Solitaire (NES)

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Platform: NES
Year: 1992
Developer: Odyssey Software

Solitaire is exactly as it sounds; it is simply a game of Klondike Solitaire. The game's box says that the game takes place on an island, as depicted on the game's cover art, but the game itself exhibits no such feature. The object of the game is to line up all of the cards from Ace (A) to King (K), all while alternating between suit colors (red and black).

The game has a few different options; you can change the card back design from 5 different designs, there's a one-card and three-card draw mode, as well as options to mute music and/or sound effects.

The game was criticized for its difficulty. One of which is the fact that all moves are final, and cards placed on the board cannot be moved unless going into the discard pile.


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The game's title screen.

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The main menu.

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Playing a game of solitaire.

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I won!


Solitaire has a short soundtrack by Mike Smith, Odyssey Software's in-house composer. The main in-game tune is 2 minutes in length, but there are many repeated phrases, which can get a little annoying after playing the game for an extended period of time.

Mike wrote his music on his keyboard and then had it converted to George's sound driver.


# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Mike SmithMike SmithGeorge Rucker 2:52
02 Game Start Mike SmithMike SmithGeorge Rucker 0:04
03 Game Theme Mike SmithMike SmithGeorge Rucker 4:10
04 Victory Bob LandwehrMike SmithGeorge Rucker 0:22


(Source, verification from Michael Crick.)

The game's credits are displayed on the title screen.

Though the credits list Mike, Art, and George for music and sound, Art explained that Mike Smith composed the music, while he (Art) was the music producer, and George programmed the sound driver.

The Victory music was used in an earlier AVE game, Dudes With Attitude. That game only credits the designers. We have contacted Michael Crick, the game's programmer who said Bob Landwehr was the composer of those games. Because that game was released 2 years before this game, the Victory music is attributed to him.

Game Rip





Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The music was recorded in the Synthesia Mod of NSFPlay.


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Solitaire - NES.jpg
Title: Solitaire
Platform: NES
Released: 1992-??-??
Publisher: American Video Entertainment