Review: Acid Solitaire Collection by Red Mercury
This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: Every Solitaire Game, Reviewed. Additional details may be found in the original article.
AcidSolitaire Collection ($10) by Red Mercury is amongst the most interesting Solitaire titles we’ve reviewed, and though we wouldn’t say it’s worth the price relative to some of our top picks, it’s a nicely developed piece of software. Unlike some of the games here, it shifts cleanly between horizontal and vertical presentation modes, and though the audio portion consists merely of infrequent sound effects, the gameplay is what shines.
While there are only three games to choose from—Spider, Klondike Solitaire, and Freecell—and you get one piece of background art per game, the art’s nice, and Red Mercury’s card dragging and auto-complete interface is pretty good. Acid Solitaire has millions of pre-set games to play, most in Freecell, and tracks progress in multiple games at once. It also has a good hint, redo, and undo system. We’d consider it worthy of a general recommendation if it wasn’t so expensive relative to what you get; our top picks offer many more games to choose from, as well as greater interface customization. iLounge Rating: B-.