Spider Solitaire has always been one of those games that have eluded me. Over the years I have tried and tried to get my head round it.
Then a few days ago Spider was released for Windows Phone. I’ve come across Blugri the games developer before and I thought I’d give Spider Solitaire one more chance. Mainly as their games have a nice polished look to them.
So what is so difficult about Spider Solitaire? I guess I’m just being dumb. You have ten columns of cards dealt out and you basically have to collect the suits to win the game. Sounds easy right?
The game starts and you have your columns of cards layed out, a quick tap on a card will move it to another card in the correct order. After tapping and moving stuff around as much as possible you have to deal another hand. The idea is to match up all of the dealt cards. The more hands you deal the harder the game gets.
In a traditional game of Spider Solitaire you have to spot the matches yourself. With this game it sort of plays it for you, which my Solitaire playing wife found a little annoying. It would be nice to turn this off sometimes.
In the preferences there are some settings to make the game a whole lot harder. The default for the game is to use just one suit, but you can change this to 2 or 4 suits. You can also play something called Spiderette. Which is a trimmed down seven column version. That uses less decks of cards.
Overall Spider is a nice remake of a classic game. With an extra setting to adjust the auto complete the game would be great. The game is ad supported as well with no option to upgrade to ad free, which I quite often wish was an option.
The game is free and available on the Windows Phone Store on the link below.
Windows Phone Store Link – Spider