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Pocket Card Jockey Review
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Posted: 12 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Pocket Card Jockey is a horse racing game you participate in my playing a series of solitaire card games. You race, breed and nurture a stable of horses for a range of owners, trainers and other interesting individuals.

Play involves picking your horse and then participating in a series of races. Your performance in each race is determined by how efficient and fast you are at solitaire. Do well and you not only win a race by gain experience, speed and skill as your horse develops.

As you progress you build a stable of horses in the aim of riding in the top flight to win first place in all 20 of the highest-ranked G1 races. Horses age and mature. This gives a limited time in their racing career, but also means you can retire them to then breed new horses.

You can share and exchange horses with friends and family by sending them a QR Code to access more skilled horses. This lets you breed a foal capable of dominating the leaderboards.

The result is a unusual (and slightly bizarre) game that ties your solitaire performance to different aspects of each race. Add to this the positioning tactics and timed use of your horses enthusiasm and energy, and you have a compelling experience.

With colourful characters and intuitive controls, you don't have to be a pro jockey to experience the thrill of the race!

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 05/05/2016

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS

Genres: Puzzle and Racing

Developer: Game Freak Info (@GameFreak_Info)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Races take a few minutes each, but you will likely string a few rounds together in a session. With the breeding and unlocking there is a lot to do, which will take some players towards 30 hours in total.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Pocket Card Jockey usually costs £6.29.
 

Pocket Card Jockey

Switch Store 2DS|3DS £6.29
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

8-14 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players may need help with the starting Solitare game as this is important and needs to be completed quickly. Otherwise there is less time pressure. Teenagers will enjoy the deepening mechanics and breeding aspect.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Pocket Card Jockey Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@GameFreak_Info) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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