Out of all the matching Mahjong games I searched, this one appealed to me the most. Some of the other games does not feature a zoom in capability leaving players focusing on tiles that are small and sometimes a bit blurry and stressing one’s eyesight instead.
Mahjong Artifacts is a highly addictive tile matching game that features a storyline of some sort to give players something else to look forward to after completing each level. Escape from the rush of modern life into immersive ancient atmosphere of Mahjong Artifacts!
The prequel to Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2 and a new fan-favorite comes with three game play modes which take you through five exotic cultures. It also comes with innovative game play twists, like Special Tiles that allow you to use new strategies to clear layouts, Bonuses for skillful play and Trophies for special accomplishments.
Their special tiles enables players to be flexible in selecting which tiles to match them up with and this is what I loved most about this game. I definitely recommend this to iTouch (and iPhone) owners who love a good Mahjong matching game.
I had to try this game right away after SG Mahjong disappointed me because I am not familiar with its rules. I play real mahjong at home and I am assuming that the rules that are used when we play are the same rules that apply to China Mahjong 2. Well, the rules are correct and the same but I am a bit confused with its point and payment system. It is totally different from ours. Still, I could care less since it is the game that is important to me and not how points are paid up.
You can play in either easy, normal or hard mode. Before a game starts, die is rolled to determine who gets to pick the 1st set of tiles (simulating real mahjong). You cannot see your other 3 opponents tiles unless they either pong, kong or chow. The user interface is pretty good and the game I have no complaints on it.
You just have to be careful on one thing though. When you do a chow and it asks you which set of tiles you to chow, be wary after you choose because the tile next to it might be accidentally thrown into the waste area. I have experienced that problem more than once so just be careful with it, else you would lose your chance of winning the game.
After each game, you get to see your winnings and losses. I guess the other object of the game is to get the highest points of your winnings. This is really a good game and I heavily recommend this to any mahjong lover out there.
Finally! A mahjong game for the iTouch that features all 4 players playing against each other. The game play is the same as in real mahjong and it offers modes of easy, normal and hard. This can be a good alternative for the mahjong gambler because at least you do not get to lose real money right?
The interface is pretty easy. Mahjong actions are displayed as english words like gong, chow and pong to name a few. If your chow option has more than 1, 2 or more buttons will be displayed letting you choose which tile you want to use to chow. This is one must have game for the mahjong lover. The animation is a bit dragging though. When you throw in a tile into the middle area, the time it takes from the player’s end to there is a bit slow in my view. And sometimes, the response reaction from your finger tap to drag the tile to the waste area sometimes lets me throw in the wrong tile.
I thought at first there was some bug because I had like 2, 2, 2, and 4 all in chinese and was waiting for either a chinese 3 or 4. Someone did throw in a 3 but I did not win. I was thinking that maybe Singapore and Chinese mahjong are played the same way but I guess it is not since I did not win that round. I stopped playing this one because it seems the rules are different from Chinese mahjong. Still, over all, no complaints here. It is real mahjong right at your fingertips. A good game from Gamefront that features a clean and clear GUI that comes with all SG Mahjong rules including 13 Terminals hand if you can do it and actions like bites and gongs are part of the game.
You can select from 9 avatars and use your own name for playing. The game lets you save your progress and a tracking system that tracks your wins and losses. An important note though, if you quit a round in the middle of it, the penalty is huge.