Mahjong Soul releases today in English

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Mahjong Soul releases today in English

Post by Barticle » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:09 pm

Majsoul has been a popular free online game recently, running in Chinese with an English-language patch, but the new English version called Mahjong Soul launched today.

It features Japanese rules (including red fives) and female anime-style characters. It runs in your web browser but Android and iOS apps are coming.
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Game Info: https://mahjongsoul.yo-star.com/#/

Game Login: https://mahjongsoul.game.yo-star.com/

Game Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwQOSMcApDs

Character Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyl-9ORuu0I

Gameplay Footage: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/416232056

Game Guide: https://riichireporter.com/mahjong-soul-guide/

Rewards are available to players in the launch period, from today to 6 May.

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Re: Mahjong Soul releases today in English

Post by Ignatius » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:31 pm

Looks interesting...

Is it chinese, japanese, taiwanese, or from another country?
I'm asking because of that recent thread about China banning mahjong videogames... Will that affect this game in any way that could affect us?
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Post by Barticle » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:05 pm

I only know that the original version was in Chinese. The websites have Shanghai and Nanjing addresses.

The Japanese version was scheduled to launch in Spring 2019 with the English one.

The new law means that new mahjong games won't receive government approval for distribution in China. I believe Majsoul only launched last year and articles about the ban said that game approvals in China had been frozen for nine months prior to December 2018. So I guess either this was authorised in early 2018 or it was produced in China but has only been marketed in other countries...?

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Post by Referee » Wed May 01, 2019 4:50 pm

This has pretty much the Tenhou look, down to the gleaming dora... Main difference is the wall is not visible...

Maybe I should look into this game.

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Post by Ignatius » Thu May 16, 2019 4:55 am

Well tried it today (Work and PS4 video games took most of my time), and to me, seems pretty cool. Looks like Janryuumon, somewhat.

The game has micro transactions similar to gacha or loot boxes (as you don't know what your going to get), which can be cosmetic items or characters to play as. As I'm not interested in micro transactions and all, didn't look too much into it.

You don't need them to play, and the game runs ok. No problems with my computer or the internet connection so far (I usually have great or very good connection at home).

There's an option to change the fact the tiles show help for people not used to the tiles, like 5 or W, E on the top-right of them. As I always say, I'm just casual. But I turned it off because I already know the tiles by heart as I've been playing this game from time to time for years. Also that help distracts me a lot.

Music is fine, pleasant to hear, but probably you'll end turning it off in the long run. The yaku list is a bit weird as some terms are in Japanese and others in English, I'd love some consistency here.

Voice overs and specific emoticons for each character (to use while on a match) are a big plus. The emoticons are funny and cute, and I like the voices (you can check voice samples of the characters you cannot play as yet).

The game might turn to be, with a bit of polishing, a great online mahjong game. I see a lot of potential here.
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