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What's the Best Mahjong Game?

07-05-2010, 09:25 AM
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What's the Best Mahjong Game?

Title says all, whats the best?
07-05-2010, 09:34 AM
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Well the ones I like are Mr Mahjong Touch, Mahjong Artifacts 2 and Shanghai Mahjong. Each are different in their own way so I would check them all to see what parts might appeal to you.

07-05-2010, 10:55 AM
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Mr Mahjong hence the hefty price tag.

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09-04-2010, 06:27 PM
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I never got any Mahjong games for my iDevice, so now I'm looking to get one. I'm torn between Mr. Mahjong Touch, Mahjong Artifacts 1, and Mahjong Artifacts 2.

Which one has the most content? Also, if I was to go with one of the Mahjong Artifact games, would it be better to start with MA1 or could I skip straight to MA2?
09-04-2010, 06:59 PM
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This was a thread posted just a few weeks ago. As we all know "search is your friend"

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09-04-2010, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by pluto6 View Post
This was a thread posted just a few weeks ago. As we all know "search is your friend"

Best Mahjong Thread
I do know that "search is your friend".. that's why I did not start a new thread for my question

I was not simply asking "What is the best Mahjong game" so the answers to my questions could not be found in that thread. Maybe you can help (check post #4)
09-04-2010, 09:50 PM
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I haven't bought one for the iDevice yet, but in another thread, kyodai mahjongg 2006 for the PC was recommended. It is very nice, and free, and looks great on a big monitor. http://cynagames.com/
Off topic, I know.
02-15-2011, 06:22 PM
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I have been wondering about this question as well so I will revive this thread. I did see the one specifically about the iPad versions, but currently only iPod is important to me. These are the three apps that I am considering for my iPod Touch:

1. Shanghai Mahjong - I tried the demo and did not find touching the tiles to always be accurate.

2. Mahjong - Seems highly rated and has tons of options but it is not universal and don't know if it will be later.

3. Mahjong Elements - I tried the demo and really liked it. I didn't really like being timed, although it has no real impact. The slide in/out bar for stats and options was not really my favorite either. However, the touch controls worked perfectly and it is highly polished. I don't believe that it is universal either.

Any input would be appreciated.
02-15-2011, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Serian View Post
I have been wondering about this question as well so I will revive this thread. I did see the one specifically about the iPad versions, but currently only iPod is important to me. These are the three apps that I am considering for my iPod Touch:

1. Shanghai Mahjong - I tried the demo and did not find touching the tiles to always be accurate.

2. Mahjong - Seems highly rated and has tons of options but it is not universal and don't know if it will be later.

3. Mahjong Elements - I tried the demo and really liked it. I didn't really like being timed, although it has no real impact. The slide in/out bar for stats and options was not really my favorite either. However, the touch controls worked perfectly and it is highly polished. I don't believe that it is universal either.

Any input would be appreciated.
Serian - I wrote this before

Best one for different tile sets is Shanghai Mahjong.

I am just reading this in the evening, and agree with everything that is being said - I have :

Shanghai Mahjong - Lots of tile sets, lots of different setups, well implemented - Overall probably best.

Moonlight Mahjong - allows you to change orientation of the tiles, very handy for being able to look all around. Limited tilesets, but well done. A nice selection of different setups. For me - number 2, but only barely to Shanghai...

Aki Mahjong - made by the same people that make Mondo Solitaire (cards) - a nice selection of setups - although you have to unlock them - and for some, this can be great, or frustrating - some people like the challenge of having to "win" in order to be rewarded. They also have a bunch of "bonus" levels that are unlocked from the get go.. Highly polished. Price is significantly higher - I got it in a rare sale...

Epic Mahjong - another reasonable implementation - this one allows you to build your own custom set ups.. So theoretically infinite playability. I think that Shanghai has about 150 time tested ones, - more than enough for me. Some people like the UI of Epic better - for me, nothing special.

Mahjong Artifacts - this one more of a game than a solitaire game - the quest mode has you winning games and getting various powerups in order to reach a goal. Makes playing it enjoyable. The tiles are a bit more cartoonish than Shanhai or Mahjong, but are still quite nice. The Mahjong Artifacts 1 and 2 for the iPhone scale up fairly well, so if you are looking to save a bit, you can go that route - but the HD certainly is pretty to look at... I prefer Chapter 2 to the Chapter 1, but I can't really tell you why...

There are a couple of free ones that you can try - I think that I have tried them all - but they don't really meet up with the pay ones, especially as you can get Shanghai, or Moonlight for $0.99 - Maybe free would be the way to go if all the others were $5 or more, but for a couple of bucks you can get a couple, and keep the one you really like, and you are still not specding much, and I think you will feel like you got your money's worth...

Good luck and enjoy..



I will add a few things -
1 - there will be differences from the iPad (which I play on, and the smaller iPhone, or iTouch) - so I find Shanghai Mahjong to be just fine, but it may be problematic on the iTouch.

FDG (the company that makes Mahjong Elements) is a high quality developer - you won't be disappointed. They have a great game, and great support. It is NOT universal. I have the HD version but it is excellent. Also, keep in mind Mahjong Artifacts 1 and 2 - they are both high quality games, but there is a story that links things. Although I have never tried, I do believe both of these have ability to just play the Mahjong solitaire without doing the story mode. If you wanted to get one - I would get MA 2 - it is the second game, and is put together a bit better. Some of the games above may only be available for the iPad - you would have to check. One of the reasons that I have bought so many is they all have variations, and they all have their plusses and minusses - so you either deal with small things, or you get other versions... If I had to chose just 1 out of all of them - Probably Mahjong Elements with MA2 being a close second and Shanghai Mahjong being a close 3rd (again this is for iPad).

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02-15-2011, 06:42 PM
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I would totally agree with pluto's order of the mahjong games. I would also add Random Mahjong which has a lite to try that I enjoy as well. Each of the four games mentioned has a slight nuance to make them just a little different to enjoy them all.