Deal or No Deal has been a successful game show since the turn of the millennium. The game revolves around you picking one of twenty-six briefcases and either keeping it for yourself or selling it back to the banker. The game consists of rounds and in each round you pick a certain number of briefcases. The lower the number in the briefcase, the higher your offer from the banker will be. As the rounds progress and the briefcases disappear, odds come into play. Do you settle for the banker's offer or risk losing the highest briefcase left, downgrading the banker's next offer?
This is the constant question you must ask yourself. It is a game of odds and luck. You win if your payout is greater than the amount of money in your briefcase, and lose if it is less than that amount. There is no clear strategy to the game, although each round is full of suspense as you pray the briefcase contains a low number.
The iPhone version of Deal of No Deal by iwin Inc. revolves around tokens. Each game costs a certain number of tokens to play, and when you run out of tokens you must buy more using real world cash. The game keeps the tokens flowing by rewarding you for playing games, beating milestones, and winning multiplayer tournaments. Winning tokens in large enough quantities is not always possible though, and eventually you will be forced with a tough decision; pay to play or wait a day.
The T.V. show translates well into an accessible iPhone game. The instructions are both conveyed in text boxes and through a commentator. The game is preferably played without sound though because the cheers and commentary quickly become bothersome. The game is also playable one handed and has no timers. Deal of No Deal is a must play game for any fan of the show, or anyone with a few free minutes to spare. Now if only there were real cash prizes at stake...