Title Freecell (Darryl Hartwig's Version) Publisher Darryl Hartwig (freeware) Game Type Strategy Players 1 HD Installable Yes Compatability All Amigas Submission Dennis Smith Profiled Reviewer Review Freecell is a solitaire card game. Patience? Why would anyone want to play patience? There's too much luck involved. If the cards come out right, you can win; if they don't, you lose. And then there's Freecell. A challenging patience game in which 99.99% of all deals can be solved. Basically, you've got a random dealing of cards, and you have to pile them up in suits, ace to king. Sounds just like any patience game, doesn't it? There are eight columns of cards, and you can move a card at a time into one of four freecells (which can hold a single card only), or on to other columns, red on black, in descending order, just like Klondike/Solitaire except that you can only move one card at a time, not whole runs of them. This sounds impossible but once you get a few free cells or an empty column, you can move large runs of cards together Towers-of-Hanoi style. It's seldom easy, almost always solvable, and as such, it's the most captivating solitaire game around. Ideal for those spare moments while you're waiting for a CD to burn, an image to render, or just something to waste an evening or ten with. PC owners have been able to enjoy Freecell for some years now, the game being given away with Windows. Until recently, there was no freely available Amiga version that could compete. OK, there's amyfreecell (aminet:game/think/amyfreecell.lha), which is reasonable, opens on any public screen and features innovative scalable cards. Unfortunately, unlike the PC versions, it can't automatically do the Towers-of-Hanoi thing to move a run of cards from one column to another, and that's a real letdown, because that's the one bad thing about Freecell. But now we have Darryl Hartwig's version, which does so this, eliminating all the card-by-card slogwork and leaving you to enjoy the mental challenge of solving the game. And it does so much more. As well as doing all the PC things - keeping stats on your performance, doing the hard work, telling you when you can't make any more moves - it can save games in progress, save your solutions and replay them, has multiple undo for cheating - sorry, I mean solving - purposes, has variations on the normal rules, can keep several stats files, allows you to build custom layouts, and the random number generator gives you billions more games. Get this latest version this fine implementation of Freecell from aminet:game/board/FreeCell*.*.lha and you'll never need another solitaire game.