365 Card Pack
| 365 Card Pack

When World War III finally kicks off and all of our flesh is burnt to a crisp by the nuclear attacks falling on both sides, there are two things that will survive the impending doom: cockroaches, and mobile card games.

Pocket Gamer is no stranger to evaluating the respective merits of card games. Indeed, I'm pretty certain that if you laid every Pocket Gamer card game review end to end, they'd at least stretch half way down Croydon high street.

Gaming on the go

What's on offer very definitely occupies the middle ground, delivering card games with little fuss or bluster.

365 Card Pack's line-up includes Hearts, Spades, and the popular-but-often-left-out Gin. Each one comes as a single entity, with tutorial style tips on offer that can thankfully be removed in the options menu once you're fully up to speed.

Controls are fairly typical, with a pointer handling all actions. In Gin, for instance, picking up cards from the pack is a case of directing the pointer to the card in question before hitting '5' to transfer it to your hand.

You can then shift it from left to right with the D-pad (or '4' and '6', if you so choose) before dropping it back in with the '5' key.

Five minutes of fame

Though three difficulties come with each game, it's questionable whether 365 Card Pack will ever extend beyond the 5-minute bus journey fix – or, indeed, whether it even wants to.

With no attempt made to link up the games or even offer any scoreboard beyond a simple records repository, 365 Card Pack just makes a play to fill that card-shaped space in your heart and nothing else.

As such, if you're without a card game on your handset to date, 365 Card Pack is unlikely to disappoint, but it's unlikely to much else either.

365 Card Pack

Short and simple, 365 Card Pack's collection of three games is unlikely to change the world, but it certainly serves its purpose