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Balatro revolutionizes poker to make it even more exciting

Balatro revolutionizes poker to make it even more exciting

There is a massive number of video games that let you play poker in all of its types. The most famous card game has served as an inspiration to a large list of games that mainly focused on adorning the experience with additional fluff but maintained the core experience unaltered. However, Balatro has demonstrated that poker can be improved with imaginative mechanics to make it even more exciting, at least in video games. The game created by LocalThunk was released shortly ago and it has caught the eye of many fans of poker games with its unique mechanics.

Not your usual poker game

Like in many other games, you play poker on Balatro. However, the game makes use of the Jokers to deliver a unique gameplay experience that sets it apart from anything seen before. There are many types of Jokers in the game, and each of them has a different function that can affect your other cards, your final hand, and the results of your bets. You can use these cards to create synergies and dramatically alter the course of a game and win big. As you play, Balatro allows you to unlock additional decks with special modifiers, bonus cards, and more. All of those will have a significant impact on your games as they allow you to create impossible combinations.



The mechanics in Balatro contribute to delivering a solid and entertaining experience that will have you glued to the screen for hours. The game has sold over 1 million copies in its first month, and it's bound to keep growing alongside its popularity in the coming weeks. The game does not need fancy graphics to offer an appealing experience with collecting cards and building decks at the core. The more you progress, the harder the challenge as you will have access to more cards and more options.

Publisher Playstack has thanked the players for their support and confirmed that they are gratefully surprised that the game is doing so well.

"The game's success is a testament to the quality and creativity that the indie sector can deliver, proving that even in uncertain times, innovative games can thrive. We extend our deepest thanks to every player who has joined us on this adventure."

Whether you are a fan of poker games or are looking for an exciting card-based roguelike experience, Balatro is enough to keep you satisfied for a long time. As usual, remember to use our comparator to purchase a Balatro Steam key at the best price and start playing today.

Kitten Chucklenugget
Kitten Chucklenugget
Mar 19, 2024, 4:10 PM
the game looks sick and i never bought any poker game. this one does look appealing
  • Official website : Balatro
  • Categories : Casual , Strategy
  • Editor : PlayStack
  • Developer : LocalThunk
  • Mode(s) : Solo
  • Release date : February 20, 2024
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