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Sponsored Game Review: Solitaire TriPeaks

February 24, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

Solitaire TriPeaks is an Android game that obviously specializes in offering a Solitaire experience, but what you might not realize is that the game has been downloaded over 1 Million times. This is perhaps thanks to the fun animations, high level of polish and the 600+ levels that are on offer to keep Solitaire fanatics occupied. From the creators of Bingo Bash, Solitaire TriPeaks looks like one solid Solitaire offering for those that enjoy these casual classics. Does it have what it takes to be more than just another Solitaire game? Read on as I try to find out.

Solitaire TriPeaks is just a short download away from the Play Store and once you launch the game, you’re given the opportunity to connect with your Facebook account or just get down to playing.

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When you first start playing, there’s a short introduction into how to play the game, which is short and sweet and to the point, thankfully.

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The aim is pretty straightforward, you need to hit one higher or lower and keep on doing that until you’ve collected all the cards. If you do so with cards left over in your deck, you gain bonus coins.

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These coins can be used to purchase little powerups before you head into a level, making it easier or quicker to complete the next level.

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On the face of things, this is just another card game, and while the core mechanics certainly match up to that statement, there is more to it than that. The animations and sound effects are all really quite good and the 3D characters will appeal to kids. Card games are quickly becoming a lost art, and if these happy characters can get kids onboard with some classic games, then I’m all for it.

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Throughout the game, the 3D animations that appear at the end of levels as well as the overall look and feel of the game look great and give a card game like this a fresh feel.

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The whole game is a nice way to play solitaire using a smartphone or tablet and there’s a lot of levels, with each one progressing you on to the next in a certain zone. You start off on Tiki Island, but once you’ve completed those, you’ll move on to other challenges.

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There’s a lot of variety on offer here and it’s definitely got a family feel to it, but that shouldn’t be much of a problem as the animations and such are definitely kid-friendly. Nevermind all that though, the game is still a great way to play solitaire, regardless of how old you are. I had a lot of fun trying to get through the levels as quickly as possible, and considering that it’s been a long time since I’ve played online solitaire, it took me a while to get used to the one-above, one-below flow of Tripeaks. After a little while though, I was thoroughly enjoying myself and I was able to churn through things at a decent pace and I even got a handful of streaks, too. As solitaire games go, Solitaire TriPeaks is fun and easy to play for all ages. It got me interested in solitaire once again and I’m sure it’ll have the same effect on a number of other players out there.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Solitaire TriPeaks runs just fine and it’s easy to play a few games quickly with little to no hassle.
  • Theme (5/5) – The animations, sound effects and overall charm of Solitaire TriPeaks is what makes the game so appealing. It’s good-looking, fun to look at and it makes an addictive, yet fairly dated card game seem fresh once again.
  • Features (4/5) – With 600+ different levels to explore and a steady rise in difficulty, Solitaire TriPeaks is a game that has more than enough on offer to keep players entertained for a long time.
  • Overall (4/5) – If you want to play solitaire, but you’re fed up of stuffy games that don’t care about how they look or sound, then Solitaire TriPeaks will be a breath of fresh air and make playing solitaire fun once again.

Pros

  • Solitaire TriPeaks is a great way of playing solitaire without feeling bored by the same stuffy games that have been around for years.
  • 3D animations make Tiki and Poi believable characters that will keep kids engaged for a long time to come.
  • Boosters and guards across cards give the game a challenging feel that’s a lot of fun to get stuck into.
  • Easy to play for a few minutes at a time or to spend longer sessions working your way through the different levels.

Cons

  • Cost to use coins for five more cards or for boosters doesn’t quite match up against the amount you get given for completing levels.
  • Could be confusing for those not use to Tri Peaks Solitaire, but the game does an okay job of explaining the general gameplay.

All-in-all, Solitaire TriPeaks is a gun game that’s appealing to kids as well as Adults and it’s sure to be a great way of getting kids interesting in playing a classic game like Solitaire or other casino games. It’s free to play, free to download and the graphics and high level of polish make it a great options when compared to other, more stuff solitaire games on Android. It’s well worth taking a look at, especially if you’re into more casual games and remember playing Solitaire years ago.

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