Seven Seas Solitaire
A Fun Game of Solitaire
One of my favorite games from these developers is Arizona Rose and the Priates's Riddles, a puzzle game that I play often. This time they introduce another Pirate story that comes to us as a cardgame of Solitaire. Game mechanics involve playing high and low cards and earning gold coins. Graphics are cartoon style, music a bit too much and there are achievements to collect.
Our story is about a honorably discharged sea captain who falls in love with the Duke's Daughter. He then is blamed for her dissapearance and jailed. Having escaped with the help of his former crew, he must now resort to becoming a Pirate and set sail across the seven seas searching for his true love.
We follow his story as each page of his diary is written and with each level of solitaire, we need to meet the goals in order to earn enough coins to help reinforce our ship, build temporary quarters and purchase power-ups. Each level progress and offers challenges and obstacles like locked or frozen cards that need to be played twice. The goals with each level also become more difficult as you need to get enough gold coins or streaks in order to pass. Unfortunately there is no replay button.
The hour demo went by very fast and I found myself immersed in the game. Although it isn't as stylish and as fun as Fairway, which is a favorite amongst Solitaire fans, it is passable and possibly worth a credit to buy. Very simplistic in style and form but does offer you challenging rounds of solitaire.
January 28, 2013
Very similar to Avalon Solitaire and has the one pet-peeve of solitaire games that I absolutely hate--a fixed deck. In other words, you aren't playing each hand w/ a regular deck of 52 different cards. You might get 8 Fours....6 Jacks, etc. in a level. In the original (and best) Fairway Solitaire, I think there were a few too many Jacks, but other than that the deck seemed normal (played that way anyway) but in this game the repeating cards are so obvious as to be distracting (how many fours can I turn over in the play deck while I already have 3 or 4 on the tableau???)
This one has cute graphics and sound effects and I like it, but the fixed deck thing makes it a definite no buy for me. If you don't mind that aspect, and like golf solitaire, this is worthy trying out.
January 29, 2013
Just Another Golf Solitaire Game
I'm in my late 50's, married, a full time housewife, the mother of 17 children & have 17 grandchildren. I play computer games to relax at the end of another hectic day.
I had high hopes for this game after reading the other reviews of this game but I was disappointed because I couldn't find anything new or different about this game which is very similar to Pirate Solitaire.
The music was the same boring music that almost put me to sleep, the graphics are ok, nothing to holler home about, and the game play itself is rather boring. As far as the goals of each level and the cannon balls are concerned, they're about the same as Pirate Solitaire.
Because I already own Pirate Solitaire, I won't waste my money buying this game.
February 2, 2013
Seven Seas Solitaire
I love solitaire games. This is a classic version with standard 52 cards. It's fun when playing. Unfortunately, I have something against pirates. The pirate theme is ruining the game. Very sad!
June 6, 2013
Game was average
Played the trial version, It was ok. You need to collect coins to buy upgrades to your island. This would take forever , You only collect around 200 coins per hand, Upgrades cost thousands. A sound track would have been nice also
January 28, 2013
Not that great!
I have a number of solitaire games and really enjoy playing them. This one has nice graphics and game play. Music gets annoying very quickly. Not a whole lot to do in this game, so got boring fast.
It has a different story line, but that just didn't hold my interest and I like pirates. Needs a little more to boost the play, but not sure what. There are no wild cards to help the game along, so it moves slowly and is more difficult to beat than other card games.
Fairway has always been my favorite, but I've been playing Chronicles of Emerland and really like that one a lot. This one could have been quite fun, but has no extras to make me want to keep playing. Maybe it changes as the game goes on, but didn't make me want to buy to find out. I recommend for people who just like to play solitaire with no challenge.
As always, play it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may find it quite enjoyable. Thanks for the reviews.
January 28, 2013
2 LEVELS B4 END OF GAME BECOMES UNWINABLE
You only have so many cards in the deck and when you've got octupus and frozen cards and BEFORE you can even get 2 or 3 cards OFF the board, you've already gone through 5-6 cards FROM the deck.
When you come close to clearing the board (you've got to get 4 Perfects and $20k#, you can't do so because you've ALREADY turned over 99% of the cards from the deck in which the very card#s) is bygone.
This is a challenging game which I did NOT mind but it became ridiculous at the end.
June 25, 2013
COULD HAVE BEEN GOOD
The card game is interesting and good -IF you don't mind playing with a stacked deck. I got the game for free and that's about what its worth
March 18, 2013
as far as playing Solitaire its fine, but to move on you have to get so many credits & so many long runs..I have gotten to page 16 in the book, & I havent counted, but I bet I have played the SAME game without moving on at least 40 times !!!! I either don't get the 20 in a row, or if I do, I don't get the points. It is very frustrating at this point, I would like to move on with the game. IF it didn't take so long to move on, the game may be fun
but I havent got there yet, and if I don't soon I will trash it!
May 15, 2013
JUST A WARNING..after the fact
I bought this game when it first came out, and now I am adding a review after the fact, to warn any gamers contemplating buying this game, that it is great at first, but towards the end it is simply impossible. I hate games where you can't finish, so every day, I go back to it for one level, to see if I can get through. Alas....not to be. The cards are dealt out in so many layers that is virtually next to impossible to get 4 perfects in the nine rounds. The cards just keep repeating themselves; what you have showing is what it will give you. Eventually, you use up all your money trying to finish by using cannon balls...but forget it...it is just impossible...and totally maddening.
Beware! DO NOT BUY if you can't stand being unable to finish!
March 24, 2013