Jack of Spades
Jack of Spades is a mix between card game and RPG.
Control with just the mouse! Click the cards to select them and then click on the characters to set the target. Move around the map clicking on wherever you want to go.
Once you get items you can equip them by clicking the icon under the character in the character selection screen.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, HTML5|
|Genre||Role Playing, Card Game|
|Tags||8-Bit, multicart, Music, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer, Turn-based|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Accessibility||Interactive tutorial, One button|
|Links||Twitter, Pico 8 Page, Discord, YouTube|
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Amazing game. I rage quit on the final boss though. Any tips?
Thanks you! :)
Put heroes with high HP on the sides and low hp, high attack heroes (Spades and Clubs) on the back. The black king can be in any position since he has high HP and attack, but he's probably best on the center.
For the first few turns, try to keep most allies alive while using the most cards possible, and try kill a few enemies so you have more units than them (area attacks won't help you much here, since you will lower their HP, but not decrease their numbers). Focus on the minions first. The queen alone is no problem.
Some cards that are particularly good in this battle:
Defense for all (♠10, ♦10, ♣7) - Increase defense in early turns;
Heals (♥A, ♥3) - Use heals to revive allies later on;
Summons (♥2, ♥5, ♥10, ♥J, ♣4) - Keep them far apart, as white queen's attacks hit neighboring enemies;
Stone form+Taunt (♦4+♦7) - Can negate an entire turn of damage (use both on King of Diamonds preferably);
Confusion (♦8) - Use it on the queen, so she can attack other enemies, or even heal your allies!
Anti-magic wind (♣5) - You can use it to either remove Rook's +4 defense or to remove Knight's attack aura (-1 attack for all);
Invisibility (♣10) - If you're left with only 1 hero, use invisibility. You'll be invulnerable for 2 turns! With some heals and summons you can turn the tides!
Wind blast (♣Q) - You can use it early on to push the pawns out of the field!
Blizzard (♣K) - Freeze 'em all!
And remember that most of the time, it's better to use 3 average cards than 1 good card, because it will cycle more new cards to your hand.
Good luck :)
this game is addicting
BTW, Is there any hidden ending?
In a future version getting 100% will reveal the ending art. There are also a secret boss and a new game mode coming.
In this version you can finish the game a second time to fight stronger enemies and get all the items, but the ending is the same :)
your art style and menu look really like Mush's dungeon solitaire from GMTK game jam 2019
I haven't played his game, but it probably has to do with both being made in pico 8, so both have the same palette and resolution.
same bug as in bbs - I keep getting a swiping black screen :/
I'm stupid haha... Just replied you in BBS, now I realised that the save file has no information to start the game when you run it for the fist time. Just click "clear data" to make a new save file and it should work! Will fix this ASAP! Thanks again!
I love it, but the mouse freezes in the top left in fullscreen mode. other than that good game!
Hey, thanks for letting me know, never noticed that. Apparently this is a pico-8 bug that has been fixed in the new version, luckily. I will release a new version of the game very soon with a lot of new stuff, so the fullscreen issue will be fixed too!
Great game, the game play is fun and easy to understand, good job !
Awesome! love the classic feel and art style!
Love it!!! <3 :) Awesome work!!! ;)
Hi, i have this error -->
Weird, I never had this bug... I tried to replicate it but found nothing... Looks like it's early in the game. From the image it looks like you used 2♠ to buff your character and then clicked the play button. Do you have any other detail? I'll try to look more into it.