For solitaire players, Classic Solitaire HD is a nostalgic, retro homage to what is likely the card game played on more personal computers than any other. But besides the green felt card table, and the deck picturing a sun drenched tropical scene on the back of each card, the game recaptures something else. And that is the utility and simplicity of the original's design. There is nothing extraneous in game mechanics or graphical design. It is, in a sense, pure solitaire.
Of course, the graphics are startlingly realistic, especially when held up beside a standard computer monitor. The very high resolution, wide color gamut, and bright, saturated colors all contribute to the added enjoyment of playing this Klondike Solitaire on an any Windows, particularly the Microsoft Surface. Touch control allows more fluid gameplay and higher scores. The game accommodates both standard and Las Vegas scoring, and gamers can compete against themselves in timed or untimed play. Operational in either portrait or landscape orientation, Classic Solitaire HD also offers the choice between one-card or three-card draws.