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Acid Freecell Review

Developer: Red Mercury Publisher: Red Mercury
Release Date: October 30, 2003 Also On: None

FreeCell, if you do not know, is a form of solitaire. Next to Klondike, FreeCell is one of the most popular solitaire games around. The goal of the game is to move all fifty-two cards into four “home cells� in the upper right of the playfield. The upper left four cells are used to temporarily hold cards, allowing cards in the playing field to be freed up. Each home cell holds a stack of one suit. The stacks must be made in order from ace to king.

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When new games are started, all fifty-two cards are dealt into the eight different columns. Tapping a card, for instance the seven of spades, then placing it on another card, such as the eight of hearts, will free cards underneath the seven.

To move multiple cards, tap the highest card and place it on a column that has a card one higher and is a different color. The one rule for moving more than one card is that there must be enough free cells to store them. The game will handily route cards to empty cells and then to the new columns. Empty columns are treated like free cells. This is a good place to stack kings and go downward.

AcidFrecell, like AcidSolitaire, has statistics. A win/loss stat for the day is found under the stats page, along with total win/loss, win percentage, win/loss streak, longest win/loss streaks, minutes played, daily minutes, fastest game seconds, best move total, and more. It gives you an overall picture of how good you are and right now, I’m doing alright.

I’ve never played FreeCell before playing this Palm title. The full-screen play is addictive and time-consuming. The lowest number of minutes I’ve played in a day was 81 minutes. I’ve found myself playing this more than AcidSolitaire, when traveling or at home. If you own a Zodiac or PDA, AcidFreecell is a must-own title.

Graphics: 8.5
Sound: 5
Gameplay: 9.5
Creativity: 7
Replay Value/Game Length: 10
Final: 8.5
Written by Kyle Review Guide