Solitaire Quest iPhone Review

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I like it when a developer takes a classic game, adds in modern themes and ideas, paints it in a sheen of tasty graphics and yet still manages to keep what made the game special in the first place.

Now, most modern reworkings fall far short of this standard, but I am pleased to report that Solitaire Quest has nailed it.

Solitaire Quest takes you on a journey with a character called The Countess, who acts as a guide, across 300 levels. Each level has been lovingly created with hand drawn backgrounds really giving the game a sense of place and progression. Adding items and abilities to the core Solitaire gameplay, this manages to give the traditionally slow-paced game a real kick, with a good sense of pressure applied to the player, although not too much.

The difficulty is actually spot on, with a slow increase that really does start to rest you deeper into the game, while letting newer players get a grip with a milder opening suite of stages.solitaire quest

Here, straight from the developer, are the app’s best features:

– Over 300 unique levels and 96 different expeditions­

– Beautiful hand­drawn scenery and captivating artwork which brings the ancient world to life!

– Joker cards and treasure chests on every level!

– Use special powers and magic items to defeat levels!

– Collect diamonds and use them to unlock more magic abilities!

– Win gold for completing levels and putting together clever streaks of cards!

– Play with your friends by setting scores on each level of sharing progress on your quest!

I know it may sound strange to wax lyrical about the graphics in a Solitaire game, but this really has been incredibly well designed. With even the cards used being gorgeous to look at, the backgrounds and character design are absolutely top-notch, so full kudos to the artist.

Solitaire Quest has plenty to see and do, and also has some social options, such as scores on each stage and progress sharing. I would like to see some multiplayer functionality added in the future, and yes I know this is a Solitaire game, but I feel that some kind of cooperative quest would be excellent.

Overall, if you are looking for a Solitaire game with a difference, and one that really adds to the genre, then Solitaire Quest is well worth a look. It adds a full quest with hundreds of beautifully created stages and has unrivalled presentation in the genre, and so comes highly recommended.


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Simon Burns is the editor and founder of VoxelArcade and The Smartphone App Review. He has been a fan of technology for over twenty five years and loves playing with gadgets and spending time with his family. You can get in touch with him via the ‘contact us’ section of the site or on Twitter by following @smartappreview

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