Mahjong Video Game

Mahjong video games are very popular around the world. Most of the games are developed in Japan. Asian video games developers are known to create games that catch up fast with gamers around the world.

The traditional Chinese game of Mahjong has lent its basic characteristics to the present day’s Mahjong video game. There are certain games which are played widely in the West which do not follow the original. Most of the video games follow the rules and basic foundations of Mahjong Solitaire.

Some of the widely released and preferred commercial mahjong video games have been mostly developed by Japanese developers. There have been some brilliant video games developed in Japan, where the game has reached new heights among the locals. Unlike the western nations, Asian countries have not released the commercial mahjong games outside Asian territories. There have been quite a few developments in new tiles, gaming modes, home consoles, but none officially released outside Asia. Mahjong has grown popular in the western world because of the enthusiasm to release the commercial games worldwide.

Mahjong Video Game
Some Computer Operating systems that come pre-installed with Mahjong are Sun Solaris, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, and Amiga OS. Some of the widely known mahjong video games are:

  • Mahjong Fight Club, a standard 4-player Japanese Mahjong is a very popular game developed for several platforms - PS3, PSP, DS, Wii, arcade from 2002-2010 in Japan.
  • Prawdziwy Mahjong (Genuine Mahjong) is a 4-player classic version of mahjong developed in Poland for MS Windows on 16 November, 2009.
  • Mahjong Taikai continued to be a hot selling 4-player classic mahjong that was developed in Japan and released for various platforms - NES, PSP, Wii, DS, PS3 spanning from 1989–2006.
  • Yōsuke Ide's Mahjong Juku which is a Japanese Taisen Mahjong game developed on 21st April, 2000. It was compatible for Nintendo 64.
  • Kiwame Mahjong DX2, a traditional 4-player Mahjong was developed in Japan for GameCube on 9th August 2002.
  • Japanese mahjong can be played in the range of mini-games that come with Sega gangster, Yakuza 2 (PS2) and Yakuza 4 (PS3) video games. The player will be playing against 3 opponents that are generated by the computer. There are several skill levels and gambling involved in the game.
  • FunTown Mahjong was developed for Xbox Live Marketplace on 28th January, 2009. This is a card game with Japanese animation themes.

Mahjong Video games are very popular and played widely all over the world. With each passing day, developers around the world come up with applications and innovations on existing mahjong video games. ‘Mah Jong Quest Expeditions’ is a widely ordered online video game. There are several others like ‘Galaxy of Mahjongg’ which are recent additions to the already popular series of Mahjong video games.