Games and Windows 8 are slowly becoming something that many are finding very popular, but classic Windows gamers will always remember the classics. On Friday, Microsoft gave Windows 8 users its classic Windows games of Solitaire, Minesweeper, and of course Mahjong.
These three classic Windows games have been played by hundreds of millions of Windows and computer users around the world, but have been missing from Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Starting from Friday, these games are available for free, and available to download right away.
Classic Windows Games
The history of Windows includes the most primitive but addictive games that most users will always remember. Most people who have ever used a computer will almost certainly remember playing Solitaire, Minesweeper, or Mahjong in their lives. From playing in an office, at an airport, or at home, these classic Windows games are epic.
Microsoft has not had these games ported or available to Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 users, and on Friday finally released them. But, these games come with Xbox leaderboard integration, achievements, stat-tracking, and the ability to pause across devices, which should make these classic games treasures once again.
Why Now Microsoft?
As the holiday season is coming to a close around the world, Microsoft realizes that Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 cannot be just about business. These three games are basic compared to many found on its Xbox One systems, but keeps people using their computers at any moment of time. Whether someone needs a few minutes to play a game between meetings, or to rekindle their passion for Mahjong, it is now available for Windows 8 users.
Microsoft’s mission to get these games integrated with the Xbox leaderboard and achievements though is something revolutionary. These games for the most part are elementary at their best, and have gotten complete overhauls to use on Windows 8. Simple colors and controls are gone, and now these famous Windows gamers can be enjoyed by computer users of all ages. For someone to play these classic Windows games on their new devices, gives them more reasons to love Windows 8 and get their friends using it if they can.
I have played mindless hours of Minesweeper in my life. Now, on my Lumia 1025 and Windows 8 tablet, I can fire up more games of it thanks to Microsoft today.