Deal Or No Thanks (free) by Razmobi
Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Ahh yes, the time honored tradition of the blatant game show ripoff… I love it! Obviously modeled after Deal or No Deal, Deal or No Thanks puts you in the hot seat, except in this version Howie Mandel isn’t there to annoy you to death with his need to state the obvious every five seconds.
For those unfamiliar, here’s how the game goes: You can win anywhere from 1 cent to $ 1 million. You pick a briefcase that contains a secret dollar amount, and then you start opening other briefcases that tell you how much is NOT in the case you picked. You want the briefcases you’re opening to have small dollar amounts in them. The “Banker” will periodically make offers to buy your briefcase based on the dollar amounts that remain on the board, and if you say no to all of his offers then you win what’s in the case. It’s a guessing game based on the process of elimination.
Standing in for Howie is a super cheesy announcer guy which is somehow fitting since Deal or No Thanks feels like a pretty low rent production overall. Cheapness aside, though, it does do a faithful job of recreating the rules of the actual TV game show even if the action kind of plods along with the opening of each dollar amount.
There’s really not much more to say about this one except that if you’re a fan of Deal or No Deal you’ll probably have a little fun with this game. Obviously you won’t be winning any real money, but if getting onto the OpenFeint scoreboard excites you then you might actually have an incentive to hit the green “deal” button before you get down to the last unopened briefcase.
|Fun||Sure, for fans of the TV game show|
|Sound & Graphics||Cheesy as F***|
|Controls||Easy unless you’ve got sausage fingers|
|Replay Value||Um… a little?|
|Overall||If you love “Deal or No Deal” give it a try|
|App Name:||Deal Or No Thanks (iTunes)|
|Price as of this writing:||free.|
|Available on:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad|
|Device & iOS used for review:||iPhone 4, iOS 5.0|