Microsoft Launches ‘Solitaire Collection’ on iOS and Android – Features Familiar Solitaire Games

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS on 23/11/2016 by Chris Hauk

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Remember when the best app on the Windows platform was the Solitaire game? (What? It’s still that way?) Microsoft on Wednesday brought all the classic Microsoft Solitaire games once enjoyed only on Windows to the iOS and Android platforms.

'Microsoft Solitaire Collection' Launches on iOS and Android - Features Familiar Solitaire Games

Yes, just in time for the holidays, when you’re sure to be bored out of your skull, Microsoft has brought back┬áKlondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. As noted by The Verge, this marks the first time Microsoft has ever made Solitaire available on any other platform than their own.

The World’s #1 Solitaire game is now on iPhone and iPad!

For over 25 years, Microsoft Solitaire Collection remains one of the most played games of all time and is now available FREE for your iPhone or iPad!

The Microsoft Solitaire Collection offers FIVE of the best Solitaire card games in one app!

KLONDIKE
Timeless & Classic Solitaire. Clear all the cards from the table using one or three-card draw. Also try out Traditional or Vegas scoring!

SPIDER
Eight columns of cards await you. Clear them all with fewest moves possible.
Play single suit or challenge yourself with four suits!

FREECELL
Be strategic and use the four extra cells to move cards around and try to clear all cards from the table.
FreeCell rewards players who think several moves ahead.

TRIPEAKS
Select cards in a sequence, earn combo points, and clear as many boards as you can before you run out of deals!

PYRAMID
Combine two cards that add up to 13 to remove them from the board. Challenge yourself to reach the top of the Pyramid and clear as many boards as you can!

DAILY CHALLENGES
Play new guaranteed solvable challenges in all 5 game modes with 4 levels of difficulty every day! By completing Daily Challenges, you will earn badges and rewards!

XBOX LIVE SUPPORT
Sign in with your Microsoft account to earn Xbox Live achievements and compete with your friends and family. Continue playing on any Windows 10, iPhone or iPad device because your progress and game data will be saved in the cloud!

Microsoft Solitaire Collection is free, and is available for iOS device in the App Store. A $1.99 per month premium upgrade fee offers double rewards bonuses, gets rid of ads, and offers other incentives. (You get a one-month free trial of the premium level to try out.) [GET IT HERE]

The game is also available for the Android platform, via Google Play.


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