Mahjong Mac In Poculis is a free game that has been developped with simplicity in mind: the first screen shows you a list of layouts and themes, just click your favorite one to start the game and play immediately.
In this Mahjong game, which is by the way an excellent way to challenge your memory, you'll have to select pairs of tiles having identical symbols to make them disappear. The main difficulty comes from the classical Mahjong Solitaire rule: only layout's border tiles are candidates for selection. The game is won when there is no tile left on the board. The next layout starts automatically until you finish all the layouts from the current theme. The main key words are: discipline, strategy and of course a little bit of luck. A 5 step in-game tutorial quickly reminds you the game rules. You can activate it by clicking the question mark at the upper right screen corner.
The game comes with 6 fun themes, and for each one: 50 layouts and 5 medals to win. In expert mode, you'll need around 150 hours of game play to overcome the 300 layouts. Each theme (Christmas, Halloween, Asian, Easter, Wonderland and Future) has its own layouts, graphisms, musics and sound effects.
There are 3 playing modes:
- Child: you can select all the identical tiles whether they are on layout borders or not.
- Standard: only border tiles can be selected. Once you have no more possibility for association, tiles are shuffled to give you a second chance.
- Expert: the same as Standard mode without a second chance. You need extreme concentration to be able to overcome all the layouts. Whatever your chosen playing mode, you can challenge your best time or your best score. For scores, you can make Combos, i.e: a specific sequence of pairs giving you more points. Best scores come from this kind of sequence: a pair of 1 followed with a pair of 2, a pair of 3 and so on until a pair of 9. Such a sequence gives you more than 177 000 points if the tiles come from the same familly!