You probably expected that PopCap's next Facebook game would keep the Blitz name strong, but did you expect it to go off the deep end? No, the Bejeweled Blitz creator didn't go insane, it went underwater with its newest social game, Solitaire Blitz.
By Joe Osborne From games.com
Solitaire Blitz Currently is in a testing phase on Facebook, you've found that the next game to don the "Blitz" moniker applies the familiar friendly leaderboards, energy and power-ups to the classic single-player card game.
Solitaire Blitz, in its current state, tasks players with running down stacks of cards in the ocean to reveal buried treasure. Of course, players do this by choosing cards that are either one above or below the value of the card next to the deck above. Do this in a timely fashion and without screwing up, and you'll earn some hefty score multipliers for your skill. As with all of PopCap's social games, several power-ups--like time extensions, instant bonus multipliers and free Jokers--serve to mix things up.
Solitaire Blitz is PopCap's "next possible Facebook game," because the developer has live-tested its games in the past only to choose against supporting them. (Who remembers that adorable gem Pig Up?) At any rate, this soft release, so to speak, falls in line with recent rumors that the EA-owned developer would get into casino-styled Facebook games. This is one blast of a polished test game, so cross your fingers that it sees official release.
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