There was some great news for online blackjack players yesterday as the Yggdrasil software company launched not one, but two new games for their customers. Technically one is an updated version of an existing game but with its facelift and new features most players will definitely consider it as “new”.
The improved version of 21 is Sonya Blackjack which has been revamped to now include side bets, which was a feature that diehard players had been demanding for years. In addition, the graphics and gameplay have been improved which is immediately noticeable on the first hand you play, as the animations run a lot more smoothly. This is pretty important when you have a virtual human dealer serving up the cards, and they now look like high definition CGI cartoons.
These great graphics have also been incorporated into their “true” new release called Lucky Blackjack, and since the game is named after the star dealer it’s a darn good thing she’s looking her best. Yes, now the redheaded Sonya has a new friend in “Lucky”, the blonde bombshell who’s dressed like a sexy leprechaun, obviously hailing from Ireland. Both of these young ladies were designed using REDUX, which is Yggdrasil’s proprietary technology that uses humans to create the actual dealer animations using “motion-capture” techniques.
You can enjoy both of these high quality 3D online blackjack games now at any of the casinos who have partnered with them. The really cool feature with both of these releases is that they are multiplayer games and up to three players can sit down at a table and chat just like they could at a brick and mortar casino – now where’s the cocktail waitress?