Baseball fans and solitaire lovers rejoice! Home Run Solitaire brings together the best of both worlds. This latest solitaire offering from The Revills Games combines traditional solitaire gameplay with a baseball-themed twist. As you compete your way through stadiums across the United States, can you become the MVP of this season?
Like any other solitaire games, the storyline is not at the center of Home Run Solitaire. Although we do enjoy the occasional dialogs here and there, the game could very well do with just an opening sequence to set the theme. Personally, we think that what propels the game forward is the insanely-addicting gameplay. There is a total of 180 solitaire boards to complete in Home Run Solitaire, but we completed them all in no time – not because they were easy, but because we just could not stop ourselves from keep playing “one more level”.
It is true that at its core, Home Run Solitaire is just a typical solitaire game. However, The Revills Games managed to spice up the gameplay by adding a couple simple, but effective elements. Firstly, Home Run Solitaire is packed with fun mini-games; from hidden objects, to memory games and Match 3 puzzles. Also, the game includes a Shop, where you can buy various power-ups to help you with completing the solitaire boards. Last but not least, the “three strikes” amps up the challenge level another notch. Basically, if you make three mistakes in a level, you will lose your hard-earned cash and a deck card.
One of the best aspects of Home Run Solitaire is the extreme level of challenge. We played the whole game on the Normal Mode and it even took us multiple trials to complete some of the first set of levels. For those who enjoy a more relaxed experience, Casual mode is also offered as well as a Hard mode for hardcore players.
For those who wonder about the production of Home Run Solitaire, there is nothing to worry about. The graphics in Home Run Solitaire are sharp and clean and the cartoonish style fits the game perfectly well. The background music is also pretty pleasant. On the other hand, we found the sound effects a little chaotic and jarring.