[PS4] Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition Review
Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition is, as the name suggests, a blackjack game on PS4… with a twist. Learn more about it in our Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition review!
There is a single-player battle mode where you can select your character from the available pool. There is Mark from the USA (Washington), Danny from China, Sunita form Albania, Luke from Australia, Julian from Spain, Kamiko from Japan, Greg from South Africa, Marcel from France, Dieter from Germany, and Andre from the USA (Hawaii). Once you select your character you will see a familiar world map where a plane goes from one area to another, and then the first round for the “fight” will begin. Fights are 10 rounds in total, so you’ll need to gain as much money as possible to win the battle. Once you win all battles, you’ll get to see an ending cutscene for your character which, again, plays on how Street Fighter II did its thing.
You will select how much to bet on your hand from the available chips on the table, moving the cursor around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad to select the 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1,000 chips to place your bet. Once your opponent, the dealer and yourself get two cards, you can select to stand (not draw a new card), hit (get a card) or double (double your bet and only get one more card). If you manage to defeat your opponent, you will be treated to a screen that will once again remind you of Street fighter II in which a plane flies around from city to city so that you can challenge your opponents.
That’s all there is to it since, in the end, blackjack is blackjack. The thrill of betting actual money at a casino does not translate to this experience, especially since all gameplay is local either against the AI or other players. If there was an online multiplayer component, then things might be different, but that is not the case for this one. There’s also the fact that you could, for example, go all in on your first hand to try and win big. If you win, then you could just bet only 50 for each of the next 9 rounds and eventually outsmart your opponent and its lower cash total. But what if you lose that first hand? You have nothing to worry about since you can quickly press the X button to continue and give it another try. There is no penalty for losing, nor is there a limit on the number of times you can continue after being defeated. Where’s the fun in that?
The game does offer a full trophy list with a Platinum trophy for your troubles. There is a trophy for winning five rounds in a row, one for drawing five blackjacks in the same match, another for accumulating 50,000 chips, one for winning a match in all stages, trophies for beating the single-player campaign with each of the characters, a trophy for winning five insurance bets, and more. It’s a varied list, and one that is not too hard to complete.
If you’re a fan of blackjack and need to play a blackjack game on PlayStation 4, then this is what you need. But if blackjack is not your thing, of if you’re someone who likes to play games online, then you should definitely avoid this one.
This Super Blackjack Battle II Turbo Edition review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Headup Games.