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Embark on a magical journey in this addictive Mahjong Solitaire adventure! Enjoy a new take on Mahjong Shanghai as you help a young girl and her grandfather traverse the globe in search of her lost parents. Make your way by pairing tiles in order to dismantle hundreds of layouts. Collect achievements for special accomplishments while taking advantage of innovative gameplay twists like Shuffle, which allows you to get out of a difficult situation, or Firecracker, a tool for blowing up multiple pairs of tiles. Visit the Forbidden City, Virupaksha Temple, the Taj Mahal and the famous Mount Fuji as you fulfill challenging quests and earn gold stars for completing levels as fast as you can! ● Master over 1800 immersive levels (with hundreds more coming in free updates) ● Match 1806 types of tiles in 43 different tile sets (with more coming in free updates) ● Earn over 40 desirable achievements and utilize four groundbreaking power-ups ● Enjoy gorgeous graphics, rich sounds and regular free updates with new levels, tile sets and more ● Game Center Support ● iPhone XR support ● iPad Pro Display Support While this game is absolutely free to play, you have the ability to unlock optional bonuses via in-app purchases from within the game. You may disable in-app purchases in your device settings. If you like to make in-app purchases in this game, mahjong journey also offers two absolutely optional auto-renewable subscriptions that provide substantial benefits compared to individual in-app purchases. – In case you choose to sign up to Silver Subscription or Gold Subscription, the price will be $19.99 per month or $49.99 per month accordingly. Payment will be taken from your iTunes account for the first month when you confirm the purchase. In case you choose to subscribe, it will be automatically renewed each month unless you cancel it. Please cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the monthly payment period to avoid being charged for the next month. – You can cancel your subscription at any time. Visit your account settings to upgrade, downgrade or cancel your subscription. Note that in case you choose to subscribe, the current payment period cannot be canceled or pro-rated. ____________________________ Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, Arabic ____________________________ Sign up now for a weekly round-up of the best from G5 Games! www.g5e.com/e-mail ____________________________ G5 Games - World of Adventures™! Collect them all! Search for "g5" in iTunes! Adventure: ▶ Jewels of Rome: Match gems to restore the city ▶ Homicide Squad: Hidden Crimes ▶ The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery ▶ Pirates & Pearls: A Treasure Matching Puzzle ▶ Survivors: the Quest Strategy: ▶ Virtual City Playground: Building Tycoon ▶ Farm Clan®: Farm Life Adventure ▶ Stand O’Food® City: Virtual Frenzy ▶ The Island Castaway: Lost World® ▶ Doomsday Preppers™ ____________________________ VISIT US: www.g5e.com WATCH US: www.youtube.com/g5enter FIND US: www.facebook.com/g5games FOLLOW US: www.twitter.com/g5games G5 End User License Supplemental Terms: http://www.g5e.com/G5_End_User_License_Supplemental_Terms
love it!!
by ndvls on 2019/07/18 05:58
By far my favorite game, it relaxes my mind & i love the background music!
Fun Game
by GrandmaJ14 on 2019/07/18 04:55
Game is a lot of fun, but it does get frustrating trying to get needed items to complete a section for rewards. I liked it better when the goal was to get to the next level.
Peela
by peelamarie on 2019/07/18 03:49
This game is fun😻
Best game ever
by Jpmance on 2019/07/18 03:32
Love it
Enjoying
by kadywi on 2019/07/18 02:38
I have just began playing this game and am really enjoying it. The scenery is a nice touch.
Mahjong
by Missbehaven63 on 2019/07/18 02:34
I love this game it’s very relaxing, except for the ads for other games you can really get lost playing.
Rewards, Tokens, Diamonds
by Eadodzz on 2019/07/18 02:22
Please, please, please...give players a break. Stop being so stingy with rewards, tokens and diamonds and other incentives. Shouldn’t have to purchase these things to have to play. Makes player search for other games and vendors who are much more generous to players. That’s how you will loose customers.
Mahjong
by vafire fighter on 2019/07/18 02:20
I love this game, I spend hours playing.
Mahjong
by Geoge Half on 2019/07/18 01:47
I have been playing this game for 2 yrs. It is much harder than other mahjong games that I’ve played. In mahjong treasures I am at level 1206. The other three mahjong games that I play , I don’t play very much. I play this one several times a day and have not progressed very far because of the requirement to get 3 stars on several levels. I love this game. It is hard but gratifying! Thank you
WHAT???
by cruise traveler on 2019/07/18 00:32
Other than just completing puzzles as they come up, I have no clues how to get 3 stars instead of one, what I’m supposed to do to find these “prizes” or whatever they are, or why I suddenly couldn’t do a puzzle because I hadn’t won enough of something, who knows WHAT??? Why do game apps never give any directions. You’re just magically expected to know what to do!!! 😖
Great game
by kmjiouy on 2019/07/18 00:29
Play it daily
Good game
by Khardy#1 on 2019/07/18 00:25
It’s a good get away from life in general! When there’s nothing on TV, I can always pick up my phone & play a game or two & relax.
Enjoy playing this game
by Agaweaome on 2019/07/17 23:11
I just started playing last week and I am really enjoy it. Keeps you challenged.
I like it
by lialexgma on 2019/07/17 22:48
Haven’t been playing long and I’m enjoying how it adds up stuff to enhance play without having to purchase anything.
Majong
by cas301104 on 2019/07/17 22:35
Great challenging
Tam
by ttkrr5 on 2019/07/17 22:24
When I buy coins why are so many lost before I get to play?
Review
by TriviaWhiz on 2019/07/17 21:42
Good game.
Thanks
by shorty 156 on 2019/07/17 21:01
Its a good and keeps you on your toes
Confused
by NCL65 on 2019/07/17 20:53
Skipping around when I just want to play the game - oh well
Mahjong Journey
by Rock1951 on 2019/07/17 20:14
Been playing for several years - good game that keeps my mind focused and helps to me to use my brain - hoping such games wii keep my mind sharp!!
Coño101
by coño101 on 2019/07/17 20:04
Very entertaining!!!
So much fun
by cajun peanut on 2019/07/17 19:03
I love this game. Can’t put it down sometimes.
Amazing game
by Monkey Turtle2230 on 2019/07/17 18:13
Mahjong is a perfect game for stress.
Great game!
by Mags7311 on 2019/07/17 17:22
Super fun game!
Mahjong Journey
by HarriRed on 2019/07/17 16:32
FANTASTIC GAME I Love😍 It!!!
I likey!
by Zennyswillow on 2019/07/17 16:23
I find I am playing this as much as the two games I love. That’s a good thing!
It is fun to play
by placerwinner on 2019/07/17 15:06
The graphics are very good It is fun even though I don’t know what I’m Doing
Mah jong
by poddicted on 2019/07/17 13:00
The best
Love it
by Rhinolegs on 2019/07/17 08:53
I really enjoy this app it really is relaxing
Fun but challenging to see
by Channa811 on 2019/07/17 08:35
The game is enjoyable, but would like to see the images and words nagnufed.
It’s fun!
by Abuelax2 on 2019/07/17 05:40
I enjoy the game, but might need more instruction as I proceed. Would prefer more “Chinese” music.
Great game
by 61 Roses on 2019/07/17 02:38
Great game Love it.
Stress Buster
by Chardonlady on 2019/07/17 00:58
At the end of a long day, when thoughts of what needs to be done the next simply won’t go away, I turn to this version of Mahjong. Fantastic graphics and interesting levels. A true stress buster!
Mahjong journey
by JammyAlistr on 2019/07/17 00:21
Having fun so far.
REVIEW
by Mama Jed on 2019/07/17 00:00
This game is awesome can’t stop playing.
Captivating!
by jpoodle699 on 2019/07/16 22:59
This game is so much fun!
Me encanta
by Kizzim1980 on 2019/07/16 22:57
Buen juego pero difícil conseguir diamantes. Según van pasando los niveles se ponen más difícil y es adictivo
I like the challenge
by Hookman14 on 2019/07/16 21:00
I like Mahjong I like the challenge. For some reason the game only gives me 1 star every time . The last 5-10 games it cancels my moves with 20 or so tiles left and tells me to try again or give up. That’s aggravating .
Like
by Kate4aces on 2019/07/16 20:39
I enjoy the game
Fun game...how do you play?
by TJS272 on 2019/07/16 18:36
It’s a fun game, but I can’t find any rules on how to play. I’ve sort of figured a lot of it out you muddling through it, but there is still a lot to find out. A few less ads to sell you things and a few more tips on playing would be nice. It would get you more stars.
Love
by Mommytwix on 2019/07/16 15:22
I love this game so many different things to look for
Great Game!
by d33_86 on 2019/07/16 13:27
Exciting levels
Frustrating
by Daffy5170 on 2019/07/16 12:15
Cannot get three stars on any level - timing seems to change. Also requirements to progress require purchases.
Mahjong
by Hawaii chad on 2019/07/16 10:33
Great game...excellent graphics. Thanks.
Fun
by Cdame on 2019/07/16 09:44
Fun game
Great to look forward to.
by Leetsplus1 on 2019/07/16 02:46
I enjoy coming to this games at the end of the day, it’s relaxing and yet, still stimulates my mind.
Hippo 22
by Maria@22 on 2019/07/16 02:33
I love this game I play it every day!
Memory
by Dogcentral on 2019/07/16 00:05
Great tool to work on memory skills
Excellent
by Imjournier on 2019/07/15 23:36
Excellent gamble
Love the game
by mack1949 on 2019/07/15 22:47
Great game. It is my favorite.
Best game
by Harleychic2015 on 2019/07/15 22:44
Very addicting! The best Mahjong game I have seen
Game
by rickshaw0528 on 2019/07/15 22:18
Great game. New games great.
Mahjong
by Meeeow32 on 2019/07/15 20:18
Great game to get lost in. I can play for hours and not even notice it’s been that long.
I LOVE MAHJONG!!!
by revdeb57 on 2019/07/15 18:40
This was the first game I loaded onto my new iPad back in January. I love this game!
Mahjong game
by haleybaley2002 on 2019/07/15 18:16
This is a great game. Fun to play when you have nothing else to do!!
Enjoy
by ReconSpyder on 2019/07/15 17:43
Beautiful graphics, fun game
Like game
by fonadee on 2019/07/15 15:01
Very enjoyable
LOVE THIS GAME!
by 1 strange lady on 2019/07/15 14:22
I wish there were a few more ways to earn diamonds.
Great game
by doggy 1996 on 2019/07/15 11:56
Good brain exercise
Good game, could do Without /dislike the forced tutorial...
by Valeriedoremi on 2019/07/15 07:59
making me use powers I don't want to use. just let me play right away. Have the tutorials optional for those that want them. On the other hand, it hasn't shown me how to get an avatar, so I'm just a shadow silhouette. But fun game to play when waiting in line. Sometimes it's hard to tell if the tiles are open or not,doesn't always look 3d.
Kaye
by Granny-kg123 on 2019/07/15 06:21
Very fun game!
Great
by ladytricha on 2019/07/15 06:01
Love this game
Mahjong journey
by Nanabunny7 on 2019/07/15 05:54
This game is addicting! But lately seem to have WAY more losses than wins what is going on! My favorite game! Still one of my favorite games. Have to wait too long for updates. Too long between updates. Love this game! What has happened to the Lucky Cat that increased the amount of diamonds. I haven't had one in FOREVER!ri would really really like to see more lucky cat that increases. The amounts of diamonds hey are seldom ever seen in my game. More cats PLEASE!!! I really like this game, but it is so ADDICTING.still need to see MORE lucky cats. I have spent ENTIRELY too much money at the bank in Mahjong Journry. The only way to decrease the amount I have spent is to delete the game. I really enjoy playing this game but am a bit too adicted!
Challenging
by My Chuckie on 2019/07/15 03:36
This game is very addicting because it is so challenging. You just don’t want to give up.
Game
by ascas98 on 2019/07/15 03:20
Love it so far
Best Game EVER!!!!🇧🇹🎎🏮🍜🇨🇳🈯️🏮
by Tifany T. on 2019/07/15 03:15
I shoulda known since it's yet another super amazing game from G5 GAMES®️. This puzzle game is relaxing yes, but it also stimulates your brain at the same time. I highly recommend it. So far through out every update there have been no glitches or bugs.. just seamless gameplay Every.Single.Time. Oh and BTW- no need to buy any in APP purchases as well. This game can be FULLY ENJOYED WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME. A+++ 5-star 💎💎💎
The game
by Rashatd on 2019/07/15 01:50
Addictive
Game
by Jonesbec on 2019/07/15 00:58
Do not like how now it sparkle shuts down the game. Too many times more moves available as it sparkles away
Love this game
by Celbornagain on 2019/07/15 00:40
This game is AWESOME! So much fun! Thanks!
Challenging!
by Markld168 on 2019/07/15 00:40
Challenging!
Good Game
by apptforme on 2019/07/14 23:48
Keeps my brain working
$$😡🤬
by Imlateagain on 2019/07/14 23:47
I really enjoy this version except for the constant requests for money. No I do not want to buy any additional points. I’d rather earn my way through. I deleted the last mahjong game that asked for money and I’ll soon become irritated enough that I’ll delete this one, too.
Fun
by SeabeeBill on 2019/07/14 23:20
It’s a lot of fun.
Ok game
by Bbg44 on 2019/07/14 22:03
So far so good. Not quite sure how to play but it’s fun.
Mahjong
by ghastrydeer on 2019/07/14 21:25
Fun!
debbiemom4
by debmom4 on 2019/07/14 20:48
Seems to get harder to make level without Buying stars. 😞
Ok
by framingfoxes76 on 2019/07/14 20:02
Ok game so far. I just started and I don’t understand most of the rules yet.
Great game
by lssssm on 2019/07/14 18:58
This game is relaxing and keeps my memory and focus acute.
The game is it’s own tutorial!
by KassellPalace on 2019/07/14 17:58
I like that after I’ve done the levels I need to go back and do them again in order to get a high enough score to reach the next level, and then do them again to get additional prizes. That helps me learn the game really well and I know it will help me do well later.
Love
by pmpkin77777777777777 on 2019/07/14 17:37
Love Love love
Good
by zengxiulin on 2019/07/14 13:10
Good game
Timer
by Vorric on 2019/07/14 07:25
The graphics are great and music isn’t bad either but I don’t care for the timer. It doesn’t actually SAY there is one but I noticed that my score was not high if I didn’t play fast enough. If your eyes are better than mine and you like a fast pace game this is it. This isn’t a bad game, just not my cup of tea as they say.
Jhong
by Kona cool on 2019/07/14 06:26
Great game
Mahjong
by Hugabug59 on 2019/07/14 05:31
Cool game , I like it a lot.
Okay so far
by brownmab on 2019/07/14 05:20
I am enjoying playing the game. Please change your coding so when I disable auto zoom it does not automatically re-enable itself! It should only turn back on if I press the button to turn it back on!
Game
by iloveyoudrommmm on 2019/07/14 04:59
🤣🤣🙄
Game
by iloveyoudrommmm on 2019/07/14 04:59
🤣🤣🙄
Mahjong
by antlercache on 2019/07/14 04:37
Hard to follow sometimes. But enjoyable.
My favorite Game!
by Cahhv on 2019/07/14 04:11
Loving the Halloween game, great graphics. Thanks! The different graphics for holidays are great. So are the different tiles. Love the mini games. Some are so challenging I get frustrated. Dragon graphic are wonderful! 2/22/2018 Having a great time playing. March 2018 Having fun with the Easter egg hunt, thanks! 7/6/2018 Wish you had something that shows what level extra clouds and asterisk are on. 9/15/2018 I played this game everyday for over a year. Since last update I have not been able to get into the game and support has not helped. 2/1/2019 the graphics are still fantastic. Do not like the new limits on the special game. 5/1/2019 like the limit of 3 in the bonus game 5/28/201Do.not like that we have to start all over when we miss one on the bonus game. 7/12/2019: so glad you changed the bonus game. Hope I can complete this time. Love your artist!
Wonderful game!
by pct1551 on 2019/07/14 03:42
I Love playing this game
Would give 5 stars
by Suze417 on 2019/07/14 02:12
I can’t give it 5 stars when it doesn’t automatically reformat when there aren’t any available moves
D
by Halo fan 254 on 2019/07/14 01:54
Game is addicting
It’s ok
by jahcreted on 2019/07/14 01:46
Don’t like that u have to pay to shuffle.
Mahjong journey
by hoag12345 on 2019/07/14 01:44
I love this game.
How ?
by for petes sake !! on 2019/07/14 01:41
How do I ask people to send me gifts?
Love this game
by Mymyz12345 on 2019/07/14 01:33
My favorite game.
Awesome
by Ccapuano23 on 2019/07/14 01:25
Awesome!! Definitely the best around!
Addictive
by Playerpeg on 2019/07/14 01:23
The game is fun and addictive. It can also be very frustrating because you can’t progress without achieving stars, specific items, etc. I still enjoy it, though.
Majong
by Pje55 on 2019/07/14 00:52
Enjoy the challenges
Would like it so much more if only...
by Uhuhamen on 2019/05/03 04:34
Find this relaxing as it focuses my mind on something irrelevant (the game) such that it can't be running over and dwelling on everything else life is throwing at me. The music is a great aid in that. However, the zen is shattered by all the annoying ads for all their copycat games, especially when accompanied by their jarring energetic music which you can't turn off or even cut short. Out of all those games and characters there is no non-white ethnic representation--no, the extremely stereotyped Japanese guys don't give you points in that area. It becomes increasingly difficult to progress without buying and using cheats, which I don't think is right; you should be able to complete w skill and perseverance alone. I wonder if it's even physically possible to tap that many tiles in 1.5 or 2 minutes, much less search, match, and tap. I dislike that the timer always keeps going for 3 seconds after you finish the game, but lately it even adds 30 second to my time before comparing to the cutoff, making it impossible to progress. Another bug is that the daily log-in sometimes won't accept input, or skips, or erases your progress. The constant nagging for donations or in-app purchases disrupts the good feeling that would be generated and assures that I will NOT reward that nagging with my $.
Good but still needs work
by ambertalsma on 2017/10/21 23:35
I love the game but I've had issues with purchasing gems also I've lost and when I go to retry the level it didn't give me any tiles to play with so it ended up costing me 3 lives. It would be nice if there was extra ways to get gems since for some reason the game won't let me purchase anymore. But all in all I love the game I just would like more gems. Ok months later and I do enjoy some of the repairs they've made but I'm having one issue and it's a silly one. Say I just finished level 9 in one of those 30 day challenges it sometimes when I click next completely bypasses level 10 and goes to 11. It's weird! Still love the game though. Still needs work the diamonds need to be cheaper and the cost of playing special levels lower. Some of them in the last one were 30 flowers or whatever to play the level. Then you die and hafta pay it again. We all know you’re making plenty of $ off of this game so make it so the die hards like me can afford more.
Newest special event
by mawmaw19471 on 2019/07/02 05:38
I have to say that I have become VERY frustrated with this last quest that is going on now. I worked through the necessary 25 levels just to find that “this time” there is an additional step before obtaining the daily gift item. I understand that you are just increasing the need to spend more $ in the games but I think it is a little greedy on your part. I regularly spend money on G5 games. Now you have added this additional twist that requires you go back through the special levels to find additional items to complete the quest. And the really irritating thing is that you have to use the required tokens (stars) to get into the level to get a chance at finding the necessary item. I have just completed one level 6 times and have yet to get the necessary item. Instead I get nothing and have to try again, using more tokens to get back into the game to try again. I guess you can tell that I am very frustrated but I am 72 years old and have been playing G5 games for a few years now. It is a good way to relax and also have some mild mental challenge. I currently play Mahjong Journey, Secret Society and In the past few months have also been playing Hidden Treasures. I purchase items in each of these games to make them enjoyable and not frustrating. However, I notice that you have also added a switch up in Hidden Society and I am seriously considering dropping all 3 games and move on to other, less enjoyable games. Thank you for listening.
Challenging, Addictive but Time Consuming
by autobotashley on 2019/01/23 17:23
I’ve been playing this game off and on for about 2-3 years. It’s challenging and relaxing but only when there is significant progress being made. I’ve encountered, like other reviewers, levels where it continually makes it so I cannot win the level. The need to sometimes decide which tiles to choose is sometimes an welcome added challenge, but more often than not it leads to losing the level which will lead to my biggest and hugest complaint of the game: the heart replacement counter. I understand after using up a life that you’ll need to wait a certain amount of time to let it recharge, but the wait of 30 MINUTES PER LIFE is way too long of a wait. When you use all your lives up, sometimes on one level in the span of 10 minutes WITH boosts, you’ll have to wait almost 2+ hours to play with full lives again & that is one of my hugest complaints that I hope will be addressed. The price of boosts too, the in app purchases is also very overpriced. I can understand 99¢ to $4.99 for boosts but a minimum usable amount of diamonds for $4.99 to be able to get anything to use in the game to make progress is slightly unreasonable. I love this game, and I hope that the main issue, the heart regeneration rate, can openly be improved so I may be able to play more often as the game, legitimately, is addicting and invigorating.
Frustrating
by Deborific1 on 2018/11/17 23:14
I play games to help distract me from the stresses in everyday life, and chose Mahjong Journey because of the beautifully drawn tiles. I enjoyed moving to a new country and discovering new tiles which offer a challenge for several levels until I learn them. Love the mini games and monthly challenge! I can’t wait to see the next country. However, of all the Mahjong games I’ve played over many years, this one has the highest ratio of boards that I lose. I often use my 5 lives and get nowhere. Yes, my moves can affect the outcome, but getting down to the final two and having one on top of the other happens way too often. Is it intentional to encourage players to buy more? Last year my raise was $2 per month, so that’s not going to happen. You have created a game that is beautiful and interesting. It’s too bad that it’s not user friendly. I just played for 5 days and still cannot move to the next level. I don’t play to be stressed & frustrated. What’s the point if making it so hard? Again I’ve played day after day with no progress, just loss after loss with an occasional win that still gives only one star. Is this actually a psych test to see how long someone will continue to play while continually getting beat up? I keep coming back in hope of a change in my favor and hope this time I won’t return. Perhaps you can make a new version for children. Call me if you do.
Change a few tiny details get 5 stars
by Natashatrip on 2019/02/07 14:16
My original review was more positive than this one & I gave 4 stars but because I’ve had more than a couple days of experience in playing, I’ve discovered you’ve made some of the levels so impossible to reach 3 stars to progress, that it makes me more frustrated than stress free. The time limit is absolutely impossible to beat on some of the levels. I realize most “free apps” have a goal to get the player so addicted that they eventually spend money at some point but it’s too expensive & is starting to get a bit redundant when I use up all my lives trying to beat ONE level & having to wait half an hour to get a life. I think u should tweak a few things like making the time limit a little less impossible to meet, give more boosters or prize boxes for completing goals & making purchases a little less expensive. if that were to happen, this game would most definitely get 5 stars & id recommend this to all my stressed out or bored friends. I’m just not that secure about positive endorsing at this point. It’s an extremely fun & challenging game & does relieve stress in the beginning but within no time, you’re basically stuck unless u make a purchase. I’m close to deleting because I’ve tried for a week to beat a level that’s just simply impossible to do unless I purchase a booster.
Suspicious Updates
by WJaMhIll on 2019/04/01 14:11
I have played this game for 10 months. Like other players, I find progress gets impeded unless you’re willing to plunk down a few bucks. I get frustrated, but ultimately conclude that it’s a free game and the developers’ rules, so I can play or not. I play until I lose a life or two, then cease playing until another day. My one-star is about a new tactic G5 recently implemented: You now update from within the game. NO-NO-NO! Every app and its updates are vetted by Apple or Google when playing on their devices and obtained through their store(s). Within the last few weeks, I’ve discovered my progress on this game impeded by a requirement that I download updates (additional maps and the like) from within the game, and I find that enormously suspicious. I’ve had Apple devices for a decade or more and have never encountered this before. I thought it was a bug, and that I should report it. So I sought to contact G5 directly to voice my concerns. Unfortunately, they do not want to speak to a human being (even digitally, via email). The contact requirements are Game Center or Facebook. I have neither (for that matter, I want neither...). So G5 creates an update round-about that evades vetting processes coupled with an inability to contact them. I’ve never worn a tin-foil hat, but this reeks of suspicious activity.
Mahjong Journey
by Come on in ... on 2017/10/13 05:39
Hello, I have been playing this particular game for the last four years...I always recognize the old gentleman and the little girl. Actually I recognize them from further back, now that I think on it. So, every few years, I find it again, and start it anew. Usually I just play it until either it changes or I do. This time my life changed drastically. And when that happened, I was very happy to have this game show up again in this brand new adventure. And on my iPad. Thank you for all the added adventures. And the games within games...and the treasure chests. I blew one of those so bad, I lost four times in a row. Waited a few days, then came back and finally won. Success. Now I finally made it to a new level...whew! And with the update will be able to play longer. I have asked many family members to play it, but am not sure anyone tried. But I Love It! Thanks for all your hard work. And being an artist, I wish I had taken computer programming also, in college. But, as an artist I truly appreciate your work...all of you. Thanks...Kaydee Chamberlain
This game is addictive!
by Bdbpr on 2017/09/17 22:50
I really enjoy playing this game but I don't understand why there are requirements to achieve a certain number of stars to move to the next level. The timing to achieve 3 stars is generally so fast that I don't have a ghost of a chance to do better than one star. I'd like to move forward but I find myself having to play the same level over and over in hopes of adding stars to advance. Update: I enjoy the extra mahjong cakes that are offered. Last one was required hot air balloons to play and this time it requires surfboards. I'm frustrated because there should be a way to earn surfboards without paying and there is not. Perhaps there's a bug in the game. Update: I've gotten stuck at the end of another level without sufficient points to keep moving. I don't plan to pay to keep moving to new levels so I'm starting from the beginning on my phone. It's fun but only if you can achieve forward progress. I suspect that when I get stuck next time, I'll delete the game because it's too frustrating to not be able to start new levels.
MahJong Journey
by Bluegirl354 on 2018/05/28 23:11
I am having problems getting to go forward in the game! I understand you want us to pay but there still should be a way to go forward??? It tell us to get more stars from going back to 6 - 90, when I go and do that the time is lower and it is next to impossible to get even the one star again! The same holds true with the ladybugs! So, see if you can add a little something extra, for us to build up more stars, and ladybugs! I really do love the game! I think it is the best Mahjong I have ever played, and I have played them all! Every thing I said below stands! Every thing seems to work well in this set, but it runs a little slower then other MahJong games! I love MahJong I play it every day! There is another little problem where it it very hard to see where one level begins and another starts! I do wear tri level glasses! All in all a very good game! This game should have a way to earn extra gems fast then trying to see all of these little Mah Jong tiles! It is a very good game! You just want to keep playing to get to the next level and so on!
It’s not my cup of tea, but that’s mostly a matter of taste
by arblgrv on 2018/08/05 22:19
This is a reasonably fun game with a lot of variants, layers of bright cutesy graphics and a whole lot going on in general. There are a lot of games that look like this one: fantastical scenes densely littered with small brilliantly-colored icons that don’t stop sparkling or moving about. The intended audience seems to be preteens, especially given how sugary sweet and overly cute it all is. To me this style of game design only manages to be distracting and annoying. I don’t want to waste time waiting for things like the floating glove to point toward the next level before I can get on with playing. My second major issue is the pay-for-cheats aspect. I play to test my skill, I want to win or lose fairly playing a challenging board. To me, having the option to buy out of a losing game is counter to the whole point of playing in the first place. It creates fake wins, so what’s the point? On the positive side: the boards so far are neither stupidly simple or unreasonably hard, the tiles are easy to read and there are a lot of different card sets with unusual designs (though here again they tend to have a cartoonish/coloring book feel).
My favorite mahjong game
by 51debh on 2018/11/07 12:53
This game is challenging and addicting, I finally found a game I can beat my children at! Love how the different levels keep it interesting. I have told all my friends to try and when they did, they love it as well. The new levels are addictive and it is my go to game! Enjoy the new levels but wish just a little more time could be allowed to beat the game. I love the new levels and the colors you use, think this is my favorite! Thank you for adding the treasures chests as well, little difficult at times because once you lose you need to start from beginning, would be more helpful if you could just go from where you lost. The newest updates you added finding the pieces and earning helps I cannot get enough of. Really enjoy this game!! Enjoy the new challenges that have been added that give you many options when playing the game! I love this game and it is the one I go to several times a dayEach new level has been fun to try and beat and have enjoyed sharing this game with all my friends!
Players Beware! Don’t buy anything from this game!!!!
by Mikiesgirl on 2019/02/01 01:51
Just paid for diamonds & didn’t get them! Matter of fact I didn’t get the 15 diamonds I bought but the game stole the 34 diamonds I had. 34 + 15 I should had 49 diamonds. The game left me with 9 diamonds! Must a SCAM to take your money. I emailed them & today have not gotten a response!! Players beware don’t buy anything. Going to delete this app... My first review when I thought inconsistencies were a glitch! No glitch it’s the game & those who developed it! If you are a regular player as I am, you can win boosters if you play daily. But if you skip a day which I rarely do the player looses that days booster. The game asks you if you want to maintain your chain by using your diamonds or if you want to buy diamonds if you don’t have enough. The catch, very often the game tells me that I’ve broken the daily chain even if you played the day before therefore not breaking the chain. The game doesn’t give you an option to challenge the fact you played the day before. Since the game is free to play I’m wondering if this is intentional to make money??? Something to think about. Other than that glitch I enjoy playing the game. PS there’s no way to communicate with those who maintain the game!
Newest update 2019
by gammy 727 on 2019/02/09 06:11
I have been playing this game for a few years now and even purchase diamond packages frequently. I am currently at level 1615 but since this most current update, I find it impossible to win the newest items listed with this update. I don’t expect to win all the time, (what’s the fun in that), but I have never been more frustrated trying to play. I find that I use all my free lives along with lives and boosters that I stockpile not to mention pay for in a matter of minutes. This is doing nothing but deter me from playing on my dime. I basically play the free lives and may or may not visit the site more than once a day if that much since this update. If the website is trying to slow my progress then fine, but to stop all progress is ridiculous. If you ask me, that’s cutting their nose off to spite their face. When it is impossible to win, why should I spend money for diamonds or boosters. I also feel like I had a possible play when suddenly it says I’ve lost. I’ve played this game long enough to know if I have to search more than 15 seconds for a play, I know it’s basically a lost life. Takes the fun out of playing when you know 99% of the time it’s 5 lives up then down so quickly.
The graphics are fun but there is far too much, interfering with game play
by Countrygirl2of6 on 2018/09/14 06:20
Every change made worsens the game. This latest change away from an actual timer on levels to the non-specific time bar is horrible because there is no way to tell how close you are to earning all three stars. The red curtain opening and closing between games is just plain annoying, contributes nothing to the game, seems calculated to upset player concentration, and just makes one more action that slows play down. Are you trying to irritate your clients or what, or is that the only thing designers could think of to tie in to the Sydney Opera House? Hopefully it will go away with the next level?! Okay. It didn’t go away. More is the pity. Pretty much finished with the endless ads before, during, at the end of play, and randomly scattered any time the game is open. Too bad you’ve wrecked a once-fun game. Thank you for at least removing that screen that was always begging for money to support the developers. Now if you could see your way clear to offering a version without 15 breaks for selling other games in a purchase version that would be great.
Challenging, but addictive fun!
by JMRoberts on 2017/12/26 17:37
Mahjong Journey is a fun, entertaining game that is always changing-making it impossible to get bored with! I love the extra seasonal levels, but after nearly six months of playing, I have yet to get three stars on all 30 bonus levels-leaving me quite frustrated, but nevertheless willing to jump back in at the next promotion. I too, am a perfectionist and rarely can move on unless I have shown mastery of the level with 3 stars-this has become increasingly difficult as the game has progressed and has often left me feeling like giving up altogether. I do wish that the game offered incentives for those levels where multiple pairs are matched within a quick period of time or perhaps a bonus for time remaining on the clock. Overall a great game, but for the game writers, if you are reading the reviews, many of us are hoping for a little less frustration or at the very least, an easier way of achieving some additional incentives.
Mahjong Quest
by PuzzerFan1955 on 2017/09/20 13:56
Fun but frustrating game. Love playing the game to the point I have trouble stopping. Never give you a fair amount of time to earn three stars. But it won't stop me from still trying and trying and trying.............. lol. Higher levels do not give enough time to even come close to even win two stars let alone three stars. I have played each level repeatedly (at least 50 times each) and have successfully won only one star. The time allowed is ridiculous. Less than two minutes to solve a puzzle that is huge. My fastest time was 3:02 and I hit that time or within a couple of second fifteen times out of forty-seven times. More time needs to be added to the larger puzzles to make them possible to win instead of impossible. Allowing a 1:50 to solve a puzzle that you should give at least 2:50 or 3:20 to so one has a chance at coming close to getting two stars would be nice.
Indonesia tiles are terrible
by mm5la on 2018/01/23 17:31
I just got to Indonesia. The face tiles are ridiculously difficult to tell apart. As I’m guessing I get penalized when clicking on the wrong pairs and the game adds 10 second intervals to my time. I’ve managed to solve the puzzles but it takes me so long that I only receive 1 star. One level took me over 11 minutes to complete. It’s simply too difficult to get anything better than 1 star, so I know I won’t be able to progress to the next city. The game was already challenging through Japan but I got through it. This is where us free users get forced out of the game. I refuse to pay money for fake gems, boosters, lives etc. I like a good challenge and so far I was able to repeat levels until I could get 2-3 stars and keep moving even though it took me a while. I still have most of my boosters in inventory because I don’t like to rely on them at all. So I guess I’ll use them up to help get some extra stars in Indonesia but I don’t expect to make it through. I expect to be deleting this game very soon :(
Getting Better
by Creativevoice7 on 2019/06/28 05:38
It's a fun game and kind of addictive. Fun to play because it causes you to really concentrate, and learn to make the right moves at the right time. Some puzzles are easier than others, and some you have to pause, walk away and then come back. It is rather pricey since you can't move forward to higher levels, without paying real cash. That takes away from the fun of playing. There should be a rewards system based on how quickly you can solve the puzzle, and be given lanterns, diamonds or snowflakes as a bonus, instead of forcing you to pay to go to the next level or series of puzzles. Losing hearts at least gives you 5 opportunities to get it right, but some puzzles take longer than that. Despite the fact that it makes me crazy when I can’t move to the next level, or finish a collection and find that one missing piece, it’s a really fun and great game.
Fun but too difficult at high levels and special games
by VeeTee9 on 2017/09/21 01:50
I agree with many of the other reviewers, the game is challenging yet there isn't enough time at the higher levels. Also entirely too difficult to win awards. Needs more rewards and make it simpler to earn gems. The daily spin needs to also to provide more shuffles. Understandably you want people to spend money and buy boosters but when you can't get through a level without buying them, it's time to quit playing, IMO. I am a Mahjong enthusiast and have played for 20 plus years but this game is way too difficult, the rewards are too few, and inadequate time is allotted to get through a level. Love this version but I stop p,sting until I can build up enough rewards to get through a country and earn enough stars to move through the gate. Just my opinion. Once the frustration exceeds the fun, I will stop playing. Lastly what is the issue with the friends? Cannot contact them, cannot add or delete them, and the game keeps promising, next update? Ugh....
Mahjong journey
by Pommmmpomo on 2018/09/07 05:57
I enjoy this game a lot but I would like to request changing the red screen to blue. Are you aware that the bright red color could damage the eyes & cause blurry vision & also can cause seizures in people with seizure disorder? I can only tolerate this game for a short time as my eyes starts to get blurry. I had cataract surgery in both eyes. I could play much longer if the screen is changed from red to blue or another more soothing color. Please consider this request. Thank you. You give such short time to get the puzzle done. You do not give enough time to get such an intricate & difficult puzzle done. Is this your ploy to get players to buy more lives? Please be generous & give a longer time frame to do your puzzles. I love your game but if it gets too costly to play it I will have o delete it. I ave observed that you end the game before the allotted time. This is not right. You are cheating. You end the game faster so that the player loses the 5 lives &I will have to buy your diamonds to continue. Of all the games I played yours is the most deceptive. If this continues Zi will delete you.
It’s so addictive, but hard and frustrating.
by TheRealGMoneh on 2019/04/27 10:55
The game is great. Addictive, entertaining, difficult. However, the “pay to play” model is so frustrating. Lose 5 times (and yes, it will happen, the game is hard) and you’re out of lives. Then, it’s pay through your teeth or wait an insane amount of time before you can play again. I would rather pay upfront for the game than having these interruptions. If you are playing a game after all is because you have some time to waste and get entertained, not waiting for lives to replenish. I know, this is the prevalent model right now with mobile games, and G5 are not the only culprits, but it substracts from the game appeal none the less. As for paying for boosters, well, that’s a personal choice. Every map can be won with no boosters (unlike other games), so depends on whether you’re willing to grind several times on the same level until you get it right. Which would be ok by me if it weren’t for the fact of the aforementioned limited lives.
Designed to force people to buy “extras”
by Courageous_angel on 2018/12/12 00:15
The basic design is nice, though the story line never engaged me because it seemed like it was missing something & not well written. I enjoy the themed challenges, but from the very beginning, just logging into the game, I am asked to buy at least 2 or 3 separate things. So I click through all that. Then, after playing aboard or two, I come to “a commercial” where I am offered to buy another game. Ok, it’s a free app so I just clicked through all that too. But after having this game for less than a year, I’ve come to a point where I can’t get enough stars to move on to the next level, and even the monthly themed “event coins” are in the other side of the gate I can’t get through. I’ve attempted for a week to win more stars on the boards on the level I’m currently on (yes, you can beat a board, but not do it well enough to move on to the next level). The only thing I seem to be able to do is buy things to move forward. I refuse to be frustrated, so I’m just deleting the app. Games that lead by being free but then subtly force you to buy something to play is just crap.
Great game that is actually good for the brain
by B the FF on 2018/10/21 08:01
Im addicted! I play 10 - 20 rimes a day! I think this is the best game that actually is good for your brain Great game for memory Objective is to remove domino to reach and remove 2 gold tile 3 stars per level but even if you get 1 star you get to go to next level Except you will want to replay level until you achieve 3 stars There are also mini games within the Mahjong game it uses the same concept But by achieving 3 Star on all levels within mini game which is only about 4 levels long you get prizes like lives and boosters It also has a challenge game to play with the same concept except to play levels in challenge you must collect symbols in the regular levels and if you get 3 stars on regular levels you get the symbols needed to play the challenge games You also get prizes in the challenge levels if you get 3 stars per level per section is how you earn prizes Also the faster you complete any level is how you earn the 3 stars Plus daily bonus for playing everyday I love this game because it makes you think it also makes you compete against the time and helps your brain and memory skills Plus there are no ads and you are not repeatedly shown to purchase anything It shows it when you open app and that’s it Plus nice soothing background music I love this game! B Dueñas
Another frustrated player
by Willowsverge on 2019/04/30 18:13
I think the part that makes me give this a 3 star rating is the frustration of trying to get 3 stars on enough levels to get past the current area. You have to have x amount of stars to get past. If not you cant proceed. You have to keep trying over and over. The difficulty level is far too high to make the game fun at all. Ive missed out on playing the last 2 special games due to not being able to progress and earn whatever the item is for that contest. If you arent getting done with a new area, you dont earn anything. The fact that all your hard work to try and achieve another star gets no credit whatsoever. You get stopped also by running out of lives in such a short period of time. I know its a moneymaker to let it play out this way. However, you are definitely risking putting off folks. I have already been scouting new mahjong games that arent as demanding. I just want to play and not have to appease a timer!
Cheated??
by ...annonymous on 2019/03/29 03:39
Let me honestly say I was so excited and addicted to this game...I LOVED (past tense) this game and couldn't stop trying to advance....until no matter how many times I'd try the same level, I always failed. It has become IMPOSSIBLE to get two or three stars on the levels to advance to the next country...so I went on line to find out how to restart the game and see if I could see anything I missed....the cheats and blogs on line all said the same thing...you can't advance after a certain point without make in app purchases!! What? Why offer such an awesome game, that no one can win, unless they pay money....what a let down :(...... FANTASTIC, FUN, TOTALLY ADDICTING GAME, until you reach that certain level that you can't possibly win....stuck, frustrated and feeling cheated....my rating is middle of the road because it is a great game, but then you are forced to buy....and by the way, ditch the cat..that cat shaking its head and holding its empty paws out makes me want to delete the game...HATE the cat
Getting too hard
by Elle Spelle on 2019/06/19 06:13
Like other reviewers, I’ve found that after awhile the game just becomes impossible. I do think they’re trying to get us to spend more money, but TWO things: 1) stuff is too expensive, and 2) the rewards are getting chinchier and chinchier. That’s slang for NOT ENOUGH REWARDS. I’ve gotten all the major items in many sets but because I don’t have enough chargers or whatever — like brushes or notebooks— I can’t finish and collect goodies. The same items are lacking but now when I go back to lower levels to try to get them, likely as not I will get nothing. As in nothing over and over. And why do I have way more of some things than I need while never getting the last few things? If your customers are willing to keep playing why can’t you reward our persistence?! I’ve spent all I’m going to until I see some progress I didn’t have to pay $10. to get. I get that the superior artwork and research that goes into the game construction is not cheap, but I’d rather watch a few ads than keep paying and hitting brick walls. I hope someone at MJ is actually reading this.
Major part missing to 5 stars
by ChristinaMarieBSW on 2018/11/14 20:48
Love this game, have a lot of fun, helps w distraction too. Don’t like the business of the screen, having all these options around that mean nothing to game play-like to see them condensed. My biggest issue is the change in scoring. Before it was timed and knew what was expected of you to achieve 1, 2, & 3 stars on each level. Now, I have no idea what is needed to get each star to move onto the next level and ESP unlock the keys to move onto the next section, country, etc. How do you move ahead, continue to be challenged if you create a game that doesn’t tell you, give you markers, how to do that? PLEASE fix this! I’m stuck in the late 500’s levels and have been since I don’t know what is needed to get more stars to unlock the key and move forward. Would love to NOT have to delete this app but will have to do that if all it does os take up space.
Practically requires purchases
by Mirillie on 2018/09/09 12:09
This is a fun game IF you make in app purchases. It’s virtually impossible to finish a board without purchasing a boost of some sort. Even a hint is a boost. You get one free every day, but it often takes more than one to clear a board. Another frustration is that once you finally get used to the tiles, you move to a section with new tiles that have similar looks. There are multiple red faced guys in China and Japan as well as men with hats and helmets that are so similar it takes time to sort them out. Update: I got used to these issues and was playing sometimes buying coins to get boosts, but there is now some subscription thing where you get better stuff if you play monthly. Since there are plenty on free games without subscriptions, I am not going to subscribe. There is now the most annoying light up thing that blinks in the top left corner when you make a match. I think it’s called the Supercombo. I’m so not a fan. This is not an improvement. I think I might be done now.
Practically requires purchases
by Mirillie on 2018/09/09 12:09
This is a fun game IF you make in app purchases. It’s virtually impossible to finish a board without purchasing a boost of some sort. Even a hint is a boost. You get one free every day, but it often takes more than one to clear a board. Another frustration is that once you finally get used to the tiles, you move to a section with new tiles that have similar looks. There are multiple red faced guys in China and Japan as well as men with hats and helmets that are so similar it takes time to sort them out. Update: I got used to these issues and was playing sometimes buying coins to get boosts, but there is now some subscription thing where you get better stuff if you play monthly. Since there are plenty on free games without subscriptions, I am not going to subscribe. There is now the most annoying light up thing that blinks in the top left corner when you make a match. I think it’s called the Supercombo. I’m so not a fan. This is not an improvement. I think I might be done now.
Practically requires purchases
by Mirillie on 2018/09/09 12:09
This is a fun game IF you make in app purchases. It’s virtually impossible to finish a board without purchasing a boost of some sort. Even a hint is a boost. You get one free every day, but it often takes more than one to clear a board. Another frustration is that once you finally get used to the tiles, you move to a section with new tiles that have similar looks. There are multiple red faced guys in China and Japan as well as men with hats and helmets that are so similar it takes time to sort them out. Update: I got used to these issues and was playing sometimes buying coins to get boosts, but there is now some subscription thing where you get better stuff if you play monthly. Since there are plenty on free games without subscriptions, I am not going to subscribe. There is now the most annoying light up thing that blinks in the top left corner when you make a match. I think it’s called the Supercombo. I’m so not a fan. This is not an improvement. I think I might be done now.
Good, but needs a little work
by AimMeesh71 on 2018/03/31 15:10
Love the game but it’s frustrating when I try to beat a level forever and finally win, but right when I click on the first of two gold tiles, the game force closes. I go back and open it but the level is gone and I’m back to the main map. Also, I have friends and family that are getting into the game. We’ve created accounts for them. We were able to send each other lives one time. You should improve this for your loyal fans to keep them coming back and improve the chances of them getting their friends to sign up so we can all share lives. More players, more play time equals bank for your app. Level 720 is a challenge. There are tiles that are barely covered that you can’t click on and then tiles that are 99% covered that you can? Other than those few little things the game is great!
Marjong Journey
by Uptoolate! on 2018/11/20 00:44
Still not a fan of the graphics, but they've made winning the games more assessable, so it's back to 4 stars. Still lots of fun. This is a game that I have been playing for a long time. It is fun and challenging and keeps me up way too late at night. However, I am giving it three stars instead of five now. This latest upgrade is ridiculous. The graphics are very childish, the designs on the tiles went from being very intricate to child like drawings. I am not a 12-year-old and don't appreciate a little kitty with big eyes frowning at me because I didn't get the gold tiles. I still dislike the graphics. They have made the levels ridiculously harder, with very few chargers given. You can complete a whole section and not get one charger. Of course, they want you to buy them. It's too bad, I used to give this game 5 stars.
Fun but frustrating at times
by JJ4892 1 on 2019/01/19 20:13
This game is fun but when you get frustrated. I stop playing for awhile. Too many stars to get to the next level and the timer is annoying. I have had friends with the same issues. They have actually deleted this game because they have spent too much money. I know sometimes you have to pay but it’s ridiculous to not get to the next levels because you require too many stars. I do like the graphics and the challenges but like I said, when it starts too get frustrating, I stop playing and find other games to play. I don’t need the stress. Real life is already stressful. Improvements have been continuous made and that is great. Keep up the improvements please and take this advice and others advice on the their reviews into consideration. Thanks..
The new upgrade
by silver tip fox on 2018/08/09 16:38
I really don’t like this new upgrade, I enjoyed playing the game, but due to financial issues I can’t make purchases. This upgrade does not change your level, if I complete level 5, the next game is still level not next just retry, I had made it all the way to level 100, but your game wouldn’t let me go to 101 but, I really don’t like how I can’t go to level 6 when I removed all tiles in level 5, and I love how you are cleaver to use those beautiful colors that is what attracted me to your game, and the fact that you can lose it’s not much fun in jus matching 2 kinds, your game is more challenging. So can you explain how I go to the next level when I have completed a level, and I also notice once I get 2 stars on a level even if I win I never complete the 3 stars?
Definitely Frustrating but enjoyable in a sick way
by Aranne39 on 2018/12/09 05:34
Yep.....it's a Mahjong game with all the bells and whistles including bonuses, extra lives, hearts, and oh yes......something extra for the x-mas holiday's. Enjoyable but very frustrating just what I needed with all my regular stressful events leading up to the big day. I love Christmas, don't get me wrong, but if you want to add a special holiday game it should be stress free and a actual gift for your wonderful player. Make it easier and some free goodies would show how much you appreciate us. Just saying it would be nice. Oh, and cut back on the ads wanting us to buy, buy, buy, and buy some more of your extra products. Just saying around Christmas just lay off a little and when January 1st comes around its back to normal business.
Lots of fun
by 818cole on 2018/03/10 14:28
This game is fun, frustrating at times but keep trying you eventually get past the obstacles. Easier way is to purchase the needed stars, but I personally prefer to solve for them. Fun game but does make it hard unless you save your boosters. I have repeated almost all the levels several, no truthfully many, many times but I did manage to collect stars with a few stumbles along the way. I really like this game, I should go back and do a search to see what other games that may offer. I truly dislike the need to purchase diamonds in order to pass through gates, yet how do you win diamonds, just for purchase? In all I will admit I am addicted to this game and I have gotten my sister in the same addiction, we are now wondering if there is a support group for Mahjong!
Relaxing but overwhelming
by B.TL on 2019/03/23 08:39
I really like this game. Great graphics! Sometimes is seems as it is strategically set up to fail though. Some levels seem unreasonably unwinnable. There is so much going on in this game with the qu’est and which level leads to where. Collecting items and getting different treasures not sure what it all means or leads to. It is overwhelming when you simply want to play the puzzles. And the constant cost for add one or boosters when you are sure even what they do is a bit annoying. There are so many different charges for everything. I know this seems like it could be a negative critique but I really do like the game...it’s just a lot going on. It should maybe have a simple practice level for those who want to sharpen their skills before embarking on a quest. Thanks
Buckeyegal
by Heck if I know on 2018/02/22 14:50
Love the game! Just wish some of the levels were not so hard! I am one who has to get all three stars before going on to the next level and some are just so hard I am on them forever. I also liked better that when you got the daily reward for all the days you got the jackpot with lots of helps. On the special maps, I wish it was easier to get the tokens to play. I get the first few levels but never get very far because I don’t have enough tokens. Otherwise, I love the game. Very addicting! Wish more levels were added quicker. Still love this game but wish the extra paths were not so hard. I get clear to the fourth one and then very seldom can get the fifth cleared. Therefore, I don’t often get very far in the special maps.
Updates are a problem
by kmm-star on 2018/04/07 13:21
Once again, my IPad updated the app yesterday, but it won’t open again today because it says I need to download the update. The problem continues... While I enjoy the challenge of Mahjong Journey, the updates are frustrating. I’ve only played for a few months, but right now, I haven’t been able to play for two days. The App Store says an update was made 6 days ago, yet there’s no update available. When I try to open the app, it says I need to download the update. It takes me to the App Store and the the update isn’t there. It just says open. This happened with the Halloween update, as well. It took days before I could update, causing me to lose my progress playing daily and adding to my inventory. Please correct this. The game is hard enough. Updating it shouldn’t be such a problem!
Poor games
by Regina. Hogan on 2017/11/02 17:26
One attempts to move the tiles, they don’t respond to touch either with finger or pencil. The “points “ you give are always one point less than what you need, always. I am playing the games to relax and help with memory. Always being one point low is frustrating, but what is really frustrating is being “so slow “ as to have you make fun of the gamer, and you lose “a. life “ if you have to leave the game. Also, if it appears the gamer is so slow, they should have more time allotted & not the normal 3 min. When one is older & disabled it would be nice to be able to play a game & enjoy it, have fun, relax. I had several games like this one and they were enjoyable, but then they had a lot of “updates “. What the tiles looked like changed to the point of being difficult to see which is also a problem for a lot of us. Even the younger crowd can have that problem. So, how do I rate this app, I give it a minus 5 stars.
Good game
by Alrightwme on 2017/09/19 06:18
Keeps interest . I just started playing . This is Challenging at some levels while others pretty easy. I can not stop playing this .Some of the time limits are crazy short but keeps me trying and trying .... would be nice . Some things I don't like ... the time it takes to regenerate a heart is way too long . I move on to another game . Daily rewards!! Make it worth it everyday multiply the items received . The undo last is horrible it should be free or at least be able to go back a few moves not just one have it go back to the last move you had at least two choices . Offer a bundle with different items . Should be able to earn crystals at some point .
Burned out
by Kennykat1961 on 2017/12/05 15:49
I loved the game at the start, and didn't mind the different challenges to proceed, but refuse to purchase anything so I have been stuck short 6 stars for 4 days. Have played most at least 10 times and can not get past the key, and it will not let me earn anymore cornucopias until I can pass. This happened with last 2 challenges also. Ready to give up on this game. This is what I had written at last review and I finally bought some to try and finish. Used all on one to try and pass to finish and get key, to be able to get last of cornucopias. (Was never able to finish fall game due to not being able to get enough stars to get to be able to get to the rest of cornucopias to finish challenge.) If it happens on this next challenge I will give up.
Frustrated also
by booooo hissssss on 2018/12/30 00:51
I love the game and the art work is amazing. But I agree with the others, this is the hardest and most frustrating game instead of being relaxing and fun. I often loose all 5 lives without gaining any ground for days upon days! I’m disabled and can not afford to pay for extra items within the game. The Christmas adventure was fun, but if your going to go through the trouble to make something unique then you should make it so that we can progress to the end instead of getting 20/30 and no time or possibility of progressing further. I played one section for the last 4 days and get down to the last 2 pairs and their always the same, 2 pairs blocking the gold tiles so you cannot match them to get to them. And there’s no way to move on to another section. Until there’s a change, I cannot recommend to my friends.
Nice Game, but....
by NikNik13 on 2017/11/04 00:31
It’s a good game but there are a few things that make it not so fun. The time limits make it where I don’t enjoy it as much as regular Mahjong games. Maybe if the time limits weren’t so tight it would be more fun, instead of frustrating. Right now all I get is frustrated because of the time limits and how long you have to wait for lives. Thirty Minutes? Really? If you’re gonna make it that long give us an option to watch an ad to gain a life or something. Also, the boosts that are offered seem a little expensive. You actually have to pay cash money to get these boosts. I have yet to find where you can use your points or gold or whatever it’s called to buy them. You have to use the diamonds, which cost real money. Not sure how long I’ll keep this game. We’ll see.
Fun but not fair
by diverpig on 2019/02/18 05:58
I love this game and the graphics are awesome. What I don’t like is the constant pressure to buy stuff and how difficult it is if you don’t. I like a good challenge but the fun is in at least having a chance to win and get enough stars to play the special levels. I might would even buy some stuff but the prices are cost-prohibitive. At the difficulty level of this game, the prices are too high to buy enough stuff that would actually help you beat a level much less get 3 stars or even 2. I would much rather pay $10 up front and be able to play a fair and consistent game. Even if you didn’t change the algorithms, you could at least make the items required to play side adventures (pumpkins, turkeys, etc) always available at lower levels.
Very frustrating
by Rosebitz on 2019/03/22 17:25
Can’t get 3 stars even though game says excellent , perfect. Way too frustrating. Been playing for months and am stuck trying to get 3 stars on 12. Boosters don’t help. There is no Help or instructions. Graphics are HORRIBLE. 3D is impossible to distinguish. Tile graphics are confusing (similarity between 5 and 6 tiles and 6 and 9 tiles cause too many miss selections). Background is pretty but not enough to continue playing. Don’t get your strategy, I play 1 game and quit. Why would you want that kind of behavior? I’m certainly not going to buy anything since there does not seem to be any benefit to having any more of useless items. You keep asking me to share with friends but all I would say is: stay far far away never download Does anyone of you developers read any of this and take any action? The reviews are going down hill and no updates are happening
Game is TOO HARD
by cg3111 on 2019/02/01 23:32
For a while, I have felt like the game was too hard. I try to beat the 30 levels in the special events, in order to win a new avatar. But I’ve only been able to do that TWICE in the few years that I’ve been playing. :( I was hoping that with the latest update, the goal of winning a new avatar would be a little more attainable. Now you’ve made it even HARDER, by making the player have to pass so many levels in a row or have to start all over again! That’s a little bit ridiculous! Don’t think I’ll be playing much anymore. Playing the game was a way of unwinding and relaxing while also being challenged. Now it’s just frustrating and ridiculous. I don’t have time for that. Too bad you have lost an avid fan and player of the game. :(
It's a Love-Hate Relationship
by Tracy A on 2018/05/29 02:16
Love: the game is totally addicting and challenging at the same time. Some levels are easy and you can complete quickly, whereas others may take a couple tries, and yet others have taken me several weeks. I like to keep my mind active and this game certainly accomplishes that. Hate: there are way too many glitches! I've been playing this game on my iPad and got into the 800 levels. However, many times the game and timer start, but the tiles are frozen and you can't use them resulting in the loss of that life/energy. Also, I've had weeks and even months go by where the game starts to load, but than crashes; it continues to do this every time you try to open the game rendering the app useless. It also has crashed during a game.
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Embark on a magical journey in this addictive Mahjong Solitaire adventure! Enjoy a new take on Mahjong Shanghai as you help a young girl and her grandfather traverse the globe in search of her lost parents. Make your way by pairing tiles in order to dismantle hundreds of layouts. Collect achievements for special accomplishments while taking advantage of innovative gameplay twists like Shuffle, which allows you to get out of a difficult situation, or Firecracker, a tool for blowing up multiple pairs of tiles. Visit the Forbidden City, Virupaksha Temple, the Taj Mahal and the famous Mount Fuji as you fulfill challenging quests and earn gold stars for completing levels as fast as you can! ● Master over 1800 immersive levels (with hundreds more coming in free updates) ● Match 1806 types of tiles in 43 different tile sets (with more coming in free updates) ● Earn over 40 desirable achievements and utilize four groundbreaking power-ups ● Enjoy gorgeous graphics, rich sounds and regular free updates with new levels, tile sets and more ● Game Center Support ● iPhone XR support ● iPad Pro Display Support While this game is absolutely free to play, you have the ability to unlock optional bonuses via in-app purchases from within the game. You may disable in-app purchases in your device settings. If you like to make in-app purchases in this game, mahjong journey also offers two absolutely optional auto-renewable subscriptions that provide substantial benefits compared to individual in-app purchases. – In case you choose to sign up to Silver Subscription or Gold Subscription, the price will be $19.99 per month or $49.99 per month accordingly. Payment will be taken from your iTunes account for the first month when you confirm the purchase. In case you choose to subscribe, it will be automatically renewed each month unless you cancel it. Please cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the monthly payment period to avoid being charged for the next month. – You can cancel your subscription at any time. Visit your account settings to upgrade, downgrade or cancel your subscription. Note that in case you choose to subscribe, the current payment period cannot be canceled or pro-rated. ____________________________ Game available in: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America), Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Japanese, Arabic ____________________________ Sign up now for a weekly round-up of the best from G5 Games! www.g5e.com/e-mail ____________________________ G5 Games - World of Adventures™! Collect them all! Search for "g5" in iTunes! Adventure: ▶ Jewels of Rome: Match gems to restore the city ▶ Homicide Squad: Hidden Crimes ▶ The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery ▶ Pirates & Pearls: A Treasure Matching Puzzle ▶ Survivors: the Quest Strategy: ▶ Virtual City Playground: Building Tycoon ▶ Farm Clan®: Farm Life Adventure ▶ Stand O’Food® City: Virtual Frenzy ▶ The Island Castaway: Lost World® ▶ Doomsday Preppers™ ____________________________ VISIT US: www.g5e.com WATCH US: www.youtube.com/g5enter FIND US: www.facebook.com/g5games FOLLOW US: www.twitter.com/g5games G5 End User License Supplemental Terms: http://www.g5e.com/G5_End_User_License_Supplemental_Terms
love it!!
by ndvls on 2019/07/18 05:58
By far my favorite game, it relaxes my mind & i love the background music!
Fun Game
by GrandmaJ14 on 2019/07/18 04:55
Game is a lot of fun, but it does get frustrating trying to get needed items to complete a section for rewards. I liked it better when the goal was to get to the next level.
Peela
by peelamarie on 2019/07/18 03:49
This game is fun😻
Best game ever
by Jpmance on 2019/07/18 03:32
Love it
Enjoying
by kadywi on 2019/07/18 02:38
I have just began playing this game and am really enjoying it. The scenery is a nice touch.
Mahjong
by Missbehaven63 on 2019/07/18 02:34
I love this game it’s very relaxing, except for the ads for other games you can really get lost playing.
Rewards, Tokens, Diamonds
by Eadodzz on 2019/07/18 02:22
Please, please, please...give players a break. Stop being so stingy with rewards, tokens and diamonds and other incentives. Shouldn’t have to purchase these things to have to play. Makes player search for other games and vendors who are much more generous to players. That’s how you will loose customers.
Mahjong
by vafire fighter on 2019/07/18 02:20
I love this game, I spend hours playing.
Mahjong
by Geoge Half on 2019/07/18 01:47
I have been playing this game for 2 yrs. It is much harder than other mahjong games that I’ve played. In mahjong treasures I am at level 1206. The other three mahjong games that I play , I don’t play very much. I play this one several times a day and have not progressed very far because of the requirement to get 3 stars on several levels. I love this game. It is hard but gratifying! Thank you
WHAT???
by cruise traveler on 2019/07/18 00:32
Other than just completing puzzles as they come up, I have no clues how to get 3 stars instead of one, what I’m supposed to do to find these “prizes” or whatever they are, or why I suddenly couldn’t do a puzzle because I hadn’t won enough of something, who knows WHAT??? Why do game apps never give any directions. You’re just magically expected to know what to do!!! 😖
Great game
by kmjiouy on 2019/07/18 00:29
Play it daily
Good game
by Khardy#1 on 2019/07/18 00:25
It’s a good get away from life in general! When there’s nothing on TV, I can always pick up my phone & play a game or two & relax.
Enjoy playing this game
by Agaweaome on 2019/07/17 23:11
I just started playing last week and I am really enjoy it. Keeps you challenged.
I like it
by lialexgma on 2019/07/17 22:48
Haven’t been playing long and I’m enjoying how it adds up stuff to enhance play without having to purchase anything.
Majong
by cas301104 on 2019/07/17 22:35
Great challenging
Tam
by ttkrr5 on 2019/07/17 22:24
When I buy coins why are so many lost before I get to play?
Review
by TriviaWhiz on 2019/07/17 21:42
Good game.
Thanks
by shorty 156 on 2019/07/17 21:01
Its a good and keeps you on your toes
Confused
by NCL65 on 2019/07/17 20:53
Skipping around when I just want to play the game - oh well
Mahjong Journey
by Rock1951 on 2019/07/17 20:14
Been playing for several years - good game that keeps my mind focused and helps to me to use my brain - hoping such games wii keep my mind sharp!!
Coño101
by coño101 on 2019/07/17 20:04
Very entertaining!!!
So much fun
by cajun peanut on 2019/07/17 19:03
I love this game. Can’t put it down sometimes.
Amazing game
by Monkey Turtle2230 on 2019/07/17 18:13
Mahjong is a perfect game for stress.
Great game!
by Mags7311 on 2019/07/17 17:22
Super fun game!
Mahjong Journey
by HarriRed on 2019/07/17 16:32
FANTASTIC GAME I Love😍 It!!!
I likey!
by Zennyswillow on 2019/07/17 16:23
I find I am playing this as much as the two games I love. That’s a good thing!
It is fun to play
by placerwinner on 2019/07/17 15:06
The graphics are very good It is fun even though I don’t know what I’m Doing
Mah jong
by poddicted on 2019/07/17 13:00
The best
Love it
by Rhinolegs on 2019/07/17 08:53
I really enjoy this app it really is relaxing
Fun but challenging to see
by Channa811 on 2019/07/17 08:35
The game is enjoyable, but would like to see the images and words nagnufed.
It’s fun!
by Abuelax2 on 2019/07/17 05:40
I enjoy the game, but might need more instruction as I proceed. Would prefer more “Chinese” music.
Great game
by 61 Roses on 2019/07/17 02:38
Great game Love it.
Stress Buster
by Chardonlady on 2019/07/17 00:58
At the end of a long day, when thoughts of what needs to be done the next simply won’t go away, I turn to this version of Mahjong. Fantastic graphics and interesting levels. A true stress buster!
Mahjong journey
by JammyAlistr on 2019/07/17 00:21
Having fun so far.
REVIEW
by Mama Jed on 2019/07/17 00:00
This game is awesome can’t stop playing.
Captivating!
by jpoodle699 on 2019/07/16 22:59
This game is so much fun!
Me encanta
by Kizzim1980 on 2019/07/16 22:57
Buen juego pero difícil conseguir diamantes. Según van pasando los niveles se ponen más difícil y es adictivo
I like the challenge
by Hookman14 on 2019/07/16 21:00
I like Mahjong I like the challenge. For some reason the game only gives me 1 star every time . The last 5-10 games it cancels my moves with 20 or so tiles left and tells me to try again or give up. That’s aggravating .
Like
by Kate4aces on 2019/07/16 20:39
I enjoy the game
Fun game...how do you play?
by TJS272 on 2019/07/16 18:36
It’s a fun game, but I can’t find any rules on how to play. I’ve sort of figured a lot of it out you muddling through it, but there is still a lot to find out. A few less ads to sell you things and a few more tips on playing would be nice. It would get you more stars.
Love
by Mommytwix on 2019/07/16 15:22
I love this game so many different things to look for
Great Game!
by d33_86 on 2019/07/16 13:27
Exciting levels
Frustrating
by Daffy5170 on 2019/07/16 12:15
Cannot get three stars on any level - timing seems to change. Also requirements to progress require purchases.
Mahjong
by Hawaii chad on 2019/07/16 10:33
Great game...excellent graphics. Thanks.
Fun
by Cdame on 2019/07/16 09:44
Fun game
Great to look forward to.
by Leetsplus1 on 2019/07/16 02:46
I enjoy coming to this games at the end of the day, it’s relaxing and yet, still stimulates my mind.
Hippo 22
by Maria@22 on 2019/07/16 02:33
I love this game I play it every day!
Memory
by Dogcentral on 2019/07/16 00:05
Great tool to work on memory skills
Excellent
by Imjournier on 2019/07/15 23:36
Excellent gamble
Love the game
by mack1949 on 2019/07/15 22:47
Great game. It is my favorite.
Best game
by Harleychic2015 on 2019/07/15 22:44
Very addicting! The best Mahjong game I have seen
Game
by rickshaw0528 on 2019/07/15 22:18
Great game. New games great.
Mahjong
by Meeeow32 on 2019/07/15 20:18
Great game to get lost in. I can play for hours and not even notice it’s been that long.
I LOVE MAHJONG!!!
by revdeb57 on 2019/07/15 18:40
This was the first game I loaded onto my new iPad back in January. I love this game!
Mahjong game
by haleybaley2002 on 2019/07/15 18:16
This is a great game. Fun to play when you have nothing else to do!!
Enjoy
by ReconSpyder on 2019/07/15 17:43
Beautiful graphics, fun game
Like game
by fonadee on 2019/07/15 15:01
Very enjoyable
LOVE THIS GAME!
by 1 strange lady on 2019/07/15 14:22
I wish there were a few more ways to earn diamonds.
Great game
by doggy 1996 on 2019/07/15 11:56
Good brain exercise
Good game, could do Without /dislike the forced tutorial...
by Valeriedoremi on 2019/07/15 07:59
making me use powers I don't want to use. just let me play right away. Have the tutorials optional for those that want them. On the other hand, it hasn't shown me how to get an avatar, so I'm just a shadow silhouette. But fun game to play when waiting in line. Sometimes it's hard to tell if the tiles are open or not,doesn't always look 3d.
Kaye
by Granny-kg123 on 2019/07/15 06:21
Very fun game!
Great
by ladytricha on 2019/07/15 06:01
Love this game
Mahjong journey
by Nanabunny7 on 2019/07/15 05:54
This game is addicting! But lately seem to have WAY more losses than wins what is going on! My favorite game! Still one of my favorite games. Have to wait too long for updates. Too long between updates. Love this game! What has happened to the Lucky Cat that increased the amount of diamonds. I haven't had one in FOREVER!ri would really really like to see more lucky cat that increases. The amounts of diamonds hey are seldom ever seen in my game. More cats PLEASE!!! I really like this game, but it is so ADDICTING.still need to see MORE lucky cats. I have spent ENTIRELY too much money at the bank in Mahjong Journry. The only way to decrease the amount I have spent is to delete the game. I really enjoy playing this game but am a bit too adicted!
Challenging
by My Chuckie on 2019/07/15 03:36
This game is very addicting because it is so challenging. You just don’t want to give up.
Game
by ascas98 on 2019/07/15 03:20
Love it so far
Best Game EVER!!!!🇧🇹🎎🏮🍜🇨🇳🈯️🏮
by Tifany T. on 2019/07/15 03:15
I shoulda known since it's yet another super amazing game from G5 GAMES®️. This puzzle game is relaxing yes, but it also stimulates your brain at the same time. I highly recommend it. So far through out every update there have been no glitches or bugs.. just seamless gameplay Every.Single.Time. Oh and BTW- no need to buy any in APP purchases as well. This game can be FULLY ENJOYED WITHOUT SPENDING A DIME. A+++ 5-star 💎💎💎
The game
by Rashatd on 2019/07/15 01:50
Addictive
Game
by Jonesbec on 2019/07/15 00:58
Do not like how now it sparkle shuts down the game. Too many times more moves available as it sparkles away
Love this game
by Celbornagain on 2019/07/15 00:40
This game is AWESOME! So much fun! Thanks!
Challenging!
by Markld168 on 2019/07/15 00:40
Challenging!
Good Game
by apptforme on 2019/07/14 23:48
Keeps my brain working
$$😡🤬
by Imlateagain on 2019/07/14 23:47
I really enjoy this version except for the constant requests for money. No I do not want to buy any additional points. I’d rather earn my way through. I deleted the last mahjong game that asked for money and I’ll soon become irritated enough that I’ll delete this one, too.
Fun
by SeabeeBill on 2019/07/14 23:20
It’s a lot of fun.
Ok game
by Bbg44 on 2019/07/14 22:03
So far so good. Not quite sure how to play but it’s fun.
Mahjong
by ghastrydeer on 2019/07/14 21:25
Fun!
debbiemom4
by debmom4 on 2019/07/14 20:48
Seems to get harder to make level without Buying stars. 😞
Ok
by framingfoxes76 on 2019/07/14 20:02
Ok game so far. I just started and I don’t understand most of the rules yet.
Great game
by lssssm on 2019/07/14 18:58
This game is relaxing and keeps my memory and focus acute.
The game is it’s own tutorial!
by KassellPalace on 2019/07/14 17:58
I like that after I’ve done the levels I need to go back and do them again in order to get a high enough score to reach the next level, and then do them again to get additional prizes. That helps me learn the game really well and I know it will help me do well later.
Love
by pmpkin77777777777777 on 2019/07/14 17:37
Love Love love
Good
by zengxiulin on 2019/07/14 13:10
Good game
Timer
by Vorric on 2019/07/14 07:25
The graphics are great and music isn’t bad either but I don’t care for the timer. It doesn’t actually SAY there is one but I noticed that my score was not high if I didn’t play fast enough. If your eyes are better than mine and you like a fast pace game this is it. This isn’t a bad game, just not my cup of tea as they say.
Jhong
by Kona cool on 2019/07/14 06:26
Great game
Mahjong
by Hugabug59 on 2019/07/14 05:31
Cool game , I like it a lot.
Okay so far
by brownmab on 2019/07/14 05:20
I am enjoying playing the game. Please change your coding so when I disable auto zoom it does not automatically re-enable itself! It should only turn back on if I press the button to turn it back on!
Game
by iloveyoudrommmm on 2019/07/14 04:59
🤣🤣🙄
Game
by iloveyoudrommmm on 2019/07/14 04:59
🤣🤣🙄
Mahjong
by antlercache on 2019/07/14 04:37
Hard to follow sometimes. But enjoyable.
My favorite Game!
by Cahhv on 2019/07/14 04:11
Loving the Halloween game, great graphics. Thanks! The different graphics for holidays are great. So are the different tiles. Love the mini games. Some are so challenging I get frustrated. Dragon graphic are wonderful! 2/22/2018 Having a great time playing. March 2018 Having fun with the Easter egg hunt, thanks! 7/6/2018 Wish you had something that shows what level extra clouds and asterisk are on. 9/15/2018 I played this game everyday for over a year. Since last update I have not been able to get into the game and support has not helped. 2/1/2019 the graphics are still fantastic. Do not like the new limits on the special game. 5/1/2019 like the limit of 3 in the bonus game 5/28/201Do.not like that we have to start all over when we miss one on the bonus game. 7/12/2019: so glad you changed the bonus game. Hope I can complete this time. Love your artist!
Wonderful game!
by pct1551 on 2019/07/14 03:42
I Love playing this game
Would give 5 stars
by Suze417 on 2019/07/14 02:12
I can’t give it 5 stars when it doesn’t automatically reformat when there aren’t any available moves
D
by Halo fan 254 on 2019/07/14 01:54
Game is addicting
It’s ok
by jahcreted on 2019/07/14 01:46
Don’t like that u have to pay to shuffle.
Mahjong journey
by hoag12345 on 2019/07/14 01:44
I love this game.
How ?
by for petes sake !! on 2019/07/14 01:41
How do I ask people to send me gifts?
Love this game
by Mymyz12345 on 2019/07/14 01:33
My favorite game.
Awesome
by Ccapuano23 on 2019/07/14 01:25
Awesome!! Definitely the best around!
Addictive
by Playerpeg on 2019/07/14 01:23
The game is fun and addictive. It can also be very frustrating because you can’t progress without achieving stars, specific items, etc. I still enjoy it, though.
Majong
by Pje55 on 2019/07/14 00:52
Enjoy the challenges
Would like it so much more if only...
by Uhuhamen on 2019/05/03 04:34
Find this relaxing as it focuses my mind on something irrelevant (the game) such that it can't be running over and dwelling on everything else life is throwing at me. The music is a great aid in that. However, the zen is shattered by all the annoying ads for all their copycat games, especially when accompanied by their jarring energetic music which you can't turn off or even cut short. Out of all those games and characters there is no non-white ethnic representation--no, the extremely stereotyped Japanese guys don't give you points in that area. It becomes increasingly difficult to progress without buying and using cheats, which I don't think is right; you should be able to complete w skill and perseverance alone. I wonder if it's even physically possible to tap that many tiles in 1.5 or 2 minutes, much less search, match, and tap. I dislike that the timer always keeps going for 3 seconds after you finish the game, but lately it even adds 30 second to my time before comparing to the cutoff, making it impossible to progress. Another bug is that the daily log-in sometimes won't accept input, or skips, or erases your progress. The constant nagging for donations or in-app purchases disrupts the good feeling that would be generated and assures that I will NOT reward that nagging with my $.
Good but still needs work
by ambertalsma on 2017/10/21 23:35
I love the game but I've had issues with purchasing gems also I've lost and when I go to retry the level it didn't give me any tiles to play with so it ended up costing me 3 lives. It would be nice if there was extra ways to get gems since for some reason the game won't let me purchase anymore. But all in all I love the game I just would like more gems. Ok months later and I do enjoy some of the repairs they've made but I'm having one issue and it's a silly one. Say I just finished level 9 in one of those 30 day challenges it sometimes when I click next completely bypasses level 10 and goes to 11. It's weird! Still love the game though. Still needs work the diamonds need to be cheaper and the cost of playing special levels lower. Some of them in the last one were 30 flowers or whatever to play the level. Then you die and hafta pay it again. We all know you’re making plenty of $ off of this game so make it so the die hards like me can afford more.
Newest special event
by mawmaw19471 on 2019/07/02 05:38
I have to say that I have become VERY frustrated with this last quest that is going on now. I worked through the necessary 25 levels just to find that “this time” there is an additional step before obtaining the daily gift item. I understand that you are just increasing the need to spend more $ in the games but I think it is a little greedy on your part. I regularly spend money on G5 games. Now you have added this additional twist that requires you go back through the special levels to find additional items to complete the quest. And the really irritating thing is that you have to use the required tokens (stars) to get into the level to get a chance at finding the necessary item. I have just completed one level 6 times and have yet to get the necessary item. Instead I get nothing and have to try again, using more tokens to get back into the game to try again. I guess you can tell that I am very frustrated but I am 72 years old and have been playing G5 games for a few years now. It is a good way to relax and also have some mild mental challenge. I currently play Mahjong Journey, Secret Society and In the past few months have also been playing Hidden Treasures. I purchase items in each of these games to make them enjoyable and not frustrating. However, I notice that you have also added a switch up in Hidden Society and I am seriously considering dropping all 3 games and move on to other, less enjoyable games. Thank you for listening.
Challenging, Addictive but Time Consuming
by autobotashley on 2019/01/23 17:23
I’ve been playing this game off and on for about 2-3 years. It’s challenging and relaxing but only when there is significant progress being made. I’ve encountered, like other reviewers, levels where it continually makes it so I cannot win the level. The need to sometimes decide which tiles to choose is sometimes an welcome added challenge, but more often than not it leads to losing the level which will lead to my biggest and hugest complaint of the game: the heart replacement counter. I understand after using up a life that you’ll need to wait a certain amount of time to let it recharge, but the wait of 30 MINUTES PER LIFE is way too long of a wait. When you use all your lives up, sometimes on one level in the span of 10 minutes WITH boosts, you’ll have to wait almost 2+ hours to play with full lives again & that is one of my hugest complaints that I hope will be addressed. The price of boosts too, the in app purchases is also very overpriced. I can understand 99¢ to $4.99 for boosts but a minimum usable amount of diamonds for $4.99 to be able to get anything to use in the game to make progress is slightly unreasonable. I love this game, and I hope that the main issue, the heart regeneration rate, can openly be improved so I may be able to play more often as the game, legitimately, is addicting and invigorating.
Frustrating
by Deborific1 on 2018/11/17 23:14
I play games to help distract me from the stresses in everyday life, and chose Mahjong Journey because of the beautifully drawn tiles. I enjoyed moving to a new country and discovering new tiles which offer a challenge for several levels until I learn them. Love the mini games and monthly challenge! I can’t wait to see the next country. However, of all the Mahjong games I’ve played over many years, this one has the highest ratio of boards that I lose. I often use my 5 lives and get nowhere. Yes, my moves can affect the outcome, but getting down to the final two and having one on top of the other happens way too often. Is it intentional to encourage players to buy more? Last year my raise was $2 per month, so that’s not going to happen. You have created a game that is beautiful and interesting. It’s too bad that it’s not user friendly. I just played for 5 days and still cannot move to the next level. I don’t play to be stressed & frustrated. What’s the point if making it so hard? Again I’ve played day after day with no progress, just loss after loss with an occasional win that still gives only one star. Is this actually a psych test to see how long someone will continue to play while continually getting beat up? I keep coming back in hope of a change in my favor and hope this time I won’t return. Perhaps you can make a new version for children. Call me if you do.
Change a few tiny details get 5 stars
by Natashatrip on 2019/02/07 14:16
My original review was more positive than this one & I gave 4 stars but because I’ve had more than a couple days of experience in playing, I’ve discovered you’ve made some of the levels so impossible to reach 3 stars to progress, that it makes me more frustrated than stress free. The time limit is absolutely impossible to beat on some of the levels. I realize most “free apps” have a goal to get the player so addicted that they eventually spend money at some point but it’s too expensive & is starting to get a bit redundant when I use up all my lives trying to beat ONE level & having to wait half an hour to get a life. I think u should tweak a few things like making the time limit a little less impossible to meet, give more boosters or prize boxes for completing goals & making purchases a little less expensive. if that were to happen, this game would most definitely get 5 stars & id recommend this to all my stressed out or bored friends. I’m just not that secure about positive endorsing at this point. It’s an extremely fun & challenging game & does relieve stress in the beginning but within no time, you’re basically stuck unless u make a purchase. I’m close to deleting because I’ve tried for a week to beat a level that’s just simply impossible to do unless I purchase a booster.
Suspicious Updates
by WJaMhIll on 2019/04/01 14:11
I have played this game for 10 months. Like other players, I find progress gets impeded unless you’re willing to plunk down a few bucks. I get frustrated, but ultimately conclude that it’s a free game and the developers’ rules, so I can play or not. I play until I lose a life or two, then cease playing until another day. My one-star is about a new tactic G5 recently implemented: You now update from within the game. NO-NO-NO! Every app and its updates are vetted by Apple or Google when playing on their devices and obtained through their store(s). Within the last few weeks, I’ve discovered my progress on this game impeded by a requirement that I download updates (additional maps and the like) from within the game, and I find that enormously suspicious. I’ve had Apple devices for a decade or more and have never encountered this before. I thought it was a bug, and that I should report it. So I sought to contact G5 directly to voice my concerns. Unfortunately, they do not want to speak to a human being (even digitally, via email). The contact requirements are Game Center or Facebook. I have neither (for that matter, I want neither...). So G5 creates an update round-about that evades vetting processes coupled with an inability to contact them. I’ve never worn a tin-foil hat, but this reeks of suspicious activity.
Mahjong Journey
by Come on in ... on 2017/10/13 05:39
Hello, I have been playing this particular game for the last four years...I always recognize the old gentleman and the little girl. Actually I recognize them from further back, now that I think on it. So, every few years, I find it again, and start it anew. Usually I just play it until either it changes or I do. This time my life changed drastically. And when that happened, I was very happy to have this game show up again in this brand new adventure. And on my iPad. Thank you for all the added adventures. And the games within games...and the treasure chests. I blew one of those so bad, I lost four times in a row. Waited a few days, then came back and finally won. Success. Now I finally made it to a new level...whew! And with the update will be able to play longer. I have asked many family members to play it, but am not sure anyone tried. But I Love It! Thanks for all your hard work. And being an artist, I wish I had taken computer programming also, in college. But, as an artist I truly appreciate your work...all of you. Thanks...Kaydee Chamberlain
This game is addictive!
by Bdbpr on 2017/09/17 22:50
I really enjoy playing this game but I don't understand why there are requirements to achieve a certain number of stars to move to the next level. The timing to achieve 3 stars is generally so fast that I don't have a ghost of a chance to do better than one star. I'd like to move forward but I find myself having to play the same level over and over in hopes of adding stars to advance. Update: I enjoy the extra mahjong cakes that are offered. Last one was required hot air balloons to play and this time it requires surfboards. I'm frustrated because there should be a way to earn surfboards without paying and there is not. Perhaps there's a bug in the game. Update: I've gotten stuck at the end of another level without sufficient points to keep moving. I don't plan to pay to keep moving to new levels so I'm starting from the beginning on my phone. It's fun but only if you can achieve forward progress. I suspect that when I get stuck next time, I'll delete the game because it's too frustrating to not be able to start new levels.
MahJong Journey
by Bluegirl354 on 2018/05/28 23:11
I am having problems getting to go forward in the game! I understand you want us to pay but there still should be a way to go forward??? It tell us to get more stars from going back to 6 - 90, when I go and do that the time is lower and it is next to impossible to get even the one star again! The same holds true with the ladybugs! So, see if you can add a little something extra, for us to build up more stars, and ladybugs! I really do love the game! I think it is the best Mahjong I have ever played, and I have played them all! Every thing I said below stands! Every thing seems to work well in this set, but it runs a little slower then other MahJong games! I love MahJong I play it every day! There is another little problem where it it very hard to see where one level begins and another starts! I do wear tri level glasses! All in all a very good game! This game should have a way to earn extra gems fast then trying to see all of these little Mah Jong tiles! It is a very good game! You just want to keep playing to get to the next level and so on!
It’s not my cup of tea, but that’s mostly a matter of taste
by arblgrv on 2018/08/05 22:19
This is a reasonably fun game with a lot of variants, layers of bright cutesy graphics and a whole lot going on in general. There are a lot of games that look like this one: fantastical scenes densely littered with small brilliantly-colored icons that don’t stop sparkling or moving about. The intended audience seems to be preteens, especially given how sugary sweet and overly cute it all is. To me this style of game design only manages to be distracting and annoying. I don’t want to waste time waiting for things like the floating glove to point toward the next level before I can get on with playing. My second major issue is the pay-for-cheats aspect. I play to test my skill, I want to win or lose fairly playing a challenging board. To me, having the option to buy out of a losing game is counter to the whole point of playing in the first place. It creates fake wins, so what’s the point? On the positive side: the boards so far are neither stupidly simple or unreasonably hard, the tiles are easy to read and there are a lot of different card sets with unusual designs (though here again they tend to have a cartoonish/coloring book feel).
My favorite mahjong game
by 51debh on 2018/11/07 12:53
This game is challenging and addicting, I finally found a game I can beat my children at! Love how the different levels keep it interesting. I have told all my friends to try and when they did, they love it as well. The new levels are addictive and it is my go to game! Enjoy the new levels but wish just a little more time could be allowed to beat the game. I love the new levels and the colors you use, think this is my favorite! Thank you for adding the treasures chests as well, little difficult at times because once you lose you need to start from beginning, would be more helpful if you could just go from where you lost. The newest updates you added finding the pieces and earning helps I cannot get enough of. Really enjoy this game!! Enjoy the new challenges that have been added that give you many options when playing the game! I love this game and it is the one I go to several times a dayEach new level has been fun to try and beat and have enjoyed sharing this game with all my friends!
Players Beware! Don’t buy anything from this game!!!!
by Mikiesgirl on 2019/02/01 01:51
Just paid for diamonds & didn’t get them! Matter of fact I didn’t get the 15 diamonds I bought but the game stole the 34 diamonds I had. 34 + 15 I should had 49 diamonds. The game left me with 9 diamonds! Must a SCAM to take your money. I emailed them & today have not gotten a response!! Players beware don’t buy anything. Going to delete this app... My first review when I thought inconsistencies were a glitch! No glitch it’s the game & those who developed it! If you are a regular player as I am, you can win boosters if you play daily. But if you skip a day which I rarely do the player looses that days booster. The game asks you if you want to maintain your chain by using your diamonds or if you want to buy diamonds if you don’t have enough. The catch, very often the game tells me that I’ve broken the daily chain even if you played the day before therefore not breaking the chain. The game doesn’t give you an option to challenge the fact you played the day before. Since the game is free to play I’m wondering if this is intentional to make money??? Something to think about. Other than that glitch I enjoy playing the game. PS there’s no way to communicate with those who maintain the game!
Newest update 2019
by gammy 727 on 2019/02/09 06:11
I have been playing this game for a few years now and even purchase diamond packages frequently. I am currently at level 1615 but since this most current update, I find it impossible to win the newest items listed with this update. I don’t expect to win all the time, (what’s the fun in that), but I have never been more frustrated trying to play. I find that I use all my free lives along with lives and boosters that I stockpile not to mention pay for in a matter of minutes. This is doing nothing but deter me from playing on my dime. I basically play the free lives and may or may not visit the site more than once a day if that much since this update. If the website is trying to slow my progress then fine, but to stop all progress is ridiculous. If you ask me, that’s cutting their nose off to spite their face. When it is impossible to win, why should I spend money for diamonds or boosters. I also feel like I had a possible play when suddenly it says I’ve lost. I’ve played this game long enough to know if I have to search more than 15 seconds for a play, I know it’s basically a lost life. Takes the fun out of playing when you know 99% of the time it’s 5 lives up then down so quickly.
The graphics are fun but there is far too much, interfering with game play
by Countrygirl2of6 on 2018/09/14 06:20
Every change made worsens the game. This latest change away from an actual timer on levels to the non-specific time bar is horrible because there is no way to tell how close you are to earning all three stars. The red curtain opening and closing between games is just plain annoying, contributes nothing to the game, seems calculated to upset player concentration, and just makes one more action that slows play down. Are you trying to irritate your clients or what, or is that the only thing designers could think of to tie in to the Sydney Opera House? Hopefully it will go away with the next level?! Okay. It didn’t go away. More is the pity. Pretty much finished with the endless ads before, during, at the end of play, and randomly scattered any time the game is open. Too bad you’ve wrecked a once-fun game. Thank you for at least removing that screen that was always begging for money to support the developers. Now if you could see your way clear to offering a version without 15 breaks for selling other games in a purchase version that would be great.
Challenging, but addictive fun!
by JMRoberts on 2017/12/26 17:37
Mahjong Journey is a fun, entertaining game that is always changing-making it impossible to get bored with! I love the extra seasonal levels, but after nearly six months of playing, I have yet to get three stars on all 30 bonus levels-leaving me quite frustrated, but nevertheless willing to jump back in at the next promotion. I too, am a perfectionist and rarely can move on unless I have shown mastery of the level with 3 stars-this has become increasingly difficult as the game has progressed and has often left me feeling like giving up altogether. I do wish that the game offered incentives for those levels where multiple pairs are matched within a quick period of time or perhaps a bonus for time remaining on the clock. Overall a great game, but for the game writers, if you are reading the reviews, many of us are hoping for a little less frustration or at the very least, an easier way of achieving some additional incentives.
Mahjong Quest
by PuzzerFan1955 on 2017/09/20 13:56
Fun but frustrating game. Love playing the game to the point I have trouble stopping. Never give you a fair amount of time to earn three stars. But it won't stop me from still trying and trying and trying.............. lol. Higher levels do not give enough time to even come close to even win two stars let alone three stars. I have played each level repeatedly (at least 50 times each) and have successfully won only one star. The time allowed is ridiculous. Less than two minutes to solve a puzzle that is huge. My fastest time was 3:02 and I hit that time or within a couple of second fifteen times out of forty-seven times. More time needs to be added to the larger puzzles to make them possible to win instead of impossible. Allowing a 1:50 to solve a puzzle that you should give at least 2:50 or 3:20 to so one has a chance at coming close to getting two stars would be nice.
Indonesia tiles are terrible
by mm5la on 2018/01/23 17:31
I just got to Indonesia. The face tiles are ridiculously difficult to tell apart. As I’m guessing I get penalized when clicking on the wrong pairs and the game adds 10 second intervals to my time. I’ve managed to solve the puzzles but it takes me so long that I only receive 1 star. One level took me over 11 minutes to complete. It’s simply too difficult to get anything better than 1 star, so I know I won’t be able to progress to the next city. The game was already challenging through Japan but I got through it. This is where us free users get forced out of the game. I refuse to pay money for fake gems, boosters, lives etc. I like a good challenge and so far I was able to repeat levels until I could get 2-3 stars and keep moving even though it took me a while. I still have most of my boosters in inventory because I don’t like to rely on them at all. So I guess I’ll use them up to help get some extra stars in Indonesia but I don’t expect to make it through. I expect to be deleting this game very soon :(
Getting Better
by Creativevoice7 on 2019/06/28 05:38
It's a fun game and kind of addictive. Fun to play because it causes you to really concentrate, and learn to make the right moves at the right time. Some puzzles are easier than others, and some you have to pause, walk away and then come back. It is rather pricey since you can't move forward to higher levels, without paying real cash. That takes away from the fun of playing. There should be a rewards system based on how quickly you can solve the puzzle, and be given lanterns, diamonds or snowflakes as a bonus, instead of forcing you to pay to go to the next level or series of puzzles. Losing hearts at least gives you 5 opportunities to get it right, but some puzzles take longer than that. Despite the fact that it makes me crazy when I can’t move to the next level, or finish a collection and find that one missing piece, it’s a really fun and great game.
Fun but too difficult at high levels and special games
by VeeTee9 on 2017/09/21 01:50
I agree with many of the other reviewers, the game is challenging yet there isn't enough time at the higher levels. Also entirely too difficult to win awards. Needs more rewards and make it simpler to earn gems. The daily spin needs to also to provide more shuffles. Understandably you want people to spend money and buy boosters but when you can't get through a level without buying them, it's time to quit playing, IMO. I am a Mahjong enthusiast and have played for 20 plus years but this game is way too difficult, the rewards are too few, and inadequate time is allotted to get through a level. Love this version but I stop p,sting until I can build up enough rewards to get through a country and earn enough stars to move through the gate. Just my opinion. Once the frustration exceeds the fun, I will stop playing. Lastly what is the issue with the friends? Cannot contact them, cannot add or delete them, and the game keeps promising, next update? Ugh....
Mahjong journey
by Pommmmpomo on 2018/09/07 05:57
I enjoy this game a lot but I would like to request changing the red screen to blue. Are you aware that the bright red color could damage the eyes & cause blurry vision & also can cause seizures in people with seizure disorder? I can only tolerate this game for a short time as my eyes starts to get blurry. I had cataract surgery in both eyes. I could play much longer if the screen is changed from red to blue or another more soothing color. Please consider this request. Thank you. You give such short time to get the puzzle done. You do not give enough time to get such an intricate & difficult puzzle done. Is this your ploy to get players to buy more lives? Please be generous & give a longer time frame to do your puzzles. I love your game but if it gets too costly to play it I will have o delete it. I ave observed that you end the game before the allotted time. This is not right. You are cheating. You end the game faster so that the player loses the 5 lives &I will have to buy your diamonds to continue. Of all the games I played yours is the most deceptive. If this continues Zi will delete you.
It’s so addictive, but hard and frustrating.
by TheRealGMoneh on 2019/04/27 10:55
The game is great. Addictive, entertaining, difficult. However, the “pay to play” model is so frustrating. Lose 5 times (and yes, it will happen, the game is hard) and you’re out of lives. Then, it’s pay through your teeth or wait an insane amount of time before you can play again. I would rather pay upfront for the game than having these interruptions. If you are playing a game after all is because you have some time to waste and get entertained, not waiting for lives to replenish. I know, this is the prevalent model right now with mobile games, and G5 are not the only culprits, but it substracts from the game appeal none the less. As for paying for boosters, well, that’s a personal choice. Every map can be won with no boosters (unlike other games), so depends on whether you’re willing to grind several times on the same level until you get it right. Which would be ok by me if it weren’t for the fact of the aforementioned limited lives.
Designed to force people to buy “extras”
by Courageous_angel on 2018/12/12 00:15
The basic design is nice, though the story line never engaged me because it seemed like it was missing something & not well written. I enjoy the themed challenges, but from the very beginning, just logging into the game, I am asked to buy at least 2 or 3 separate things. So I click through all that. Then, after playing aboard or two, I come to “a commercial” where I am offered to buy another game. Ok, it’s a free app so I just clicked through all that too. But after having this game for less than a year, I’ve come to a point where I can’t get enough stars to move on to the next level, and even the monthly themed “event coins” are in the other side of the gate I can’t get through. I’ve attempted for a week to win more stars on the boards on the level I’m currently on (yes, you can beat a board, but not do it well enough to move on to the next level). The only thing I seem to be able to do is buy things to move forward. I refuse to be frustrated, so I’m just deleting the app. Games that lead by being free but then subtly force you to buy something to play is just crap.
Great game that is actually good for the brain
by B the FF on 2018/10/21 08:01
Im addicted! I play 10 - 20 rimes a day! I think this is the best game that actually is good for your brain Great game for memory Objective is to remove domino to reach and remove 2 gold tile 3 stars per level but even if you get 1 star you get to go to next level Except you will want to replay level until you achieve 3 stars There are also mini games within the Mahjong game it uses the same concept But by achieving 3 Star on all levels within mini game which is only about 4 levels long you get prizes like lives and boosters It also has a challenge game to play with the same concept except to play levels in challenge you must collect symbols in the regular levels and if you get 3 stars on regular levels you get the symbols needed to play the challenge games You also get prizes in the challenge levels if you get 3 stars per level per section is how you earn prizes Also the faster you complete any level is how you earn the 3 stars Plus daily bonus for playing everyday I love this game because it makes you think it also makes you compete against the time and helps your brain and memory skills Plus there are no ads and you are not repeatedly shown to purchase anything It shows it when you open app and that’s it Plus nice soothing background music I love this game! B Dueñas
Another frustrated player
by Willowsverge on 2019/04/30 18:13
I think the part that makes me give this a 3 star rating is the frustration of trying to get 3 stars on enough levels to get past the current area. You have to have x amount of stars to get past. If not you cant proceed. You have to keep trying over and over. The difficulty level is far too high to make the game fun at all. Ive missed out on playing the last 2 special games due to not being able to progress and earn whatever the item is for that contest. If you arent getting done with a new area, you dont earn anything. The fact that all your hard work to try and achieve another star gets no credit whatsoever. You get stopped also by running out of lives in such a short period of time. I know its a moneymaker to let it play out this way. However, you are definitely risking putting off folks. I have already been scouting new mahjong games that arent as demanding. I just want to play and not have to appease a timer!
Cheated??
by ...annonymous on 2019/03/29 03:39
Let me honestly say I was so excited and addicted to this game...I LOVED (past tense) this game and couldn't stop trying to advance....until no matter how many times I'd try the same level, I always failed. It has become IMPOSSIBLE to get two or three stars on the levels to advance to the next country...so I went on line to find out how to restart the game and see if I could see anything I missed....the cheats and blogs on line all said the same thing...you can't advance after a certain point without make in app purchases!! What? Why offer such an awesome game, that no one can win, unless they pay money....what a let down :(...... FANTASTIC, FUN, TOTALLY ADDICTING GAME, until you reach that certain level that you can't possibly win....stuck, frustrated and feeling cheated....my rating is middle of the road because it is a great game, but then you are forced to buy....and by the way, ditch the cat..that cat shaking its head and holding its empty paws out makes me want to delete the game...HATE the cat
Getting too hard
by Elle Spelle on 2019/06/19 06:13
Like other reviewers, I’ve found that after awhile the game just becomes impossible. I do think they’re trying to get us to spend more money, but TWO things: 1) stuff is too expensive, and 2) the rewards are getting chinchier and chinchier. That’s slang for NOT ENOUGH REWARDS. I’ve gotten all the major items in many sets but because I don’t have enough chargers or whatever — like brushes or notebooks— I can’t finish and collect goodies. The same items are lacking but now when I go back to lower levels to try to get them, likely as not I will get nothing. As in nothing over and over. And why do I have way more of some things than I need while never getting the last few things? If your customers are willing to keep playing why can’t you reward our persistence?! I’ve spent all I’m going to until I see some progress I didn’t have to pay $10. to get. I get that the superior artwork and research that goes into the game construction is not cheap, but I’d rather watch a few ads than keep paying and hitting brick walls. I hope someone at MJ is actually reading this.
Major part missing to 5 stars
by ChristinaMarieBSW on 2018/11/14 20:48
Love this game, have a lot of fun, helps w distraction too. Don’t like the business of the screen, having all these options around that mean nothing to game play-like to see them condensed. My biggest issue is the change in scoring. Before it was timed and knew what was expected of you to achieve 1, 2, & 3 stars on each level. Now, I have no idea what is needed to get each star to move onto the next level and ESP unlock the keys to move onto the next section, country, etc. How do you move ahead, continue to be challenged if you create a game that doesn’t tell you, give you markers, how to do that? PLEASE fix this! I’m stuck in the late 500’s levels and have been since I don’t know what is needed to get more stars to unlock the key and move forward. Would love to NOT have to delete this app but will have to do that if all it does os take up space.
Practically requires purchases
by Mirillie on 2018/09/09 12:09
This is a fun game IF you make in app purchases. It’s virtually impossible to finish a board without purchasing a boost of some sort. Even a hint is a boost. You get one free every day, but it often takes more than one to clear a board. Another frustration is that once you finally get used to the tiles, you move to a section with new tiles that have similar looks. There are multiple red faced guys in China and Japan as well as men with hats and helmets that are so similar it takes time to sort them out. Update: I got used to these issues and was playing sometimes buying coins to get boosts, but there is now some subscription thing where you get better stuff if you play monthly. Since there are plenty on free games without subscriptions, I am not going to subscribe. There is now the most annoying light up thing that blinks in the top left corner when you make a match. I think it’s called the Supercombo. I’m so not a fan. This is not an improvement. I think I might be done now.
Practically requires purchases
by Mirillie on 2018/09/09 12:09
This is a fun game IF you make in app purchases. It’s virtually impossible to finish a board without purchasing a boost of some sort. Even a hint is a boost. You get one free every day, but it often takes more than one to clear a board. Another frustration is that once you finally get used to the tiles, you move to a section with new tiles that have similar looks. There are multiple red faced guys in China and Japan as well as men with hats and helmets that are so similar it takes time to sort them out. Update: I got used to these issues and was playing sometimes buying coins to get boosts, but there is now some subscription thing where you get better stuff if you play monthly. Since there are plenty on free games without subscriptions, I am not going to subscribe. There is now the most annoying light up thing that blinks in the top left corner when you make a match. I think it’s called the Supercombo. I’m so not a fan. This is not an improvement. I think I might be done now.
Practically requires purchases
by Mirillie on 2018/09/09 12:09
This is a fun game IF you make in app purchases. It’s virtually impossible to finish a board without purchasing a boost of some sort. Even a hint is a boost. You get one free every day, but it often takes more than one to clear a board. Another frustration is that once you finally get used to the tiles, you move to a section with new tiles that have similar looks. There are multiple red faced guys in China and Japan as well as men with hats and helmets that are so similar it takes time to sort them out. Update: I got used to these issues and was playing sometimes buying coins to get boosts, but there is now some subscription thing where you get better stuff if you play monthly. Since there are plenty on free games without subscriptions, I am not going to subscribe. There is now the most annoying light up thing that blinks in the top left corner when you make a match. I think it’s called the Supercombo. I’m so not a fan. This is not an improvement. I think I might be done now.
Good, but needs a little work
by AimMeesh71 on 2018/03/31 15:10
Love the game but it’s frustrating when I try to beat a level forever and finally win, but right when I click on the first of two gold tiles, the game force closes. I go back and open it but the level is gone and I’m back to the main map. Also, I have friends and family that are getting into the game. We’ve created accounts for them. We were able to send each other lives one time. You should improve this for your loyal fans to keep them coming back and improve the chances of them getting their friends to sign up so we can all share lives. More players, more play time equals bank for your app. Level 720 is a challenge. There are tiles that are barely covered that you can’t click on and then tiles that are 99% covered that you can? Other than those few little things the game is great!
Marjong Journey
by Uptoolate! on 2018/11/20 00:44
Still not a fan of the graphics, but they've made winning the games more assessable, so it's back to 4 stars. Still lots of fun. This is a game that I have been playing for a long time. It is fun and challenging and keeps me up way too late at night. However, I am giving it three stars instead of five now. This latest upgrade is ridiculous. The graphics are very childish, the designs on the tiles went from being very intricate to child like drawings. I am not a 12-year-old and don't appreciate a little kitty with big eyes frowning at me because I didn't get the gold tiles. I still dislike the graphics. They have made the levels ridiculously harder, with very few chargers given. You can complete a whole section and not get one charger. Of course, they want you to buy them. It's too bad, I used to give this game 5 stars.
Fun but frustrating at times
by JJ4892 1 on 2019/01/19 20:13
This game is fun but when you get frustrated. I stop playing for awhile. Too many stars to get to the next level and the timer is annoying. I have had friends with the same issues. They have actually deleted this game because they have spent too much money. I know sometimes you have to pay but it’s ridiculous to not get to the next levels because you require too many stars. I do like the graphics and the challenges but like I said, when it starts too get frustrating, I stop playing and find other games to play. I don’t need the stress. Real life is already stressful. Improvements have been continuous made and that is great. Keep up the improvements please and take this advice and others advice on the their reviews into consideration. Thanks..
The new upgrade
by silver tip fox on 2018/08/09 16:38
I really don’t like this new upgrade, I enjoyed playing the game, but due to financial issues I can’t make purchases. This upgrade does not change your level, if I complete level 5, the next game is still level not next just retry, I had made it all the way to level 100, but your game wouldn’t let me go to 101 but, I really don’t like how I can’t go to level 6 when I removed all tiles in level 5, and I love how you are cleaver to use those beautiful colors that is what attracted me to your game, and the fact that you can lose it’s not much fun in jus matching 2 kinds, your game is more challenging. So can you explain how I go to the next level when I have completed a level, and I also notice once I get 2 stars on a level even if I win I never complete the 3 stars?
Definitely Frustrating but enjoyable in a sick way
by Aranne39 on 2018/12/09 05:34
Yep.....it's a Mahjong game with all the bells and whistles including bonuses, extra lives, hearts, and oh yes......something extra for the x-mas holiday's. Enjoyable but very frustrating just what I needed with all my regular stressful events leading up to the big day. I love Christmas, don't get me wrong, but if you want to add a special holiday game it should be stress free and a actual gift for your wonderful player. Make it easier and some free goodies would show how much you appreciate us. Just saying it would be nice. Oh, and cut back on the ads wanting us to buy, buy, buy, and buy some more of your extra products. Just saying around Christmas just lay off a little and when January 1st comes around its back to normal business.
Lots of fun
by 818cole on 2018/03/10 14:28
This game is fun, frustrating at times but keep trying you eventually get past the obstacles. Easier way is to purchase the needed stars, but I personally prefer to solve for them. Fun game but does make it hard unless you save your boosters. I have repeated almost all the levels several, no truthfully many, many times but I did manage to collect stars with a few stumbles along the way. I really like this game, I should go back and do a search to see what other games that may offer. I truly dislike the need to purchase diamonds in order to pass through gates, yet how do you win diamonds, just for purchase? In all I will admit I am addicted to this game and I have gotten my sister in the same addiction, we are now wondering if there is a support group for Mahjong!
Relaxing but overwhelming
by B.TL on 2019/03/23 08:39
I really like this game. Great graphics! Sometimes is seems as it is strategically set up to fail though. Some levels seem unreasonably unwinnable. There is so much going on in this game with the qu’est and which level leads to where. Collecting items and getting different treasures not sure what it all means or leads to. It is overwhelming when you simply want to play the puzzles. And the constant cost for add one or boosters when you are sure even what they do is a bit annoying. There are so many different charges for everything. I know this seems like it could be a negative critique but I really do like the game...it’s just a lot going on. It should maybe have a simple practice level for those who want to sharpen their skills before embarking on a quest. Thanks
Buckeyegal
by Heck if I know on 2018/02/22 14:50
Love the game! Just wish some of the levels were not so hard! I am one who has to get all three stars before going on to the next level and some are just so hard I am on them forever. I also liked better that when you got the daily reward for all the days you got the jackpot with lots of helps. On the special maps, I wish it was easier to get the tokens to play. I get the first few levels but never get very far because I don’t have enough tokens. Otherwise, I love the game. Very addicting! Wish more levels were added quicker. Still love this game but wish the extra paths were not so hard. I get clear to the fourth one and then very seldom can get the fifth cleared. Therefore, I don’t often get very far in the special maps.
Updates are a problem
by kmm-star on 2018/04/07 13:21
Once again, my IPad updated the app yesterday, but it won’t open again today because it says I need to download the update. The problem continues... While I enjoy the challenge of Mahjong Journey, the updates are frustrating. I’ve only played for a few months, but right now, I haven’t been able to play for two days. The App Store says an update was made 6 days ago, yet there’s no update available. When I try to open the app, it says I need to download the update. It takes me to the App Store and the the update isn’t there. It just says open. This happened with the Halloween update, as well. It took days before I could update, causing me to lose my progress playing daily and adding to my inventory. Please correct this. The game is hard enough. Updating it shouldn’t be such a problem!
Poor games
by Regina. Hogan on 2017/11/02 17:26
One attempts to move the tiles, they don’t respond to touch either with finger or pencil. The “points “ you give are always one point less than what you need, always. I am playing the games to relax and help with memory. Always being one point low is frustrating, but what is really frustrating is being “so slow “ as to have you make fun of the gamer, and you lose “a. life “ if you have to leave the game. Also, if it appears the gamer is so slow, they should have more time allotted & not the normal 3 min. When one is older & disabled it would be nice to be able to play a game & enjoy it, have fun, relax. I had several games like this one and they were enjoyable, but then they had a lot of “updates “. What the tiles looked like changed to the point of being difficult to see which is also a problem for a lot of us. Even the younger crowd can have that problem. So, how do I rate this app, I give it a minus 5 stars.
Good game
by Alrightwme on 2017/09/19 06:18
Keeps interest . I just started playing . This is Challenging at some levels while others pretty easy. I can not stop playing this .Some of the time limits are crazy short but keeps me trying and trying .... would be nice . Some things I don't like ... the time it takes to regenerate a heart is way too long . I move on to another game . Daily rewards!! Make it worth it everyday multiply the items received . The undo last is horrible it should be free or at least be able to go back a few moves not just one have it go back to the last move you had at least two choices . Offer a bundle with different items . Should be able to earn crystals at some point .
Burned out
by Kennykat1961 on 2017/12/05 15:49
I loved the game at the start, and didn't mind the different challenges to proceed, but refuse to purchase anything so I have been stuck short 6 stars for 4 days. Have played most at least 10 times and can not get past the key, and it will not let me earn anymore cornucopias until I can pass. This happened with last 2 challenges also. Ready to give up on this game. This is what I had written at last review and I finally bought some to try and finish. Used all on one to try and pass to finish and get key, to be able to get last of cornucopias. (Was never able to finish fall game due to not being able to get enough stars to get to be able to get to the rest of cornucopias to finish challenge.) If it happens on this next challenge I will give up.
Frustrated also
by booooo hissssss on 2018/12/30 00:51
I love the game and the art work is amazing. But I agree with the others, this is the hardest and most frustrating game instead of being relaxing and fun. I often loose all 5 lives without gaining any ground for days upon days! I’m disabled and can not afford to pay for extra items within the game. The Christmas adventure was fun, but if your going to go through the trouble to make something unique then you should make it so that we can progress to the end instead of getting 20/30 and no time or possibility of progressing further. I played one section for the last 4 days and get down to the last 2 pairs and their always the same, 2 pairs blocking the gold tiles so you cannot match them to get to them. And there’s no way to move on to another section. Until there’s a change, I cannot recommend to my friends.
Nice Game, but....
by NikNik13 on 2017/11/04 00:31
It’s a good game but there are a few things that make it not so fun. The time limits make it where I don’t enjoy it as much as regular Mahjong games. Maybe if the time limits weren’t so tight it would be more fun, instead of frustrating. Right now all I get is frustrated because of the time limits and how long you have to wait for lives. Thirty Minutes? Really? If you’re gonna make it that long give us an option to watch an ad to gain a life or something. Also, the boosts that are offered seem a little expensive. You actually have to pay cash money to get these boosts. I have yet to find where you can use your points or gold or whatever it’s called to buy them. You have to use the diamonds, which cost real money. Not sure how long I’ll keep this game. We’ll see.
Fun but not fair
by diverpig on 2019/02/18 05:58
I love this game and the graphics are awesome. What I don’t like is the constant pressure to buy stuff and how difficult it is if you don’t. I like a good challenge but the fun is in at least having a chance to win and get enough stars to play the special levels. I might would even buy some stuff but the prices are cost-prohibitive. At the difficulty level of this game, the prices are too high to buy enough stuff that would actually help you beat a level much less get 3 stars or even 2. I would much rather pay $10 up front and be able to play a fair and consistent game. Even if you didn’t change the algorithms, you could at least make the items required to play side adventures (pumpkins, turkeys, etc) always available at lower levels.
Very frustrating
by Rosebitz on 2019/03/22 17:25
Can’t get 3 stars even though game says excellent , perfect. Way too frustrating. Been playing for months and am stuck trying to get 3 stars on 12. Boosters don’t help. There is no Help or instructions. Graphics are HORRIBLE. 3D is impossible to distinguish. Tile graphics are confusing (similarity between 5 and 6 tiles and 6 and 9 tiles cause too many miss selections). Background is pretty but not enough to continue playing. Don’t get your strategy, I play 1 game and quit. Why would you want that kind of behavior? I’m certainly not going to buy anything since there does not seem to be any benefit to having any more of useless items. You keep asking me to share with friends but all I would say is: stay far far away never download Does anyone of you developers read any of this and take any action? The reviews are going down hill and no updates are happening
Game is TOO HARD
by cg3111 on 2019/02/01 23:32
For a while, I have felt like the game was too hard. I try to beat the 30 levels in the special events, in order to win a new avatar. But I’ve only been able to do that TWICE in the few years that I’ve been playing. :( I was hoping that with the latest update, the goal of winning a new avatar would be a little more attainable. Now you’ve made it even HARDER, by making the player have to pass so many levels in a row or have to start all over again! That’s a little bit ridiculous! Don’t think I’ll be playing much anymore. Playing the game was a way of unwinding and relaxing while also being challenged. Now it’s just frustrating and ridiculous. I don’t have time for that. Too bad you have lost an avid fan and player of the game. :(
It's a Love-Hate Relationship
by Tracy A on 2018/05/29 02:16
Love: the game is totally addicting and challenging at the same time. Some levels are easy and you can complete quickly, whereas others may take a couple tries, and yet others have taken me several weeks. I like to keep my mind active and this game certainly accomplishes that. Hate: there are way too many glitches! I've been playing this game on my iPad and got into the 800 levels. However, many times the game and timer start, but the tiles are frozen and you can't use them resulting in the loss of that life/energy. Also, I've had weeks and even months go by where the game starts to load, but than crashes; it continues to do this every time you try to open the game rendering the app useless. It also has crashed during a game.
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