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Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:46 pm

Hi gang. I've been gathering information about mahjong video-games for a while now so I decided to pull it all together in one place, primarily for my own reference but hopefully others will find it useful too!

I'll use this thread to list mahjong games that will run on European/American consoles (and nothing too historic). I'm only listing *proper* mahjong titles here - if any tile-matching solitaire games sneak in then please let me know! Of course most of the games here use Japanese text (unless stated otherwise) which you might find a bit daunting. Certainly it would prove challenging to learn mahjong if you don't know the language but if you're familiar with the game already then a little educated guesswork can get you through a few basic menus and options, and you can always post on this forum if you need help.

There are several online stores that ship games worldwide. One of the biggest is Play Asia (I think they're shipping Sony games to Europe again now). Also check out Yes Asia who have a good reputation. Personally I like to pick up games (relatively) cheaply off eBay, which is fine as long as you choose sellers with good feedback (I've had good transactions there with asiaestore, sushief_inc, jgamers, japan-excite, solarisjapan, jp-gift, dora_ts17 and play-japan).

Release dates (month/year) are given in square brackets after each title (some are quite recent or even forthcoming at time of writing). I've also provided a link for each game - in most cases to the official site - so you can check for screenshots and other info. If website text looks like "イカサマ・特殊ãƒ" then set your browser encoding to Shift JIS to display it correctly in Japanese, allowing you to use a browser translator.

I've written full guides for the mahjong games marked with a red asterisk (*) - just click the link in my signature to access them. 8)

I welcome your comments and contributions to this thread - if you would like to recommend these or other games. Thanks to Benjamin, zzo38, Tina, Aetheron, Poochy, Gneuz, sasuraiger, Esh, b4k4, ryulusus, Torgo, XFRod, Moah, mrrrx, peterb, wavemotion, Kime, Mattskinned, Ignatius, rotkehlchen, or2az and Tpu76 for posting game info and Sketcz for the PSN blog article; also to GameFAQs of course for hosting my video-game guides.

Bart

(disclaimer: most of the information here has been collated from other users, publisher websites and online reviews so I cannot be accountable for any errors or omissions.)

Index (click to jump)

- Sony PS4/Vita/PS2 and Microsoft Xbox 360 / Xbox One
- Sony PS3
- Nintendo Switch / DS
- Sony PSP
- iOS and Android
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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:47 pm

Sony Playstation 4

The PS4 is region-free so Japanese games will run on US/Euro consoles.

The console supports multiple user profiles and you can switch between them easily. Registering an account in Japan or Hong Kong gives access to the PSN stores for those territories.

Retail Games (dedicated mahjong)

*Simple Series G4U Vol.1 The Mahjong [11/14] (Simple シリーズ G4U Vol.1 The 麻雀)
- budget title available on disc and download (2000 Yen)
- 1080p HD display and online multiplayer
- includes red fives, Yakitori and Wareme rules
http://www.d3p.co.jp/simplePS4_mahjong/

Download Games (dedicated mahjong)

*@Simple DL Series G4U Vol.1 The Mahjong [11/14] (@Simple DL シリーズ G4U Vol.1 The 麻雀)
- reduced version of the above, only available via download (500 Yen)
- can be upgraded to the full game
http://www.d3p.co.jp/simplePS4_mahjong/

*Tottemo E-Mahjong Plus [12/13] (とっても E麻雀 ぷらす)
- enhanced version of the Vita download title Tottemo E-Mahjong (see below)
- PS4 launch title for Japan but also available (earlier) from the PSN Asia stores
- Arcade, Free Play and Challenge single-player modes
- six anime girl characters and fifteen cheat items
http://arcsystemworks.jp/e-mahjong/plus/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps4/games/emahjong/

Retail Games (featuring mahjong)

*Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! [2/14] (龍が如く 維新!)
- thematic sequel to samurai adventure/action/fighting game Ryū ga Gotoku: Kenzan! (see PS3 below)
- PS4 launch title for Japan, also released for the PS3
- minigames include mahjong, shōgi, hanafuda and chicken racing!
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/ishin/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps4/games ... tokuishin/

Ryū ga Gotoku: Zero [3/15] (龍が如く Zero)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting prequel set in 80's Shinjuku and Osaka
- released on both PS3 and PS4
- minigames include mahjong, shōgi, hanafuda and Sega arcade classics OutRun, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/zero/

Yakuza Zero [1/17]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku: Zero
http://yakuza.sega.com/yakuza0/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami [1/16] (龍が如く 極)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku
- 10th anniversary remake of Ryū ga Gotoku 1 (PS2)
- released on both PS3 and PS4
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda and mahjong game with basic options
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/kiwami/

Yakuza: Kiwami [8/17]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami
- 10th anniversary remake of Yakuza 1 (PS2) but without the English dub
http://yakuza.sega.com/kiwami/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku 6 [12/16] (龍が如く6 命の詩)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Onomichi
- cast includes cinema legend Takeshi Kitano
- minigames include mahjong, spear-fishing, cat cafe and Sega arcade games VF5SF, Puyo Puyo, OutRun, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/six/

Yakuza 6 [3/18]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku 6
http://yakuza.sega.com/yakuza6/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2 [12/17] (龍が如く 極 2)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Osaka
- remake of Ryū ga Gotoku 2 (PS2)
- minigames include mahjong, shōgi, hanafuda and Sega arcade games Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtual On
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/kiwami2/

Sony Playstation Vita

The Playstation Vita is the successor to Sony's PSP handheld console (see below), launched in Japan in December 2011.

Vita game cards are not region-locked so you can play physical games bought from any territory, however downloadable games/content can only be bought from the territory within which your PSN account is registered. Also the Vita lacks a UMD slot so it cannot play PSP game/movie discs.

Mājan Kakutō  Kurabu: Shinsei - Zenkoku Taisen Ban (Mahjong Fight Club: Rebirth) [12/11] (麻雀格闘倶楽部 新生・全国対戦版)
- includes touchscreen controls, magnifying-glass zoom, animated wallpaper, multiplayer leagues, three-player mode and arcade interface
- features real JPML players including our own Jenn and Garthe!
- available as retail disc or download from the Japanese PSN Store priced 4480 Yen
- downloadable content also available there: table backgrounds, tile sets and display styles
- see this thread for more info
http://www.konami.jp/products/mfc_vita
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00000.html

Tottemo E-Mahjong [9/12] (とっても E麻雀)
- from Arc System Works (best known for fighters Guilty Gear and BlazBlue)
- available as download from the Japanese Playstation Store priced 1200 Yen
- (requires Vita to be configured with Japanese PSN account)
- five female opponents of various ages
http://arcsystemworks.jp/e-mahjong/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... jong0.html

Mahjong Uranai Fortuna: Tsuki no Megami-Tachi [3/13] (麻雀占い フォルトゥーナ 月の女神たち)
- available as a download from the US Playstation Store priced US$5.99
- reissue of a 2001 PS1 game
- available for PS3, PSP and Vita
http://www.affect.co.jp/fortuna/index.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Nihon Pro Mahjong Renmei Suisen: Tokoton Mahjong! Joryu Pro ni Chousen! Tetsuman Megami Special [11/13]
(日本プロ麻雀連盟推薦 とことん麻雀! 女流プロに挑戦! 徹萬女神 スペシャル)
- JPML-authorised and featuring female pros
- single-player
http://www.kaga-create.co.jp/newsrelease/20130703_2.pdf (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 30056.html

Nihon Pro Mahjong Renmei Kounin: Motto 20-Bai! Mahjong ga Tsuyoku naru Houhou - Hatsu Chuukyuusha Hen [11/13]
(日本プロ麻雀連盟公認 もっと20倍! 麻雀が強くなる方法 ~初中級者編~)
- JPML-endorsed instructional game
- single-player
http://www.kaga-create.co.jp/newsrelease/20130703_1.pdf (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 30055.html

@Simple V Series Vol. 1 Docodemo Gal Mahjong [4/14] (@Simple V シリーズ Vol.1 The どこでもギャル麻雀)
- single-player game, play head-to-head against three girls [rated CERO "D" - ages 17+]
- available as download from the Japanese Playstation Store priced 1500 Yen
- (requires Vita to be configured with Japanese PSN account)
- cheats and gifts can be purchased from the online store
http://www.d3p.co.jp/gal-mahjong/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00000.html

Saki Zenkoku-Hen [9/15] (咲-Saki-全国編)
- based on Saki's "Nationals" anime series
- includes challenge and co-op modes
- upgradeable character stats
http://www.kaga-create.co.jp/saki/ (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 30134.html

Kurogane Kaiki Jong [10/15] (クロガネ回姫雀)
- download title from the Japan PSN Store
- spin-off from Kurogane Kaikitan visual novel
- voiced characters and unlockable wallpapers but otherwise very basic
https://store.playstation.com/ja-jp/pro ... NEMAHJONG1
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... jong1.html

Saki Zenkoku-Hen Plus [4/17] (咲-Saki-全国編 Plus)
- updated edition of Saki Zenkoku-Hen from different publisher
http://entergram.co.jp/saki/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00003.html

Sony Playstation 2

The PS2 is region-locked so you can't play games from Japan on a standard European or American console (which is a shame as there were loads of mahjong titles for the PS2).

*Yakuza 2 [9/08]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku 2
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Osaka
- minigames include shōgi, casino and mahjong game with basic options
http://www.sega.co.uk/games/yakuza-2/ (site closed Sept 2013)
http://uk.playstation.com/ps2/games/det ... %E2%84%A2/ (English)
http://yakuza.sega.com/project/yakuza-2/ (English)

This is the one that got me into mahjong! :D

Microsoft Xbox 360

Games for the Xboxes are usually region-locked and since the platform is unpopular in Japan there are few mahjong titles anyway.

FunTown Mahjong [1/09]
- downloadable from Xbox Live Arcade
- features 16-tile Taiwanese rules
- translated into English but perhaps not that well
- includes tutorial and online play
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Produ ... 0258410932 (English)

Microsoft Xbox One

The "Xbone" is not region-locked but I'm not aware of any Japanese mahjong games for it.

FunTown Mahjong [9/16]
- backwards compatibility added for Xbox 360 title (see above)
- downloadable from Xbox Live Arcade
- features 16-tile Taiwanese rules
https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/p ... 86PZP9QM9F (English)

Nintendo Wii / Wii U

The Wii and Wii U are region-locked and I'm not aware of any US/Euro mahjong games for them.

Nintendo 3DS

Games made for the 3DS system are all region-locked (and the limitations for DSi software also apply) so I won't be listing them here.
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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:47 pm

Sony Playstation 3

PS3 games are region-free so you can happily play titles from other territories.

The console supports multiple user profiles and you can switch between them easily. Registering an account in Japan or Hong Kong gives access to the PSN stores for those territories.

Movies however are region-locked and even with backwards compatibility you cannot play imported PS1/PS2 game discs, but you can download classic PS1 titles from Asian PSN stores (see below).

Retail Games (dedicated mahjong)

*Mājan Kakutō  Kurabu: Zenkoku Taisen Ban (Mahjong Fight Club) [11/06] (麻雀格闘倶楽部 全国対戦版)
- extensive rule options and player stats
- persistent ranking system
- features real JPML players including our own Jenn and Garthe!
- USB mouse support
http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/mfc/ps3/

*Mājan Taikai IV (Mahjong Tournament IV) [11/06] (麻雀大会IV)
- slightly less extensive rule options and player stats
- full table display including complete tile wall
- battle against famous historical figures
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/marjong4/

*Janline-R [8/09] (ジャンライン アール)
- emphasis on online play with either webcam or customisable avatar
- online play is free and works outside Japan
- first full mahjong game for PS3 to include PSN trophies
- USB keyboard support
- only six custom rule settings and no yaku log
http://www.recom-corp.co.jp/janline/janline_r/ (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 10060.html

*Mājan ☆ Doriimu Kurabu (Mahjong ☆ Dream Club) [4/12] (マージャン ☆ ドリームクラブ)
- 3D table display including full wall
- play against the Dream Club hostesses
- online play is free and works outside Japan
- includes numerous cheat functions
http://www.d3p.co.jp/dreamclub_mahjong/

*Mahjong Haoh: Dankyū Battle 3 (Mahjong King: Ranking Battle 3) [10/13] (麻雀覇王 段級バトル3)
- budget title with various single-player modes plus tests and a tutorial
- 83 custom rule options including several exotic ones
- made in conjunction with the Japanese Pro Mahjong Association (not JPML)
https://book.mynavi.jp/ec/products/detail/id=23610
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 61030.html

Retail Games (featuring mahjong)

Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! R [3/12] (真剣で私に恋しなさい! R)
- PS3 edition of an adult visual-novel game for the PC
- (the English version of the anime adaptation is known as Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls!)
- includes playable mahjong minigame
http://minatostation.com/majikoi/summary/index.html

*Ryū ga Gotoku: Kenzan! [3/08] (龍が如く 見参!)
- samurai adventure/action/fighting game set in historic Gion
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda and mahjong game with basic options
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/kenzan/index.html

*Ryū ga Gotoku 3 [2/09] (龍が如く3)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Okinawa
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda and mahjong game with basic options
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/three/index.html

(note: Mahjong is not playable in the English version of the game, Yakuza 3 :()

Ryū ga Gotoku 4 [3/10] (龍が如く4)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda and mahjong game with basic options
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/four/index.html

*Yakuza 4 [3/11]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku 4
http://www.sega.co.uk/games/yakuza-4/ (site closed Sept 2013)
http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/games/det ... 2%84%A2-4/ (English)
http://yakuza.sega.com/project/yakuza-4/ (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku: of the End [6/11] (龍が如く of the End)
- third-person shooter set in zombie-infested modern Shinjuku
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda and mahjong game with basic options
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/theend/index.html

*Yakuza: Dead Souls [3/12]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku: of the End
http://www.sega.co.uk/games/yakuza-dead-souls (site closed)
http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/games/det ... %E2%84%A2/ (English)
http://yakuza.sega.com/project/yakuza-dead-souls/ (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku 1 & 2 HD Edition [11/12] (龍が如く1&2 HD)
- enhanced PS3 reissue of Ryū ga Gotoku and Ryū ga Gotoku 2 (see above)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting games set in modern Shinjuku and Osaka
- minigames include shōgi, casino and mahjong game with basic options
- available as a PSN download for 4700 Yen or retail disc
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/hd_edition/

Ryū ga Gotoku 5 [12/12] (龍が如く5)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Nagoya
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda, Virtua Fighter 2 and mahjong game with basic options
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/five/

*Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! [2/14] (龍が如く 維新!)
- thematic sequel to samurai adventure/action/fighting game Ryū ga Gotoku: Kenzan! (see above)
- released on both PS3 and PS4
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda, mahjong and chicken racing!
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/ishin/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/ps4/games ... tokuishin/

Ryū ga Gotoku: Zero [3/15] (龍が如く Zero)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting prequel set in 80's Shinjuku and Osaka
- released on both PS3 and PS4
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda, mahjong and Sega arcade classics OutRun, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/zero/

Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami [1/16] (龍が如く 極)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku
- 10th anniversary remake of RGG1 (PS2)
- released on both PS3 and PS4
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda and mahjong game with basic options
http://ryu-ga-gotoku.com/kiwami/

Download Games (featuring mahjong)

Yakuza 5 [12/15]
- download-only English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku 5 (see above)
https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/yakuza-5-ps3/ (English)
http://yakuza.sega.com/project/yakuza-5/ (English)

(Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls (see above) were both re-released as downloads in December 2014)

Download Games (modern)

Mājan Wārudo (Mahjong World) [2/10] (麻雀ワールド)
- downloadable PS3 game on the Japanese Playstation Network
- compatible with Janline-R (above) in online play
- reduced to 1000 Yen (price correct at spring 2012)
http://www.recom-corp.co.jp/mahjongworld/ (site closed)

Mājan Wārudo W (Mahjong World W) [4/15] (麻雀ワールドW)
- downloadable PS3 game on the Japanese Playstation Network
- priced 1000 Yen at launch
- ranking mode, free play (on/offline), monthly tournament, 26 PSN trophies (inc. plat) plus voice chat?
http://www.recom-corp.co.jp/products/mww/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00100.html

Simple 500 Series Volume 1 - The Mahjong [7/09] (Simple 500 シリーズ Vol. 1 The 麻雀)
- downloadable PS3 game on the Japanese Playstation Network
- online play is free and works outside Japan
- game costs only 500 Yen (hence the name)
- check Sketcz's blog for my quick translation of the options
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_500_ps3/001.html

Download Games (vintage)

Simple 1500 Vol. 39 - The Mahjong 2 [4/10]
- available from the Japanese / Hong Kong online Playstation Stores
- part of a range of downloadable titles launched April 2010
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 300 Yen / HK$25
http://www.d3p.co.jp/cs/simple/s_15/s15_039.html

Simple 1500 Vol. 88 - The Gyaru Mājan (Gal Mahjong) LoveSongs [07/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- head-to-head two-player effort with cute manga girls (sorry, gals)
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 300 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_15/s15_088.html

Ganso Famirii Mājan (Originator Family Mahjong) [3/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game with 3D table display
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

0 Kara no Mājan - Mājan Yōchien (Mahjong Kindergarten) - Tamago Kumi [7/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

0 Kara no Mājan - Mājan Yōchien (Mahjong Kindergarten) - Tamago Kumi 2 - Taikai he Ikō [9/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Nihon Puro Mājan Renmei Kōnin - Honkaku Puro Mājan - Shin Tetsuman [10/09]
- or "Japan Pro Mahjong League Approved - Genuine Pro Mahjong - Real All-Nighter (?)"
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Nihon Puro Mājan Renmei Kōnin - The Puro Mājan - Menkyokaiden [2/10]
- or "Japan Pro Mahjong League Approved - The Pro Mahjong - Complete Mastery"
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Tehodoki Mājan - Nyūmon Hen (Mahjong Induction - Primer Edition) [11/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Honkaku Mājan - Tetsuman Special (Genuine Mahjong - All-Nighter Special) [8/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1996 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Urawaza Mājan (Underhand Mahjong) Korette Tenwatte Yatsukai [2/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- looks like it gives you the option to stack the wall in your favour
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Ide Yousuke no Mājan Kyōshitsu (Yousuke Ide's Mahjong Classroom) [2/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.athena-game.co.jp/ideps/ideps.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Ikasama Mājan (Cheating Mahjong) [4/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Plus (Professional Mahjong Extreme Plus) [1/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1996 PS1 game including WWYD quiz
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Plus II (Professional Mahjong Extreme Plus II) [3/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game including sixteen real life professionals
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Tengensen Hen (Professional Mahjong Tengen-era Battle Volume?) [4/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.athena-game.co.jp/tengen/tengen.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Saikyō Ginsei Mājan (Strongest Ginsei Mahjong) [10/10]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$42
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Rojikku Mājan (Logic Mahjong) Sōryū 3 or 4 Players [1/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game with option for 3-player matches
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://nippon1.jp/consumer/souryu_3/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

AI Mājan Serekushon (AI Mahjong Selection) [6/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Sengoku Mahjong [7/09]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1988 PC Engine game featuring historical characters
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$49
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... ojh02.html

Hana to Ryū (Flowers & Dragons) - Hanafuda - Mahjong [10/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game including both hanafuda (flower cards) and mahjong
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$42
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Mahjong Uranai Fortuna: Tsuki no Megami-Tachi [3/13] (麻雀占い フォルトゥーナ 月の女神たち)
- available from the US online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2001 PS1 game
- available for PS3, PSP and Vita, priced US$5.99
http://www.affect.co.jp/fortuna/index.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html
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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:48 pm

Nintendo Switch

The Switch hybrid system launched in March 2017. It is not region-locked - you can import and play physical games from other countries and you can create additional user accounts for other regions to download eShop content that's unavailable in your own.

Japanese Mah-Jongg [5/18] / Handy 麻雀 [3/18]
- downloadable game, priced US$5.00 at launch
- modern Japanese rules but English language option
- basic tutorial, yaku summary and rule options (atozuke, ryan han shibari, red fives and kuitan)
- split-screen two-player "Competition" mode
https://itl.ne.jp/Products/HandyMJ/
https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/j ... ngg-switch (English)

Simple Mahjong Online [12/17] (シンプル 麻雀 オンライン)
- downloadable game from Nintendo eShop, priced 800 Yen at launch
- play offline against the computer or online
- functions in TV mode, table mode and portable mode
http://www.arcsystemworks.jp/simple_mahjong_online/
https://ec.nintendo.com/JP/ja/titles/70010000002563

JanNavi Mahjong Online [2/18] (ジャンナビ麻雀オンライン)
- downloadable game from Nintendo eShop, priced 980 Yen at launch
- crossplay compatible with previous versions including iOS and Android
- functions in TV mode, table mode and portable mode
http://www.jannavi.net/
https://ec.nintendo.com/JP/ja/titles/70010000003443

Logic Mahjong Souryu: Yonin Uchi / Sannin Uchi [4/18] (ロジック麻雀 創龍 四人打ち・三人打ち)
- downloadable game from Nintendo eShop, priced 1,080 Yen at launch
- port of PS1 game from 2000 but without the story mode
- four-player and three-player modes
- functions in TV mode, table mode and portable mode
http://nippon1.jp/consumer/souryu_switch/
https://ec.nintendo.com/JP/ja/titles/70010000003231

The Mahjong [6/18] (The 麻雀)
- available as download or physical release
- one of several 'The Mahjong' games from D3
- functions in TV mode, table mode and portable mode
https://www.d3p.co.jp/switch/mahjong/

Nintendo DS

DS games are region-free so you can play titles from other territories (except for ones from China); however games made specifically for the DSi variant can only be played on a DSi and the online stores are region-locked, so the Japanese download store can only be accessed with a Japanese DS.

If you have an original DS or DS Lite (not DSi) then you will have a GBA slot which also allows you to play Gameboy Advance games which are all region-free.

Check this site for DS game info and pics: http://mahjong-ds.blogspot.com/

*Mājan Kakutō  Kurabu (Mahjong Fight Club) DS Wi-fi Taiō [7/06]
- online play works outside Japan and without subscription
- save hands to replay later
- includes challenge mode absent from PS3 version
- comprehensive rule options and stats
- a favourite on the forum
- check this thread for a translation guide
http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/mfc/ds/

*Mājan Taikai (Mahjong Tournament) [2/04]
- league, survival and free modes
- incredible range of 41 rule options (listed in this thread)
- includes tile checker to indicate potentially safe tiles (suji, kabe, etc)
- score screen gives complete breakdown of minipoints
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/products/prod ... rjands.htm

*Akko de Pon: Ikasama Hourouki [4/08]
- shows full process of play including shuffle and deal; display includes complete wall
- 25 unlockable cheating techniques with 76 variations in total
- play against cartoon versions of Japanese celebrities
- interesting option to play with your hand tiles in unsorted random order
- decent stats
http://www.success-corp.co.jp/english/software/ds/akko/ (English) (defunct)
http://www.success-corp.co.jp/games/ind ... ontent:202

*Akagi DS [8/07]
- story mode recreate many scenes from the Akagi anime
- includes Washizu mode with transparent tiles and blood/money payments
- see this thread for more info
http://www.culturebrain.co.jp/akabideo.html

*Puro Ni Naru Mājan ("Become a Pro" Mahjong) [11/05]
- sometime listed as "Professional Mahjong"
- includes quizzes, pro tests, replays with commentary, mahjong dictionary
http://www.success-corp.co.jp/software/ ... index.html

*Superlite 2500 Kasutamu Mājan (Custom Mahjong) [12/07]
- same basic assets (graphics, controls and rules) as Puro Ni Naru Mājan above
- lets you to customize your opponents' play styles
http://www.success-corp.co.jp/english/software/sl2500/custom_majan/ (English) (defunct)
http://www.success-corp.co.jp/games/ind ... ontent:115

*Kō Rēto Ura Mājan Retsuden: Mukoubuchi [7/07]
- based on the long-running Mukoubuchi manga
- includes story and challenge modes plus free mode with option to gamble for virtual money
- three training modes: scoring test, WWYD and WAYW (what are your waits)
- interesting range of rule options includes open riichi, arisu, big honba and red 3's or 7's
http://pai-arts.jp/ds_system.html

*Yakuman DS [3/05]
- features characters from the Super Mario franchise
- good range of rules and gameplay options
- reputation for unfair play!
http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/amjj/index.html

Kidō Gekidan Haro Ichiza - Gundam Mahjong DS: Oyaji nimo Agarareta koto nai noni! [12/05]
*Kidō Gekidan Haro Ichiza - Gundam Mahjong +Z: Sara ni Deki Ruyouni Nattana! [9/07]
- numerous playable characters from the Gundam franchise
- each character has their own special abilities
http://www.haro-ichiza.com/

*Simple DS Volume 1 - The Mahjong [6/05]
- eighteen rule options including Yakitori, Wareme and red threes/fives/sevens
- two, three and four-player modes and challenge mode
- no stats
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_ds/s_ds_001.html
http://simple-ds-series.blogspot.com/se ... %20Mahjong

Simple DS Volume 30 - The Table Game(s) [12/07]
- compendium including mahjong, shōgi, hanafuda, go and reversi
- mahjong game has minimal rule options and weak AI
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_ds/s_ds_030.html

*Simple DS Volume 44 - The Gal Mahjong [9/08]
- play mahjong against cartoon girls!
- includes random non-mahjong minigames
- ideal for the bored salaryman on the commute!
http://www.d3p.co.jp/galmahjong/

*1500 DS Spirits Vol. 1 - Mahjong [8/07]
- 14 options for mahjong play including a couple of cheats
- supports Download Play for 2-4 players
- includes challenge mode and scoring quiz
http://www.tasuke-net.com/en/business_g.html (English)

*1500 DS Spirits Vol. 9 - Futari-Uchi Mājan (Two-Player Mahjong) [11/07]
- head-to-head version of Japanese mahjong
- supports Download Play for 2 players
- includes free play and survival modes (but not much else)
- nine optional cheating techniques
http://www.tasuke-net.com/en/business_g.html (English)

*1500 DS Spirits - Mahjong V [12/09]
- free play, challenge and league modes plus waits quiz
- options for 2, 3 and 4-player games
- rule options include some very obscure yaku, riichi cheat and yakuman mode!
http://www.tasuke-net.com/producers_voice.html

Table Game Spirits [11/05]
- compendium of twelve games including mahjong, hanafuda and shōgi
http://www.tasuke-net.com/en/business_g.html (English)

Table Game Spirits 2 [12/06]
- compendium of fourteen games including mahjong, hanafuda and shōgi
http://www.tasuke-net.com/en/business_g.html (English)

Table Game Spirits V [6/09]
- compendium of sixteen games including mahjong and 2-player MJ
http://www.tasuke-net.com/en/business_g.html (English)

Wi-Fi Taiou: Gensen (careful selection) Table Games DS [8/07]
- compendium of six games including mahjong, hanafuda and go
http://www.famitsu.com/game/coming/2007 ... 2,0,0.html

Mahjong Haoh DS Special [12/06]
- part of the extensive Haoh range
- includes quiz with What Would You Discard
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/dsmarjong/sp/index.html (defunct)

Mahjong Haoh: Dankyū Batoru (Rank Battle) [9/07]
- another part of the extensive Haoh range
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/dsmahjong/dankyu/index.html

Umibe de Riichi! (Reach at the Beach!) [8/08]
- girly anime style game with pneumatic characters!
- uses same game engine as the Haoh titles
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/beachHP/index.htm

Mājan Nabi DS (Mahjong Navigator?) [5/08]
- includes extensive tutorial modes
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/dsmahjong/navi/index.html

Minna no Mājan (Everyone's Mahjong) [4/05]
- clear but cartoony graphics
http://www.mto-power.com/everyone/marjan_ds/

Idol Janshi Suchi-Pai III Remix [7/07]
- another girly game!
- part of a long running series (at least 15 titles since 1993!)
- for menu translations and other useful info check the guide in this thread
- my copy is a box set containing a 34-min bonus spoken-word audio CD
http://www.suchie-pai.net/suchie_3r/ (site closed)

Chu-Kana Janshi Tenho Painyan Remix [6/07]
- yet another cartoon title
- includes unlockable special abilities
- shares a common interface with the Suchie-Pai title above
http://www.suchie-pai.net/tenho_r/ (site closed)

Jan-Sangoku Musō [7/08]
- play against historical/fantasy characters from the Dynasty Warriors series
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/ds/jmusou/
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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:49 pm

Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)

Most PSP games should be region-free but movies on UMD (the PSP's unique disc format) will be region-locked.

The console does not support multiple user profiles but it's simple to delete one user and add another. Registering an account in Japan or Hong Kong gives access to the PSN stores for those territories.

The smaller "PSP go" model is designed to use download content only. It has no UMD drive so it cannot play game/movie discs.

Retail Games (dedicated mahjong)

*Mājan Kakutō  Kurabu (Mahjong Fight Club) [12/04]
- portable version of the long-running arcade series
- good range of rules and stats
- match replays
http://www.konami.jp/gs/game/mfc/psp/

*Mājan Taikai (Mahjong Tournament) [12/04]
- portable version of the long-running home series
- 41 custom rule options
- tile checker to show safer discards
- also available to download from the Japanese PSN priced 1200 Yen
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/psp/majong/

*AI Mahjong [10/04]
- excellent range of optional player aids
- 79 custom rule options
- shōgi and go titles also available in the same series
http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/psp/A ... index.html

*Honkaku Yonin-Uchi Puro Mājan: Mājan-Oh Portable [4/06]
- or "Genuine four-player pro mahjong: mahjong-king portable"
- challenge 14 real-life pros with custom rule-sets
- 20 rule options including red threes/sevens and wareme
http://www.taito.co.jp/d3/cp/mahjongou/ (site closed)
http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20060302/mjo.htm

*Simple 2000 Series Portable Vol. 1 - The Mahjong [8/10]
- includes rules guide, glossary and quiz
- optional rules include Wareme, Yakitori and Aotenjō (no limits)
- full game and free taikenban (demo) also available from Japanese online Playstation Store
http://www.d3p.co.jp/cs/simple/s_20p/s20_p_001.html

Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 1 - The Table Game(s) [12/05]
- compendium of eleven games including mahjong, go, hanafuda and shōgi
- also available for download from the Japanese PSN for 2000 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_2500p/001.html

Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 8 - The Dokodemo Gyaru Mājan (Anywhere Gal Mahjong) [10/06]
- you're trapped on an island with bikini babes
- win (two-player) games to buy them gifts!
- available as retail release or download from Japanese PSN for 2000 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_2500p/008.html

Saki Portable [3/10]
- licensed from the hugely popular Saki anime series
- good range of characters, each with a special ability
- check this link for a guide on GameFAQs
- "Best" budget reissue released in 2012
http://products.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/saki/ (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... kidlg.html

Saki: Achiga-Hen Episode of Side-A Portable [8/13]
- game based on the Saki manga/anime spin-off series
- features numerous characters from the series
http://products.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/saki-A/ (some content NSFW) (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... stdlg.html

Moeru Mahjong: Moejong! [10/08]
- cutesy girly anime themed
http://www.hudson.co.jp/moe-jong/ (site closed)
http://www.konami.jp/products/moe_mahjong/

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Jansō Batoru (Mahjong-Parlour Battle) [11/06]
- one of several games in the series
- now released as a "best" discount title
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/pspmahjong/best ... index.html

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Dankyū Batoru (Rank Battle) [12/07]
- another Haoh game
- also released as a "best" discount title
- Haoh means something like "champion-king"
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/pspmahjong/dankyu/index.html

Mahjong Haoh Battle Royale II [1/10]
- several screenshots on Play Asia
- seems to include a quiz mode
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/pspmahjong/mbroyal2/index.html
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9f- ... -3mub.html

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan [11/09]
- recent game with Higurashi characters
- seems to have a story mode and unlockable movies
- two-player mahjong with multiple difficulty settings
http://www.aqi.co.jp/product/higurashi_ ... dcast.html

Idol Janshi Suchi-Pai III Remix [7/07]
- another girly game!
- part of a long running series (at least 15 titles since 1993!)
http://www.suchie-pai.net/suchie_3r/ (site closed)

Idol Janshi Suchi-Pai IV Portable [8/10]
- yet another instalment of the above
- girls in maid costumes apparently
http://www.cyberfront.co.jp/title/suchie4_portable/

Jan-Sangoku Musō [9/06]
- play against historical/fantasy characters from the Dynasty Warriors series
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/psp/jmusou/

Chu-Kana Janshi Tenho Painyan Remix [6/07]
- yet another cartoon title
- includes unlockable special abilities
http://www.suchie-pai.net/tenho_r/ (site closed)

Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan no Mājan (The Mahjong of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan) [7/11]
- schoolkid manga-based game
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/game/haruhichan/ (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... ad020.html

Jansei Gakuen (Magi-Jong Academy) - Chrono ☆ Magic [4/13]
Jansei Utahime (Magi-Jong Idol) - Chrono ☆ Star [5/13]
- anime-style girly mahjong [rated CERO "D" - ages 17+]
http://www.asgard-japan.com/booston/chronos/

Retail Games (featuring mahjong)

*Kurohyō 2: Ryū ga Gotoku Ashura Hen [3/12]
- second of two PSP spin-offs from the RGG/Yakuza series
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Osaka
- minigames include batting practice, casino games and mahjong
http://kurohyo.jp/two/

(note: mahjong is not playable in the first Kurohyō game)

Download Games

Simple 1500 Vol. 39 - The Mahjong 2 [4/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- part of a range of downloadable titles launched April 2010
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 300 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/cs/simple/s_15/s15_039.html

Simple 1500 Vol. 88 - The Gyaru Mājan (Gal Mahjong) LoveSongs [07/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- head-to-head two-player effort with cute manga girls (sorry, gals)
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 300 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_15/s15_088.html

Dongfang Queshen [1/11]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store, priced HK$79
- includes Taiwan 16-tile, "Chinese International" 13-tile and Hong Kong 13-tile rule-sets
- 3D graphics with hand animations (like Sega's MJ4), pro voice acting and online multiplayer
- Chinese and English language (?)
http://asia.playstation.com/hk/en/psn/gameDetail/213180
http://youtu.be/DS6sGsF2v2g (two-minute trailer)

Ganso Famirii Mājan (Originator Family Mahjong) [3/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game with 3D table display
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

0 Kara no Mājan - Mājan Yōchien (Mahjong Kindergarten) - Tamago Kumi [7/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

0 Kara no Mājan - Mājan Yōchien (Mahjong Kindergarten) - Tamago Kumi 2 - Taikai he Ikō [9/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Itsumo Series: Itsumo no Mājan [9/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- mahjong only (also see below)
- available for PSP only, priced 500 Yan
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Itsumo Series: Itsumo no Tēburu 5 [9/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- compendium of mahjong, reversi/othello, hanafuda, shōgi and daifugō card game
- available for PSP only, priced 2000 Yan
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Nihon Puro Mājan Renmei Kōnin - Honkaku Puro Mājan - Shin Tetsuman [10/09]
- or "Japan Pro Mahjong League Approved - Genuine Pro Mahjong - Real All-Nighter (?)"
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Nihon Puro Mājan Renmei Kōnin - The Puro Mājan - Menkyokaiden [2/10]
- or "Japan Pro Mahjong League Approved - The Pro Mahjong - Complete Mastery"
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Tehodoki Mājan - Nyūmon Hen (Mahjong Induction - Primer Edition) [11/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Honkaku Mājan - Tetsuman Special (Genuine Mahjong - All-Nighter Special) [8/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1996 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Urawaza Mājan (Underhand Mahjong) Korette Tenwatte Yatsukai [2/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- looks like it gives you the option to stack the wall in your favour
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Ide Yousuke's no Mājan Kyōshitsu (Mahjong Classroom) [2/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.athena-game.co.jp/ideps/ideps.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Ikasama Mājan (Cheating Mahjong) [4/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Plus (Professional Mahjong Extreme Plus) [1/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1996 PS1 game including WWYD quiz
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Plus II (Professional Mahjong Extreme Plus II) [3/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game including sixteen real life professionals
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Tengensen Hen (Professional Mahjong Tengen-era Battle Volume?) [4/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.athena-game.co.jp/tengen/tengen.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Saikyō Ginsei Mājan (Strongest Ginsei Mahjong) [10/10]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$42
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Rojikku Mājan (Logic Mahjong) Sōryū 3 or 4 Players [1/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game with option for 3-player matches
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://nippon1.jp/consumer/souryu_3/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

AI Mājan Serekushon (AI Mahjong Selection) [6/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Sengoku Mahjong [7/09]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1988 PC Engine game featuring historical characters
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$49
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... ojh02.html

Hana to Ryū (Flowers & Dragons) - Hanafuda - Mahjong [10/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game including both hanafuda (flower cards) and mahjong
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$42
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Mahjong Uranai Fortuna: Tsuki no Megami-Tachi [3/13] (麻雀占い フォルトゥーナ 月の女神たち)
- available from the US online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2001 PS1 game
- available for PS3, PSP and Vita, priced US$5.99
http://www.affect.co.jp/fortuna/index.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html
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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:49 pm

Apple iOS devices

The iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are becoming a popular platform for gaming. Tina posted about one and from there I found some others in the apps store and I've added a few more since too. They look really good!

Mahjong Tengokuhai
- nice presentation and interface
- online play including three-player mode
- offline options including survival mode
http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app//id448114302?mt=8

Janryumon for iPad
- iPad version of the popular mahjong client
- nice 3D table view with hand animations and full wall
- recognises touchscreen gestures for chii/pon/kan etc
- small charge for online play
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/janryumo ... 84565?mt=8

Janryumon PLUS
- another version of Janryumon that also works on iPhone and iPod Touch
- nice 3D table view with hand animations
- small charge for online play
- Japanese/English/Korean language options and comprehensive tutorial
- Facebook/Twitter connectivity
http://janryumon.com/info/index
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/janryumo ... 75830?mt=8

Mahjong Fight Club Touch
- includes three-player mode
- online play requires Konami ID subscription
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id399359778?mt=8
http://www.konami.jp/products/touch_mfctouch/

Mahjong Fight Club Sp
- available for iOS and Android
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/ma-que- ... ?ls=1&mt=8

Mahjong Nagomi
- full four-player Riichi Mahjong
- includes English translation (albeit dodgy)
- huge amount of options
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mahjong- ... 86383?mt=8
http://iphone.zoo.co.jp/mahjong/

Mahjong Nagomi Lite
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mahjong- ... 07824?mt=8

Mahjong Nagomi HD
- I guess this version's for the iPad?
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mahjong- ... 70030?mt=8

Mahjong Club Welcome!
- full four-player Riichi Mahjong
- Japanese language
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id318280228?mt=8

Mājan Keiji (Mahjong Police)
- full four-player Riichi Mahjong
- Japanese language
- presumably an update of the 2001 GBA game?
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mahjong- ... 82887?mt=8

Puro Mājan Kiwame (Pro Mahjong Extreme)
- full four-player Riichi Mahjong
- Japanese language
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/professi ... 68102?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id353468102?mt=8

Mājan Nyūmon - Zenpen (Mahjong Primer - First Part)
- training programme
- Pro Mahjong Extreme Series Vol. 4
- Japanese language
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id375277192?mt=8

Mājan Nyūmon - Kōhen (Mahjong Primer - Sequel)
- training programme
- Pro Mahjong Extreme Series Vol. 5
- Japanese language
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id375281264?mt=8

Mājan Turēningu Kiwame (Mahjong Training Extreme)
- training programme
- Japanese language
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id363972124?mt=8

Mahjong Mobile
- full four-player Riichi Mahjong
- stability issues resolved
- English language and nice graphics
- various options and stats
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSt ... 09246&mt=8

Mājan Kun (Mahjong Boy)
- not playable game
- "helper" software to use when playing with real tiles
- some English language
- rolls dice and indicates which wall to break
- calculates, checks and graphs scores
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mahjongb ... 92059?mt=8
http://atomworks.web.fc2.com/Hides_App/mahjong.html

Mājan Tensū Keisanki (Mahjong Points Calculator)
- it's a points calculator for mahjong :)
- Japanese language
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id370528167?mt=8

Mahjong 3DG
- full four-player Riichi Mahjong
- 3D table view with touchscreen zoom function to read discards
- mostly Japanese language
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id336571853?mt=8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VCa1yo__o

Android devices

There's a wealth of mahjong software available for the Android OS too, many with free "Lite" trial versions.

Mahjong Tengokuhai
- nice presentation and interface
- (assumed to be similar to iOS version listed above)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .s_mahjong

Janryumon Mobile Android
- Android version of the popular PC client (doesn't connect to your PC account)
- nice 3D table view with hand animations
- recognises touchscreen gestures for chii/pon/kan etc
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... monandroid

Janryumon Mobile Android Lite
- free trial version of above
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... ndroidlite

Mahjong Fight Club Sp
- available for iOS and Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... nami.mfcsp

Virtual Tenho-G
- Japanese rules
- play against manga characters
- includes zoom, screen orientation and handedness options
- positive reviews but lacking sound
- free download
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... g_ler.html

Mahjong Japan
- Japanese rules
- priced ¥200
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... _hjcp.html

Yonnin-Uchi Mājan (Four-Player Mahjong)
- Japanese rules
- priced ¥315
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... _lrhk.html

Andjong
- Japanese rules
- HVGA resolution only
- room for improvement
- free trial
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... _ekhl.html

HongKong Mahjong
- HK rules
- some English language?
- lets you spy on your opponents?
- priced $2.99 (free trial version also available)
http://download.cnet.com/HongKong-Mahjo ... 28544.html

Mahjong and Friends
- uses quasi-MCR rule-set with 81 yaku and configurable 0/2/4/6/8 minimum win
- English language
- statistical log
- some scoring issues?
- priced HK$22.16 (free trial version also available)
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... _rixo.html

Mahjong Nagomi
- Japanese rules
- Japanese/English language
- statistical log
- priced ¥230.00 (free trial version also available)
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... _oamr.html

Mahjong Tenkafubu
- Japanese rules
- unify the warring states of 16th-century Japan as Oda Nobunaga
http://www.ject-entertainment.com/mahjo ... afubu.html

Girl Mahjong
- some 13-tile rule-set but no dora
- free download
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... _oopy.html

World Series of Mahjong
- MCR rules with 8-point minimum for a win
- some critical reviews
- priced $2.99 (free one-game trial version also available)
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... _blqs.html

Mahjong Fairyland
- some 16-tile variant rule-set
- English language
- issues with adverts following update?
- priced $2.99 (free limited trial version also available)
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_game ... d_dju.html

Mahjong Calc 3
- not a playable game - calculates scores in real games (Japanese rules)
- priced ¥105 (free trial version also available)
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_appl ... 3_bil.html

Mahjong Counter
- not a playable game - calculates scores in real games (EMA Japanese rules)
- English language
- some critical reviews
- free download
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_appl ... _fnup.html

Mahjong Score Card
- tracks and compares scores for multiple users
- priced £0.79
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... Full&hl=en
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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby sasuraiger » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:16 pm

I have played the DS stuff in passing and I can fill in some details.

To avoid:

Spirits stuff: the stuff in this series is really D-grade, bare-bones budget stuff. Not worth what you\'re going to pay.

Beach de Reach: This is the same core game as Haoh copy/pasted into a JP-language visual novel.

To not avoid:

Mukoubuchi has a pretty extensive training mode with \"what do you cut\" and \"what are your waits\" problems, a scoring quiz, and a reference book mode that lists everything you could want to know (in Japanese).

MFC DS is still the best by a mile.
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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:25 am

Welcome aboard and many thanks - that\'s exactly the sort of information I was hoping for. Have made a few updates above.

sasuraiger wrote:Spirits stuff: the stuff in this series is really D-grade, bare-bones budget stuff.

I guess you get what you pay for. It\'s a shame - I like the idea of their multi-game collections

Beach de Reach:

That title\'s pretty catchy after you translate it. :silly: (which I hadn\'t done before)

This is the same core game as Haoh copy/pasted into a JP-language visual novel.

I see the similarities on the in-game screenshots now you mention it.

Mukoubuchi has a pretty extensive training mode with "what do you cut" and "what are your waits" problems, a scoring quiz, and a reference book mode that lists everything you could want to know (in Japanese).

Ooh, sounds good!

Also fixed Chi for Shi above. Play Asia have it spelt wrong! :P

MFC DS is still the best by a mile.

I suspected as much. I know others favour it as well, and the PS3 version is great too.

Thanks again. B)

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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Fat Dragon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:44 pm

@Barticle

You should apply for the title of \"next Mahjong researcher\". \"Inspector Kanji\" doesn\'t suit you anymore so you open up a new field of Mahjong science... :)

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Postby Barticle » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:16 pm

I don\'t know - I still seem to be spending a lot of time inspecting kanji! B)

I must admit I love finding out more about the finer details of the game, its terminology and uncommon rule options. I just wish life was like The Matrix movie and I could download instantly into my brain a complete knowledge of the Japanese language (and Kung Fu of course)! Would make it so much easier...

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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Fat Dragon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:44 pm

But where\'s the fun then? You would be finished with your research in seconds. What would you do with the rest of life time? Playing Riichi?

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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:58 pm

Fat Dragon wrote:But where\'s the fun then?

Ah, the "thrill of the chase"? I\'m not convinced! :silly:

BTW I\'ve just removed Yakuza 3 (the western version of Ryuu ga Gotoku 3) from my PS3 list above. In studying the announced trophy list for the game a week or two ago I noticed that the mahjong and shogi trophies have been removed. Sega have now confirmed officially that some elements have been cut from the game, although they haven\'t mentioned MJ and shogi yet.

It will be a great shame if mahjong has been removed from the new game - it would be the only English language MJ game for the PS3 (to my knowledge) and would\'ve introduced a lot of people in both America and Europe to Japanese Mahjong...

I\'ll update here when we know more but for now I didn\'t want people to buy (pre-order) the game based on the info I\'d given here.


EDIT: I can confirm now that Sega have cut mahjong, three other minigames and twenty side-missions from Yakuza 3. It\'s still a good package overall and it\'s great to have the game available in English now but I\'m unimpressed at the removal of MJ.

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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Esh » Fri May 07, 2010 7:43 am

I\'d like to say a few things for the iPhone apps.

Mahjong Mobile is terrible. As the review on the site claims, it does in fact crash VERY often. I can get maybe one and a half hands in before it crashes. LESS if I mess with the options. It makes the app virtually unplayable.

However, I\'d like to add in this app:

Mahjong Nagomi
-Full four-player Mahjong
-In Japanese AND in English
-A HUGE amount of options, including the ability to turn certain hands on or off, including Yakuman hands.

Bad points:
-Engrish
-Hand names are in the American naming system, so it\'s Pung and Kung instead of Pon and Kan. Not so bad, unless you you learned the game through the Japanese names. (Good luck figuring out what a \"Great Wheel\" is.)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mahjong- ... 86383?mt=8

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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Barticle » Fri May 07, 2010 12:24 pm

Esh wrote:I\'d like to say a few things for the iPhone apps.

Hi Esh. This is great info, many thanks! :) I\'ll add this to the listing.

(Good luck figuring out what a "Great Wheel" is.)

Presumably it\'s the optional yakuman Daisharin?

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Re:Overview of current mahjong video-games

Postby Referee » Fri May 07, 2010 2:44 pm

you\'re better off with ryanpeikou + pinfu. (Sanbaiman)


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