Ski Solitaire: iPad Written App Review
Whether you love solitaire or are just looking for a way to deck your iPad out with winter themed apps, the Ski Solitaire app from Greenfly Studios is a perfect fit. This app takes the ultimate classic card game and turns it into something really special, with fun characters and random gameplay that will keep you on your toes.
Even if you’re a solitaire pro, Ski Solitaire has something new to show you. This app combines a fun character filled app that appeals to players young and old and several different styles of solitaire in a competitive quest for ski slope victory.
Start by creating a player profile. That’s right, as you solitaire your way to victory it will be your own name getting the notoriety, not some random player. There’s a really helpful introductory tutorial that walks you through the new features of the game, including gates, freezes and forests. The tutorial is not patronizingly slow, it’s just the right speed for even adult players to handle without getting frustrated.
As you play you earn money for getting good card runs, completing pyramid solitaire levels entirely and having quick times. There’s also a course objective for each setting. Use that money to unlock new locations and events and even get a little ski gear to make playing easier.
There are 100 levels to take head on, giving this game some staying power. It’s a really cute and really fun twist on a classic, making Ski Solitaire one of our favorite winter themed games.
Layout & Design:
As you may have noticed, this app is cute, with a capital “C.” You will choose from one of six adorable avatars, and the rest of the app is full of cheerful animations and other smart touches that keep the winter wonderland theme going. The cartoon style graphics are a perfect complement to the all ages fun and peppy theme song piping up in the background.
We are also entirely smitten with Ski Solitaire’s great use of the iPad’s screen. Each corner is full of some interesting flourish and the snowy theme is executed perfectly.
Make Ski Solitaire your new favorite iPad game for $2.99. That’s an extremely reasonable price for an app that gives you hours of winter wonderland fun. It’s also an extremely smart take on a card game that’s been keeping bored people awake at work for decades. We applaud the developers for this intelligent twist on a classic, the ad-free fun and for making an app that’s entirely kid friendly with no hidden scams for money. Do yourself a favor and go get this app. You’re going to love it.
Ski Solitaire iPad app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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