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MahJong Suite 2015

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Test your strategic potential with this excellent set of Mahjong classic and Mahjong matching games

Pros

  • Play classic mahjong or matching mahjong
  • Use Flow View mode to quickly select games
  • Enjoy a vast selection of layouts, tilesets and background themes
  • Keep records and high scores and master each and every layout
  • Simple click and drag controls

Cons

  • Game affects PC performance

MahJong Suite 2015 is a free MahJong matching game for PC, developed by TreeCardGames. Play this classic MahJong matching game in over 100 unique backgrounds and environments. The game is available as a trial version only. The full version is available on the developer's website. 

A Game from the East

Throughout the East exist many complex games which have gained popularity over time, due to their inherent exoticism, their sophistication and the level of skill required to master them. MahJong is an excellent example of this, and MahJong Suite is a wonderful recreation. If you are a fan of solitaire or matching games, this suite will definitely keep you entertained. It's easy to learn, but difficult to master, like so many games of this type. The learning curve is more strategic than mechanical. 

Core Gameplay

As a suite of games, MahJong Suite will allow you to play classic MahJong, a kind of solitaire game, as well as MahJong matching games. The rules of classic MahJong are rather complex, but there is a highly detailed in-game tutorial which will guide you about how to play. I need only say that its popularity is justified and it is a highly addictive and enjoyable game. The rules for MahJong match, on the other hand, are more straight forward. In a single-player game of MahJong, the player will be presented with a series of tiles of rectangular shape with different symbols on them. The main objective of the game is to place 144 tiles on top of one another to create matches. However, to complete a match, the tile you are placing yours on cannot be touching off another tile and must have one of its longer sides free. This makes the process of completing matches a highly strategic one, forcing you to think ahead to ensure that a potential future match will not be blocked. Completing a layout is achieved by matching all tiles without breaking the two rules.

The main objective of the game is to place 144 tiles on top of one another to create matches. However, to complete a match, the tile you are placing yours on cannot be touching off another tile and must have one of its longer sides free. This makes the process of completing matches a highly strategic one, forcing you to think ahead to ensure that a potential future match will not be blocked

Mastering Mahjong

The challenge in the game comes when attempting to complete levels more quickly, and there are plenty of records to help you keep track of this. Reaching a high score becomes the ultimate goal of some players, since players' scores are published across the world. Achieving the top score in every layout is therefore the ultimate challenge for MahJong players. If you play enough, the game will construct charts and graphs for you which will allow you to track your progress and keep apprised of your skill level. Finish levels with greater efficiency and you will begin to see drastic improvements. 

For the more artistically inclined, one of the most appealing features of this game is the array of tilesets in the game, containing themes like emoticons, flowers, world monuments, famous locations, natural scenes and many more. While this is included purely for esthetic reasons, this makes gameplay more enjoyable. The range of colors, textures and backgrounds on offer are stunning and beautiful. Backgrounds in particular are sharp and highly defined. 

If you are a looking for a specific layout for your board, there is the Flow View mode, which allows you to quickly scroll through a gallery of thumbnails to find the best layout. A list on the left-hand side lets you filter the game modes by Mahjong only, Matching only, Favorites, Not Yet Played, Customized, etc. to ensure that you never get bored and stay engaged. 

The Verdict

Mahjong Suite 2015 is a wonderful collection of Mahjong style games for PC which combines classic Mahjong with various matching games. The overall appeal of the game comes from the esthetic features it contains, including great colors, textures and definition for its tiles; highly diverse tilesets, backgrounds and layouts for boards; and finally the inherently competitive interface which keeps track of your high scores and best times to ensure that you will try even harder for each and every layout. If you are a fan of Mahjong, I would definitely give this game a try.

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Type Shareware

Version 11.0

Size 18.09 MB

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