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Microsoft Solitaire Collection

Microsoft Solitaire Collection Achievement Guide

Guide By: BoomerCE
There are 20 achievements with a total of 200 points.


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Overview
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 2/10
-Offline: 20 (200)
-Online: 0 (0)
-Approximate amount of time to 200: Varies (depends on Windows 8 version statistics; skill and luck based)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Varies (depends on Windows 8 version statistics; skill and luck based)
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No
-Glitchy achievements: Victorious, Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, TriPeaks
-Unobtainable achievements: None
-Extra equipment needed?: Windows Phone 8 (Windows 8 strongly recommended)

Introduction
Microsoft Solitaire Collection for Windows Phone 8 is one of the best solitaire games on mobile platforms. Unlike the same game for Windows 8, this one requires much more work to unlock all the achievements, if you start fresh and have not accumulated gameplays on Windows 8. However, if you already played a lot on Windows 8 and already met the requirements, you can just unlock most of the achievements, including all of the most time-consuming ones, as you run the game on the phone for the first time.

Walkthrough
All the achievements in this game are loosely connected and let's pick them one by one!

Conclusion
Windows 8 version of this game had been released for more than one year. During this long period of time, I believe many people already accumulated enough gameplay statistics to unlock most of the achievement of this mobile version at once. Just do some clean-up for a few special achievements and another easy 200 full achievement is yours. If you didn't played much before, just play on your computer and your phone whenever and wherever possible.

[We would like to thank BoomerCE for this roadmap]



Lucky 1310
Got 10,000 points in Pyramid. 

To unlock this achievement, you need to get 10,000 points in one playthrough of Pyramid, not a total of 10,000 points across multiple playthroughs. Your luck and skill is decisive!

Mountain Climber10
Got 150,000 points in TriPeaks. 

You must get 150,000 points in one game of TriPeaks. The statistics shares with Windows 8 version of this game, so if you already made a high-score above 150,000 points on Windows 8, this will unlock immediately after a game over of TriPeaks on the phone.

Jack of all Trades5
Played 1 game of Klondike, FreeCell, Spider, TriPeaks, and Pyramid. 

Play (not need to win) a game of each type. This will come naturally as you are trying to unlock other achievements.

In the first version (Dec. 27, 2013), the counter shares with Windows 8 version of this game. Play one more game if you already played all of them on Windows 8.

Flipping Out5
Flipped over 10,000 cards. 

This will come naturally as you play for other achievements. The counter also shares with Windows 8 version of this game. Start one more game and flip one more card if you already reached the required stats.

Klondike10
Won 4 Klondike-related medals. 

See TriPeaks

Spider10
Won 4 Spider-related medals. 

See TriPeaks

FreeCell10
Won 4 FreeCell-related medals. (2) 

See TriPeaks

Pyramid10
Won 4 Pyramid-related medals. 

See TriPeaks

TriPeaks10
Won 4 TriPeaks-related medals. 

There is a medal system separated from the achievement system in this game. You will be awarded a medal when you meet the requirement of the medal. The counter shares with Windows 8 version of this game. Play one more game if you already got this number of medals but the achievement doesn't unlock instantly.

Important note: In the first version (Dec. 27, 2013), all these achievements are partly glitched. You must win the 4th medal on your phone in order to unlock the corresponding achievement; if you already missed that, please wait for the next update.

Victorious20
Earned 20 medals total across both Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. 

Glitched in the first version. In the first version (released on Dec. 27, 2013), you must win the 20th medal on your phone to unlock this achievement; if you missed the 20th achievement, please wait for the next update.

Classic15
Completed a game of Klondike without using the Foundation pile. 

This one requires luck and skill. You must sort all 13 * 4 cards without touching the Foundation pile, then press "solve" button to complete the game at once and unlock this achievement.

King of the Hill5
Won 100 Solitaire games. 

See All Hands on Deck

All Hands on Deck5
Won 1,000 Solitaire games. 

The counter shares with Windows 8 version of this game. If you have already won this number of games on Windows 8, just won one more game on the phone and the achievement will unlock.

If you started all fresh, in order to unlock the achievements for winning medals, you will have at least 600 wins across all types of games. So there will be 400 rest. Because all the games other than FreeCell rely on your luck to win, if you want to get these 400 quick, you should stick to FreeCell. According to previous researches (credits to http://www.solitairelaboratory.com/fcfaq.html) on FreeCell, there are two deals which can be solved in 13 moves, but it is a pity that this version of FreeCell do not contain both of them. Three deals can be solved in 19 moves, they are #10913, #11853, and #31364. When you try to grind this achievement, these three are recommended.

Game 61715
Won Game #617 in FreeCell. (2) 

Open FreeCell, select Game #617 and try to win. If you are not good at FreeCell or do not know it at all, just search on the Internet. There are many online databases for FreeCell solutions.

Classic Speed Run10
Your fastest win times in Klondike, Spider, and FreeCell add up to 10 minutes or less. 

Luck and skill based. Try to improve your finish time! Use FreeCell solution databases for fastest speed of winning FreeCell, in case you need.

Unraveler10
Won a game of 4-suit Spider. (1) 

Just like Lucky 13, your luck and skill is decisive. Start Spider, set game type to 4-suit, and try to win a round.

Number Runner5
Cleared 5 boards in one game of TriPeaks. 

Luck and skill based, but not that hard. Play TriPeaks, and try to clear 5 boards before a game over.

Jackpot!5
Earned a Cumulative Vegas score of 1,000 points in Klondike. 

Start Klondike, set game type to Cumulative Vegas, and keep playing until this achievement unlocks.

Journeyman25
Played 10,000 Solitaire games, or began a game on Windows 8 and finished it on Windows Phone. 

See All Hands on Deck if you already accumulated this number of victory on Windows 8. If you haven't got this many, just start a Klondike (Spider or FreeCell are also good) game on Windows 8 (make sure you are connected to Xbox LIVE), make a few moves, and quit the game. Then open the game on Windows Phone, make sure you are connected to Xbox LIVE, and select the same type of game. You will be prompted if you want to continue the progress from cloud save, just confirm it. Win the game and the achievement will be unlocked.

Excavator5
Cleared 21 rows in a single game of Pyramid. 

Luck and skill based. Play Pyramid, and try to clear 21 rows before a game over. Will be unlocked naturally when you try to get Lucky 13.


 
 
 
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US December 27, 2013

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