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What Chinese games have you played and favored most?

03-30-2011, 03:53 AM
#1
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 149
What Chinese games have you played and favored most?

Hello, everyone in TA community!
I'm from China, and glad to see you all here.
I have played a number of games which are popular at present time, but seldom find Chinese one. So, I'd like to post a thread about this topic.

Who can tell me what to write here

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Originally Posted by edge3112 View Post
Couldn't agree more. I saw a review of it on StuffTV. I think you owe them one!!! Would love to get an interview with you, for my folio (:
03-30-2011, 04:16 AM
#2
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Location: London, UK
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I've played a couple of Mahjong games but I don't know if the developers were actually Chinese... probably not.

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03-30-2011, 04:22 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I've played a couple of Mahjong games but I don't know if the developers were actually Chinese... probably not.
Really really excited to know that you like playing Mahjiong game, which is also one of my favorite games. You know, Mahjong is the traditional entertainment in China and still popular now, like poker in the west.

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Originally Posted by edge3112 View Post
Couldn't agree more. I saw a review of it on StuffTV. I think you owe them one!!! Would love to get an interview with you, for my folio (:
03-30-2011, 04:40 AM
#4
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Location: London, UK
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Originally Posted by plantstorm View Post
Really really excited to know that you like playing Mahjiong game, which is also one of my favorite games. You know, Mahjong is the traditional entertainment in China and still popular now, like poker in the west.
Yeah I know I really used to like the Mr. Mahjong game but it's gone now Shanghai Mahjong is good too because it has lots of different levels.

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03-30-2011, 04:43 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I've played a couple of Mahjong games but I don't know if the developers were actually Chinese... probably not.
MahJong games are incredible, I don't know how to fix them and I believe I will never know.
03-30-2011, 04:46 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Yeah I know I really used to like the Mr. Mahjong game but it's gone now Shanghai Mahjong is good too because it has lots of different levels.
Gone? Why?
Not only Shanghai Mahjong, the famous one must be Chengdu Mahjiong because Chengdu (the capital city of Sichuan province in western China) is famous for playing Mahjiong, so people there are quite at leisure.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by edge3112 View Post
Couldn't agree more. I saw a review of it on StuffTV. I think you owe them one!!! Would love to get an interview with you, for my folio (:
03-30-2011, 08:14 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 305
I have a question- are the majority of 'Mahjong' games on the app store actually playing using genuine mahjong rules, or are they those types which use mahjong tiles, but are just simple 'match two tiles to clear the board'? Because these would be two very different things.

There are plenty of app store games from Chinese studios, however you need to look at the names of the studios themselves, and find out who's in China and who's not. Again, there's the same breadth of quality as anywhere else.
03-30-2011, 04:54 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by DusT_HounD View Post
I have a question- are the majority of 'Mahjong' games on the app store actually playing using genuine mahjong rules, or are they those types which use mahjong tiles, but are just simple 'match two tiles to clear the board'? Because these would be two very different things.

There are plenty of app store games from Chinese studios, however you need to look at the names of the studios themselves, and find out who's in China and who's not. Again, there's the same breadth of quality as anywhere else.
Unfortunately I'd say 99% of the "mahjong" games are the card-style tiles, not really real Chinese Mahjong. The real Chinese Mahjong is almost like Bridge for four players, except you play with Mahjong tiles other than cards, really addictive. I have no idea why no one actually uses the real mahjong in their games, I mean it's definitely more fun than matching tiles. Are they afraid westerners won't get how to play it or something?
I have only found one app that uses the traditional Chinese mahjong, but it's in Chinese only.

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03-30-2011, 10:33 PM
#9
Joined: Mar 2011
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Originally Posted by November's Chopin View Post
Unfortunately I'd say 99% of the "mahjong" games are the card-style tiles, not really real Chinese Mahjong. The real Chinese Mahjong is almost like Bridge for four players, except you play with Mahjong tiles other than cards, really addictive. I have no idea why no one actually uses the real mahjong in their games, I mean it's definitely more fun than matching tiles. Are they afraid westerners won't get how to play it or something?
I have only found one app that uses the traditional Chinese mahjong, but it's in Chinese only.
Awesome reply! You just told us the point which I think Chinese game devs should learn. To some extent, they might be really afraid of that westerners won't get how to play it because the original or real Mahjong rule is quite complicated though very addictive. And if you play QQ on PC, you can find a bunch of Mahjong games with differen region styles in QQ game center, as well as Chinese poker games. Also, it would be better using both Chinese and English in those games.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by edge3112 View Post
Couldn't agree more. I saw a review of it on StuffTV. I think you owe them one!!! Would love to get an interview with you, for my folio (:
03-31-2011, 02:02 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I've played a couple of Mahjong games but I don't know if the developers were actually Chinese... probably not.
How do you like Mahjong? It's weird. You know it's very traditional in China. why is it possible for a foreigner to be fond of that?