Windows Solitaire Is Now A Part Of The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

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Windows Solitaire Is Now A Part Of The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

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Many of us know Solitaire as the game that made it easier to spend time on our Windows PCs. The game was first bundled with Microsoft Windows 3.0, and it employed the fairly simple mechanics of clicking, dragging, and dropping.

Solitaire The Game 

The primary goal of Solitaire is to move all of the 52 cards in the deck up to the four foundation piles, thereby clearing the starting group of cards as quickly as possible. Players can place a card on any other card in different columns by building downward and alternating colours between black and red. Players could choose from different deck card styles. Overall, the game was a defining point in “PC Gaming” as we know it.

The game has now been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. In doing so, it has joined some really landmark-setting games, such as Doom, Tetris, World of Warcraft, Pac Man and Sonic The Hedgehog. The World Video Game Hall Of Fame judges various games based on the following criteria

  • Icon-status: the game to be inducted is widely recognized and remembered by multiple players
  • Longevity: the game is more than just a “hype train” and has enjoyed popularity over time.
  • Geographical reach: the game meets the above criteria across international boundaries i.e. it is playable in the most number of places.
  • Influence: the game has exerted noteworthy influence on future games, on other forms of entertainment, or on culture and society in general.

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Solitaire continued to be bundled with every consequent Windows version up to Windows 7. As per reports, the game has been installed on more than one billion PCs, and has been played by many billions of players. if it were to believed, Solitaire was originally intended to be a mouse usage tutorial for Windows. Reports say that the next game to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall Of Fame would be Minesweeper, but it’s unsure so as to when that happens. 

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