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Nov 24, 2016
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Not so long ago, the internet wasn't readily available for everyone. Those who were lucky enough to browse it had to put up with a slow connection. So, what did those people do during all that spare time waiting for web pages to load? Well, they played with built-in games on the old Microsoft OS. 

Among the most memorable games were Minesweeper, Hearts, and Pinball. These games helped kill boredom in a world where computer graphics were super simple. For those of you craving gaming nostalgia, Microsoft has decided to bring back one of their more popular Windows games, the classic Solitaire. 

After more than 25 years in existence on Windows, the popular game will now be offered on iOS and Android devices free of charge. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection will include five different solitaire games which includes Klondike. Other games included in the app are Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, and Tripeaks. 

So why release the game on non-Windows devices just now? According to Microsoft, the company aims to add more players to the 119 million who have already experienced playing Solitaire on Windows. 

Though it is free of charge, there will be the usual ads popping up from time to time. If you feel annoyed seeing these while in the middle of winning a round, you can choose to go Premium for a fee of $1.99 or P100 a month. The Premium Edition also comes with twice the coin rewards and game boosts. 

So, should we expect an updated Minesweeper soon?

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