UNO - App Review
As mentioned, UNO uses a unique deck of cards for play. This deck is comprised of 108 color-coded cards, of which there are four colors, green, blue, yellow, and red. The cards are numbered 0-9, and there are 2 of each card for each of the 4 colors. In addition to those cards, there are draw, reverse, and skip cards in each color, and wild cards.
The object of the game is quite simple: get rid of all of your cards. You’re dealt 7 cards to start the game, and you can discard a card in your hand if it matches one of two conditions, that it’s either the same color as the card atop the discard pile, or that it’s the same number as that card.
One other little wrinkle to the game is that when you’re down to just one card left in your hand, you must say “UNO” to your opponents to let them know, similar to saying “check” to your opponent in chess. Otherwise you can be penalized and forced to draw two cards if this is pointed out. The iPhone version handles this with an UNO button that you can press to notify your opponents that you’re down to one card.
Just who are my opponents?
You play against up to 3 other opponents, and the iPhone game thankfully has full online play available, which makes it easy to find a match at any time. The game also saves online wins records and displays them on a leaderboard, giving you further incentive to hone your UNO skills, and challenge players from around the world until you’re all UNO’d out.
You can also play over local wireless or by passing the iPhone around. The battle with your opponents and trying to figure out which colors or numbers they have is a big part of the fun of the game, so it’s a great boost to the game to have full online play.
UNO is a really enjoyable card game that I’m thrilled to have in my iPhone game collection, as it had been several years since I had played it last. Check it out, and good luck avoiding those pesky draw cards.
Platform – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (iOS 3.1.2 or later).
Genre – Card Game
Price - $0.99
RATING – 4.7/5