FreeCell Solitaire Review. Find the Right Strategy to Victory
Play the classic Windows game right on your iOS or Google Android device and transform into a FreeCell master. Exercise strategy, skill, and patience and test your wits in this leading card game.
The 2D green background is synonymous with the original FreeCell, with the tableau card decks set against a plain green background. The animations are great, and you also have the option of customizing your backgrounds. You can choose a portrait or landscape backdrop for your UI. The design avoids clutter which is a plus for it.
What Is It About?
The game uses a single pack of 52 thoroughly shuffled cards, with a row of eight cards dealt face up to start the tableau. 5 more rows of 8 face-up cards are further dealt on the first row to form 8 columns with 6 cards each. The remaining 4 cards are dealt to the first four columns. There are four Home Cells and four FreeCells on top of the tableau. The objective of the game is to build the four home cells in an ascending suit from Ace to King.
You can move the exposed card at the end of the tableau to an empty FreeCell to release covered cards. You can move entire sequences of cards to the empty FreeCells, and you can also move cards to empty tableau spaces. In similar Klondike fashion, you have to find the right strategy to move your cards to the foundation cells, using the FreeCells as placeholders. You can solve challenging puzzles, undo games, check your stats and even play random games.
Both the Android app and its iOS version use simple drag, drop and tap to move cards around and place them in cells, which is comfortable and convenient. The ability to choose the landscape mode also adds to the effectiveness of the controls. The latest version of the app offers no in-app purchases, and the game is free.
To Replay or Not To Replay
I like the game and would replay it because you can save your game for later and pick it up without losing it. It also offers a variety of options such as undo and new puzzles which all give it a great effect, especially when you are learning. Some of the goals you have to beat are quite challenging, and I spent hours trying to beat single goals which was fun.
Is It Good?
FreeCell is highly addictive, and you will enjoy the Google play app for FreeCell thoroughly. Some of the goals are challenging, and I spent hours on end trying to beat them, but this was worth it. The ads take away from all the fun, and you’ll get pissed off with the constant interruption. The game creators could also figure out some sort of cloud saving so that you don’t lose your progress. With regular updates, you can enjoy the game without any crashes.
I’d recommend the game to anyone with a smartphone if the creators could sort out the cons mentioned above.