Galactic Odyssey Solitaire

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Galactic Odyssey Solitaire Instructions

When you want to have fun and kill time (and if you hate finger-twisting and complicated control schemes), play card games! You only need your mouse when playing one... especially Solitaire and other variations. Galactic Odyssey Solitaire, while it sounds like a shooting and adventure-oriented game, continues in this tradition. Just use your mouse to play, know the rules, have a lot of luck and wits... and you are good to go. Anyway, let's check out the game.

Galactic Odyssey Solitaire Walkthrough

Looking for a new patience and solitaire variant? Want something that's a little faster paced than the usual card games? Well, your search is over fellas. Galactic Odyssey Solitaire is EXACTLY what you are looking for. This is a new patience game where you are knocking around the cosmic and interplanetary realm to play the game we all came to love. You need to move from one planet to another and all the way to earth where Penelope is waiting (Penelope Cruz? I'm not too sure).

Let's do a little math here: with 5 levels within every planet and 20 planets to travel on, you have 100 different levels of solitaire to take on and giving you hours of non-stop card playing pressure. What sets Galactic Odyssey Solitaire from the rest of the pack is that it combines the types and game plays of 2 of the most popular variations of solitaire: Tripeaks and Match2. While the rules in this game are completely different, knowing any or both of the card games mentioned will surely help you.

Much of the mechanics of Galactic Odyssey Solitaire is taken from Tripeaks. If you are unfamiliar with this type of card game, read on below for a quick and straightforward guide:

Playing Tri Peaks Solitaire: This is a combination of Golf and Pyramid solitaire. It's fast paced like the Golf variation, HOWEVER, it's a little less mechanical too. Along with that, it requires slightly more thought and vision (and this may sound like a beaten horse, BUT you need a lot of luck too!) to release the most productive cards and win the game.

The Ultimate Goal Of The Game: The objective of Tri peaks solitaire and Galactic Odyssey Solitaire is to move all of those cards from the table to the waste pile, which will then unleash cards further up the peaks. These released or uncovered cards are now available for you to play. Once you remove all of the cards from the waste pile and take them to the pile, you win the game.

All of the building action in tripeaks and Galactic Odyssey Solitaire are done on a single waste pile. Any uncovered card in the table can be moved to the waste pile... provided that it follows in an ascending or descending sequence. The suit doesn't matter or count.

Are you having a hard time visualizing it? OK, here's a quick and simple example: let's say you have a 6 of spades and an 8 of hearts on your hand. If there's a 7 of diamonds, you can move either the 6 of spades or 8 of hearts on it. The sequence may also turn the corner with Kings building down on Aces or Aces building up on kings.

Now, if you don't have any more cards that can be transferred from the table to the waste pile, you can deal a card from the stock pile and the building action continues from that point onwards. HOWEVER, if you can no longer build on any of the tables and your stock is exhausted or out of cards, then the game is over and you have to start all over again.

As for the scoring, tri peaks differ from Galactic Odyssey Solitaire. The scoring system of tri peaks is a lot more complicated, although it allows you to score higher than Galactic Odyssey allows. Well, you really shouldn't worry a lot about the scores unless you are really good at it and you want to top the score boards. Otherwise, just play the game to win and have fun.

Summing things up, it's fast paced, the background music and graphics keeps you perked up, and the number of levels is more than you can handle in one sitting - this is Galactic Odyssey Solitaire, and I highly recommend it. I just wish it has a save option.