Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire Plus (Nintendo Switch) Review

By Athanasios 14.02.2024

Review for Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire Plus on Nintendo Switch

From Mahjong, to Poker, to Solitaire, to even Qix, the recipe behind the Pretty Girls series is pretty (well, duh!) simple: chill out with simple, enjoyable gameplay, ogle at some anime cuties while at it, and occasionally ogle at them while they wear something sexier. That’s about it. It’s not something special, but it can be quite entertaining… and not just because of the ogling thingy. Truth be told, though, not all instalments were created equal. Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire, for example, while fine as a whole, lacked content, even for a franchise that was never that meaty to begin with. Is Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire PLUS any different? After all, there’s a ‘PLUS’ in the title.

Know how to play Klondike, or even the plain 'ol Solitaire? Then you are ready to pick this up and play. If not there's a nice and easy to follow tutorial, which won't steal more than one or two minutes of your time. If expecting something special and innovative in terms of new mechanics and rules this isn't the one you are looking for. Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire PLUS is simply Klondike Solitaire with anime cuties keeping you company. That's. It. Don't mind the 'PLUS' in the title. This remains pretty much the same as Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire, with a just a few minor additions here and there.

One example is that one can choose between the standard 'Draw 1' and the slightly more challenging 'Draw 3' modes. Also, the control scheme is such that, especially in Easy Mode, this almost plays itself, as clicking on a card automatically sends it in the most logical position. This is so helpful that it almost ruins the difficulty, but super-casual gamers will love it. If you take too long to make a move this will even provide a hint, although there's a hint button already. It must be mentioned for those who want something tougher that it is possibly one of the easiest in the Pretty Girls series.

Screenshot for Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire Plus on Nintendo Switch

Besides trying to get a better time or score (mainly by doing combos), the purpose remains the unlocking of additional outfits for the girls. There are 10 (plus one extra) lasses, and each one has three difficulty modes, with Normal unlocking new backgrounds, and Hard unlocking a new set of clothes. After unlocking a bunch of these, one can enter the gallery mode or what's its name, view a girl and background, and even create a diorama with a group of girls.

Standard stuff, right? Sadly, this is in no way an update over the "original" Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire, as it has the exact same flaw: way too little unlockable content. This piece of software loads fast, the gameplay is fun, the controls great, the visuals neat… but it ends extremely soon, with 10 girls, and only one outfit to unlock per girl. Pathetic to complain about the lack of more anime waifus? Not when there's a price tag attached. Also, no game, no matter how casual-friendly or cheap should last less than two/three hours before 100% completion.

Screenshot for Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire Plus on Nintendo Switch

Cubed3 Rating

5/10
Rated 5 out of 10

Average

An enjoyable Klondike Solitaire experience, with some nice anime cutes that make the view better. While there's nothing wrong with that concept, but Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire PLUS manages to ruin the fun by being way to short on content, be it the time to do everything that needs to be done here, or simply unlocking more girls and/or outfits. Nothing PLUS about this, sorry.

Developer

Zoo

Publisher

EastAsiaSoft

Genre

Puzzle

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  5/10

Reader Score

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