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Low-Joe:  Reverse Blackjack
(All of the fun of a casino without losing any money)

 

Main Menu (Vertical)

Low-Joe Main Menu

 

Instructions - Initial Deal (Vertical)

 

Gameplay (Vertical)

 

Gameplay - Splitting a Pair (Vertical)

 

Help Menu (Vertical)

 

 

Instructions - Payouts & House Edge (Vertical)

 

Basic Stragtegy Chart (Vertical)

 

Main Menu (Horizontal)

 

Gameplay - Initial Deal Ace (Horizontal)

 

Gameplay - Ask for Help (Horizontal)

 

Gameplay - Push (Horizontal)

 

Gameplay - Triple Down (Horizontal) 

 

Instructions - Double/Triple Down (Horizontal)

     Low-Joe is a casino card based game. Now you can play the actual casino game right on your Android device before stepping into a casino with real money.



     - Low-Joe can described as "A Supped-Up Reverse Blackjack". The object is for you to draw a lower rank of card than the dealer. If you draw a higher rank card, then you bust. You can split pairs, double down, triple down, instantly win on first card Aces, play Aces for bigger payouts and have continuation bets. Jokers, which normally is half of the previous card, come into play for Low-Joes and Super Low-Joes. That's where the big money is.

     - A "Basic Strategy" chart is included to teach you the best way to play. You can also click on the help button and tells you what to do. A practice mode is included so you can choose what cards are dealt. This is a great way to practice before ever stepping foot into a casino.  It truly is the casino card game of the future.

      - "Low-Joe" only play on Android.  It is not cross platform.

      - Requires Android 4.4 (KitKat or Higher) .

      -  Because the "Low-Joe" video game app simulates casino gambling, the app's rating is a little higher.  It's not rated "E" for Everyone.

      - Can be used in portrait mode (vertically) or can be tilted to be used in landscape mode (horizontally). 

     - There is a slight bug on some devices.  If you press the 3 dots at the top of the screen and then choose to change areas (like going to the instructions), then sometimes it will change back to the gameplay area without warning.  This is annoying as you are only in the new area for a second or two.  To fix this, after you change to a new area (such as instructions), press and hold anywhere on the screen for 3 seconds.   This will force the game into the new area and then you can navigate it normally.

      - Low-Joe:  Reverse Blackjack has US Patent #8,505,920 and other patent(s) pending.  We welcome any serious distribution inquirery from any gaming company or casino.  This is a real casino card game with house edge professionally calculated by Tony Guerrera (author of "Killer Poker by the Numbers" and "Tournament Killer Poker by the Numbers" with contributions to "Killer Poker Online 2" and "Killer Poker Shorthanded").  It is meant to be installed in casinos as a table game.  The original name was "Countdown" (AKA: "Count-Down").  Just like Low-Joe and Reverse Blackjack, SlifkerGames has claimed the trademarks of Countdown and Count-Down.

 

Gameplay Footage #1 (SD)

 

 

BLOG OF UPDATES

      - 10/21/2019 - Version 2.10 of "Low-Joe" was uploaded to the Google Play Store.  It's been several years since I have updated it.  This was done on the Android only engine B4A using the programming language BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instructional Code).  Because of that, it only works on Android.  It is not cross platform like most of my other games.  One thing about doing like this is the file size.  It comes in under 3 MB.  Super, super, super small.  For comparison, most of my games are 250-800 MB in size.

      - I changed some of the graphics, such as the main logo, to an updated version.  When the app was created a number of years ago, the standard screen resolution on Android was 320x480 (portrait).  Today it is 1920x1080 (landscape).  That's a huge difference.  I am leaving it 320x480 as it would take too much to re-program it to 1920x1080.  Using B4A, it's actually a major thing.  However, you can still tilt the device to landscape mode and it will adjust to 480x320.  It doesn't matter what your device's settings are, the game will automatically adjust to whatever resolution you are using.

     - Google had a mandated API change for apps on the Play Store by November 1, 2019.  For "Low-Joe", now the minimum API is 4.4 (Kit Kat) while the target API is 29 (Android 10).  This means you need an Android device that uses version 4.4 or better.  The target API of 29 is just a Play Store thing and does not affect your install.

 

      - 10/20/2019 - New screenshots were posted on this page and on FaceBook.  They include both horizontal and vertical looks.

 

      - 01/30/2018 - New pictures were uploaded to YouTube as thumbnails.  At some point, I will update the game.

 

Alphabet Google Android:
    
Requires Android 32-bit (for now, but they are dropping 32-bit support in 2020) or 64-bit devices.  Requires Android 4.4 (KitKat) (API 19) and OpenGL ES2.0 or newer. As of the end of 2019, less than 4% of Android users use an OS older than API 4.4.

Alphabet Chrome:
     Most Chromebook (Chrome OS) models starting from late 2016 should have the Google Play Store pre-installed to be able to download and run Android apps.  Also, there are some Chromebook models that will run Linux apps as well.  Some older models are being upgraded as well for Android and Linux support.  Check first before you buy.

Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad):
     Requires Apple iOS 10.0 or newer.

Apple Macintosh:
     Requires Mac OSX 10.12 or newer.  Requires a graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities or better.

Linux:
     Requires Ubunti 16.04 (or newer) or Steam OS.  Requires a graphics card with DX10 capabilities (shader model 4.0) or better.  EXECUTABLE FILE: Look at the last few characters of the filename.  ".x86" is the 32-bit Linux version. ".x86_64" is the 64-bit version.  After clicking on the icon to run the game, a pop-up may appear.  Say 'Yes' to make it an executable file and run.

Microsoft Windows x86_64:
    
Requires a graphics card with DX10 capabilities (shader model 4.0) or better.  Has both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions.  It will work on Windows 7 SP1 or newer including Windows 10. 

Microsoft Windows 10 (UWP):
    
Requires Microsoft Windows 10.  Has both 32-bit, 64-bit and ARM Windows 10 versions.  Requires a graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities or better.  It will not work on Windows operating systems before Windows 10.
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