely. Not only do the robots chastise you while they are being crushed, they also explain what you did wrong. The other time is when the last robot announces "Face Off." We felt it was pretty important to emphasize the fact that now chips will no longer be relevant and the ante will begin to double at the start of each new hand.

Lastly, 'Fast Animations and Talk' will make the initial dealer selection instantaneous.

Please try Poker 3-5-7 again with this switch turned ON in Settings and let us know how you like the game now. We always like to hear what we can improve on. The occasional praise is nice as well!

Keithbudman1 ,

Stupid

Far and away the worst game I’ve ever played. You are FORCED to play and not allowed to fold, EVEN when you know you’re beat. Additionally, the games take WAY too long. Designer didn’t think this one through.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for giving 3-5-7 a shot. You’re right about how long it took to play a game. That’s why we recently added the ability to choose how many credits everyone starts out with (250, 500, 750 or 1,000). The default is now 500. Also, when there are only 2 players left, the ante now doubles at the start of each new hand. These changes really speed up gameplay.

As for your main complaint, later on in a game, a player may find he has to declare a certain way (no matter how detrimental) in order to keep the game going. If you are playing 3-5-7 with your friends, the normal rules state that once a player collects 3 chips, the game is over with. Well, in real life, you congratulate the player that’s walking away with the most money, shake everyone’s hand and wish them all a good night. In the world of apps, however, we found this was a bit anticlimactic and just no fun. So we wondered how we could pep things up a bit. That’s why we added a new rule - the moment someone collects 3 chips, EVERYONE dies except the player with the MOST CREDITS. That sounds horrible, but keep in mind it is always possible to stop someone from getting a third chip. A robot will never let this happen on its own. However, if the last chance to stop a player from getting 3 chips rests on you, and you declare incorrectly, then you’ve just ended the game!

This can be very traumatic if you are not prepared and can make even the most genteel player quite homicidal. In the previous versions the robots would briefly mention this possibility while giving you a complete synopsis of the game the first time you’d play. Now, when a player gets 2 chips an alert will pop up informing you and will provide a chance to read the new help section entitled "When You Could Die at Any Time". There you can find examples of what to look out for and general advice on the matter.

Basically, it all boils down to: If you are the last player who can stop another from getting 3 chips and you aren’t winning, then you must stop them or die. We think it adds an interesting dynamic to the game, but maybe you disagree. Even with the additions we’ve made, if you still think this game is stupid, then it just reminds me of what my father always used to tell me: "Son, you just can’t fix stupid".

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