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Title: Ken Uston's Blackjack / Poker
Rom Player: Virtual Colecovision
Reviewer: Angry Gamer

Synopsis: This was the game of the day. I still remember it like it was yesterday. My dad had come home and brought me a new Colecovision game and it was Ken Uston's Blackjack / Poker. I threw all my Donkey Kongs and Turbos and Omega Races aside, this was the game that I'd play for the next few years.

The best thing about this game was it came with one of those plastic overlays that went over the controller. Sure they could have just wrote what each button did in the instruction manual, but this was Ken Uston, you know he wanted quality. This was more than enough for any kid to become immediately hooked on gambling.

As for the game, you actually had 2 games, poker and blackjack. Ken Uston (the hardest working dealer in the world, ever), watched over you as you won or lost your fortune. Sure he had rules, like you could start with a cool million and lose it all, but only by betting $400 each turn, but he was a crazy guy. The way I remember it, you had poker except it was the sorry ass kind, you could tell this because the name states Blackjack as top billing, poker was the bastard child of this game and I refuse to talk about it. Blackjack was blackjack, Ken Uston style. You could get 4 people playing a heated game o' blackjack (that is if you found 3 other sophisticated types, like yourself) and watch as Ken Uston would come as close to cry when you lose.

Now I bet your going to look and say AG, couldn't you give it a perfect 10 score across the board? Well it has some flaws in the graphics department. If you look at the table cloth to the far right of the screen the pattern doesn't match. I'm tough, but fair. The music to the game can not be beat! The song should have won a grammy back in its day.

This is truly a must have game, for anyone.

Best Cheats: Nothing Entered

Game Play: 10
Graphics: 9
Music/Sound: 10
Originality: 10
Overall Rating: 10


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