Touted as one of the best rummy games in the Store, Rummy! is a nicely drawn up card game that pits you against the computer. Available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Store, Rummy! is today's AdDuplex HERO App.
The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers, and today we shine the spotlight on Rummy!
Rummy! has a very minimal main menu with a singular option to play the game. Once tapped, the dealer will shuffle up the cards and deal you and your computerized opponent a hand of cards. There is no help section to the game and the only setting is a mute button in the upper right-hand corner of the game screen.
Game play follows along with your traditional rules of rummy. You are dealt thirteen cards with the objective to create melds of cards that consist of sets of three or four of a kind of the same rank. You can also create melds that consist of runs of three or more cards in sequence from the same suit. For example, the Six of Hearts, Diamonds and Spades would create a meld or the Five, Six, Seven and Eight of Clubs would create another meld.
You create these melds by drawing a card from the face down deck of cards or from the face-up card that has been turned in by your opponent. Once you draw a card, you will have to discard one. You will have two action buttons that run the bottom of the gaming screen that will allow you to sort your cards and show your cards when you have your melds set. Card movement is accomplished by tapping/dragging the individual card.
You begin the game with 5,000 chips to use at table stakes, with no indication what those stakes are. And that leads me to my only real complaint with Rummy! and that is the lack of a help section. It wouldn't have to be a complicated help menu, just something that covered the basics of game play and the betting schedule. This may not be a major issue for those who play rummy regularly, but it would be helpful to those not as familiar with the game.
Overall, I found Rummy! to be a nice addition to the card games available from the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Stores. I had forgotten how addictive and challenging a game of rummy can be. Rummy! is a free, ad-supported game and at last check nails down a 4 Star rating. If you have given Rummy! a try, let us know what you think of things in the comments below.
AdDuplex HERO Promotion
AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.
- Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
- One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
- A featured campaign with myAppFree
- A featured campaign with AppDeals
- A review here on Windows Central
If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.
Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.
Keep in mind that the HERO Apps are different than what you find with the myAppFree deals. The HERO Apps are free, ad-supported titles that often have the option to remove the ad-support via in-app purchases. The myAppFree deal delivers a paid app or game at a discounted price or for free.
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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.