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This is a traditional Mahjong game in which you play against 3 players. You may play against the computer, or play with one to three other friends or network players via Game Center. Seats that are not filled by friends or network players are played by the computer. With the multiplayer game, you may exchange group text messages and voice chats while in the game.
Each player is dealt 13 tiles in a hand. The players take turns to draw a tile and discard one. The goal is to make 4 sets and 1 pair. You can win by drawing a new tile or claiming a discarded tile that completes the hand of 14 tiles. Hands formed must be of some minimum point value (0-3) in order to win the round. A zero base point would allow chicken hand. The default is 0 base point, but can be customized.
If the base point is set to greater than zero, an attempt to steal a discard that does not produce the minimum points to win will be preempted by another player's claim for pung, for example. Falsely declaring a win when the hand does not meet the base point will be penalized. The claim on a discard to form a hand with enough points to win has priority over other attempts to form kong, punt, or chow.
Refer to wikipedia for a detailed description of the suite and scoring system of the game.
As few reviewers noted, this game offers realistic play. Drag the tile discarded by another player to your hand to claim it. Drag a tile out to discard it. If you draw a winning or kong tile, push multiple tiles forward to show your hand.
You can move and rearrange the tiles at will. To have them sorted automatically, do a hoizontal swipe above your hand.
On iPad, it supports layout on the larger screen in both portrait and landscape modes.
A convenient feature, especially for single handheld play on the iPhone, is you can also click on the hand button to claim a tile or declare a win.
You can adjust the game speed and sound. You can also control that hands be of some minimum point value (0-3) in order to win the round. A zero base point would allow chicken hand.
Choose "Align discarded tiles" to line discarded tiles neatly, else discarded tiles are spinned and placed randomly.
You can choose to play flower and season tiles.
You can change the the color of the background and tiles, or use a picture as the game background.
Multitask switching on supported iOS. Game is paused when you switch away from the App and automatically resumed when you return. Resume button is still used to resume game saved if App is terminated (or for older iOS without multitask support).
The players bank will be shown at the start of the game. To see the bank during the game, tap on the player's name.
Your name in the game is taken from the Game Center alias and can be customized in the Game Center app. If you did not login to Game Center, the name is determine from the following sources (if used) in order: your name used for iCloud, other email, the name on your iPad/iPhone/iTouch.
You may customize the names of the computer players.
What's New in Version 2.2
Highlight selected tile to support game play with TV out.
In solo game, the only way I've played so far, the game is not fair. Sometimes when you try to claim a card for a sequence, like 3-4-5, it allows you to claim it, but most times it doesn't let you claim for a sequence. Sometimes, it denies you the claim the first time the "5" is thrown, but let's you claim it the second time the "5" is thrown.
If the computerized player wants to claim a pung, it happens so fast that if I want to claim for a sequence, I never get the chance.
I just claimed a tile for a sequence and declared a win, the sequence would have played with all pungs but a pair. It denied the win! VERY UNFAIR! That would have been legal in real life. Also, sometimes it sorts your cards and other times it doesn't. While you are trying to sort them, the board flashes, urging you to play! Very irritating! This could be so great, but the inconsistencies and unfairness really pisses me off!
Love this app...please make some changes
Love this app. It's real mahjong, not matching tiles. I have some requests that would improve the quality of the app and enhance the game. Thanks!
1-please permit me to listen to my music while playing
2-cannot access settings during a game
3-cannot see scores during play; can only see scores for a few seconds during shuffle
4-cannot hold game horizontal; can't see all tiles if hold horizontal
5-cannot resume solo game; if leave and come back, I cannot resume solo game, must close app and start over with new game
6-sometimes cannot grab a tile
7-please add indicator that shows what round is being played
8-please add "pause" button so that I can stop the game for a short time
9-please "undo" button so that I can change a play if I make a mistake or if I miss grabbing a tile
Thank you for considering these changes.
Real 4 player mahjong, but buggy!
I play this because the options for 4 player mahjong with the other three hands played by the computer are very limited on the iPad, but it has lots of issues. I would normally direct these to the developer, but can't find a contact address. Issues include:
Frequently mis-scores hands (e.g., hand with pung of seat wind scored as chicken hand); often treats (opposing players') chicken hands as if they are all pungs or have pung of dragons.
Cannot access settings on iPad
No way to pause
Always has the same person start as E wind
Crashes on draw
Cannot always resume a game - often crashes or restarts
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 10, 2013
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 6.1 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese
- Seller: Pok Wong
- © 2009-2012 Pok Wong
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.