ReviOUYA Review #38 – Solitaire Classic

Solitaire Classic, by Nickel Buddy LLC, is exactly what it is.  Classic Solitaire.  Play the popular solitary card game on OUYA if you didn’t have enough of it physically, or just don’t have the cards.

Graphics: 7/10

The games graphics are rather basic.  The cards are clear and concise, it is easy to tell which card is which.  The card designs themselves are quite nice to look at.  There is also the ability to change the background colour as well as the card back colour, if there is a wish to change it.  The Cursor is large enough so it cannot be missed when selecting cards or options in the main menu.  There isn’t anything necessarily eye-popping to this game, everything just look and feels as basic as Solitaire games can get.

BINGO!! …Nope, wrong game

Sound: 1/10

There is a beeping noise whenever a card tries to get placed where it cannot.  There is also a small fanfare tune whenever a game is won.  That is it.  There is no sound otherwise.  There should be at least some background music to keep the players’ attention.  I got bored rather quickly due to the lack of any sort of soundtrack.

Gameplay: 6/10

Solitaire was certainly done right.  There has been no bugs of any sort whence playing.  The controls, however, feel a bit tacked on.  the O button selects the cards to move as well as confirms in menu items.  The A buttons send you back to the menu.  It doesn’t even cancel, just straight to the menu.  There isn’t really a pause button, but then again there doesn’t really need to be one as there is no timer, or any reason for there to be a pause.   Moving the Cursor around feels rather clunky, almost as if it was an afterthought, this includes selecting cards.  If you want to select all the cards in one row, get ready to press O as many times as there are cards in that row.  Certainly not the most intuitive system in the world, but bearable.

Overall:

Solitaire Classic is solitaire.  It is too bad the the controls aren’t as intuitive as they should be when playing a game like this, and that there is no music at all to grab any attention before it is gone.  After a play or two, unless you are a hardcore solitaire fan (even then…), there won’t be much incentive to pick this game up again.

Graphics: 7/10
Sounds: 1/10
Gameplay: 6/10
Overall: 4.5/10

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