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[[Microsoft|Microsoft's]] '''''Hearts''''', also called '''''The Microsoft Hearts Network''''', is a video game version of the card game [[Hearts (Card Game)|Hearts]]. It was developed by [[Paul Pedriana]] and published by [[Microsoft]] in May 1992 with [[Windows 3|Windows 3.1]] to show off the networking capabilities of Windows. It has been included with every version of [[Windows]] since and was completely reprogrammed for [[Windows Vista]].
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[[Microsoft|Microsoft's]] '''''Hearts''''', also called '''''Hearts Network''''', is a [[strategy video game]] developed by [[Paul Pedriana]] and published by [[Microsoft]] with [[Windows 3|Windows 3.1]] in May 1992. It is a video game version of the [[card game]] [[Hearts (card game)|Hearts]]. The game was included, no doubt, to show off the networking capabilities of Windows 3.1. A version of Hearts has been included with every major release of [[Windows]] since, and was completely reprogrammed for [[Windows Vista]].
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==Personal==
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I remember seeing this game being played by my fellow students across the network in my high school. Although I was interested in playing it myself, I didn't know the rules, and made little attempt at learning them. I kept seeing the game across various versions of Windows as I upgraded, but, because the games didn't have an AI, I couldn't play them in single player mode. It wasn't until I bought a new computer with Windows Vista, which featured a remake of the game, that I began understanding how to play it properly and developed strategies for the game.
  
 
==Status==
 
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==Review==
 
==Review==
* '''Overall:''' 4/10
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{{Video Game Review|5|5|4|1|8|Windows}}
* '''Best Version:''' Windows 7
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===Good===
 
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* The AI is good enough to challenge beginner players.
 
* The AI is good enough to challenge beginner players.
 
* Each major release of Windows also included minor updates to the game. A later version included with XP came with a better interface and additional options, like the ability to change the card backs.
 
* Each major release of Windows also included minor updates to the game. A later version included with XP came with a better interface and additional options, like the ability to change the card backs.
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* Since the Windows Vista release, the game looks beautiful and uses impressive vector graphics that scale to any screen size.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The early versions of the game were pretty ugly looking using a default 16-color [[Enhanced Graphics Adapter|EGA]] palette.
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* The early versions of the game were pretty ugly looking using a default 16-color [[Enhanced Graphics Adapter|EGA]] palette. You couldn't even resize the form.
 
* Although the game featured sound effects, they're quite cheesy.
 
* Although the game featured sound effects, they're quite cheesy.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
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==Media==
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<gallery>
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Hearts - W16 - Start.png|Starting a new game.
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Hearts - W16 - Passing.png|Passing my unwanted cards.
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Hearts - W16 - Playing.png|Playing a hand.
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Hearts - W16 - Victory.png|I won this round!
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</gallery>
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Hearts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Hearts] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/game/hearts_}}
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/win3x/microsoft-windows-31-included-games mobygames.com/game/win3x/microsoft-windows-31-included-games] - MobyGames (Windows 3.1 Included Games).
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Hearts}}
* [http://www.mobygames.com/game/hearts_ mobygames.com/game/hearts_] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|TCRF|https://tcrf.net/Hearts_(Microsoft,_Windows,_1993)}}
  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:50, 11 January 2021

Microsoft Hearts for Windows 3.11.

Microsoft's Hearts, also called Hearts Network, is a strategy video game developed by Paul Pedriana and published by Microsoft with Windows 3.1 in May 1992. It is a video game version of the card game Hearts. The game was included, no doubt, to show off the networking capabilities of Windows 3.1. A version of Hearts has been included with every major release of Windows since, and was completely reprogrammed for Windows Vista.

Personal

I remember seeing this game being played by my fellow students across the network in my high school. Although I was interested in playing it myself, I didn't know the rules, and made little attempt at learning them. I kept seeing the game across various versions of Windows as I upgraded, but, because the games didn't have an AI, I couldn't play them in single player mode. It wasn't until I bought a new computer with Windows Vista, which featured a remake of the game, that I began understanding how to play it properly and developed strategies for the game.

Status

I own most versions of Windows, and likewise, own most versions of Hearts. I have beaten many different games.

Review

Video Game Review Icon - Enjoyment.png Video Game Review Icon - Control.png Video Game Review Icon - Appearance.png Video Game Review Icon - Sound.png Video Game Review Icon - Replayability.png
5 5 4 1 8

Best Version: Windows

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The game nicely simulates the Hearts card game.
  • The fact that you can play across the network with human opponents was a great feature.
  • The AI is good enough to challenge beginner players.
  • Each major release of Windows also included minor updates to the game. A later version included with XP came with a better interface and additional options, like the ability to change the card backs.
  • Since the Windows Vista release, the game looks beautiful and uses impressive vector graphics that scale to any screen size.

Bad

  • The early versions of the game were pretty ugly looking using a default 16-color EGA palette. You couldn't even resize the form.
  • Although the game featured sound effects, they're quite cheesy.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Links

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