Kyodai Mahjongg

aka: Kyodai, Kyodai 1999, Kyodai 3D, Kyodai Majongg 2006, Kyôdai Mah Jongg, Lunatic Shanghai
Moby ID: 2115
Windows 3.x Specs

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A shareware Shanghai-like solitaire game system that uses Mah-Jongg tiles. Contains a number of unique or non-standard games. Created and programmed by a fan of Mah-Jongg solitaire.

The games are presided over by manga-style girls, who react to the gameplay, let you know you're in the high score board, etc. High score lists are maintained for all games, all skill levels. The game is fully customizable- backgrounds, tilesets, and music can be changed (and new selections are available for download through the official site.) Dragon layout can also be changed, for variety greater than the traditional game provides.

Game variations: Solitaire: the standard, famous game, with the standard, famous "dragon" (layout). Click tile pairs to remove them, if the tiles are free to move to the side.

Rivers: same tiles, square layout, new rules; tile pairs must be free to move from side or top, and there can be no more than two 90 degree "turns" to bring the two tiles together. Players of the old/rare arcade game "Sports Match" will understand the mechanics.

Memory: same tiles, square layout; tiles need not be "free", but since they're all turned over, you must remember where partner tiles are located.

Clicks: new tiles (color-based rather than MahJongg based). Based on a freeware game, "Clickomania" (and Sega Swirl is suspiciously similar to it, too.) Tiles of different colors can be removed if there are more than one of the same color connected. Gravity affects remaining tiles, which create a dynamic, moving playfield. Remove as many as possible, and leave as few tiles remaining as possible.

Slider: same tiles as Clicks. Slide tiles around to form 5-tile lines (and remove them). Each move adds 3 new tiles to the board.

Hashira: same tiles as Clicks. Falling 3-tile sets must be combined to remove combinations of same-colored tiles. Incredibly similar to Columns.

The early versions of Kyodai are suitable for Windows 3.1+. Middle versions are suitable for Windows 95+, and are in 2D. The latest versions are in 3D, and use DirectX technology. (OpenGL versions are also available.)

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Average score: 3.6 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 1 reviews)

Perfect Mahjongg solitaire for your coffee break!

The Good
Several games in one, great playability, offered in many languages.

The Bad
The recent releases need quite powerful computers.

The Bottom Line
This is a Mahjongg solitaire game with a few other puzzle/tile games on the side. Comes complete with midi-music inspired by the Far Eastern style of music. The graphics are very well done, and you can make your own tiles (with a bit of effort and a gfx program). You can also make your own solitaire layouts. Best of all, this game is constantly updated and all versions can be downloaded at any time, so you are bound to find one that suits your computer's specifications. Beware of the addictive nature of Kyodai, though.

Windows · by Klirr (9) · 2004

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Background settings????????? Nowhere Girl (8680) Nov 17, 2019
New version as new release? Klaster_1 (57616) Dec 31, 2010

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Game added by Robert Morgan.

Additional contributors: Pseudo_Intellectual, djindio.

Game added August 4, 2000. Last modified February 22, 2023.