Solitaire by Zynga: The Only Game You Need
• Therapy: Solitaire is a mental escape that is a refreshing stress-reliever.
• Essentials: Solitaire is an essential app that you must have on your phone.
• Anytime: Solitaire is always at the ready – play anytime to relieve boredom and escape.
• Mental Sharpness: Solitaire helps keep you mentally sharp.
Graphical adjustments for the cards with several bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Glitchy and slow
I don’t know what happened or why things changed, but the app has gone down hill in the last few weeks. It is soooo slow and glitchy. It is not as responsive when I click on the deck for a new card or to drag a card to a new spot. It lags and takes an extra 10 seconds. This has sapped so much of the relaxing fun out of the app for me.
I love this app when I started playing on a long cross country flight with no shows/good books downloaded. I quickly became a little obsessed with it and it successfully helped me quit my Twitter habit :) Instead if scrolling Twitter before bed or sitting in carline, I would play a few games of solitaire. Sadly with the latest update and horrible lag time/glitches, I find the whole thing more annoying than relaxing. It is so frustrating. Please look into why this happens and try to fix the bugs. I also hate the new menu at the bottom with hints and shuffle buttons. Super annoying and unnecessary.
Two months ago I’d have given this 5 stars, but no longer. Please fix it!
I don’t love the newest app update
I play like three games every night before bed. It’s my way of winding down. But now, instead of just running short, minor ads in between games, there is also a banner that runs at the top while you play. Sometimes they’re animated and distracting. I wish it only had the ads in between games. I really dont like the banner, but I get it if you guys need the money.
Also There is now a shuffle/hint option at the bottom of the screen. These are cool features, but I wish there was a way to hide that bottom bar while I play the game (kind of like the how you make the toolbar hide, when not in use, on Macs or Windows). I find the bubbles on the “hints” and “shuffles” remaining to also be distracting. That’s a symptom of living in this modern era of push notifications. I hate those bubbles with numbers in them and I’m the sort of person to clear them as soon as they present.
Earlier update was a solid 5 stars. These updates make me give it a 4 now.
UPDATE: May 2018: upgraded from 2 to 4 stars
Significant improvements since 2017, Most important being reduction in ads impeding play of the game, and improved flow of the actual play.
You no longer have to wait a significant period of time and endure a number of obnoxiously loud ads before playing a new game. The win percentage has also increased, Further reducing the percentage of time waiting for ads as opposed to playing the game.
The features of this ap are better than other solitaire games are making this a recommendation at this time.
If there is a return to a system that appears tvmanipulated to force you into an artificially high number of ad plays, I will delete this ap and downgrade to 1 star.
ADS: I have found that my percentage of wins is higher using a standard deck of cards, which to me is suspicious, since when you lose you have to endure another ad before playing another game. That is in addition to the banner ads which can be clicked accidentally. Given how short the actual game is, the percentage of time watching ads is unacceptable, making the game more frustration than fun.
TECHNICAL: for the above reasons I have Limited playtime, but I have not had any technical difficulties with the app.
- Zynga Inc.
- 57.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Zynga Inc
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