Mahjong House 2 is a fun Japanese-style Mahjong game from Japan. This is not the solitaire tile-removal game known in the West, but the Chinese multiplayer game that plays similar to Rummy. The difference between this version and most other Mahjong games is that it offers a wide variety of opponents, optional rules, tournament mode, and difficulty levels. The graphics are crisp and pleasant, with anime-style animations of tiles and characters. The tournament is a lot of fun, especially since the computer players start out very easy to ease you into the game, only to get very tough as you progress. Although the game is focused more on delivering the fun of playing Mahjong than the real-world playing experience, Mahjong House 2 is still a lot of fun to play, and a great way to introduce someone to this popular Asian game that is very little known in the West. Recommended! |
Note: The game is completely in Japanese, but if you know how to play Mahjong, it is easy to pick up and guess what the options are. Also, please be advised that there are some "Hentai" (i.e. anime adult content) in the game, but they are mild in my opinion and do not detract (too much) from the focus on Mahjong.
Reviewed by: Underdogs