Amstrad Action1st October 1985
Published in Amstrad Action #1
This game actually allows you to play bridge against a computer opponent who controls the three other players. You play 'South' and start the dealing for the first hand.
After dealing the bidding starts to see which pairing will form a contract for the hand. The computer calculates the points in the hands it is controlling and bids accordingly.
Once the contract is settled, you play the hand. If you hand ends up the dummy hand, you play your "partner's" hand - you don't just have to sit and watch. The play is as normal with the computer automatically playing a card when you have no choice.
P. Provides much of the tactical skill of bridge.
P. You actually play the computer - it's not just a card controller for four players.
P. The bidding and playing appear to be of good standard.
N. Initially complicated if you haven't played bridge.