Microsoft Mahjong and Solitaire make it to Windows RT

As a somewhat proud owner of Microsoft’s Surface RT, I was a little disappointed to find some key apps missing from the Windows Store. Solitaire has long been an expected addition to any new version of Windows, and some years ago Microsoft added Mahjong to its mix.

Now it seem the prayers of RT-loving casual gamers everywhere have been heard by Microsoft. If you’ve already used them on Windows 8, you’ll get the exact same experience on Windows RT. However, the games do take a little longer to load – initially and throughout the game. I’m still expecting Microsoft to significantly address performance issues in the short-term future.

Performance aside, the games are fun and have had a visual overhaul since Windows 7. Of course they’re also touch friendly, and feature Xbox integration. Now if only I could play Mahjong against my friends, or maybe my mother.

If you’re interested in trying them out, on a Windows RT or Windows 8 device, follow these links: Microsoft Mahjong and Microsoft Solitaire Collection

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