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Moonlight Mahjong

By Midnight Martian

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The popular 3D Mahjong Solitaire game created for the iPhone and iPad now comes to the Mac. Play arcade-style with progressively difficult levels, or relax with one of the non-competitive game modes. The gameplay is simple yet addictive.

Originally created for touch-screen iOS devices, Moonlight Mahjong on the Mac takes full advantage of a multitouch trackpad, but also can be played with a mouse. Intuitive control allows you to tilt and turn in virtual reality, allowing you to more easily see the tiles on the board.

Moonlight Mahjong on the Mac features four types of play:

Scramble Mode (the default): Make matches faster than the automated opponent "Tilebot" through increasingly difficult levels. The board is automatically reshuffled when you run out of matches, making this game mode easy (to start!) and fun.

Challenge Mode: Compete against Tilebot in full puzzle mode, with no automatic reshuffling, only undo. Challenge requires more strategy than Scramble.

Puzzle Mode: Solve puzzle boards with no time limit. Choose any layouts you like; no high scores.

Relaxation Mode: Clear boards with no time limit and automatic reshuffle when out of matches. Perfect for when you're just not in the mood to strategize or rush.

What's New in Version 2.1

• Updated for OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"
• Losing in Scramble or Challenge mode now sends you back only three levels instead of five
• 58 new built-in layouts submitted by Moonlight Mahjong users

New Standard Layouts (these appear in Scramble and Challenge modes):

• "Arches" by Tlphoto (level 4)
• "Aztec Ruin" by Juan (level 6)
• "Bare Faced!" by Elizabeth Bygrave (level 13)
• "Barn" by 'Me' (level 7)
• "Baseship" by Jack (level 5)
• "Basket" by M Howard (level 5)
• "Blue Crab" by camo_junkie (level 10)
• "Boxed" by schugga (level 4)
• "Byrt 10" by Byrt (level 5)
• "Cafe Grande" by Mimi (level 3)
• "Cale 1" by Cale (level 7)
• "CandleStick" by Es Ce 2 (level 6)
• "Closed Temple" by M Howard (level 7)
• "Cosmic Sun" by Natalie L. (level 12)
• "Crab Feet" by Emmalee (level 7)
• "Cradle" by Prajnaparamita (level 3)
• "Crazy Mill" by Olgy13 (level 7)
• "Gate" by M Howard (level 5)
• "Gravedigger" by Elizabeth Bygrave (level 3)
• "In Square" by Ines (level 9)
• "Insectipod" by Rahnsom (level 19)
• "Knife's Edge" by Sevian (level 9)
• "Lunar Lander" by KultiVator (level 4)
• "Mimi's Flower Basket" by Mimi (level 5)
• "Mini Igloo" by Bryn (level 3)
• "Mini Potted Plant" by Bryn (level 2)
• "Mount Tile" by M Howard (level 7)
• "Mountain Bayta" by Gpp (level 13)
• "NoName Tower" by Celebrindal (level 12)
• "North Star" by Bianyo (level 9)
• "Open Roof Temple" by M Howard (level 4)
• "Parapit" by Isotelus (level 9)
• "S" by Luna422 (level 5)
• "Spirit Spires" by Stu The Dude (level 8)
• "Spitfire" by camo_junkie (level 10)
• "Star" by Jess (level 6)
• "Stick Man" by Bryn (level 4)
• "Stonehenge1" by Jon2T2 (level 8)
• "Sunshine" by Anonymous (level 2)
• "Teacup" by Bryn (level 5)
• "The Frog" by Luke (level 8)
• "Thunderburd" by Sammjune (level 7)
• "Tollbooth" by M Howard (level 7)
• "Tower of Epsilon" by J Dawg (level 13)
• "Why Y" by Stephen Glaros (level 13)
• "X Is The Spot" by Rahnsom
• "Xylophone" by MadAbigail
• "moe" by tomodachi (level 7)

New Additional Layouts (these do not appear in Scramble or Challenge modes, often due to being too large or too difficult… but they were too good to leave out entirely):

• "206" by JS
• "Basketweaver" by Elizabeth Bygrave
• "Christmas is Coming" by Becky
• "Frosty the Snowman" by Becky
• "Pyramid Town" by Brian
• "Ship of the Line" by camo_junkie
• "Spider" by MzKitty
• "Star Destroyer" by Jordan
• "The Gargantuan" by SpagetiNatels
• "kuzuretashiro" by tomodachi


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Customer Reviews

Indeed addictive, however, wish there were a "speed control"

I agree with the reviewers about this game being addictive, and that the "variable speeds" are exasperating. The same game is sometimes at a "do-able" rate and other times it is at a "super-player" rate. I wish there were a "speed control" where I could set the speed of the game to be just a little beyond my skill level. On the other hand, when I get peeved at the super-player rate, I stop the game and go do something else. So maybe it is fortunate for me that there is no speed-control option.

3d mahjong

You can enjoy playing even though you have to click multiple times using a trackpad which will cause the timer to sometimes run out before you complete a level. The tiles are more modern than traditional Mahjong games played with physical tiles, but the game is attractive. The array moves well to facilitate 3D play. The larger layouts are harder to view (font too small) so I usually play full screen. It would be helpful to be able to pause within a level, you can take a break between levels before choosing to continue play at next level. Timer is not visible but should be.

moonlight additicton

I’ll admit it, one of the reasons I finally bought into apple was to gain access to this game!!! could find nothing else like it out in cyberspace…..!
I have this on my Mac, iPad, iPhone ….. that being said ….
the new layouts are awesome, the speed issue should be addressed tho, and I am wondering why we cannot choose background images on the Mac version as we can with the iPad and iphone version? …sometimes I want a little variety……
have to go and get one of my daily fixes…..tough being an addict to this game!!!

Moonlight Mahjong
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 28.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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