We’re starting a new roundup today for Mahjongg games. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Mahjongg but I recognize that its a big part of the puzzle games side of mobile gaming.
If you don’t know what Mahjongg is then here is what Wiki has to say about it:
“[Mahjongg is a game for] four players that originated in China. It is a game of skill, strategy, intelligence, calculation and luck. Depending on the variation which is played, luck can be anything from a minor to a dominant factor in success. In Asia, Mahjongg is popular as a gambling or computer game.
“The object of the game is to build complete suits (usually of threes) from either 13 or 16 tiles. The first person to achieve this goal is said to have won the game. The winning tile completes the set of either 14 or 17 tiles.”
In order to best judge the Mahjongg game, I’m using the following criteria:
The Graphical User Interface is important in a good Mahjongg game. Once you’ve selected a piece, you want to have something to remind you which piece you have selected so you can pair it up. Also, the ease of moving around the Mahjongg board is crucial. It should be easy to select the piece you intend on selecting.
Many Mahjongg games are solitaire but originally the game is supposed to be played in a multiplayer setting. Any multiplayer capabilities and additional features will get your Mahjongg game a better review.
Sound isn’t a huge deal but it is definitely something that helps make the game more enjoyable and will lead to a better review.
Stay tuned for our first Mahjongg game review of Zizzlemedia’s Mahjongg. If you want to get in touch with us about a review write us at dontsuck at quicklybored dot com.