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Review Pyramid Solitaire Saga
A fun twist to a classic game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 20 Nov 2014, tested on HTC One M8
Fun twist on solitaire
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Pyramid Solitaire Saga for Android is a game not actually about solitaire. Don’t let it confuse you. I did and I lost the first time I played it. I mean, sure, the original concept is there. You’ve got to match cards together in numerical order, but only to a small extent. And instead of creating 4 decks of perfectly sorted cards, you’re trying to capture golden cards and kill scarabs. Or something.
Regardless of how confusing that all might sound, the game is pretty fun. The general gist is that you’ve got a number of cards you can draw from, and then there are several other cards arranged on the board. The cards are arranged in patterns and in stacks. You draw one card and the only thing you can do is capture a card that’s either one number above or below the card in your hand. You continue this path, strategically, until you’ve captured all of the golden cards.
I found this game to be based on luck just as much as it was based on strategy. There were definitely hands that I would never have been able to get 3 stars with (the number of stars depend on reaching certain point thresholds). And there were also times where I only got three stars because I carefully placed each card just right, and was lucky to boot. Win or lose, I was still motivated to keep playing much like I would in a game of normal solitaire.
Pyramid Solitaire Saga is a unique twist on the idea of solitaire. Even though the game is largely luck based, I never really felt like I was duped out of a win. The graphics, sound, and performance were top notch.