“This is quite a unique 8-bit cartridge to judge on visual merit.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.
To answer a certain question right away: No, I will not be posting any of the nude screenshots from this game.
This video game could somewhat be viewed as an anachronism, considering that anyone looking for scintillating nude pictures can find them rather easy, with only an Internet connection required. Playing an entire video game sequence just to see a pixelated still frame seems ridiculous. In context, though, one interesting way to view this collector’s oddity is as a digital advance in that classic game of strip poker. After all, if you have the cartridge, you don’t even need to recruit any willing ladies for your little endeavor. But honestly, if you didn’t already know, Peek-A-Boo Poker is more famous for its rarity than its gameplay virtue, since its publisher was unlicensed and fewer copies were made than the norm. In other words, you should likely look elsewhere for poker strategy tips.
Now, to play devil’s advocate for a moment, the development chops at work here are decent. There is unquestionably a card-game simulation at work here, complete with a working A.I. opponent and betting system. But to believe that this is truly a good video game would take a stretch of the imagination. Really, I am not sure what else I can say about Peek-A-Boo Poker that has not already been said about the Panesian trio (threesome?) of pornographic NES cartridges. They are what they are.
Read The Full Review For: Actual commentary on the gameplay mechanics and music, among other elements, if you’re into that sort of thing.
NES Gameplay Tips for Peek-A-Boo Poker: The same strategies you would follow in usual five-card draw poker, I guess? I always folded right away if I did not have a pair, thus only losing ten dollars; but if I had a high pair, I would immediately bet the maximum, and hope to either win a big pot on its own merits or by picking up a third. Sometimes you can even get really lucky that way and pick up a full house or four-of-a-kind. More adventurous players may want to try for exotic sets like straights and flushes, but really, this is not a game complex enough to make such tactical thinking worthwhile. Once you find yourself running up $400+ pots with regularity, why bother fixing an unbroken formula?