Marketplace Spotlight: Platinum Roulette

Need a roulette fix? XIM Inc may have a free solution over at the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Platinum Roulette runs $.99 at the Marketplace. While graphically pleasing and moderately addictive, it does feel lacking.

Roulette Platinum is solely a roulette game, nothing more, nothing less. No computer competition, no online component, just you and the wheel. Roulette, by nature, is a solitaire game but it would have spiced things up to have a few computer generated characters surrounding the table to test your luck against.

Players start out with $50 in chips and can place bets in $1, $5, $10, $20 and $50 increments. Tap the casino chip to change the bet amount and tap the roulette table where you want to place the bet. When done, tap the roulette icon at the bottom of the screen to spin away. You can also bet the table based on four roulette betting systems.

One interesting twist in the game is that if you loose your shirt, you can pawn items such as your watch, wedding ring, etc. to get back into the game.

The game is played in landscape mode and the animation is really good. The sound effects are a little on the canned side (more like running a stick along a picket fence than a roulette table) and you have a cartoon character to help illustrate the excitement of the win or disappointment of the loss.

Platinum Roulette would be a very good component of a casino app but by itself, I couldn't help but feel something was missing.  In playing Platinum Roulette, I did find myself getting hooked, trying to guess where that little white ball would land. If you're a roulette fan or just need a gaming app to pass the time with, Platinum Roulette might be a good choice.  However, if you're looking for a more competitive gambling app, you'll need to look elsewhere.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.