Solitaire for Mac lets you enjoy six variations of the popular card game, bringing you rich 3D graphics and a unique design. In addition to the highly detailed design, this premium game also features delightful animations and 3D effects. Due to its emphasis on presentation, this app can be demanding on your system resources, and may not run on older Macs.
When launched, Solitaire for Mac automatically starts a new game, the default being Klondike. The fullscreen mode provides full immersion. Unlike the more conservative offerings, the makers of this product have really pushed the visual boundaries, as is evidenced by the Roman and sci-fi-styled card decks. While we found the sound effects to be OK, some of the soundtracks struck us as being too dark. If the sounds are not to your liking, they can be turned off in Settings, where you can also choose the visual style of the cards and table, change the game variant, opt to auto-play obvious moves, and adjust variant-specific options like drawing one card at a time or having just two suits. If you're not familiar with a given game variation, you can learn how to play by selecting it in Settings and visiting the Instructions tab.
If you've enjoyed playing Solitaire on your old PC, you'll like Solitaire for Mac. It brings the same entertaining gaming experience, as well as superior graphics and other nice flourishes. You have to pay for the eye-candy, though.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Solitaire for Mac 3.1.
A collection of the most popular solitaire games, baKno-style. Beautiful handcrafted card sets are showcased in a 3D view with board rotation and zoom. baKno Solitaire includes some all-time favorites such as Klondike, Freecell, Spider, Cruel and Canfield. Featuring original relaxing music that enhances your experience. Solitaire is a great way to pass time and exercise the mind. Just give it a try.
What's new in this version:
- Streamlined purchase and unlocking process.
- PayPal integration that avoids entering an email address after a license is purchased.
- An email verification system to avoid entering a complicated key code to unlock the game.