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Sierra Goes 'Hoyle' Crazy

by Rainier on April 15, 2002 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT

Sierra has announced, the launch of four new versions of the popular Hoyle games, : Hoyle Casino, Hoyle Card, Hoyle Board and Hoyle Word. Several of these games include versions playable on handheld units using the Palm Operating System.
These games are:
  • Hoyle Casino: four variations of Video Poker (Crawdad, Jack’s Back, Wild Thing, Wild Party)
  • Hoyle Card Games: four versions of Solitaire (Klondike, Pyramid, 4 Free, 3 Towers)
  • Hoyle Board Games: Backgammon (3 skill levels)

“Hoyle games are perfect for personal handheld devices,” said Paula Bynan, marketing director for Sierra. “No where else will Palm PDA users find this opportunity to experience such an unsurpassed quality of game play. Hoyle games are a perfect fit for your Palm whether you have five minutes or five hours to play.”

The power and portability of today’s PDA units make it so you can take your favourite Hoyle games wherever you go. The intuitive, easy-to-use controls, great visuals and sophisticated AI of the these games are what Hoyle players have come to expect and what new PDA-game players will surely love.

For over 200 years, Hoyle has symbolized the highest standard of quality in games. Play with family and friends on your computer or take on animated opponents and friends from around the world on the Internet. There is always someone available to round out your game. Beautiful graphics, customisable options such as Facemaker™, skill levels and environments, and the famed Hoyle authenticity put these games in a league of their own.

  • Hoyle Casino
    Platform: PC/Mac®
    Available: May 31st 2002
    Hoyle Casino, offers excitement and challenge with hundreds of authentic variations of 14 of the most popular casino games including Baccarat (NEW), Video Blackjack (NEW), Video Poker, Caribbean Stud® Poker (and NEW Poker Tournaments), Three Card Poker®, Let It Ride®, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Slots and Video Slots, Horse Racing, Keno and Pai Gow Poker. Set in a realistic Vegas environment and complete with a free strategy guide, the games combine great fun, endless replay, authenticity, user friendly installation and interface making it a sure winner with novice and expert computer users and gamers alike. PLUS, enjoy 4 variations of video poker for your Palm OS colour or monochromatic handheld unit.
  • Hoyle Card Games
    Platform: PC/Mac
    Available: May 31st 2002
    Hoyle - the card game experts - brings you 16 of your favourite card games as you have never seen them before. Lively, interactive play and crisp, colourful graphics make Hoyle Card Games one of the most engrossing games of it kind. Choose from Bridge, Canasta, Crazy Eights, Cribbage, Euchre, Gin Rummy, Go Fish, Hearts, Memory Match, Old Maid, Pinochle, Pitch, Poker, Solitaire, Spades, and War. New for 2002, is the Hoyle International Game Section, which includes Skat, a three-player game from Germany and Tarot - the national game of France. Play against our lively animated opponents, see how you fare against friends and family or jump on the Internet and play with card-game lovers around the world. A complimentary Hoyle rulebook and strategy guide is included with the game. PLUS, as a bonus, enjoy 4 variations of solitaire on your Palm® Operating System colour or monochromatic handheld unit.
  • Hoyle Board Games
    Platform: PC/Mac
    Available: May 31st 2002
    Hoyle Board Games represents the cutting edge of computer technology with its beautiful graphics and involving gameplay, but the games themselves belong to history. Hoyle Board Games includes 16 board games: Backgammon, Battling Ships, Checkers, Chess, Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, Line 'em Up, Mahjong Tiles, Mancala, Master Match, Pachisi, Placer Racer, Reversi, Rummy Squares, Snakes & Ladders, and Yacht. Play against our lively animated opponents, see how you fare against friends and family, or jump on the Internet and play with board-game lovers around the world. A complimentary Hoyle rulebook and strategy guide is included with the game. PLUS, enjoy a bonus game of backgammon for your Palm OS colour or monochromatic handheld unit.
  • Hoyle Kids Games
    Platform: PC/Mac
    Available: 31st May 2002
    Hoyle Kids Games are bursting with variety and excitement. Twelve favourite games, each with an unconventional twist ensure endless hours of pure fun! Play with your friends and family on a single computer, or let the Hoyle cast of lively animated characters entertain you as they challenge you to a match of Battling Ships, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Crazy 8s, Go Fish, Hangman, Memory Match, Old Maid, Placer Racer, Snakes & Ladders, Speedy Racer or War and a NEW game for 2002 called Bump ‘em!
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