Mahjong Memoirs: Reveal Mysterious Japan From A New, Romantic Side
Whenever another mahjong comes out not only much sophisticated users wonder what else could have been invented within the rules of this ancient oriental game. Still the new I-Play's release proves that the possibilities of the genre is as inexhaustible and infinite as the depths and riches of Eastern culture.
Feel the true flavour of Japan sitting in your own room.
The developers seam to have made a stab at creating a game where the puzzle itself is sidelined. This time these are the traditions and customs, the spirit and colour which stand in foreground. And not only because of stunning music and visuals, that strike you from the very launch of the game. Each time you complete a chapter, a new background becomes available introduced by another haiku – a piece of beautiful poetry.
Though, even if you seek for nothing more than a pure mahjong, this game is still your best choice. 200 layouts of the endless play mode will give you long hours of relaxation and addicting pastime. The game has a few innovation concerning the rules. For example, you are given an opportunity to solve the puzzle quicker upon completing a set of 5 proposed matches. If you manage to cope with the task, a couple of golden tiles appear on the layout, by removing which you will clear the board. Apart а usual helping buttons able to glow a random pair of tiles or shuffling the whole set, amateur users may appreciate shading the unavailable tiles.
Nevertheless, my advice is to start Mahjong Memories from playing story mode and learn a moving romantic story which happened in 1930-s. Take a walk along sunny Kyoto streets to find an old faded photo of young sweethearts. It will lead you to the threshold of an elderly woman, a mahjong teacher whose face lightens when she sees a picture. Take a couple of free lessons as her gratitude for returning the so precious photo and reveal the story of the depicted couple step by step. While you progress with the game new sets of tiles and music tracks become available. From the main screen you may access the hall of fame and a box of letters you have already found. In a word, the game charms you from the very beginning with its beautiful graphics and catching plot and is sure to remain alluring even after passing all its numerous puzzles.
Mahjong Memories has assumed the best features of the genre and may be considered one of the best its representatives ever.
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