Sequel To The Best Solitaire/Golf Crossover Is Coming In April

The Sequel To The Best Solitaire/Golf Crossover Is Coming April 3

Big Fish Games' Fairway Solitaire — an odd mix of the classic card game and golf — took us by surprise back in 2012. We won't make the same mistake with the sequel, Fairway Solitaire Blast, coming to iOS and Android on 3 April 2014.

I can feel those eye rolls, you know. I realise presenting you folks with a game that's one part golf and one-part Solitaire is a dangerous proposition. Add to that the fact that this is a free-to-play mobile game, and I might as well just start up the old automatic "don't care" comment generator. I felt much the same way when Totilo first presented the original Fairway Solitaire as his Gaming App of the Day back in 2012.

But I've loved Solitaire since Windows 3.1, so I gave it a chance, and it was really excellent.

So now we have the sequel. It looks a bit like this.

Fairway Solitaire Blast is faster, sharper and filled with power-ups capable of blowing cards that don't fit your sorting agenda off of the screen — with fire. The golf bits feel a lot less like golf this time around — you've got a bucket of cards, and have to clear the board before they run out in order to progress — but it makes up for it in tension and action. Also, flaming gophers.

Fairway Solitaire Blast comes out on April 3 from Big Fish Games, at which point you should at the very least download it and give it a try. If you hate it, I will personally refund your official purchase price.

Yes, the game is free.


Comments

    Actually liked the original. Didn't love it, but it was enjoyable.

    I think the main thing that causes the "don't care" reaction to mobile games is that a lot of developers really don't care about the players. While Big Fish certainly isn't Valve, they are dedicated to making an enjoyable product, which differentiate mobile games like this from the infinite number of Farmville clones that "F2P Mobile Gaming" has become.

    I'm confused about the release date being in the future...i downloaded this weeks ago on iOS. Loved the original, and was excited about this sequel, but unfortunately big fish have jumped onto the freemium bandwagon. Stick to the original, it's much cheaper.

    Looked at it after a little mention on Rev3games. I love it and you couldn't stop me from buying the full version! It didn't pressure me to buy or put heaps of ads, it just showed me what it was and showed me it was fun. $0.99 is a bargin!

    I really liked the original, original version that was on PC... This one: http://cdn1.dfgfile.com/b/en_fairway-solitaire/screen1.jpg

    I had no idea they'd even updated/rebooted it, let alone made mobile versions. Frankly, the current one and this upcoming sequel look like they have ruined all of the charm in favour of gimmicky powerups, special moves and so on.

    Last edited 18/03/14 8:47 pm

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