Made by the those great folks at Pop Cap games, we recently discovered Solitaire Blitz. We're big fans at Solitaire Paradise and we've been honing our skills to create this guide on how to get the best scores in the game. The rules of the game are quite simple, just select the cards that are one higher or lower. However the way the game is made lends itself to lots of interesting playing strategies as it's jam packed with collectibles and power-ups, known as Boosts.
When you start Solitaire Blitz you'll notice you have one card that you can use to begin with and there is a time limit. The multiplier is also shown to the far right of the game screen (it's important!). The idea is to remove all the cards within the time limit, and by getting longer card runs, completing the game quickly you'll get higher scores. As you play you'll find key cards, that unlock the other slots so that you can use more cards while playing. Before you start playing you can also purchase boosts that help you. The boosts can be purchased with silver you get while playing or you can put down some real live cash and buy some. One annoyance is the energy limit, it does get charged up over time though and if you are playing at work it's probably a good thing!
Before you start the game you will have the option to buy boosts. These are special power-ups that will assist you in the game if you have enough silver for them. The game is currently in beta so the boosts changed but the ones I have seen are Extra Time, Depth Charges, Run Finder, Starrgh- Fish, Key Magnet and Bonus Fish.
For players who have played a few games we recommend the following boosts. Depth Charges, Run Finder and Bonus Fish.
Solitaire Blitz is played against the clock starting with one minute on it. This isn't much time at all, but if you look carefully you will see that a line is drawn across the play area. If you get all 7 of your card stacks below that line you'll get additional 20 seconds and line will be drawn lower down. If you find yourself running out time then try to get those stacks down!
When you start the game you will notice that you can only use one card. You can unlock the other 2 slots by removing the cards with keys on them. You can see where those cards are located even when they are face down. It's pretty important to get to these as quickly as possible!
While playing you score points for placing cards, creating card runs where you remove multiple cards in a row without turning over more cards (which can also unlock more multiplier fish if you get 10 in a row, further increasing your score), creating rare card combos and getting rid of stacks of cards. Further more if you play quickly you will get bonus for rapidly removing 4 cards in a row without clicking an incorrect card or drawing more cards.
At the end of the game you will receive additional points depending on how much time you have left, how many cards you haven't used and if you are on a winning streak. The more games in a row you win, the bigger the bonus for the winning streak.
Good luck with the game!