Lately it seems that many have focused on the hardcore gaming side of the iPhone platform. With the speed of the new iPhone 3GS I have also been blown away by some of the new titles. Some of these games look stunning on the phone, but sometimes a simple game of solitaire is all that is needed. Astraware Solitaire was just released and is $.99 for a limited time.
There have been many card game titles in the App Store. Many of the offerings seem rushed and incomplete. AWSolitaire provides 12 of the most popular solitaire games available in one package. All of these games are challenging and will have you clicking “New Deal” over and over. There are several games that are new to me and easy to understand instructions had me playing the games in no time. The graphics are not a major issue in a card game, but if done wrong can ruin the experience. Handmark did a nice job of creating an easy to use interface with attractive graphics. The card animations are smooth and without lag. The sounds are simple and spot on. They have included many options to customize appearances, even though the default images were perfectly fine for me.
The main issue with solitaire on the iPhone is gameplay. AWSolitaire provides a very customizable and enjoyable gaming experience. I have a new goal of finally winning Idiot’s Delight! Yes, there are games with fancy graphics that have been ported from console games but sometimes we just need to kill a little time playing some solitaire. If you like to play cards on your phone jump on this one at the introductory price! You will not be disappointed. Buy here.
Love card games? Astraware Solitaire is a fantastic collection featuring 12 of the most well-known and single player card games, chosen based on direct feedback and suggestions from customers. It includes Klondike, Pyramid, Spider, Clock, Yukon, Canfield, Four Seasons, Sultan’s Harem, Idiot’s Delight, Golf, Calculation, and Freecell, each with custom gameplay options so you can play using your favorite variation on the standard rules.
As well as the gameplay, Astraware Solitaire allows you to customize the way the game looks with a choice of decorative wallpapers, or select one of your own photos for the background. The game also offers changeable color themes, and a beautiful selection of cardbacks to enhance the look of your game. Extra backgrounds and card backs can be unlocked with special achievements as you play.
Most important of all, there is a choice of card front including a familiar traditional set with beautiful face cards, and a clear card face which is better for those with visual impairments, or for playing in bright daylight.
If you like to track your progress, the game statistics will tell you how long you’ve played and how often you win, and Astraware Solitaire includes a fun trophy system which unlocks the highly sought-after Golden Trophy Pack of cards. Once you’ve collected them all, you can even use them to play with!
Astraware Solitaire allows you to play your own music in the background, with sound effects on or off, and auto-saves your game on exit.
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