I have always been a fan of card games (blackjack amongst them) but a standalone game is a concept that may not always be approachable outside of a free game on an app store. SBB2 is not a sequel as far as I can tell, but rather uses the play on its name to further supplement the fact that is highly inspired by Street Fighter 2. From the aesthetics to the world map, and right down to its game over screens, it bleeds images reminiscent of the classic fighting title. Conceptually though, it is still just blackjack, and while a deeper “fighting” system could have changed this boring outcome, what is in place just falls flat.
Well, that’s all folks. There is an arcade mode, a battle mode, and a party mode for those who don’t have a deck of cards in that one drawer in the kitchen. It’s roster of characters isn’t enough to keep me coming back for more on Switch, though in another life I could see myself enjoying the Android version more on a bus ride or car trip. But that was not the hand fate dealt me, and I see this Switch version as a lost opportunity to expand on a well-known game. Unless you are a BlackJack diehard, your $8 can be better spent putting up a bet during a hand in your basement.
*Note: A copy of the title was provided for the purposes of the review
Final Score: 6/10
-Does Not Expand
Much on BlackJack,
Despite its Appearance
-Core Concept is Flawed