Microsoft gaming classics solitaire, mahjong, and minesweeper arrive on Windows Phone

Microsoft gaming classics solitaire, mahjong, and minesweeper arrive on Windows Phone

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Some of the most popular Microsoft PC games of all time are now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

If you’ve used a Windows PC anytime in the last, oh, 20 years, you’ve probably spent some time with the Microsoft versions of the classic games solitaire, mahjong and minesweeper. Now those games have been redesigned for a new generation of players and devices. How are they different? For starters, as Xbox games, you can earn achievements, compete with your friends, submit your scores to leaderboards, and track your personal gameplay stats. Even better, you can also play, pause, and resume your games across Windows phones, PCs, and tablets.

Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection

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This classic card game is easy to pick up, fun to play, and hard to put down. Popular variations including Klondike, Spider, FreeCell and TriPeaks are also included. Download it

Microsoft Mahjong

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Microsoft Mahjong is the classic matching game updated with beautiful imagery, intuitive controls, and all the features that fans of mahjong have come to expect. Download it

Microsoft Minesweeper

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Play the logic game you know and love, now with updated graphics and sound. Play with a touch of your finger to mark the locations of all the mines without uncovering any of them. Start with an easy puzzle and work your way up to expert. Download it

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  • These apps are great and I'm very happy to see them available on WP8. My only complaint is that they really drain the battery, cause the phone to get hot very quickly and have some sporadic crashing. Looking forward to seeing this get resolved.

  • Superb for your adds forget the game,your adds are of high quality with rich graphics,with vivid colours and  what not...excellent,superb keep it up,the next update should involve customizations like theme selection for add,font selection for adds,ability to pin adds,etc we need them badly please update the games with all the above features soon we are waiting ....shame on you guys for the adds....! maintain the brand name ( Microsoft )

  • Why does this drain battery like anything? Also please bring the Daily Challenges, that would be awesome, not that currently it is not...

  • I am in Hong Kong and upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1.

    However, I am not able to see Microsoft Minesweeper in Windows Marketplace, while having no problem with the other 2 games.

    What is the problem?

    Please advice.

  • abm
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    Now please bring Microsoft Flight to Windows and Windows Phone Stores !! :)

  • Sven
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    We've been able to get Game Chest Solitaire on WP for some time. Could actually buy that. Appears the new Solitaire is ad supported, with no option to purchase. The W8 version of this can be ad free as a yearly subscription. Guess it is only a matter of time before the OS is ad supported or a subscription. That said, this looks really nice on a Lumia 1520. Does seem the WP versions picked up my stats from the W8 version. That's nice.

    I'll echo the sentiments about more cross platform parity ;)

  • MSicc
    4 Posts

    I second GuilhermeManso's comment.

  • Now please also bring Taptiles, Adera and all others Windows 8 games to WP8.

  • WOOHOO!! :) These are my favorite classic games to play when killing time! Thank you!