Fairway Solitaire Blast Review
- Fun streamlined solitaire
- Cute visual style
- Intuitive controls
- Annoying reliance in IAPs
- The golf elements have been dialuted to nearly nothing
- Chance limits progression too much
Fairway Solitaire Blast is still an entertaining card game, but it does nothing to live up the original’s fantastic blend of cards and sport.
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The original Fairway Solitaire's blend of golf and cards was superb. Its simple take on solitaire was fun and immediate, while the golf elements encouraged you to minimise moves to come in under par.
Fairway Solitaire Blast retains the original's slick solitaire gameplay. Once again, your enjoyment of this will be dependent on your appreciation of solitaire. However, Blast’s streamlined gameplay kept us entertained as we attempted to clear each board as efficiently as possible.
Though the basic solitaire elements remain, Blast’s golf elements have been dialed back considerably, much to the game’s detriment. Now you have to come in under par by clearing three boards, one for each stroke - a far less elegant implementation of the golf metaphor. Considering the degree of chance involved in the game, this makes winning a hole more about luck than skill, as one bad screen can scupper your run for good.
Blast’s other huge alteration to the original is a reliance on in-app purchases. Every time you run out of cards, one of the game’s cartoon mascots will hop on screen to offer you the chance to buy a special card. You could try the Joker’s Wild card, letting you play any card on the board, or purchase a Hot Line card, which summons a gofer that guns down the majority of the remaining cards.
Its an expensive solution to succeed in this game of chance, but after trying to clear a hole for the dozenth time and feeling cheated by Blast’s random elements, these IAPs start to feel depressingly appealing.
Fairway Solitaire Blast may have a new cartoony look, but this doesn't make up for watering-down of the original premise. It a wonderful concept that has been diluted to make space for IAP. While this still leaves an entertaining game, it has been stretched too thin to be recommended over the superb original.
DescriptionPlay one of the top-rated free card games with twists and challenges in each solitaire hand! Collect prizes and power ups, go on quests, play Daily Challenges, compete in tournaments, and more!
The rules are easy! You play one card higher or lower to clear the board, similar to Uno. But the puzzling combinations will have you using your brain to beat every challenge! You’ll always have something fun to do in Blast Solitaire with hundreds of different card hands played on beautifully illustrated and wacky scenery! Enjoy solo play or watch your friend’s progress when connected through Facebook! Beat Daily Challenges, find collectibles to win fun prizes that enhance strategy and game play, and compete against other players or your Facebook friends when you join a tournament
Go beyond Klondike solitaire and challenge your brain by applying strategy and logic with the Blast Solitaire card game! Use special power up cards to strategize how to beat each level challenge. Special power up cards will let you undo moves, shoot a card off the board, flip the cards between black and red, shuffle the cards, shoot several cards off the board, and more!
If you enjoy solitaire plus the challenges of games like Mahjong, word search, and puzzles, then you are going to love Blast Solitaire! Blast is solitaire, but so much more! It’s more challenging than Spider solitaire, more fun than Pyramid solitaire, and more exciting than free cell solitaire!
McDang, Son! Don’t just play solitaire, have a BLAST!
Fun and free gameplay you’ll pick up quick!
Rewards for your success in the game
Special Tournaments of varying difficulty
Collectables to win prizes!
Rewards for your progress and achievements
No squinting! Finally a game you can see on a small screen
700+ levels with more on the way all the time!
Special "bonus" cards to help your strategy for your next move
Leaderboards to see your friends and their scores when you connect through Facebook
Similar but more exciting, challenging, and fun than classic Klondike, Spider, Pyramid, or Free Cell solitaire
Saved progress you can continue on any device when you login with your account. Don’t forget to use Facebook so you can find your friend’s progress too!
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