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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

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Yeeeessss! That's great to hear! I have always wondered what exactly gamedesign.jp is... is it just one person's work? Is it a group?
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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Ignatius » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:22 pm

So today I was checking the mahjong games in Android, and found a game called Jankisou 雀姫荘/Janki-sou something like Mahjong Princess Parlor. A 4 players riichi mahjong (1 player vs. AI game). Looks good, with very good visuals and relaxing music. It has a good set of options to modify, different modes to play, and difficulty levels.
The description states there is a 2 vs 2 mode.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... l=ja&gl=US

I do not know if it was listed here. It has japanese language, traditional and modern chinese, and english (it was bad but now it's fixed, and almost everything is clear enough)

Downloaded the trial version and it's full of cute loli characters, all of them. You have to pay 6 euro for the game if you want the full experience and check all the options and modes it has to offer, and looks like a pretty good riichi mahjong game (if you like lolis, you might be interested in this).

I do not care about this type of fictional characters, don't like them or dislike them either.

Seems like a solid riichi mahjong game to be honest.

Edit: In the end I was so curious about the game I decided to get it. The devs are improving the game day by day. I found a bug, and contacted them (in japanese), and they were fast to reply me, both in japanese and english. It might end being a great mahjong game, who knows?

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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Barticle » Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:16 pm

The long-running Simple Series finally comes to Nintendo Switch next February.

The first release has the snappy title SIMPLEシリーズ for Nintendo Switch Vol.1 THE テーブルゲーム Deluxe Pack ~麻雀・囲碁・将棋・詰将棋・オセロ・カード・花札・二角取り~

Basically it's another Table Games compendium of tabletop games including mahjong.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B09NDSZ62V

That last in the list (二角取り - Nikakudori) is another game using mahjong tiles. Looks like mahjong solitaire except the tiles are initially arranged in a flat 8x17 rectangle. You can remove matching pairs if they are adjacent or connected through empty space on a route composed of horizontal and vertical lines with no more than two corners! (see pic) The game is also known as 四川省 - Shisen-Sho.

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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Ignatius » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:01 pm

There's a new mahjong game like Mahjong Soul, 麻雀一番街/Riichi City, didn't test it much. Seems limited but aiming to be another Mahjong Soul, to have the same quality. Like the other one, is a game with gacha system and all...
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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Barticle » Mon Aug 15, 2022 6:01 pm

(I've moved the PS2 and PSP lists here to free up space on the original posts)

Sony Playstation 2

The PS2 is region-locked so you can't play games from Japan on a standard European or American console (which is a shame as there were loads of mahjong titles for the PS2).

*Yakuza 2 [9/08]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku 2
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Osaka
- minigames include shōgi, casino and mahjong game with basic options
http://www.sega.co.uk/games/yakuza-2/ (site closed Sept 2013)
http://uk.playstation.com/ps2/games/det ... %E2%84%A2/ (English)
http://yakuza.sega.com/project/yakuza-2/ (English)

This is the one that got me into mahjong! :D

Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)

Most PSP games should be region-free but movies on UMD (the PSP's unique disc format) will be region-locked.

The console does not support multiple user profiles but it's simple to delete one user and add another. Registering an account in Japan or Hong Kong gives access to the PSN stores for those territories.

The smaller "PSP go" model is designed to use download content only. It has no UMD drive so it cannot play game/movie discs.

Retail Games (dedicated mahjong)

*Mājan Kakutō  Kurabu (Mahjong Fight Club) [12/04]
- portable version of the long-running arcade series
- good range of rules and stats
- hand/match replays and quiz mode with four categories
- slow turn speed for bot opponents
https://www.jp.playstation.com/software ... 08005.html

*Mājan Kakutō  Kurabu (Mahjong Fight Club) Zenkoku Taisen Ban [07/06]
- updated edition with Pro CPU Mode and 48 JPML pros
- some additional features (including opponent speed options) but no quiz mode
https://www.konami.com/games/jp/ja/prod ... c_zenkoku/

*Mājan Taikai (Mahjong Tournament) [12/04]
- portable version of the long-running home series
- 41 custom rule options
- tile checker to show safer discards
- also available to download from the Japanese PSN priced 1200 Yen
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/psp/majong/

*AI Mahjong [10/04]
- excellent range of optional player aids
- 79 custom rule options
- shōgi and go titles also available in the same series
http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/game/psp/A ... index.html

*Honkaku Yonin-Uchi Puro Mājan: Mājan-Oh Portable [4/06]
- or "Genuine four-player pro mahjong: mahjong-king portable"
- challenge 14 real-life pros with custom rule-sets
- 20 rule options including red threes/sevens and wareme
http://www.taito.co.jp/d3/cp/mahjongou/ (site closed)
http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/20060302/mjo.htm

*Simple 2000 Series Portable Vol. 1 - The Mahjong [8/10]
- includes rules guide, glossary and quiz
- optional rules include Wareme, Yakitori and Aotenjō (no limits)
- full game and free taikenban (demo) also available from Japanese online Playstation Store
http://www.d3p.co.jp/cs/simple/s_20p/s20_p_001.html

Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 1 - The Table Game(s) [12/05]
- compendium of eleven games including mahjong, go, hanafuda and shōgi
- also available for download from the Japanese PSN for 2000 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_2500p/001.html

Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 8 - The Dokodemo Gyaru Mājan (Anywhere Gal Mahjong) [10/06]
- you're trapped on an island with bikini babes
- win (two-player) games to buy them gifts!
- available as retail release or download from Japanese PSN for 2000 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_2500p/008.html

Saki Portable [3/10]
- licensed from the hugely popular Saki anime series
- good range of characters, each with a special ability
- check this link for a guide on GameFAQs
- "Best" budget reissue released in 2012
http://products.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/saki/ (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... kidlg.html

Saki: Achiga-Hen Episode of Side-A Portable [8/13]
- game based on the Saki manga/anime spin-off series
- features numerous characters from the series
http://products.alchemist-net.co.jp/products/saki-A/ (some content NSFW) (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... stdlg.html

Moeru Mahjong: Moejong! [10/08]
- cutesy girly anime themed
http://www.hudson.co.jp/moe-jong/ (site closed)
http://www.konami.jp/products/moe_mahjong/

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Jansō Batoru (Mahjong-Parlour Battle) [11/06]
- one of several games in the series
- now released as a "best" discount title
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/pspmahjong/best ... index.html

Mahjong Haoh Portable: Dankyū Batoru (Rank Battle) [12/07]
- another Haoh game
- also released as a "best" discount title
- Haoh means something like "champion-king"
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/pspmahjong/dankyu/index.html

Mahjong Haoh Battle Royale II [1/10]
- several screenshots on Play Asia
- seems to include a quiz mode
http://soft.mycom.co.jp/pspmahjong/mbroyal2/index.html
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-9f- ... -3mub.html

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Jan [11/09]
- recent game with Higurashi characters
- seems to have a story mode and unlockable movies
- two-player mahjong with multiple difficulty settings
http://www.aqi.co.jp/product/higurashi_ ... dcast.html

Idol Janshi Suchi-Pai III Remix [7/07]
- another girly game!
- part of a long running series (at least 15 titles since 1993!)
http://www.suchie-pai.net/suchie_3r/ (site closed)

Idol Janshi Suchi-Pai IV Portable [8/10]
- yet another instalment of the above
- girls in maid costumes apparently
http://www.cyberfront.co.jp/title/suchie4_portable/

Jan-Sangoku Musō [9/06]
- play against historical/fantasy characters from the Dynasty Warriors series
http://www.gamecity.ne.jp/psp/jmusou/

Chu-Kana Janshi Tenho Painyan Remix [6/07]
- yet another cartoon title
- includes unlockable special abilities
http://www.suchie-pai.net/tenho_r/ (site closed)

Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan no Mājan (The Mahjong of Suzumiya Haruhi-Chan) [7/11]
- schoolkid manga-based game
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/game/haruhichan/ (site closed)
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... ad020.html

Jansei Gakuen (Magi-Jong Academy) - Chrono ☆ Magic [4/13]
Jansei Utahime (Magi-Jong Idol) - Chrono ☆ Star [5/13]
- anime-style girly mahjong [rated CERO "D" - ages 17+]
http://www.asgard-japan.com/booston/chronos/

Retail Games (featuring mahjong)

*Kurohyō 2: Ryū ga Gotoku Ashura Hen [3/12]
- second of two PSP spin-offs from the RGG/Yakuza series
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Osaka
- minigames include batting practice, casino games and mahjong
http://kurohyo.jp/two/

(note: mahjong is not playable in the first Kurohyō game)

Download Games

Simple 1500 Vol. 39 - The Mahjong 2 [4/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- part of a range of downloadable titles launched April 2010
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 300 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/cs/simple/s_15/s15_039.html

Simple 1500 Vol. 88 - The Gyaru Mājan (Gal Mahjong) LoveSongs [07/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- head-to-head two-player effort with cute manga girls (sorry, gals)
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 300 Yen
http://www.d3p.co.jp/s_15/s15_088.html

Dongfang Queshen [1/11]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store, priced HK$79
- includes Taiwan 16-tile, "Chinese International" 13-tile and Hong Kong 13-tile rule-sets
- 3D graphics with hand animations (like Sega's MJ4), pro voice acting and online multiplayer
- Chinese and English language (?)
http://asia.playstation.com/hk/en/psn/gameDetail/213180
http://youtu.be/DS6sGsF2v2g (two-minute trailer)

Ganso Famirii Mājan (Originator Family Mahjong) [3/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game with 3D table display
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

0 Kara no Mājan - Mājan Yōchien (Mahjong Kindergarten) - Tamago Kumi [7/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

0 Kara no Mājan - Mājan Yōchien (Mahjong Kindergarten) - Tamago Kumi 2 - Taikai he Ikō [9/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Itsumo Series: Itsumo no Mājan [9/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- mahjong only (also see below)
- available for PSP only, priced 500 Yan
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Itsumo Series: Itsumo no Tēburu 5 [9/10]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- compendium of mahjong, reversi/othello, hanafuda, shōgi and daifugō card game
- available for PSP only, priced 2000 Yan
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Nihon Puro Mājan Renmei Kōnin - Honkaku Puro Mājan - Shin Tetsuman [10/09]
- or "Japan Pro Mahjong League Approved - Genuine Pro Mahjong - Real All-Nighter (?)"
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Nihon Puro Mājan Renmei Kōnin - The Puro Mājan - Menkyokaiden [2/10]
- or "Japan Pro Mahjong League Approved - The Pro Mahjong - Complete Mastery"
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Tehodoki Mājan - Nyūmon Hen (Mahjong Induction - Primer Edition) [11/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Honkaku Mājan - Tetsuman Special (Genuine Mahjong - All-Nighter Special) [8/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1996 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Urawaza Mājan (Underhand Mahjong) Korette Tenwatte Yatsukai [2/09]
- available from the Japanese online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- looks like it gives you the option to stack the wall in your favour
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced 600 Yen
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Ide Yousuke's no Mājan Kyōshitsu (Mahjong Classroom) [2/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.athena-game.co.jp/ideps/ideps.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Ikasama Mājan (Cheating Mahjong) [4/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Plus (Professional Mahjong Extreme Plus) [1/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1996 PS1 game including WWYD quiz
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Plus II (Professional Mahjong Extreme Plus II) [3/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game including sixteen real life professionals
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Puro Mājan Kiwame Tengensen Hen (Professional Mahjong Tengen-era Battle Volume?) [4/08]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1999 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.athena-game.co.jp/tengen/tengen.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Saikyō Ginsei Mājan (Strongest Ginsei Mahjong) [10/10]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$42
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Rojikku Mājan (Logic Mahjong) Sōryū 3 or 4 Players [1/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2000 PS1 game with option for 3-player matches
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://nippon1.jp/consumer/souryu_3/
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

AI Mājan Serekushon (AI Mahjong Selection) [6/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2002 PS1 game
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$33
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Sengoku Mahjong [7/09]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1988 PC Engine game featuring historical characters
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$49
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... ojh02.html

Hana to Ryū (Flowers & Dragons) - Hanafuda - Mahjong [10/07]
- available from the Hong Kong online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 1998 PS1 game including both hanafuda (flower cards) and mahjong
- available for both PS3 and PSP, priced HK$42
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

Mahjong Uranai Fortuna: Tsuki no Megami-Tachi [3/13] (麻雀占い フォルトゥーナ 月の女神たち)
- available from the US online Playstation Store
- reissue of a 2001 PS1 game
- available for PS3, PSP and Vita, priced US$5.99
http://www.affect.co.jp/fortuna/index.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/ ... 00001.html

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Post by Barticle » Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:18 pm

Lots of news from RGG Summit 2022 for the Yakuza series, although they seem to have fully transitioned to the Like a Dragon name now for foreign markets.

The teaser trailer for Like a Dragon 8 (2024) shows recent protagonist Ichiban paired with original protag Kiryu (with a weird greying host-style haircut :?).

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (2023) is set in 2018 and bridges RGG6 and RGG8 with Kiryu and brawler combat.

Like a Dragon: Ishin! (Feb 2023) is a "Kiwami" remake of the second samurai spin-off title in the series, previously Japan-only.

Also the Judgment Collection has been announced for PC.

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Post by Ignatius » Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:50 pm

Saw that, and Like a Dragon 8 looks cool. I have Ishin imported, got it a long time ago. But then the combat system did not click for me. Maybe I should give it a try once more, the setting was very cool.
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Post by Barticle » Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:54 pm

(I've moved the PS4 list here to free up space on the original posts - had to remove some links though :?)

Sony Playstation 4

The PS4 is region-free so Japanese games will run on US/Euro consoles.

The console supports multiple user profiles and you can switch between them easily. Registering an account in Japan or Hong Kong gives access to the PSN stores for those territories.

Retail Games (dedicated mahjong)

*Simple Series G4U Vol.1 The Mahjong [11/14] (Simple シリーズ G4U Vol.1 The 麻雀)
- budget title available on disc and download (2000 Yen)
- 1080p HD display and online multiplayer
- includes red fives, Yakitori and Wareme rules

(Play Mahjong and Become Stronger!) Silver Star Mahjong DX [3/24] (遊んで麻雀が強くなる! 銀星麻雀DX)
- training mode with two mahjong pros
- aids including hints, safety/danger display and Shanten indicator
- 20 opponents with different play styles
https://www.silverstar.co.jp/02products/mahjong_dx/

Download Games (dedicated mahjong)

*@Simple DL Series G4U Vol.1 The Mahjong [11/14] (@Simple DL シリーズ G4U Vol.1 The 麻雀)
- reduced version of the above, only available via download (500 Yen)
- can be upgraded to the full game

*Tottemo E-Mahjong Plus [12/13] (とっても E麻雀 ぷらす)
- enhanced version of the Vita download title Tottemo E-Mahjong (see below)
- Arcade, Free Play and Challenge single-player modes
- fifteen cheat items and six anime girl characters [rated CERO "D" - ages 17+]

*Silver Star Mahjong: Genuine A.I. Equipped [11/18] (本格AI搭載 銀星麻雀)
- downloadable title priced 380 Yen at launch
- 20 opponents and basic game stats

*Strongest Mahjong (Saikyō no Mājan) Mahjong Dojo for 1 Million People [4/19] (最強の麻雀 ~100万人のための麻雀道場)
- downloadable title priced 1980 Yen at launch
- 30 opponents in ten locations
- includes survival, tournament and training modes

*Two Jong Cell [11/22] (つーじゃんせる!!)
- six anime schoolgirl characters with passive and active special abilities
- 1v1v1v1 and 2v2 modes, challenges, story mode and online play
- user-friendly but few rule options and no stats

Download Games (adult mahjong)

*Another World Mahjong Girl [2/24] (別世界の麻雀少女)
- also available in English (e.g. UK and US PSN stores)
- two-player mahjong [rated IARC ages 12+] with twenty fantasy girls (demons, elves, etc)
- Han from hand wins are converted into spanks which deplete your opponent's hitpoints!
- various cheat techniques to load your hand for certain Yaku/man
https://www.eastasiasoft.com/games/Anot ... hjong-Girl (English)

Retail Games (featuring mahjong)

*Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! [2/14] (龍が如く 維新!)
- samurai adventure/action/fighting game, but not a sequel to Ryū ga Gotoku: Kenzan! (see PS3 list)
- PS4 launch title for Japan, also released for the PS3
- minigames include mahjong, shōgi, hanafuda and chicken racing!

Ryū ga Gotoku: Zero [3/15] (龍が如く Zero)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting prequel set in 80's Shinjuku and Osaka
- released on both PS3 and PS4
- minigames include mahjong, shōgi, hanafuda and Sega arcade classics OutRun, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone

Yakuza Zero [1/17]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku: Zero
http://yakuza.sega.com/yakuza0/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami [1/16] (龍が如く 極)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku
- 10th anniversary remake of Ryū ga Gotoku 1 (PS2)
- released on both PS3 and PS4
- minigames include shōgi, hanafuda and mahjong game with basic options

Yakuza: Kiwami [8/17]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami
- 10th anniversary remake of Yakuza 1 (PS2) but without the English dub
http://yakuza.sega.com/kiwami/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku 6 [12/16] (龍が如く6 命の詩)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Onomichi
- cast includes cinema legend Takeshi Kitano
- minigames include mahjong, spear-fishing, cat cafe and Sega arcade games VF5SF, Puyo Puyo, OutRun, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone

Yakuza 6 [3/18]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku 6
http://yakuza.sega.com/yakuza6/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2 [12/17] (龍が如く 極 2)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Osaka
- PS4 remake of Ryū ga Gotoku 2 (PS2)
- minigames include mahjong, shōgi, hanafuda and Sega arcade games Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtual On

Yakuza: Kiwami 2 [8/18]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku: Kiwami 2
- PS4 remake of Yakuza 2 (PS2)
http://yakuza.sega.com/kiwami2/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku 3 [8/18] (龍が如く3)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Okinawa
- PS4 remaster of the PS3 original

Judge Eyes: Shinigami no Yuigon [12/18] (ジャッジアイズ:死神の遺言)
- detective adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku
- from the makers of the Ryū ga Gotoku series
- minigames include mahjong with Open Riichi and Wareme, pinball and Sega arcade games Fighting Vipers and Motor Raid

Ryū ga Gotoku 4 [1/19] (龍が如く4)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku
- PS4 remaster of the PS3 original

Final Fantasy XIV [1/19]
- MMORPG in the Final Fantasy series with mahjong minigame added in Jan 2019 update
- English, German, French and Japanese language support
- play ranked, unranked (party of four) or against bots
- includes player ratings and Dan/Kyū ranks
https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/lodeston ... n-mahjong/ (English)

Judgment [6/19]
- English language version of Judge Eyes
- features Japanese and English voice options
http://yakuza.sega.com/judgment/home.html (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku 5 [6/19] (龍が如く5)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Nagoya
- PS4 remaster of the PS3 original

The Yakuza Remastered Collection [2/20]
- compendium of English language versions of the PS4 remasters of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5
- Yakuza 3 includes content that was cut for the Western PS3 release including the mahjong minigame
https://yakuza.sega.com/remastered/ (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku 7 [1/20] (龍が如く7 光と闇の行方)
- gangster adventure/action/fighting game set primarily in modern Yokohama
- new protagonist and RPG turn-based combat system
- minigames include mahjong, karting and Sega arcade games Virtua Fighter, OutRun, Super Hang-On, Space Harrier and Fantasy Zone

Yakuza: Like a Dragon [11/20]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku 7
https://likeadragon.sega.com (English)

Lost Judgment [9/21]
- detective adventure/action/fighting game set in modern Shinjuku and Yokohama
- Judgment sequel, released worldwide on same date with same main title
- minigames include mahjong
https://yakuza.sega.com/lostjudgment/ (English)

Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! Kiwami [2/23] (龍が如く 維新! 極)
- samurai adventure/action/fighting game
- remake of Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! from 2014

Like a Dragon: Ishin! [2/23]
- English language version of Ryū ga Gotoku: Ishin! Kiwami (the original was Japan-only)
https://ishin.sega.com/ (English)

Download Games (featuring mahjong)

The Yakuza Remastered Collection [8/19]
- compendium of the English language versions of the PS4 remasters of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5
- three parts releasing episodically in August 2019, October 2019 and February 2020
- Yakuza 3 includes content that was cut for the Western PS3 release including the mahjong minigame
https://yakuza.sega.com/remastered/ (English)

The Yakuza Origins Digital Bundle [8/19]
- compendium of the English language versions of Yakuza Zero, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2
- (that's the prequel and the remakes of the first two games in the series)
https://store.playstation.com/en-us/pro ... AKUZA0K1K2 (English)

Simple Series G4U Vol.2 The Table Game [3/23] (SIMPLEシリーズG4U Vol.2 THE テーブルゲーム)
- compendium of fifteen traditional tabletop games
- includes 2/3/4-player Mahjong, Shogi, Hanafuda, etc.
https://www.d3p.co.jp/simple_ps/02_tablegame/jp/

THE Table Game Deluxe Pack [6/23]
- English-language version of the above with the same fifteen minigames
https://www.d3p.co.jp/simple_ps/02_tablegame/en/ (English)
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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Barticle » Tue Nov 08, 2022 7:59 pm

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Saw that, and Like a Dragon 8 looks cool. I have Ishin imported, got it a long time ago. But then the combat system did not click for me. Maybe I should give it a try once more, the setting was very cool.
I really quite enjoyed Ishin on import. I could be tempted to double-dip with this English release...

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Post by Barticle » Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:54 pm

Amazingly another Japanese PS4 mahjong game released recently!

つーじゃんせる!! (Two Jong Cell) was released by Arc System Works (who previously released Tottemo E Mahjong). It has six anime girl characters, each with three passive abilities that unlock during play and three active abilities that can be triggered by spending special points. There's also a nice tutorial, challenge mode and story mode - plus it has online play, although I haven't tried that yet. Limited rule options and no offline player stats though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGusErLL1-A

https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/twojongcell/
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Post by Ignatius » Sat Jan 28, 2023 6:04 pm

Looks cool. A bit too much revealing clothes. But it's not like there are loads of mahjong games in PS4, if you ignore Ryuu ga Gotoku and spinoffs. I'll keep my eye on it. Probably I'll get it myself.
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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Ignatius » Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:07 pm

Barticle wrote:
Sat Jan 28, 2023 5:54 pm
Amazingly another Japanese PS4 mahjong game released recently!

つーじゃんせる!! (Two Jong Cell) was released by Arc System Works (who previously released Tottemo E Mahjong). It has six anime girl characters, each with three passive abilities that unlock during play and three active abilities that can be triggered by spending special points. There's also a nice tutorial, challenge mode and story mode - plus it has online play, although I haven't tried that yet. Limited rule options and no offline player stats though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGusErLL1-A

https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/twojongcell/
Got it (just one day passed since my previous post). As you mentioned has a training mode, which of course, has a section with actual trainings that tells the player about the game and about its system for bonding with the characters. Has a section explaining the Yaku, another with a list of rules for story mode (they cannot be changed), and a cool glossary. And the challenge mode is there, yes. Good presentation there.

Both single and online modes allow to change some rules.
Those modes ask you to select a partner, so it seems is a 2 vs. 2 match where you can use your partner's skills. Being that the case, in the online mode there will be only 2 human players, I guess.

You can edit the online card/profile (can choose a character and facial expression and a background) for the online matches. So far (just started the game and watched a bit of story mode), I was only allowed to select the first character who appeared and background images.

This game shouts "we would love to make a Saki game but have no access to the rights".

Characters are over the top, have big/enormous boobs (except one of them), and are there clearly to please the male gaze. They could be a Senran Kagura ninja team and nobody would bat an eye.

During the story mode you play with a generic, faceless, black haired anime guy, and meet all the girls.

Take for granted the story will be simple and probably has some pervy scenes (maybe not).

Has 4 online related trophies, play free online mode once (does not say win but play), play free online mode 10 times, and the same 2, but for ranked matches mode. Other trophies are related to the rest of the modes, single, story and challenge, and doing specific things such as winning with a Yakuman, completing all sections of the tutorial, that kind of things.
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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Barticle » Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:46 am

It's funny that the Yakuman trophy is the most commonly obtained one!
I've made them several ways now using various abilities.

I've been working through the challenges but it's tough with all the superpower madness (and always starting with a handicap on your passives).

I'm writing a game guide of course and I'm finding the game really interesting to write about.

Do you want to have a crack at translating the trophy names for me? I know you'd do better than my efforts. :)
Otherwise I think I've figured out everything else I need so far.

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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Ignatius » Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:03 am

Barticle wrote:
Mon Jan 30, 2023 12:46 am
It's funny that the Yakuman trophy is the most commonly obtained one!
I've made them several ways now using various abilities.

I've been working through the challenges but it's tough with all the superpower madness (and always starting with a handicap on your passives).

I'm writing a game guide of course and I'm finding the game really interesting to write about.

Do you want to have a crack at translating the trophy names for me? I know you'd do better than my efforts. :)
Otherwise I think I've figured out everything else I need so far.
I can try, of course. I need to sleep, and tomorrow work a bit, so I won't be able to check on it until 6 p.m or so (UTC time / UK time). But of course, I'll give a shot.
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Re: Overview of current mahjong video-games

Post by Barticle » Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:11 am

Thanks! I'd appreciate your perspective.

No rush - I'll be hammering away at the challenges for a while as yet and trying to come up with helpful tips.

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