Conclusion: Poker Smash is easily my favorite XBLA at the moment, and that's before considering the online portion (which isn't all that active). It's got many unlockables and hard enough achievements to keep you playing for a long time, but don't fret, it's got the gameplay to make you want to devote those...
Excerpt: Wombat alluded to it, but Poker Smash is not bad at all. In fact it's easily one of the best puzzle games on Xbox Live Arcade! Big words for a simple match-3, but the presentation values, controls and fun factor really come together to make this a solid title.
Conclusion: With the recent explosion in popularity of all things Texas Hold ‘em, it’s refreshing to experience a Poker related game outside of the 100′s of tournament clones around today. Void Star Creations’ Poker Smash is a welcomed addition to Xbox LIVE Arcade and one that has definitely proved a smash!
Conclusion: So Poker Smash doesn't really work. Borrowing familiar poker hands is a nice idea on paper, but the need to include colours, winking icons and bombs ought to have been clue enough to leave it there alongside the spider-web doodles.