Mahjong's review

    Published: 2011-05-23, by Peter Warrior.

    Standard mahjong game with different layouts.

    • More than 80 different layouts
    • Free
    • No tutorial
    • Poor use of UI

    "The ancient mahjong, now for mobile phones"

    China's contributions to the arts and sciences are too many to name them all. But if Android developers had to choose just one, it sure would be the Mahjong. There are countless Mahjong applications on the market, but we've found this can be quite representative of all of them.

    First at all: if you don't know how to play Mahjong, learn somewhere first. This app doesn't include any tutorial, neither does any other we know. Developers should take note, even when that isn't its biggest flaw: you can't neither zoom in nor zoom out pinching the screen. You have to use the appropriate icons found at the bottom.

    Mahjong includes over 80 different layouts, some of them quite strange and rather difficult. There's no search bar, so you have to swipe them one by one until you arrive to the desired one. The good news are that each game allows three hints, three undos and three random shuffles just in case you get lost but you don't want to give the game up.

    This free version has non intrusive ads. If you liked it, you should check the adfree and the 3d mahjong apps from the same developer.

    Tags: mahjong , mahjong f , mahjong na a , mahjong voor , mah jong , majhong , majong , jong , mahjong na

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    May 23, 2011

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    Marla Pennell

    by Marla Pennell

    Jul 19, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Really like to whine down from my day with this game. Definitely worth the download :)

    Judy Wheaton

    by Judy Wheaton

    Jul 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Soothing and makes me think

    Melissa Sargent

    by Melissa Sargent

    Jul 17, 2017  |  "Great"

    Fun, but I would like more difficulty

    mada mohamed

    by mada mohamed

    Jul 17, 2017  |  "Awesome"


    Rob Branstetter

    by Rob Branstetter

    Jul 15, 2017  |  "Great"

    Not a bad game, but it has a limited number of layouts and can quickly get boring if you play it often. I do not like the game controls. There is no flexibility on the zoom controls and I feel I should either be able to select the zoom rate or it should adkust automatically to a finer rate as the layout gets close to filling the screen. It is fine if it zooms so far that it goes past the edges, because sometimes you want to zoom in that much on pieces with really fine details, but it would be nice if the graphics quality of the tiles wa good enough that even at the maximum zoom you get a clear view of the tile with no blurring due to pixelation. Sorry if that is asking too much. My other major gripe about the controls is the way the shuffle works. The best mahjong games I have played shuffle the tiles automatically when you run out of moves. They Do Not say "Game Over" and wait for you to decide if you want to shuffle or not and they NEVER shuffle only to say, again, "Game Over" nor do they penalize you for more than one shuffle to get to a point where you have a move. This should probably be an option because I am sure that some people stop when they first run out of moves. In spite of my complaints, I still choose this game over most other mahjong games because it is one of very few I have found that will let me play in profile screen mode instead of forcing me to rotate my tablet so, if it is plugged in, it rests on the plug and wire.

    Scott Winkel

    by Scott Winkel

    Jul 15, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Great game. Addictive, but in a, good way ?