Absolute MahJong for Palm OS - MahJong is a universally played board game. Play Classic or Shuffle game, Word Mahjong or Math Mahjong. It's an endless game for the finite life. All these games train attention, eye memory, as well as, due to the new and original game variants, let the kids learn alphabet and reading. Alpha-channel effects, antialiasing let the player enjoy the game's graphics in full and plunge into the Eastern philosophy of contemplation. Relaxing music and sound effects in oriental style create an additional incentive for this. The game has the interface that follows oriental style as well. You feel like you are somewhere in the East. Don't read further - try it now!
There are 144 tiles with different images on the playing field. The tiles are placed in layers. The goal of the game is to move the pairs of tiles off the field. The tiles can be moved away if they have an equal image on them. One can choose only the tile, that is not between two other tiles in one layer, and also if there are no upper tiles on it.
The game is over, when there are no more tiles left on the playing field, and when there is no possibility to choose a pair of tiles to move them away.
he game has four modes: Classic, Shuffle, Math, Word. Each game mode has its own peculiarities that are described below.
In the Classic mode the pair of tiles to be removed can consist not only of the tiles with the same images. There are two groups of tiles, and the pair to be removed can be formed of any two tiles from one group.
If the player cannot find the next pair and make the move, the option of hints can be used. For the pair that was removed with the help of the hint the points are not added. The "HINT" button enables this option.
In the Shuffle mode the pair to be removed can consist not only of the tiles with the same images, the pair can be formed of any two tiles that are included in one group. The groups of tiles are identical to those ones in the Classic mode.
The game in the Shuffle mode is not over if it is impossible to choose another tile pair to remove. If there are no more moves, the tiles are shuffled, their order on the field remains the same, after what the game can be continued. The game is over if there are no more moves after three shuffles were made.
The player can produce the shuffle by himself using the "RESHUFFLES" button. If the player cannot find the next move to make, he can use the hint option. For the pair that was removed with the help of the hint the points are not added.
In the Math game mode the images on the tiles are the numbers and symbols that are used in the arithmetic expressions. The tile pair to be removed can consist only of the tiles with the same images.
By moving away the tiles in a definite order, a correct arithmetic expression can be formed (for example - 18 : 3 = - 6 ). This adds the player additional points. An arithmetic expression that is made by the player is represented in the bottom part of the screen. If there were removed the tiles that cannot be the continuation of a correct arithmetic expression, the forming of it starts from the beginning.
The game in the Math mode is not over, if there are no more tile pairs to be moved away. The game shuffles the tiles, saving their order on the playing field, and after that the game can be continued. The game is over when there are no more possible moves after three shuffles were made.
In the Word game mode on the tiles there are the images of letters. The rules in the Word mode are the same as in the Math, but the player forms not the arithmetic expressions, but the words.