TriPeaks

From TheAlmightyGuru
Jump to: navigation, search
Starting a new game of TriPeaks.

TriPeaks is a puzzle video game developed by A RHogue Child and published by Microsoft in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack 3 for Windows 3 in 1991, and later re-released in their The Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack bundle. It is a video game version of the card game Tri Peaks.

Personal

I may have known someone who had this game in the 1990s through the The Best of Microsoft Entertainment Pack, but, since it didn't look very different from Tut's Tomb, I didn't bother playing it much. In an effort to play more Windows 3 games, I played this game further and beat it on 2020-07-24.

Status

I don't own this game, but have beaten it.

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
4 4 3 1 5

Best Version: Windows 3

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The game is a nice bare-bones version of Tri Peaks solitaire.
  • Not only does the game let you change the card backs, but it also gives new card art for a change of pace.

Bad

  • The game is multimedia-challenged, using the default 16-color Windows palette and lacking sound and music.
  • Because the game is meant to be played over and over, there is no special animation for successfully completing the game. This makes winning rather underwhelming.
  • The game doesn't scale to larger screen sizes. It doesn't even center the cards on the play field. In fact, the default form size isn't quite large enough to fit all the cards!

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Icons

Screenshots

Links

Link-TCRF.png