Four Winds Mah Jong

Four Winds Mah Jong

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    56,574
  • Date Added:
    September 19, 2002
  • File Size:
    3.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Between the guided tour and the online tutorial, Four Winds Mah Jong teaches you how to play competitive mah-jongg. Essentially, it's rather like a game of rummy, wherein three players get 13 tiles and the dealer gets 14, discarding one. You form a hand with one pair and four groups of three tiles, either matching or in sequence in suit. Each run of three is called a chow. Three-of-a-kinds are called pungs, and four-of-a-kinds are kongs. You can only claim a discarded tile if you can immediately form a chow, a pung, or a kong.

The guided tour leads you patiently through a couple hands. Once it finishes, though, the new game penalizes you for incorrectly claiming a tile, which seems harsh. The music sets a mood, although we would have liked a more serene color scheme. When you start a new game, you can set options such as which set of rules to follow. The downloadable Flash tutorial teaches you about game variations and tile suits. The trial version deals only two hands per game, but we found that enough to get us interested. Fans of mah-jongg solitaire should try Four Winds Mah Jong.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"No one told me that a magnifying glass was required"

October 19, 2011  |  By eastcoastlady

 |  Version: Four Winds Mah Jong 2.0

Pros

I think it could be somewhat life-like, if I could actually see the hands to be played.

Cons

There is no way to expand the size of the screen or characters. They are literally impossible to see. I was unable to see the hands I was supposed to form, so could not play the game. I was totally frustrated.

Summary

If there was a way to expand the screen and enlarge the characters, it may be a good game. At this point, I cannot even play it.

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4 stars

"good game"

September 18, 2010  |  By royceb

 |  Version: Four Winds Mah Jong 2.0

Pros

great gaming
knowledge of game is excellent
like the music

Cons

can't play a whole game
only two hands

Summary

Price is way out of line . About $20 too high.

Updated on Jun 23, 2011

wonderful game with many varieties to play. A bit too expensive for me.

Updated on Mar 23, 2012

Really liked the game.Many variations to play and it does the scoring for you. Just a little more than I can afford for a pc game.

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4 stars

"Very entertaining."

January 23, 2010  |  By puterfobik

 |  Version: Four Winds Mah Jong 2.0

Pros

Easy to use and understand.

Cons

Purchase price, $42.00, is outrageous

Summary

I love this game and am extremely disappointed about the purchase price.

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

September 25, 2008  |  By annemarie3281

 |  Version: Four Winds Mah Jong 2.0

Pros

Real Mah Jong according to the rules, not a matching game like most others.

Cons

Must go tothe website to obtain full rules.

Summary

I know the American rules, now I can learn the rules of many other Mah Jongs.

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4 stars

"Like the Mahjong my grandma use to play"

September 12, 2008  |  By bostonnycsf

 |  Version: Four Winds Mah Jong 2.0

Pros

The many different versions of Mahjong that I didn't know about. I only know how to play the Chinese traditional mahjong.

Cons

The price. For the price, I want a physical CD just in case my flakey computer crashes.

Summary

I only know how to play the traditional Chinese Mahjong like my grandma use to play everyday. Even just playing the Chinese traditional mahjong is very addicting. It reminds me of when I was growing up. I'm sure my mother would be very interest in this. I'm very interested in learning the other version, too.

The only thing I dislike is the price. I know this is the age to download everything, but where can I get a physcial copy?

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5 stars

"great game!"

August 13, 2003

 |  Version: Four Winds Mah Jong 2.0

Summary

Finally a game other than solitaire. This game is a lot of fun.

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5 stars

"Give me a chance to play"

December 07, 2002

 |  Version: Four Winds Mah Jong 2.0

Summary

This one only gives you two turns and shuts off. If you haven't played before, it doesn't give you much of a chance to preview it before you have to reset it.
I'd love to buy if if it wasn't so complicated a process. Yes, I can figure it out but I shouldn't have to.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Lagarto
Publisher web site http://www.4windsmj.com
Release Date September 19, 2002
Date Added September 19, 2002
Version 2.0
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Sudoku, Crossword & Puzzle Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.61MB
File Name 4W2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,574
Downloads Last Week 40
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Save-diabled, only 2 deals per game
Price $30
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