Hoyle Illusions Mahjongg
There's No Illusion Here!
Another great Mahjongg Game with a mysterious and intriguing story. There are 6 Episodes with 20 chapters in each episode and you earn 1-3 stars on each game. This game has a magic wand which will shade out all unavailable tiles but it is just an option you don't have to use this feature. You can earn bonus shuffle tiles to use if there are no available tiles, and there are 20 trophies available. Each game has a different goal such as removing 30 gold tiles and that earns you 1 star, stars 2-3 are based off of the amount of points you earn. Enjoy!
January 28, 2014
Mahjong can go with anything and this has proved its point another great game from this developer
January 28, 2014
This game was released today with another game by the same creators of Mahjong Gold - this game is much better than the other.
There is a storyline of sorts
The music is not as repetitive
The game play is better and not "clunky"
There are better visual qualities to this game
It is a very basic majongg game
I played about 5 games and quit
A no buy for me
January 28, 2014
It Was Ok.
This game seemed very generic to me. The layouts weren't unusual or unique at all as I've seen them before. You only have 3 tile settings that I could tell. I finished the first page and 1/2 the second of layouts so maybe as you get into the higher levels you have a wider variety of tiles and difficultly, as I did not find these pages/layouts difficult at all, not even of a medium difficulty.
You can achieve trophies in the form of 1, 2 or 3 stars. I am a well seasoned Mahjong player and found it odd that the first 2 layouts afforded me 3 stars and all the following layouts only 1. You can certainly replay any layouts to achieve that 3 star value but it just wasn't interesting enough to me to repeat myself.
I found this game bordering on boredom.
Great game for beginners.
This Glam-ma says give the demo a try - you may enjoy it more than I did.
May 13, 2014
Can You Spell Cookie Cutter?
BASED ON FULL HOUR DEMO
ENOUGH!! TWO almost identical mahjong games by the same developer on the same day, where the most obvious change is the way they spell mah-jongg? I repeat ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!
Do I sound outraged? Good, because I am. In concept, presentation and game mechanics, this game is identical to Mahjong Gold, also released today. I have gotten used to 8 Floor churning out near identical mahjong games every month, but that doesn?t mean I like it. This is going too far. Let me illustrate, as best one can with only standard text. *means actual differences [ ] is what I changed from my other review, which I did yesterday, not knowing what today would bring
This *magic-show mystery* [pirate]-themed game has the standard features I would expect in any mahjong game. This includes:
? 20 different boards x 6 locales (from Trickster [Cabin Boy] to Master Illusionist [Admiral]) = 120 levels
? Objectives for earning stars (time, number of steps, points, number of gold tiles retrieved)
? Silver bonus tiles that automatically fill your multiplier meter
? Magic-show [Pirate]-themed board designs
? Shuffle bonus automatically applied
? 3 types of tiles ? original, magic-show[pirate] and large print numbers (The magic [pirate] tiles are [absolutely beautiful] pretty)
? High scores and Achievements
? *Hand-painted style backgrounds & Comic story board*
? Pleasant [Exceptional pirate] music *No awards to the composer* this time [(give the composer a bonus for this one, it?s worth buying the game for that alone!)]
? *Wand bonus that shades blocked tiles*
To progress through the levels you must meet the goals set for each board. These are:
1. Remove a certain number of gold tiles (the more non-gold tiles left at end of play earns more points)
2. Receive so many points (points are awarded on time taken between moves and involve a multiplier)
3. Complete the board in a set number of moves
4. Time taken to clear the board
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.
What I didn?t see was an indication of the number of matched pairs available. I really love this feature. *There is an attempt here at a story, which was badly started, because I have no idea what it meant.*
I liked that, though not a widescreen game, it catered to wide screens by having wallpaper on the sides. This could have been more magical [piratical] though.
And forget the other nice things I said about the pirate game. If you must get one of these, get Mahjong Gold, although this one is slightly more relaxing.
January 28, 2014