[top]Overview

Players: 1
Online Trophies: None
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: N/A
Estimated Time to 100%: 4-8 hours
Minimum Playthroughs: 1
Collectible Trophies: None
Missable Trophies: None
Glitched Trophies: None Reported


[top]Tips & Strategies

To start, here are some poker rules, hands and other terminology for those who are new to poker:

Hand Rankings:
1. 5 Of A Kind: 5 cards of the same value (ex. 5 Kings or 5 9s). Can only happen when there are wild cards (such as jokers) or in this game.
2. Straight Flush: 5 cards in sequence and in the same suit (ex. 7-8-9-10-Jack with all cards being clubs). The highest of these (Ace-King-Queen-Jack-10 all of the same suit) is called a "royal flush".
3. 4 Of A Kind: 4 cards of the same value (ex. 4 Queens).
4. Full House: 3 cards of one value plus 2 cards of another value (ex. 5-5-5 and 8-8).
5. Flush: 5 cards of the same suit (ex. 5-7-9-10-Queen with all cards being spades).
6. Straight: 5 cards in sequence (ex. 3-4-5-6-7).
7. 3 Of A Kind: 3 cards of the same value (ex. 3 Queens).
8. Two Pair: 2 cards of one value plus 2 cards of another value (ex. 2 Jacks and 2 10s).
9. One Pair: 2 cards of the same value (ex. 2 Aces).
10. High Card: Any hand that does not meet the above requirements.

Texas Hold 'Em:
Easily the most popular type of poker in the world today, it is the most common poker format in tournament play as well.
Each player gets 2 cards for himself, called "hole cards". The dealer also deals 5 cards that are seen and can be used by all players, called "community cards". The player's hand is the 5 cards within the 7 cards that make up the best hand playable.
Texas Hold 'Em has 4 rounds of betting. The first round is after the hole cards are dealt. The second is after the first 3 community cards are dealt, which is called "The Flop". The third is after the 4th community card is dealt, called "The Turn". The last round is after the last card is dealt, called "The River". After the last betting round, all players who have not folded (quit out of the round) reveal their hole cards and a winner is determined.
Before each round, 2 forced bets start the pot (the money awarded at the end), called "Big Blind" and "Small Blind". The Big Blind is equal to the minimum bet for the round, and the small blind is half that amount. Whoever is responsible for the blinds rotates clockwise around the table after each hand.

Now, for things that separate Texas Cheat 'Em from other poker games:

Rules Unique To Texas Cheat "Em:
Betting is different than the usual "call, raise, fold" format normally used in poker. In this game, everyone bets an amount in private. After revealing that amount, all players must match that amount (call) or give up the hand (fold).
Normally, the winner of a hand of poker receives the entire pot. In this game, the pot is split in the following manner:
4 or more players left at the end: 1st place gets 60%, 2nd gets 30%, 3rd gets 10%.
3 players left at the end: 1st place gets 70%, 2nd gets 30%.
2 players left: Winner takes all.

Avoiding a Tell:
When you have a Four of a Kind or higher (referred to as a "Monster Hand"), there is a random chance you will risk letting people see how excited you are (known as a "Tell"). If this happens, you will need to successfully pass a single-player minigame to calm down and not reveal how great of a hand you have and make other players more likely to fold.

Cheat Points:
Every player gets 15 cheat points per round of betting, for a total of 60 points per hand.
Cheat points do NOT carry over to the next hand, so cheat away!

Cheat Minigames:
Cheats do not automatically succeed, but must be activated by winning minigames.
Single-player minigames are needed to activate cheats that affect the player only, and include: Slots, Roulette, Blackjack and High/Low.
PvP minigames are needed to activate cheats that affect other players, and include horse race (a button-mashing contest) and Strength Tester (pressing with the correct timing).

The Single-Player Cheats:
PvP Shield: 20 Points: Prevent other players from using PvP Cheats against you.
Community Snapshot: 10 Points: Use current set of Community Cards even if another player changes them with a Cheat later on in the hand.
Community Suggestion: 20 Points: Change a Community Card to a different suit, one value higher or one value lower.
Community Swap: 20 Points: Swap a hole card with a Community Card.
Guaranteed Win: 30 Points: Automatically win the hand and the entire pot.
Bluff: 5 Points: Fool players into thinking you have an outstanding hand with a Fake Tell.
Precognition: 5 Points: See remaining Community Cards before they are dealt.
Card Suggestion: 15 Points:Change a Hole Card to a different suit, one value higher or one value lower.
Deck Swap: 5 Points: Swap Hole Card with the top card in the deck.
Free Fold: 15 Points: Fold without losing the chips you have in the pot.
Unfold/Second Chance: Once after folding: Return to the pot after folding.

The PvP Cheats:
Chip Steal: 15 Points: Steal an amount of chips equal to 10 times the big blind.
Target X-Ray: 10 Points: See another player's Hole Cards.
Mind Meld: 15 Points: Change 1 of your opponent's Hole Cards to a different card chosen randomly.
Player Swap: 10 Points: Swap one of your Hole Cards with one of your opponent's Hole Cards.
Electromagnetic Pulse: 15 Points: Make opponent lose all cheat points for the duration of the hand.

Different Cheats work for different hands and situations, so experiment and find a cheat style that works for you.
Have fun and good cheating!


[top]Cheats, Glitches, & Exploits

None reported.


[top]Roadmap

1. Play the tutorial first. It will not only teach you how to play Texas Cheat 'Em, you will also earn You're Missing The Point Here and Sticky Fingers.
2.
Play through Career Cheat 'Em. Try to earn as many of the other trophies during this first playthrough to minimize the cleanup required. Of course, you should not attempt to earn those trophies at the expense of beating the various levels, since doing so will only increase the time required for 100% completion. At the end, you will earn Cheater For Life.
3. Go back to the earlier stages if you are still missing trophies to cleanup and get your 100%.


[top]Trophies

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The Power of Suggestion
Use a "Suggestion" Cheat to assemble a full house or greater

The Card Suggestion and Community Suggestion Cheats allow the player to change the desired card to a different suit, one value greater or one value lower. Simply wait until you are one card away from a Full House or greater(ex. Community Cards read 9-9-9-7-5 and your hole cards are 6-4), then use the cheat and win a single-player minigame to get the desired hand and this trophy.

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You Low Down, Dirty #@^%!
Win a hand by using the "Guaranteed Win" Cheat

The Guaranteed Win Cheat costs the most points (30), since it is the most powerful of all the cheats, automatically winning the hand no matter what the cards are and also winning the entire pot instead of a portion of it. Even better, your opponents don't know that this cheat is active, making it a good idea to bet aggressively afterwards. since this is the most powerful cheat, it will require a dice roll of 11 or 12 to win, so it may take some time to earn this trophy. Keep going for this if you are in a situation where there is no other way to cheat towards a win and you will earn this eventually.

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Sticky Fingers
Steal another player's chips

In Part 3 of the tutorial, you will be introduced to PvP cheats; namely, how to win the minigames involved with such cheats. You will be asked to do a PvP minigame to successfully perform a Chip Steal cheat. When you are successful, you will earn this trophy.

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You're Missing The Point Here
Win a hand with a Straight or better without using any cheats

When you start Career Cheat 'Em, you will be asked if you want to do the tutorial. Do so and you will go through a 3-part tutorial.
In Part 1, you will go through 3 hands without cheat points. On Hand 3, follow the game's advice and you will have a Full House at the end of the River, which is 2 ranks above a Straight and will earn you this trophy.

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Nosey Parker
Use the Target X-Ray Cheat on another player

This easy trophy is earned by using the Target X-Ray Cheat and winning a PvP game, after which you will see your opponent's hole cards and earn this trophy.

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Overkill
Use five or more Cheats in a single hand

This trophy can be earned quickly by using 5-point cheats in rapid succession. Simply use Deck Swap repeatedly, since it can be used as many times as the player desires, and you will earn this trophy after using it for the 5th time in the hand.

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Fixer
Use Cheats to go from a High Card to a Straight or better

The best way to do this is to wait until you are one card away from a Flush, which is a rank higher than a Straight. Then, using either Card Suggestion or Community Suggestion, change another cards suit to complete the Flush and earn this trophy.

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Come Out and Play
Win five consecutive PvP games initiated by other players

This trophy is earned by winning PvP games to prevent players from using cheats against you (ex. Mind Meld, Chip Steal, Target X-Ray). Only PvPs initiated by opponents count. Simply win 5 of these in a row to earn this trophy.

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Something's Fishy Here...
Win a hand with 5 of a Kind

The only way to do this is to have a Four of a Kind, then use a Card Suggestion to change one of your Hole Cards to the same value. This will take time and luck, so be patient, then go for this trophy as soon as this opportunity presents itself.

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Cheater For Life
Complete all levels of Career Cheat 'Em

There are 16 levels in Career Cheat 'Em. Each one has different conditions for winning: taking all of the chips, defeating a certain player, getting to a certain amount of money won or having the most money after a certain number of hands.
Naturally, as the game goes on, your opponents will be more aggressive with both single-player and PvP Cheats and PvP Cheats against you. The best move is to stay aggressive and never leave Cheat Points unused, since they do not carry over from hand to hand.
The game will give you a good tip before the level, except for the final level against Zap Megatron. I can tell you that Zap Megatron is the one player who will make frequent use of the Electromagnetic Pulse Cheat, wiping out your Cheat Points, so master both PvP games to avoid this disadvantage. Good luck and good cheating!

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Like a Bad Rash
Win a hand after folding and then using "Unfold"

After folding a hand, you will get one chance to go back into the pot with an "Unfold". Wait until you have a good hand by the Turn, fold, then activate this Cheat on the River. You will do a Slots minigame, and if you win you will return to the pot. If you win the pot on the same hand, you will earn this trophy.

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Luck O' the Draw
Increase your hand to a Straight or above using Player Swap or Deck Swap

Wait until you are one card away from a Flush, then keep using Deck Swap, which is the cheaper option at just 5 Cheat Points, until your Flush is complete. You will earn the trophy this way, since a Flush is a rank higher than a Straight.



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