Family Friendly Gaming was recently given a a digital download code
for Mahjong on the Wii U. This home console video game is in the Chinese
style of Mahjong. I guess Ensenasoft has spoiled me with their Mahjong
video games. I love how the Ensenasoft Mahjong video games auto sort the
tiles after there are no matches left. Mahjong on the Wii U does not do
that. It is game over in that instance.
I checked the options in Mahjong hoping to find some choice to have the game auto sort when there are no matches left. No such luck. Which messes up the game play experience for me. I would not always know when and where I made a mistake in Mahjong. Meaning there were multiple choices with certain tiles. If you take the right one path you will be able to finish the level. If you don't you may spin your wheels for ten minutes or more before finding out a mistake was made.
Mahjong has Chinese styled music. There are four image choices for the tiles, and four background choices. Mahjong does contain seventy levels for families to play. Mahjong is selling for $4.99 at the exact moment this review as written. The graphics are a bit small for Mahjong on the Wii U. In many ways Mahjong feels like an app that was ported to the Wii U.
The difficulty in Mahjong started hard right from the start. I am not used to getting a game over screen in a Mahjong video game. I am accustomed to Mahjong video games auto sorting the tiles and letting me continue. So for me Mahjong on the Wii U is a much harder version. Because of this Mahjong on the Wii U did not relax me. Instead it angered me, and frustrated me.
Mahjong is very stringent on the rules too. At times I thought tiles were free and could be selected. Mahjong let me know I could not match with that tile thanks to a very annoying sound effect. This is something else that did not relax me. Especially when I had trouble telling the depth in Mahjong on the Wii U. Some of the shapes the tiles form in Mahjong are pretty cool. If you want a difficult Mahjong game then Mahjong on the Wii U is the game for you.
Family Friendly Factor: 65%
System: Wii U
Publisher: Sanuk Games
Developer: Sanuk Games
Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
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