Mahjongg Investigation - Under Suspicion
Mahjongg with a really well thought out twist
As you can see from the screenshots this game uses tiles with everyday objects rather than traditional Mahjong, and they are the same for every level. Match fingerprints, magnifying glasses, handcuffs and security cameras to get clues and more suspects, match lotto cards for alibis and extra evidence. Play memory match games to interrogate suspects, issue warrants when you think you can identify a perpetrator. Rise in rank if you get it right, lose reputation points if you accuse the wrong person or haven?t played enough locations to get sufficient evidence.
A great feature is the ?evidence bag?, in which you can stack several blocking tiles until you can free a match for them. This is particularly useful as you only get one shuffle per location.
As you rise to the higher ranks two more mini games appear: ?Pursuit? ? match objects to those on a conveyer belt, and ?DNA Comparison? - a falling blocks game. (Use curser keys rather than mouse for this)
Not a bad thing that the tiles are the same on every level as it means you get familiar with them and the time limit is none too generous, especially when you reach levels with more than one perpetrator, (up to 4 in higher levels), though if you completely clear a location you do get a few extra minutes.
After a while I stopped reading the pop up clues and now just keep checking the case info folder to see if I have enough clues to investigate or charge a particular suspect.
Haven?t worked out what the binoculars are for yet ? something to do with matching tiles in a particular order?? I?ve posted a question on the forum in case anyone else has cracked it.
November 11, 2012
IMPRESSIVE INTRODUCTION TO MAHJONG
This is the first mahjong game I have played. I'm fairly new at this type of game, my only exposure being in hidden object games where playing mahjong is offered as an alternative to the HOPs. What I really liked about this game was that the objective of the play was to narrow a list of suspects down to solve a crime by issuing a warrant for the arrest of the criminal.
This game starts out fairly easy, but progresses to extremely difficult, at least for me. First you are looking for one perpetrator, then 2, then 3, which is where I am right now in the game. I see from one of the other reviews that farther along there will be 4 perpetrators to find. And as the number of potential perpetrators rise, so do the number of tiles at each location that you have to match to find clues.
I wish this game had an option to play without being timed. It seems like the amount of time allowed is very short. I'm not sure I will ever be able to get to the highest level of position in the "police force", because for every point I earn, it seems that I lose twice as many for being unable to catch the perpetrators. I was barely able to get through 2 locations when trying to find 3 perps, even with using a ton of hints. There is no recharge time on the hints, which is a good thing. I'm not sure how the "glasses" at the bottom of the screen get charged up, but once they do, clicking on them also shuffles the tiles by whirling them in a circle before placing them back on the board.
Although the crimes are repeated, the number of suspects, perpetrators and tiles change each time, so there is really no repetition. There could have been a bit more explanation on how to play, such as where the glasses fit into game play. I played with the tutorial on, so that helped some.
Another neat feature of this game is that you can choose to play "classic" mahjong instead of the crime version if you really don't like the added complexity of solving crimes and just want a straight mahjong game.
Since I am new to mahjong, I am probably a lot slower than other players who have more experience. I rated myself as a beginner player, because I am a beginner with this type of game. Otherwise, I rate myself as an expert when reviewing HOGs and adventure games.
If you only play the one hour demo, you may think the game is too easy. But if you purchase the game and play for hours, like I have, you will see that there is more to this game than meets the eye.
I will be playing this game over and over again, whenever I need a break from the HOGs.
September 5, 2014
what a stupid and not a quality game.. save your money for a real maghjongg game
October 24, 2013