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Review by  Jonathan Martin
Reviewed on 2005-12-24
This has to be the best “Solitaire” game I have ever seen. It has all the tricks, 3-card, 1-card. It is fun to play as long as you have a lot of battery power left and a lot of time to use up. So if you are looking for a high-quality “Solitaire” game, this is for you.

Controls-8/10 you'll learn
Memory-10/10 good for what this offers
Usage-11/10 a first
Overall-9/10 try this!

Review by  Eric Sun
Reviewed on 2004-11-22
Attention span: 5/10 Gets boring quickly.
Controls: 9/10 Good, logical controls.
Implementation: 8/10 The author uses ingenious methods to make the most of the calculator's small screen size.
Overall: 7/10 A good game if you need to kill some time.

Solytare, a great solitare clone, is ported from the TI-86 version. It features a fast, easy-to-use pointer, which is controlled by the arrows on the keypad. If you want, you can even build your own mouse, which plugs into your link port and allows you to play the game just like the computer version. It has many of the features of any other Solitare game, and even has a Flip 1/Flip 3 option. It is very small, and there are no noticeable bugs in the game.

Since there is no timer feature, this game can get boring pretty quickly. However, it's always good if you have a little time to spare. To make this game even better, the author could add a timer feature, a Vegas scoring option, and a high scores saver. To compensate for the calculator's relatively small screen size, the author has even included a feature that makes the card spacing bigger, so you can see the cards better when they are in stacks.

Considering the calculator's limited resources, Solytare is a nice game for any calculator owner. With a couple more features, it would be a must-have for everybody.

Review by  Rodney Blythe
Reviewed on 2004-08-05
Overall Rating-8/10 Great (9/10 with the [y=] trick)
Gameplay-10/10 Outstanding
Graphics-8/10 Great
Speed- 6/10 Good (9/10 with the [y=] trick)
This game is a superb clone of “Solitaire” for Windows (and other platforms). The cards are labeled very well, so it is very easy to play. The graphics may look very basic, though they couldn't get much better! The only downside to this game is that the arrow is a bit slow. Therefore I must give it a lower speed rating, though there is a way to speed it up! Just press and hold [y=] and [On] for a few seconds and that will speed up the arrow. Have Fun and Happy Downloading!

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