Beware, after playing just one game of Moraff's "MahJongg 2009," you'll find yourself eager to come back and play more. We just wish the trial period lasted longer.
The user interface is colorful, easy to navigate, and offers users a few extra features. Prominent menu buttons reside at the top of the window, and allow you to choose from different game designs, and apply game settings, such as the number of matches, and tile-set displays. There also are buttons to undo and redo moves. In terms of extras, you'll find a radio that plays soothing music to get you in the mood to play mah-jongg, and almost the entire user interface, down to the cursor, is customizable. The game tiles are bright and colorful without being too busy. If you're new to the game of mah-jongg, an extensive Help menu will have you up and playing in no time. We jumped right in, clicking the tiles to make matches, and we liked the score and ranking information that appeared after the game was over.
The one downside to the program is its 14-use trial, which is pretty stingy. But it's still plenty of time for experienced and novice users alike to become highly addicted to this well-designed version of mah-jongg.
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Moraff's MahJongg is a stunning version of the popular mahjong tile game that features a beautiful, graphical display of tiles placed on a gorgeous background.
This new version includes a Tileset Maker, new tilesets, backgrounds, cursors, layouts, the ability to configure the game for customized play and more! Statistics tracking has been entirely updated, new rewards and awards are given for excellent game play, and the game now supports multiple users.
The tiles have 3D shading, letting you spot at a glance which tiles are available for play, popup effects which allow you to immediately see which are available to choose, and fading effects when the tiles are removed from the board.
The objective is to eliminate all the tiles by selecting exact matches while relaxing, CD-quality music plays in the background.
Options let you select different layouts, get hints, undo wrong moves, play timed games, and track statistics. Digital sound effects and soothing background music add to the fun.
MahJongg is an addicting game that will please your senses as well as challenge your mind.
The various puzzles keeps you mystfied and more into the game.
Mahjongg XIV alone is great, but as an update to the original it's LOUSY, the download didn't go as smooth. It left out parts of the SUPER PACK, so I had to reinstall the original CD to get all of the games. Then I've contacted the producers of this game at least 5 times with no reply, so I have two different games on my CPU.
I think when games have updates, they are suppose to go smooth. Take out the old, put in the new components with no problems, Especially when you have to pay for the updates, there should be someone to help if there's a problem. Mahjongg Suite 2013 transferred it update with no problem what so ever, and I've had about 4 of them. What seems to be the PROBLEM HERE with one UPDATE AND NO REPLY!