Mahjong World Contest
Well Thought Out
BASED ON FULL HOUR DEMO
This game looks good. Nothing flash, but colourful and lively. I like the imaginative locations, which represent a casino style setting with a Chinese flavour. I also appreciate the cleverly designed ?contest? rules. Working your way up to the top is going to take skill, speed and dedication.
There are six rooms, each representing the next stage in your progress to the top, each with 10 boards. All boards are doable, not fantasy configurations. To gain access to a room, you must have achieved, on each of the boards, a certain value on 3 different measures:
1. Removed a certain number of gold tiles
2. Received so many points
3. Completed the board in a set number of moves
The board is finished once the number of gold tiles is complete. Points can be multiplied by increasing the speed of your play, the moves set are not necessarily the minimum possible (yet at least), but they are a challenge after the first few boards. If you do not reach all the goals in one try, say you didn?t have enough points but the other goals were reached, you can replay it focussing on the points and no need to repeat your performance on the other goals.
The mahjong play itself tends to classic, except you are allowed to shuffle ? as often as you wish. The tiles come in 3 styles.
This is a more challenging game of mahjong than the others I have played on Big Fish, and I think I would probably be unable to get very far. But for a seasoned player, this might be just the thing to liven up the game.
October 19, 2013
Occasionally I love to zone out with a good game of Match 3 or Mahjong. Although at times, Mahjong does tire the eyes after a while, there are Mahjong games out there that not only tell a story but have beautiful graphics and interesting gameplay. This paticular Mahjong game has no story line except that you are invited to particiapate in a world competition, no voice overs and no special effects. What it does have is alot of Mahjong tiles, boards and boards to play. You have a number of trophies to win and each board has certain achievemnts to reach in order to get three stars. Think Fairway card game without all the bells and whistles. The graphics are sharp, tiles easily distinguishable and there is the soft music in the background. After a couple of boards, I was ready to nod off. However as you get through the first round (12 bords in each round), gameplay gets more challenging and if you are a fan of Mahong, I do think you will enjoy the many hours of games to play. SOme boards are timed while others are not. Its not a bad game but as I mentioned, no bells, no whistles, strictly Mahjong for those who just want to play Mahjong.
August 27, 2012
just a normal one
I love Mahjong but I also love the ones that give you a lot of extras, such flipping tiles or sucking all the same ones out like it was in one of those Mahjong games long time ago. I did not play for the full hour because I got bored. You do the normal stuff, match tiles and try to do it in a certain amount of time in a certain amount of moves. The game is not over if you go over the time or moves.There are golden tiles throughout and those are the ones you are trying to match first. Maybe there is more to come but i just was not in the right mood, maybe because my headset broke, so I could not hear the music.
August 27, 2012
Don't waste your time
It's just like any other Mahjong game. Nothing special.
August 28, 2012
I was disappointed with this game. Except for the premise -- entering a mahjong tournament -- there is nothing special or different about this game. There are three tile designs: a traditional, one composed of numbers and letters like children's blocks, and the third set looks like a deck of cards. It was odd playing them. None of them are very attractive or crisp and clear, nor were there any exciting animations or power ups. The music, however, was nice. This one deserves a trial run before purchase or using a credit to be sure it suits you.
October 10, 2012
Not at all challenging, same old, same old boring.No where near as good or challenging as Curse of Rah, Ra's Revenge or Ra's Empire especially upper levels. Can BF gamemakers PLEASE at least LOOK at these.
August 29, 2012