iPad Solitaire Ultra - a very smooth, polished, and free Solitaire

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  1. Reuben

    Reuben New Member

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    DISCLAIMER: I wrote this! But I genuinely think it's pretty damn good... IMHO better than all the other Solitaires I've seen:

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    Link: http://itunes.apple.com/app/solitaire-ultra/id540452765?mt=8

    I know Solitaire isn't everyone's cup of tea, but for any casual gamers out there - parents and girlfriends seem to be the target here - I'd really appreciate some feedback. If you like it, a 5-star review on the app store would be nice, and if you hate it then a 1-star review here in this thread will also be appreciated. :)

    Many thanks,


    Reuben
     
  2. nkarafo

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    #2 nkarafo, Aug 8, 2012
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    Hello Reuben,

    I tried your game. It's really nice. Well done!
    One thing that I would like to have as an option is to play somehow faster. The animation of the cards should be faster so that you can have a faster game. Especiallay when you can't win a game and you play over and over again, that option would be nice so that the user will not get tired.

    I like solitaires in normal mode - vertical but it's ok with that too. You have bigger cards and it keeps the space at the bottom without a problem.

    Overall it's a great game. I will keep it. :D
    I rated it with 4/5 stars.

    Edit: Oh and it has a nice ending when you complete a game!
     
  3. Reuben

    Reuben New Member

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    Hey nkarafo, thanks for checking it out!

    We can easily tweak the animation durations... they were based on what my colleague and I thought felt right. If we make them 25% quicker, say, would that be enough for the magical 5th star from you?

    Thanks again!
     
  4. nkarafo

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    Yes, of course!!
    But why so silence? Where is everyone? No one appreciates a good solitaire game?? If I can speak for myself I am 32 years old and I'm playing both hardcore & casual games. I like e.g. solitaire games and Modern Combat games. :)
     
  5. BrettArchibald

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    Despite all the 100s of other games on my iPad and iPhone, I still find myself playing solitaire very often.
    And I'm still looking for what I would class as the definitive solitaire app.
    I'll try yours out at some point, but I would just say, any solitaire game that I'm going to keep on my iPad or iPhone has to have Freecell as well as Klondike.
     
  6. Reuben

    Reuben New Member

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    #6 Reuben, Aug 8, 2012
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    Oddly enough Freecell's going to be the next game we do, and it'll be at least as slick as this one. Freecell was always my favourite solo card game, and we have some good ideas to make it more fun.

    Re. Solitaire's lack of popularity... it's not entirely unexpected here on TouchArcade, but in the wider population I think it's still a massively popular game. I certainly see people - generally adults rather than children - playing it on public transport all the time.
     
  7. CygnetSeven

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    Yeaaaa!!!! I'm first in line! Maybe try-peaks after that? =)
     
  8. Reuben

    Reuben New Member

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    I haven't heard of tri-peaks Solitaire, but I will add it to our long-term work list. :)
     
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    I love the game. Definately my favorite for solitaire. I agree if the animations were a bit quicker it would be perfect. Great job!
     
  11. Faye88

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    Hey I was just looking for an awesome Solitaire game - I've tried most of them on my iPad and they're all a bit crap. Thanks for posting this, I'll have a go and let you know what I think!
     
  12. Faye88

    Faye88 New Member

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    Its fab!

    Okay I played it and it's brilliant!!! Looks really nice on my ipad and plays really smooth, just like you said. I like the way you have to tap a card to flip it - it makes the game seem more involved somehow, but I can understand people might want an auto-flip setting...

    I've already unlocked one of the other sets of face cards and they are very pretty. I think I'll keep playing this til everything's unlocked! good job developer/s!

    :D
     

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