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★ WINNER BEST GAME 2009
★ 3rd PLACE WINNER "BEST APP EVER" 2010
"Quite honestly, if you enjoy the game of Mahjong even a little bit, you’d be nuts not to buy this game. It’s the best Mahjong available" — 148Apps
"This is arguably the best digital version of the game I’ve ever played" - macgamer.com
"Absolutely gorgeous!" — gear diary
"Shanghai Mahjong app is the best Mahjong app available on iTunes" — slapapp.com
"With solid controls, a variety of game modes, and nearly endless customization via direct downloads, Shanghai Mahjong came away the winner in our Games category. — iLounge.com
"If you have been stuck trying to decide which mahjong solitaire game in the App Store will get you the most bang for your buck, it’s time to stop wracking your brain and give Shanghai Mahjong a try. It’s a gorgeous and über customizable version of the game you know and love" — appadvice.com
"You’d be seriously hard-pressed to find a nicer looking mahjong app than Shanghai Mahjong." — appsafari
Shanghai Mahjong, one of the most popular games of all time, returns in this definitive edition. Whether you have two minutes or two hours you'll quickly lose yourself in this classic tile-matching obsession. Shanghai has been carefully designed to look amazing on whichever device you decide to run it on: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Macintosh.
• Photorealistic game tiles
• 50+ tilesets keep the game fresh
• 200 different layouts keep your mind challenged
• Unique Windstorm mode adds new twists to the game
• Personalize with custom backgrounds
• Resizable game window
• Game statistics
Those that think that classic Mahjong is so 1924 can rest easy. Now you can choose from an ever expanding library of tilesets to keep the game fresh. From Fractals to Trippy Polish Cinema we automatically make new sets available as they're cranked off the production line.
You can further personalize the look of the game with an unlimited selection of backgrounds. Choose images from your photo album or from a selection of custom designed artwork
From fast two minute games to extended head scratchers, quickly choose from over 200 layouts or select one at random each time you start a game.
What's New in Version 1.2
Misc Reliability improvements
I am very pleased that I chose this game. I have had several different Mahjong games both for PC and MAC. This is one of my favorites for layouts, tile sets, backgrounds, sound--everything.
It comes with a default tile set and Background, but you can download more and they are all very interesting. It does not have a full screen option, but has great layouts and the backgrounds and tile sets are easy to see and visually interesting and challenging.
This is a great choice.
My Mahjong wish
If only this game could be Full Screen. What I like best about this Mahjong over any game to compare is there is an option to play with tiles other than the typical chinese calligraphy. What would really rock is if paired tiles rewarded the player with a short animation or small movie. There was a mahjong game I purchased long ago in th 80's that offered the best game I ever played. That game offered the best reward; if won, a short black and white old movie clip played for the winner. It was like winning the Lottery.
It needs lion full screen support.
honestly, the only fault I could find with this game is lack of full screen support for lion. I like to keep all my open apps full screen, and its really sad, that such a great game is lacking this very basic ability. upgrade with full screen support, and I will gladly give it 5 stars. otherwise its an excellent game, and i dont believe there is a better mahjong solitare game out there, for any platform.