Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire (Nintendo Switch) Review

By Athanasios 30.08.2021

Review for Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire on Nintendo Switch

Video games based on card games like Poker, Solitaire, Mahjong, and their many variations, can be found literally everywhere, without the need to spend a single penny to play them - so why pay to enjoy something that is available in browsers and operating systems? The answer is - or should be - more content, like more content in terms of game modes or unlockables. For some, even a more immersive, "realistic" audio-visual experience, instead of a simplistic Win95-esque UI, can count as 'more content.' In case of Zoo Corporation's 'Pretty Girls' line of titles, the price tag is justified with the inclusion of… well, pretty girls to look at.

What is Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire? The answer is: a solitaire game… and that's all there is to say about it. Call it Klondike Solitaire or Patience, in the end, it's just Solitaire. So, thank you for reading this review. Bye, bye, see you later. Tune in for next time.

…But of course there's more to say here. Like all entries in the Pretty Girls "series," this doesn't offer something special gameplay-wise. Don't expect any new rules, or intricate score mechanics. Therefore, you can actually play any other Solitaire video game out there, free or not, and pass this by. Having said that, it is definitely a fun experience, especially since, like all instalments, it is very casual-friendly.

The only extra ingredient here, is the inclusion of the titular pretty girls; anime cuties that stand in the left side of the screen, making the view a bit more pleasing. The purpose here, besides getting the highest score possible by playing quickly and doing combos, is to unlock all costumes for each girl, and even unlock a few additional characters.

Screenshot for Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire on Nintendo Switch

Sadly, unlike, say, Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire, most girls only seem to have one additional outfit. This might seem like a silly comment to make, but this is the core concept of Pretty Girls: play a simple, casual-friendly game, and unlock anime cuties. Oh, and speaking of casual-friendly, these retains the usual Zoo Corp's helpers, like Hints, shuffles, and so on, whose numbers change depending on the difficulty selected.

Finally, unlike most games in the "franchise," there's almost no difference challenge-wise between the various levels, making the whole experience feel kind of samey. In conclusion, there's simply not enough content to justify such a purchase, especially since, like all Pretty Girls releases, it is super cheap on Steam, but five times more expensive on Switch. Do try it out if a fan of the series, just don't expect something that will keep you company for long.

Screenshot for Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire on Nintendo Switch

Cubed3 Rating

5/10
Rated 5 out of 10

Average

Anyone who has played a game or two from the Pretty Girls series is aware that expectations must be kept kind of low, as most games are somewhat simple, and the only incentive, besides the fun factor, is the fact that players can unlock more anime girls and costumes. Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire is one of the least meaty in this, already low-fat, franchise, as the actual game is just Solitaire, with no additional bells and whistles, or addictive scoring mechanics, and the roster of girls is very small, and with a disappointing amount of outfits per girl to unlock - usually just one. Buy it if you must, but you are advised to wait for a discount.

Developer

Zoo Corporation

Publisher

EastAsiaSoft

Genre

Puzzle

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  5/10

Reader Score

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