Addicted to Candy Crush Saga? Watch out for Pyramid Solitaire Saga!
Candy Crush Saga was launched a few years ago by King.com and it quickly became a cult hit thanks to its simple, yet fun gameplay that has taken the gaming world by storm. Since then, the developers launched a few other ‘Saga’ games, with the most recent one being Pyramid Solitaire Saga. This particular title changes the setting and gameplay, providing us with a great solitaire experience in the Ancient Egypt.
Despite being a whole new game, Pyramid Solitaire Saga retains the key aspects of any game developed by King.com. The graphics are, as always, top of the line and you will find yourself looking at the board the massive amount of work that was put into creating it. This is one of the best looking solitaire games that you can find on mobile devices, which says a lot about the high quality of this game.
Even if Pyramid Solitaire Saga doesn’t have a story per say, it gives you the impression that you are an archeologist that’s set on exploring the pyramids of Egypt. You have the chance to explore a large map that contains all the solitaire rounds. The main purpose in this title is to remove all the golden cards from the board in order to win. However, your match deck brings you a limited number of moves so you have to ensure that you don’t exceed that limit, otherwise you will lose a life from one of the 5 that are handed to you.
You get a joker from time to time that will help you if you get stuck and some charms, that are unlock as you beat levels. We think that charms are actually a fun addition because you can craft them and generate unique bonuses such as an extra joker or bonus cards. These might come in handy as the game progresses because, in true King.com fashion, the levels tend to get a lot harder as you advance through the game.
We liked the fact that the game rewards you if you don’t use jokers, as it will give you even more bonus points while a level is completed. Additionally, when you get the golden cards a scarab will be released on the board and the faster you catch it, the better the score you will receive.
The musical aspect of the game is also magnificently created, with the sounds being natural and realistic.
Unfortunately, there are a few downsides that hurt the game a little bit, such as the lack of an undo function. This affects the gameplay quite a lot when compared to normal solitaire game, as you can’t strategize efficiently. The problem can also be felt when you are clicking the deck trying to get to the last card you want, as you can miss click and there won’t be any way to undo it. Moreover, the waiting times are a little too long if you ran out of lives, and you will have to purchase lives with real money which might not be appealing to many players.
Despite the minor mishaps, Pyramid Solitaire Saga is a great, exciting game that you will enjoy playing. With its beautiful graphics, engaging gameplay and lots of secrets, this game is well worth your time. If you are on the fence about it, why not give it a try right away and see if you like it?
App Insomnia Rating: 9/10