• Release date: 10/27/2016
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Content rating: ESRB E
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  • Release date: 10/27/2016
  • Publisher: Sanuk Games
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Content rating: ESRB E
  • Features: 1 player

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Solitaire for Wii U Review: Classic Card Game - Fresh Experience

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Perhaps, there are no gamers in the world, who have never played Solitaire. This is the world’s most famous single player card game, which finally achieved web features. Downloading Solitaire for Wii U, you open up a world of endless combinations!

Graphics: 4.5

Solitaire is a card game, but it’s easy to fail something that looks simple. Developers from Sanuk Games managed to create a smooth-looking implementation of this puzzle. High-resolution textures and flowing animations make it very pleasant to spend a spare hour playing. For a more immersive experience, you can choose one of the table skins, such as grass field, sand, casino and tea room. Maybe, designers could come up with something inventive and new, but the overall atmosphere is very cozy.

Gameplay: 5

As it is a classic Solitaire, it has 3 game modes, such as Spider, FreeCell and the most popular mode Klondike. You are offered to play single player with a multiplayer leaderboard feature. It means, that any time you play there are hundreds of thousands of players, who also struggle to beat the score. It’s quite a difficult task to reach the world’s top. You have to come up with the shortest combinations to beat the highscore. Luckily, there’s no end to perfection. Of course, developers took care about both beginners and advanced gamesters, so adaptive difficulty levels are provided. In addition to that, you are not obliged to compete with players globally. Enter Solitaire lobby and face rivals from your home country and even your friends personally. So, the main aim is beating a highscore. For this purpose you have to arrange cards in a special manner that is always unique. It’s Solitaire with no excess elements. Just how it must be.

Controls: 5

Though it’s a Wii U Solitaire review, this version of the game doesn’t go far from basic point -and-drag mechanics. Wii U’s touch-screen is a very convenient controller for such a game. These controls feel quite like playing any other touch games on your smartphone. This console has enough buttons, but it’s hard to imagine one attacking them to move stacks. That’s why Wii U GamePad with a resistive touch-screen is necessary.

Replay Value: 5

As AC/DC sang “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock-and-roll”. The same story goes with Solitaire. Cards layout is always random, so your brain is always on computing sequences. To my mind, there are two types of Solitaire players: first, try it and delete it with a confused face after a few minutes, while second stick to it for a very long time and return to the game in periodically. It’s not actually endless, but takes a long time to reach the highest score.

The Bottom Line

This Wii U version of classic solitaire is definitely good. It’s quite difficult to come up with something it lacks. It’s much easier to say what it doesn’t. You won’t see bad graphics and buggy animations, you won’t face freezes or sudden interruptions. Just open it and play, nothing more. It will relax you with nice lounge soundtrack and leisurely gameplay. I think, that there’s nothing more to wish if you are a Solitaire fan.



Do you have Wii U? Do you like Solitaire? If your answer is “yes”, just download Solitaire without thinking long and get an immersive experience.

Pros : Classic modes;
Convenient touch controls;
Relaxing soundtrack;
Leaderboards to compete with players worldwide.

Cons : There could be more table skins;
User music player would be nice.

Graphics 4.5

Gameplay 5.0

Controls 5.0

Replay Value 5.0

Average : 4.9


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