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Twilight Solitaire Switch Review

PlatformNintendo Switch
Release Date1/20/2022
PublisherOcean Media
ESRB RatingE

As I said in my Solitaire Conspiracy review, there are a lot of solitaire games on Switch, and so because of that, originality counts for something. While Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire is not nearly as original as Solitaire Conspiracy was, it brings enough to the table to make it a serious contender to be worth your time.

Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire
Nice spooky theme here

Twilight Solitaire is a variation on Tripeak Solitaire. Instead of the standard tripeak formation, you have the cards set up in various formations. You play from the home stack a card one below and one above to make combos in order to clear the formation. The combos increase the multiplier, which affect the coins you get at the end. If you shuffle through all the cards on the home stack, game over. There interesting thing is, even if you lose, you can still move on, just with fewer or no stars.

Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire
Ice cards can be a pain.

Now, what sets Twilight Solitaire apart are the obstacles. Lock cards can only be unlocked via the key card. Ice cards must be played twice. Wax seals can only be removed by playing a card with the color and suit of the seal. Scythe cards remove vines, scissor cards remove chains(both prevent the card from being played).

Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire
These are expensive, so use wisely.

On the flipside are the bonuses from the shop, which can be seen above. At least on normal, the mode I played, they are rather expensive as coins slowly trickle in. So its best to use these when needed rather than all the time. There are also two other modes, Hard Mode, which puts a time limit on playing a card, and relaxed mode, which makes things easier.

Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire
Its horror Mahjong!

Now there are few bonus features too. There are fifty mahjong solitaire puzzles, which are unlocked in sets of five when you reach a number of stars. Its simply Mahjong Solitaire, nothing much else to say, but its there.

Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire
This will become a spooky tavern.

Then there are the rubies you collect, this will help build one of five scenes. Its not game selling, but still something to strive for.

Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire
There is a lot of game here.

There are 200 solitaire puzzles in Twilight Solitaire, plus the fifty mahjong puzzles, so there is a lot of Solitaire fun. It is not infinite, but with the rubies and stars to collect, there is a lot of fun to be had.

Overall: Jewel Match Twilight Solitaire is great spooky solitaire fun!

Verdict: Recommended

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P.S. There is also Jewel Match Solitaire, which is great!

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