“World Class Solitaire” game is a cards game to play alone, as you sure guess from its name, but it’s different from others games alike since it has an underlying story going on. If you like playing cards and you are alone at the moment, go ahead and try this game out to see if you like it. If you are asking yourself why to play cards on the computer instead of using real cards, there are several answers that come up to my mind. For example, if you are a laptop user, you can play during a trip or a waiting room without the need of carrying a deck with you.
When playing World Class Solitaire, you’re following the story of a young Hollywood film-maker in the Golden Age of Cinema. On your journey, you will visit over two dozen exotic locations around the world and record your travels in your Journal. To begin playing a game, you’ll be asked to select a destination form the world map. Each destination represents a movie assignment that will take your from one exotic city to another. When you complete the assignment, you will also receive stamps for your journal and sizable point award. Each city has a unique Travel Stamp. You must collect them all.
During the game you will be drawing cards from the deck and placing them into a foundation pile or one of the seven columns of cards on the game table. The object of the game is to move all of the cards from the table and the deck into one of the four foundation piles at the top of the screen.
Each foundation must begin with an Ace of the matching suit. New cards of the same suit are added to the foundation in ascending sequence. If you can manage to sort all 52 cards into the correct foundation piles, you will win the game and advance to your next destination. Cards may be placed in the seven columns on the table in descending order (King-Ace), following an alternating pattern of black and red suits. You can only start a new stack in an empty column with a King. Hidden among the standard playing cards are four Bonus cards, one for each four suits.
When you enter the game, you’ll be asked to choose a player name. Once you’re done with that, you’ll be reaching the Main Menu showing a plane in the background, with the following options:
- Play: to start playing the game in the adventure mode (in fact the only mode available).
- Change Player: you can create several profiles to share your game with family and friends.
- Options: you can set the music volume, sound volume, and full screen, among others.
- Help: displays a card-style help information screen.
- Exit: no further explanation required.
You can try this game for 60 minutes before you buy the licensed version. If you like it, you can buy this game for only 19.95 dollars, right from the Oberon Media Game Center, on the Web.
About system requirements, here’s a list for you to check out:
• OS: Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98
• CPU: 500 MHz or faster
• RAM: 256 MB
• Hard Drive 30MB or more
• Video: 16MB video card with DirectX 6.0
• Sound: DirectX7.0 compatible