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Soltrio Solitaire
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Developer(s) Silver Creek Entertainment
Publisher(s) Silver Creek Entertainment
Designer
Engine
status Status Missing
Release date May 16, 2007
Genre Card game
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
Platform(s) Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media Download
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Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Soltrio Solitaire is an Xbox Live Arcade title developed by Silver Creek Entertainment for the Xbox 360, which is a bundle of 18 separate solitaire card games, which was released on May 16, 2007 for 800 Microsoft Points.

Gameplay[]

The game supports the Xbox Live Vision camera and has 2 player multiplayer over System Link or Xbox Live, including competitive solitaire in which two players use the same foundation piles, and co-operative solitaire, in which players assist one another and pass cards over.

The game features a light roleplaying mode called "Voyage Adventure" in which the player traverses a game map to play solitaire games, which includes the ability to unlock new card elements and design customizable deck graphics.

The game featured downloadable content in the form of solitaire card game packs every two weeks until October 3, 2007, using games found in Silver Creek's Hardwood Solitaire title for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS.

Critical reception[]

IGN rated Soltrio as "mediocre". Some game modes, such as Memory, were criticized for being "padding". The quest mode was seen as worthless and the multiplayer Klondike-variation was deemed "sloppy and no fun". Although the competitive mode could be "spirited and fun", overall the package was described as unjustifiably expensive.[1]

Games[]

The full list of the initial group of 18 solitaire card games include:

  • Aces Up
  • Archway
  • Backbone
  • Easthaven
  • Forty Thieves
  • FreeCell Easy
  • FreeCell
  • Grandfather's Clock
  • Klondike Deal 3
  • Klondike Easy
  • Matrimony
  • Memory
  • Montana
  • Sea Towers
  • Spider 1 Suit
  • Super Flower Garden
  • Zodiac

Additional Content[]

Game Pack 1[]

On June 13, 2007, "Game Pack 1" added the following 10 games for 200 Microsoft Points ($2.50 USD):

  • Clock
  • Compass Easy
  • Compass
  • Lady of the Manor
  • Miss Milligan
  • Russian Solitaire
  • Sir Tommy
  • Storehouse
  • Whitehead
  • Yin & Yang

Game Pack 2[]

On June 27, 2007, "Game Pack 2" added 10 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Bristol
  • Down Under
  • Easthaven 2 Deck
  • Easthaven 3 Deck
  • Giant
  • Golf Easy
  • Golf
  • Little Milligan
  • Pauline
  • Westcliff

Game Pack 3[]

On July 11, 2007, "Game Pack 3" added 10 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Ayers Rock
  • Beleaguered Castle
  • Betrothal
  • Blind Alleys Hard
  • Blind Alleys
  • Grand Duchess
  • Grandfather
  • Indian
  • Josephine
  • Number Ten

Game Pack 4[]

On July 25, 2007, "Game Pack 4" added 10 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Black Hole
  • Can-Can
  • Cruel
  • Demon
  • Forty Thieves Open
  • Four Seasons Easy
  • Four Seasons
  • King Albert
  • L'Imperiale
  • La Belle Lucie

Game Pack 5[]

On August 8, 2007, "Game Pack 5" added 10 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Little Giant
  • Lucas
  • Maria
  • Pas Seul
  • Quilt
  • Steps
  • Streets
  • Sultan
  • Trefoil
  • Twenty

Game Pack 6[]

On August 23, 2007, "Game Pack 6" added 9 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Eight Off
  • ForeCell
  • Four Colors
  • FreeCell 2 Deck
  • FreeCell 3 Deck Easy
  • FreeCell 3 Deck
  • Maxel's Gambit
  • Monte Carlo
  • Penguin

Game Pack 7[]

On September 5, 2007, "Game Pack 7" added 10 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Canfield Easy
  • Canfield
  • Klondike 2 Deck Easy
  • Klondike 2 Deck
  • Klondike 3 Deck
  • Superior Canfield
  • Xray Klondike
  • Yukon - Rigel's
  • Yukon - Two Decks
  • Yukon

Game Pack 8[]

On September 19, 2007, "Game Pack 8" added 10 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Funnel Web
  • Plait
  • Rank and File
  • Scorpion Easy
  • Scorpion
  • Scorpio
  • Spider 2 Suits
  • Spider 4 Suits
  • Spike
  • Thumb & Pouch

Game Pack 9[]

On October 3, 2007, "Game Pack 9" added 10 more games for 150 Microsoft Points ($1.87 USD):

  • Block Ten
  • Fourteen Out
  • Nestor
  • Pyramid Deal Three
  • Pyramid Easy
  • Pyramid Golf
  • Pyramid Seven
  • Pyramid
  • Simple Pairs
  • Tens

See also[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. Hilary Goldstein (May 21, 2007). Soltrio Solitaire Review. IGN. Retrieved on 2010-07-05 “Soltrio Solitaire is a rip off. It's that simple. It's overpriced and it under-delivers. The single-player games are nicely presented and the online multiplayer is decent, but it's just not enough to validate the high price point. Avoid this one at all costs.”


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