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posted by jlalb06 (LONG BEACH, CA) Feb 23, 2009

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5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I love both Mahjong and Soltaire but this game is really frustrating. The quality on Mahjong is horrible. It's hard to find tiles that look the same to remove them. I lost the first game. I tried soltaire but the first game I chose I couldn't figure out despite there being instructions on how to play it. The second one I played you're only able to move one card at a time. I'm used to playing soltaire on my husband's lap top where you can move multiple cards in one move. It didn't take long for me to decide to send it back to gamefly. I'll stick to the computer versions of these two games that we have on the lap top as I didn't find the Wii game fun at all. I was more frustrated than anything and it didn't hold my attention due to this. Don't bother to rent this game as it's not fun.

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A bad handling of "Solitaire and Mahjong"

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Feb 24, 2009

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4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Solitaire and Mahjong: Two cops out for justice in the mean streets of...
Sorry, my mind wandered off for a second - this game just doesn't get the blood pumping at all. But, Solitaire and Mahjong could've been a perfect game for those looking for a relaxing game. Unfortunately, this isn't that game.
Solitaire and Mahjong is exactly what the title suggests; you play one of several different solitaire games or pick a Mahjong layout from the dozens offered.
But the game's mechanics and graphics drive it down the wrong alley.
In the Solitaire part, you pick a game, then you manipulate the cards in order to meet the goal of that game.
But the controls are clunky; far too often it refused to let me make a legitimate move, making the game frustrating.
Also, it would've been nice to have a more clearly defined help button. Instead of a "?", we should get a "how to play" button instead.
And that's the better half of this compilation. Mahjong's worse.
In Mahjong, you select one layout and try to clear it by picking pairs of available tiles that match.
But the graphics are so bad that I have a very hard time telling what the tiles look like.
It should also tell us how many matches are available and for a reduction in points, tell us where an available match is if we get stuck.
There's a lot of content to be shown here, and the music's good, but Solitaire and Mahjong needs better graphics and more helpful features. SKIP IT.

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posted by tim05753 (EAST MIDDLEBURY, VT) Nov 10, 2009

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3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Solitaire and mahjong are simple games - how could they screw them up?

1. Bad graphics. It's dificult to tell the mahjong tiles apart, so that's half of the games that are unplayable.
2. Touchy controls. Several times I've re-read the instructions for a solitaire game because it refused to make legitimate moves.
3. Annoying "features" that can't be shut off. I don't want my cursor to leave a sparkly trail so that I have to move it off to the side of the screen between moves.

Pretty much a waste of time, and not in a good way.

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