Besides releasing the Solitaire Collection today for Xbox LIVE and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is giving users Microsoft Mahjong and Microsoft Minesweeper as well.
Although Minesweeper has been out since 2012 on Windows Phone, this is a brand new edition, so pay attention for the details.
Microsoft Minesweeper 1.0
The classic timewaster that has spawned many office jokes gets a late 2013 refresh for Windows Phone 8. According to the description:
Like the Solitaire Collection, Minesweeper features the Play, Pause, Resume feature to allow you to save and continue the game on various devices.
What more is there to say? It’s Minesweeper for 2013. Grab it here in the Windows Phone Store or scan the QR code below. 512 MB devices supported
Microsoft Mahjong 1.0
Mahjong is a well-known game that many have been playing for years and it’s now ready for Windows Phone 8:
Mahjong looks gorgeous and the audio is really well one. These aren’t just ported games, but seemingly well thought out. And with various levels, including easy, medium, hard and expert, it should keep people busy for hours. The game is Xbox LIVE ready and like the previous games, has the Play, Pause and Resume feature as well as the ability to compete with your friends.
Pick up Microsoft Mahjong for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store to get started. 512 MB devices supported.
Thanks, Guilherme, for the links
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