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by Barticle
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

In surprise news, Sega and Microsoft announced today that Yakuza Zero (prequel), Kiwami and Kiwami 2 (remakes of the first two games) will be coming to Xbox One in early 2020 and are among the 50+ titles confirmed for the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Assuming no content cuts, these three ga...
by Barticle
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

The newest mahjong title on the Switch is also the oldest. arcade-archives.jpg VS Mahjong is the latest in the extensive 'Arcade Archives' series, based on a Nintendo arcade-game from 1984! It's released worldwide but seems to be two-player and Japanese in-game text only. If you're really serious ab...
by Barticle
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Runs in the Family
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Runs in the Family

When I joined Facebook I reconnected with someone I knew in the 90s. We share the same surname although we're not related, but I still called her auntie sometimes, just for fun. I didn't realise we share an interest too but recently she posted a photo of her enjoying a two-player game of mahjong dur...
by Barticle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

I did buy the PS4 at launch but only because I play the Battlefield series, BF4 was a PS4 launch title and it gave the full 64-player experience (compared to 24 players on the PS3) so that was the killer app for me but otherwise I would've waited a while. I don't suppose that mahjong games specifica...
by Barticle
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Just wanted to say - happy 10th birthday to this thread. :P
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Hopefully the launch of the PS5 later this year will bring at least one or two cool additions to the directory.
by Barticle
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: Pung vs Chow: who wins?
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Pung vs Chow: who wins?

At least we live in an age of downloadable patches where apps or even physical disc games can be updated.

Better not to make such fundamental errors in the first place though!

If it doesn't allow multiple Ron, I hope the game handles Atama Hane correctly.
by Barticle
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lucky Tofu
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Lucky Tofu

Cool, nice to have an example of Japanese use. It's a very long time now since I read/watched Saki.
by Barticle
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lucky Tofu
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: Lucky Tofu

:lol: Nice. 8)

I didn't get any, but I did buy a tin of mock duck to put into my お中. Haven't had that for years; also I enjoy saying "mock duck". Sounds like Klingon!
by Barticle
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Reach Mahjong
Topic: severely in need of an english translation!
Replies: 271
Views: 111731

Re: severely in need of an english translation!

The 4 line just specifies four players and 半荘戦 Hanchansen format (two-round east-south match). It's probably something in the table rules or maybe someone's special ability. I've only seen it in a couple of games ever, but you can have an optional rule where the match ends early if one player achiev...
by Barticle
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lucky Tofu
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Lucky Tofu

I thought I saw some mahjong tiles in a freezer at an Asian supermarket so I had to get a photo. lucky-tofu.jpg This is actually tofu marked for good luck (好運發百頁). It really looks like green dragon tiles - funny since "tofu" is slang for white dragon. Serve fourteen on a plate for All Honours, All G...
by Barticle
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Would be cool to see more of the options.

The official website shows "通常ルール" for normal rules, with three red fives and no special abilities (no power gauges).

On a table featuring special abilities it looks like you get a "能力発動" prompt to press X for your ability when your gauge is full.
by Barticle
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Over the eight matches he came 2nd once, 3rd four times and 4th three times. I'm sure many Yakuza fans in the west who dislike MJ would have no sympathy! Back to the Switch, I've just added Touhou Gensou Mahjong to the directory. It finally releases on 30 Jan but it's available to pre-download now a...
by Barticle
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

I was looking out for a really cheap copy of the Japanese Judge Eyes (somehow I got the Japanese Kiwami for about 8 pounds total so now I expect that every time!) but I guess I could probably find the English version for a decent price now. The Open Riichi and that link with the Japanese mahjong TV ...
by Barticle
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

And yes I definitely wouldn't want to get a strip mahjong game since that would certainly be a no-no to be seen playing at my office! :lol: Oh, yes even more reason to avoid! :) You know, making Yakuza 7 a turn based game during combat is something I don't like. I've lost most of my interest on it....
by Barticle
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Mahjong Video Games
Topic: Overview of current mahjong video-games
Replies: 287
Views: 159284

Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Hi and welcome! I'm glad the list is still proving useful. I continue to update it, although all the action lately has been in the Switch section. I periodically toy with the idea of getting one but I haven't got a Switch (yet). I have played the PS4 versions of two of the Switch titles though and I...