Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)

Play solitaire while unlocking outfits for a host of busty anime ladies in Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire.  It’s available for current PlayStation consoles, Switch, and PC, but reviewed on PS4 here.

I don’t have to explain how to play solitaire, do I?  Well I’m not.  Luckily the game has a text tutorial if you don’t know how.  You’ll use the left stick to move around a cursor to select cards.  The game does a good job of knowing where the cards go when you select them, or you can just hold the button and drag them into place.  On the bottom of the screen is a meter that fills when you do a move.  If you can quickly do another move while it’s going down, you’ll get a combo and your score will increase.  So you can try for a high score if you like.  You can view your records on the main menu.

There are three difficulty selections.  Easy lets you have three hints, three chances to shuffle cards, and three chances to draw a single card to use from the playfield.  Normal gives you three hints and one of each of the others.  Hard gives you none of that and makes you draw three cards at a time with only the first one usable.  Only problem is I swear I’d pick a certain difficulty, only for the game to give me another one.  Not sure if that’s a bug or what.  Also the game says it’ll save your progress, but that’s misleading because it doesn’t.  If you stop in the middle of the game, it’ll start you back at the beginning when you come back.

Before you play, you’ll also chose a lady who will stand on the left side of the screen.  As you match cards, a new outfit will slowly reveal itself on her, and if you win you’ll unlock it.  You can view all unlocked outfits in the dressing room at the main menu. Sometimes you may have to play the game on other difficulty levels to unlock all the outfits.  Gives you another goal I guess, but it just felt like some anime lady was staring at you while you’re trying to play.  “Um, excuse me, I’m trying to play solitaire here, can I help you?”

The solitaire game is decent enough, and it’s really easy to get the Platinum trophy for on the PS4.   Although it can’t beat my favorite one: Pocket Card Jockey on the Nintendo 3DS.  That one combined solitaire and horse racing!  I wish Nintendo would re-release that one on the Switch!

Kid Factor:

Pretty Girls Klondike Solitaire is rated T for Teen with an ESRB descriptor of Sexual Themes.  The anime ladies are very busty, but they are all still fully clothed, even when you reveal their new outfits.  Although they seemed pretty embarrassed when this happens.  Not sure what they’re saying either, since it’s all in Japanese.  Also, the beginning of the game has a disclaimer that all ladies depicted are 18 years or older, which is suspicious considering they’re all wearing uniforms and the title screen plays the clock chimes from Japanese schools.  Because of all this I’d say the game is best for older players.

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