Deluxe Spider Solitaire
By Glenn Seemann
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Spider solitaire is one of the all time fan favorite solitaire games. Unlike many solitaire games, spider solitaire is a fun and challenging game that requires more strategy than luck. Deluxe Spider plays standard 104 card spider solitaire with either 1, 2, or 4 suits. It's simple to play, but also includes lots of options and features that are sure to please the most serious spider player. Deluxe Spider will take advantage of larger displays for clear and easy to read cards. It supports high definition resolutions up to a game window size of 1920x1080. It also includes a convenient toolbar, appearance options, numbered games, statistics tracking, records best times, secondary mouse support, undo, redo, and much more.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- Fixes a card spacing bug on dual display Macs.
- Fixes a bug that caused the game to repeat the previous game rather than deal a new one.
- Fixes several minor graphic and sound glitches.
OK spider not great but good enough
Eliminating the option to put a K on an Ace limits the variables. Less challenging- you either get the cards or not.
Cards move a bit slowly so double the time you expect to achieve from other spider games.
Frustrating, Low End and Outdated
Poor graphics and terrible animation. The visual is flat and boring and there are no bells and whistles to make it interesting and fun. It is also slow to respond which makes the game cumbersome and long. The player’s time score will be longer than is normally expected with other Spider Solitaire games. There is no option for saving games and so you can’t shut down your computer and finish later. Once started, a game must be either finished or forfeited.
The worst part is how badly it plays. The user has almost no control over the cards and you will find yourself fighting the automatic functions during the entire game. Don’t even think of trying to keep score, because the cards jump all over the place of their own accord, messing up you time and your score. When I try to make a move, the cards jump to a place i didn’t intend about 75% of the time. The options are also extremely limited. Unbelievably bad.
It really, REALLY is possible to do a better job than this. There are some very good spider solitaire games on PC, on my iPhone and on my iPad - and some of the better games are free. This one seems like the games I used to play on some of the older computers from about 10 years ago or even longer. Very badly designed game with lots and lots of bugs. I might be OK with the limitations of this app if it were free, but when you pay good money, you kind of expect more than this. I keep trying to find the games I am used to and like, but I don’t think they are available on a Mac, even though they are on my Apple mobile devices.
The only good feature of this game is that there are no ads, so that is something.