Microsoft did a good job with Microsoft Solitaire collection. This game features five classic solitaire games: Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and TriPeaks. You have five themes to choose from: aquarium, classic, western, beach, and autumn. The aquarium theme is set in an underwater scene with pictures of seashells on the cards. The classic theme has a green background with a standard set of cards. The western theme has a wooded background with old looking playing cards. The beach theme features a beach scene with pictures of surfboards and beach chairs. The autumn theme has a park scene with pictures of leaves on the cards. Of all these themes, I like the beach and aquarium scene. You could also create your own theme using a custom background, a custom deck style, custom picture cards, and an effect. I like using the firework effect when I play the games. The Xbox achievements don't take too long to achieve; the medals in each of the games take longer to attain, but it is fun to attain them all. This game also has daily challenges where you could earn badges. The menu layout is designed very well; it is very easy to navigate through the menu, as well as all the games. The tutorials for every game are done very well, and really give you a full walk through on how to play every game. Also, as you play every game, you get hints and tips too. The games are very fun and challenging to play. The Spider and FreeCell games are really challenging to play, and require strategy to beat. Microsoft really did a good job of taking five classic games and putting them together in one collection. Every solitaire fan has to play this game; the best way to enjoy this game is to create your own custom theme.
September 20, 2013