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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 1700 immersive levels (with hundreds more coming in free updates) ● Match 1722 types of tiles in 41 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: ▶ Homicide Squad: Hidden Crimes ▶ The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery ▶ Pirates & Pearls: A Treasure Matching Puzzle ▶ Survivors: the Quest ▶ Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows 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
Focused a
by udamon69 on 2019/05/20 10:48
Seems to keep me very focused and addicted to playing
Loving Mahjong
by Dinky Stincky on 2019/05/20 07:49
I love this version of Mahjong. It keeps you interested with all the different puzzles it has. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!😍
Ratin Mahjong
by ToyaC. on 2019/05/20 07:43
This game is a pretty good game. It gets challenging at times but most of the time it’s easy.
Mahjong
by Djworldtoo on 2019/05/20 06:43
It’s fun
Still A Lot of Fun
by Nascarjud on 2019/05/20 04:14
Maddening when I can’t seem to make any progress but I still will not play any other matching game. Guess that means I am hooked! Like the new changes mostly the fact that when trying to go thru the 5 sets of tiles there is no longer a time limit. One thing think I take issue with is the fact that the sound keeps going back up on the game on my new iPhone after I have repeatedly turned it off. I prefer to play the game with the sound off. Please fix this. thank you
Agree with everyone else
by xxx xx xxxxx on 2019/05/20 03:17
I agree love the game but when you can’t go forward . It starts to get boring
Enjoyable and frustrating
by Wildp on 2019/05/20 02:56
Great with all the new way to go down different paths quite an improvement. Not sure about the statement that all puzzles can be solved with out using any help. Very addicting game keeps you busy
Melody12345
by Melidy12345 on 2019/05/20 02:47
Great
Majong
by 2287643 on 2019/05/19 23:48
Have to buy things to often. An expensive game.
Mahjong
by Patty Wade on 2019/05/19 23:45
I’ve been playing this game for the last 5-6 years. Whatever you changed on the last update is terrible! I can’t move beyond the level I am stuck on! For the last few weeks I have used all my lives just trying to go to the next country. I play this game for enjoyment not frustration! I’ll be finding another mahjong game to enjoy! Too bad you had to mess up a really fun game!!
Mahjong Journey
by Harwee03 on 2019/05/19 22:47
I love this game!!!! I have been playing this game for a long time now and I still never get tired of playing it!! This is still one of my favorite games to play!!
Great game with a few bugs
by Anna VIP on 2019/05/19 20:58
- Auto zoom doesn't work right sometimes and the blocks are behind the lower corner toolbar - Sometimes I click on an open block and it selects the titles behind
Game time
by dlove757 on 2019/05/19 19:05
Very challenging!!
Cash grabbing
by ShadowG04 on 2019/05/19 18:58
It's a pay to win mahjong
Major news
by Lois A.iPod on 2019/05/19 18:42
I love the game but sometimes I need some extra time! I keep going back till I can do it! I keep at it!
Instant replay
by Swtgrls2 on 2019/05/19 16:03
While I love the challenges, and effects, I can't understand why I need to replay the same set of tiles over and over to win more chances for the bonus game. Level 18-25... then I advance, and need to play level 18-25 AGAIN for instance. Gets boring after a while :(
G.G..
by wink64 on 2019/05/19 13:05
Great game! I just love it!
Difficult...
by Young1234557890 on 2019/05/19 08:11
Hard to get 3 stars.
Great game!
by Susanlcj75 on 2019/05/19 04:30
I love this game! Not like any other Majong app that I’ve played. The diamonds are Way to expensive!
Fun
by 102599momma on 2019/05/19 02:54
Can’t seem to stop playing
Great game
by Uniquely45 on 2019/05/18 15:29
Relaxing and fun
Fun but confusing
by MagicHoot on 2019/05/18 14:57
Like the game & the graphics. Like their other games, rules are confusing. You just figure it out as you go.
Fun,fun, fun!
by Myziepiez on 2019/05/18 14:11
Lots of good playing time here. Recommend this game!
Challenging game
by MiMi to seven on 2019/05/18 12:17
This is a challenging game and not boring. It allows me to block out my daily chaos and decompress.
Addictive
by Junglegirl45 on 2019/05/18 11:15
This game is crazy addictive. Once I start playing I can’t put it down
Love this game
by sophia Dahn on 2019/05/18 05:45
I love this game i find it so relaxing I could play this for hours
Please fix the music!
by Sylvercz on 2019/05/17 19:02
Previously I could switch off the music and sounds, now it turns these back on every time I open the game. Very annoying. Other than this, I’m really enjoying the new levels.
Decent game
by Natrapp1 on 2019/05/17 12:06
The game itself is fun, your standard Mahjong, with fun little side quests. The only thing I don’t care for is that they make it nearly impossible to unlock each new land without paying for diamonds.
Fun
by Carley14! on 2019/05/17 11:51
This is one of the better games I have plaid in a Long time
Fun exercise for the brain
by yellowbeardediris on 2019/05/17 11:44
I’ve been playing for about a year or so. It’s challenging at times and so much easier on the eyes than all those crush and pop games which embed into my eyes so when I close them at night I can see the flashing lights. But you have too many things going on and I don’t use or play hardly any of them. I just like simple games to keep my mind exercised which I can do on this app.
Yay
by maddyy1250 on 2019/05/17 07:41
Yay
Super Addicting
by dnk2011 on 2019/05/17 05:31
Great game to pass the time. It really challenges you to think strategically. Love all the graphics and levels. 10/10
Nice game
by Ravenous Death on 2019/05/17 04:00
I enjoy it, takes my mind off day to day life!
Fun and challenging
by master of thechallengue on 2019/05/17 03:23
Love to play but I don’t like the advertisements to buy extra coins. Otherwise is super entertainment
Needs quicker reward system
by andikp on 2019/05/17 02:46
Rewards take too long to accumulate.
Challenging and fruitless
by Pjmart24 on 2019/05/17 02:37
Although the game is interesting, it is also frustrating in that it often takes forever to advance or finish quickly enough to get three stars. Need to ease up some.
L i f e
by djfkvjvnvnridifncc on 2019/05/17 02:20
Like
Would give 5⭐️, but....
by YoungGamma on 2019/05/16 23:00
Mostly fun game, but the home screen is too busy. Side game, want this, offer that, etc. Just let me play without so many offers popping up.
Love it
by SWEETSUGAQ on 2019/05/16 20:46
6 star’s
Great game
by Ghuge11 on 2019/05/16 17:02
This game is very addicting and a lot of fun.
Fun and frustrating.
by vhrno on 2019/05/16 16:26
This game is a fun way to pass a little time, but usually just a little. It’s sometimes very difficult to move along since I won’t spend money on these games.
Hate it; Love It
by mags26 on 2019/05/16 15:05
What happened with the sound/music? You can no longer keep it turned off! Every time I open the game, I have to turn it off. The game itself is enjoyable, but the unnecessary use of excessive eye candy, moving parts and changing music makes it a large draw on my device’s power.
Fun trying to get 3stars
by poohs mommy on 2019/05/16 14:04
This game has a fast pace to it lots of fun I’m having a hard time getting thru the 1/4levels but I am not giving up I hope to find all treasure and go to another level getting better but it is still hard now the tiles if wrong match loses game
Mahjong journey
by ewsp on 2019/05/16 12:15
Just enjoy playing the game
great but
by Nosnhojella on 2019/05/16 05:46
wish there was a better and easier way to get diamonds
Can’t stop playing
by gmdarlanne on 2019/05/16 04:50
This is SO addicting. Can’t stop playing it!! I am obsessed with getting three stars on every level.
Not easy
by Matilda31077 on 2019/05/16 04:19
It Would be nice if you W capital H
Why
by Steven4073 on 2019/05/15 21:44
Great game. Lots of fun......................................................................................................... Lord what else is there to say? Why do these things have to be so long winded? Can't I just say I like it and give you 5 stars and you be happy?? Gimme a break.
Mahjong Journeys
by Kono Kelly on 2019/05/15 20:36
This game is amazing. I really like playing every day, but sometimes it is frustrating.
Fun and Relaxing
by Sammel1945 on 2019/05/15 19:22
I enjoy playing this when I’m waiting around. It’s relaxing and challenging at the same time.
Mahjong
by diwishingwell on 2019/05/15 15:23
Great game but I don’t know how to get what is needed to keep going without paying money. I am with the first amount given. Wishing for a little more info,
nise
by bebeboob on 2019/05/15 14:54
اجمل لعبة عندي
Mahjong
by Spoilertwo on 2019/05/15 13:59
I enjoy play this game since it focuses me to it and relaxes me from a high stress job. The down side are the annoying ads for purchasing their other games.
Fun & Relaxing
by ladyleo9807 on 2019/05/15 13:06
So fun & relaxing challenging my mind.
It’s so fun!
by jk44fun on 2019/05/15 12:08
^^
Crazy
by crazy in love it on 2019/05/15 10:50
This game is addictive, I play everyday. D rivers me crazy but I love it!!
I love it
by koketasoloparati on 2019/05/15 10:39
Its awesome
Tips
by lmno32410 on 2019/05/15 07:09
Enjoyable game 💙💙
Super hard without $$$
by LizKremp on 2019/05/15 04:44
Its a very addicting game, but almost impossible to advance if you don't spend money.
Mahjong
by ALF@1104121 on 2019/05/15 04:17
Great app!
Mahjong
by I-pod :) on 2019/05/15 02:40
It’s a fun game but not a lot of ways to get free lives and coins.
Sound
by lMeemaw on 2019/05/15 02:24
I liked the game better when I was able to turn the sound off when I chose to. Now, every time I go into the game, I have to reset it. Getting old very quickly. Whoever did this, screwed up in my opinion. It should be up to us if we want to listen that awful music.
Vickie
by VickieMA on 2019/05/15 02:15
I’m getting confused with power ups and such, but I love the game itself!
Great game
by frantic47f on 2019/05/14 22:12
I love the Asian theme and the game is fun. The only thing I have a problem with is you don’t really know which direction to match tiles in, from left to right or top to bottom because it is different every time, this also takes away from finishing in the slotted time. I just started playing so maybe I will get better.
Mahjong
by eadkins29 on 2019/05/14 20:02
It’s okay but I’ve played better
Disappointed
by Dmaf52 on 2019/05/14 13:30
I have been playing this game for a long time - level 994. Along the way I have made purchases of boosters because you don’t really have that many opportunities to earn them by playing. My observation is that after you spend money, your games are easier to win. As long as you are using the boosters, you are more likely to earn 2-3 stars. I have been on the same level for days which is very frustrating.
Live the game channeling.
by Bctravel on 2019/05/14 12:36
I love all the action of small animals antics. Please add some sort of magnifier to enlarge for my 78 yr. old eyes. Also please make it easier to earn some items to help remove things in the way and maybe delete all of any one item on board. If possible could you install some sort of magnifying instrument, to allow us older folks to to actually see entire tile. Even without the above,I am mad for this game. It helps to keep My mind and eyes on the sharp side. Thanks. Barb
Mahjong
by tomkty on 2019/05/14 03:26
Worth it
Muy buen juego
by mirldgb on 2019/05/14 02:56
Muy buen juego
Fun Game
by Chase Fan! on 2019/05/14 00:36
This s a fun game but, it is very challenging. Just when you think you are going to clear a level, there are no moves left. I’m just going to keep at it.
Lots of fun
by Fionna245 on 2019/05/14 00:24
This is progressively challenging
Relaxing entertainment
by Narcolipto on 2019/05/13 23:43
A fun way to unwind in the evening after a really busy day.
My game for sure!
by sktimeout on 2019/05/13 23:26
This game is sooo much fun! Sooo relaxing and addictive. I will be sure to invite my friends and family to play!
Relaxing
by Zorrogurl on 2019/05/13 23:19
An play at easy pace. Relaxing and challenging as well.
Good way to pass the time
by Rckyshow on 2019/05/13 23:05
I use this to kill time whenever I’m bored.
Review
by bluebaby8333 on 2019/05/13 17:02
Really enjoy. Relaxing.
Mahjong Journey
by Purpleseller on 2019/05/13 11:50
I hate the sections where you have to complete all or you loose what you have done. Very low chance of success in this game.
Love this game
by Celbornagain on 2019/05/13 08:50
Been playing this game for years absolutely love it! Thanks
Extremely Difficult
by 27TMD on 2019/05/13 08:12
Fun but can’t seem to get the hang of it.
Love
by mrsbedell1 on 2019/05/13 07:11
Love ya his game! Lets me relax!
Challenging
by Gmaro8 on 2019/05/13 06:15
Fun but a little annoying. Too many ads and fluff. Seems geared to very short attention spans.
Nice
by musicfreak324 on 2019/05/13 05:58
Very relaxing
Crazyrita
by Onecrazymamma on 2019/05/13 04:20
True that on that other long Review! I’m tired of trying to read so fast and trying to achieve anything. I guess if you don’t buy, you don’t have a chance?! Now, I just play to have something to play while I’m waiting on in waiting room or other things in my life. Nuff said!
Very fun and Challenging
by Cherinec5 on 2019/05/13 04:04
I just started this recently and so far I love it. It gets challenging! But I don’t like this new look after the latest update and also how it doesn’t show you the time. I always used to get three stars but now I barely make it past 2!
Gramwow
by 98264 on 2019/05/13 03:37
In another game your ad says it’s the most relaxing game. I find it the exact opposite. With my eye sight issues it takes me too long to find the matches and I run out of time. I can never get enough points to play the special events. It would help if there was a way to play with more time.
Yes.
by Jayashreenarayanan on 2019/05/13 00:33
I like it very much.
Love it!
by Jiojapkp on 2019/05/12 23:59
Great game to help you unwind.
Challenging
by bfs18 on 2019/05/12 22:19
Game is good diversion, hard at times, but I still give it a try
Great game
by Averi Marie on 2019/05/12 21:47
This game keeps me coming back for more. Very challenging and just an overall great game
Fun!!!
by Th3Fl00sh on 2019/05/12 20:58
I’m hooked!
Mahjong Journey
by Deidre48 on 2019/05/12 20:14
This game is AWESOME!! I love it!!!
Review
by shebeedeebee on 2019/05/12 20:13
Not as good as some I have played in years past. Tends to get boring too quickly.
Addictive but frustrating
by Daffy5170 on 2019/05/12 18:17
Game becomes very addictive especially now that Collections are available. However, there are not any explanations available on how to gain diamonds and Collection tools. Frustration at not being able to get more than one star per successfully achieving goal. Can be costly when requiring constant purchases.
Mahjong
by Geoge Half on 2019/05/12 17:08
This is my favorite game ever. I understand that the farther you go up on levels they have to make it challenging. I am at 1050 or above. Some levels take 15 x’s to win but I understand that the higher I go you have to make it harder and harder to win. That’s part and the only way you can make it harder. Great game!!!
Mostly good
by Angelapounders on 2019/05/12 16:55
The puzzles are great mind workout
Fun game
by piperj.b on 2019/05/12 16:44
Game is fun and challenging
It seems like you always need to purchase something to get ahead.
by 1xtapa on 2019/05/12 16:26
Ditto
Fun Game
by thomdeb on 2019/05/12 15:04
This game is a lot of fun and I have been playing everyday. However, the most recent update on the way stars are awarded is far too difficult on many levels and I am beginning to be frustrated at not being able to move on after playing some levels 30 - 40 times and still having only one star!
Would be better if....
by Kfrahm84 on 2019/05/12 14:57
Love the graphics, but I don’t like the way the festivals are set up. Having to complete 3-4 levels at a time without errors is annoying. And the rewards don’t include shuffles so what’s the point of making you start over again?
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 $.
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.
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.
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 :(
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.
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
Perseverance
by bowler800faunst on 2019/03/14 18:20
I’ve been playing this game for 2-3 years also and I have accumulated a substantial amount of life regenerating hearts many for single lives and half as many for full lives. My biggest problem is a lack of complete instructions to explain the upgrades and this new Cherry Blossom thing says complete 3 stars in any level to upgrade the gate but apparently it means get 3 stars in every level between sections, but I am only guessing because it’s nearly impossible to complete any of them without fail. To the player who spoke of expenses for stars in all the time of playing this game I have never bought anything for more than $.99 and those where very few and far in between and extremely good deals at the time. As each level says all levels can be won without the use of boosters, it just takes a lot of patience to do.
Beginner Babe
by Creativevoice7 on 2019/03/15 01:32
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Continual challenge rewarded by beautiful tile sets
by janieblue on 2019/03/22 10:46
The longer I play this game, the better sense I get of how to make progress. When I get stuck, I will often go back to earlier levels, where I can (usually) complete collections, enjoy familiar tiles I worked with before, and ultimately pick up more bonuses and “diamonds.” There’s a lot here and if you’re willing to go back and forth, playing different games-within-the-game, it can help with the frustration of getting stuck at a certain level, and give you a break before you go back and start making progress again. Persistence helps. I’ve had to play certain levels a dozen times before I finally completed the game. Not a bad way to get familiar with the designs and train your eye to see matches you might not recognize right off.
Diamonds and Other Helpful Tools
by eahtwh on 2019/03/04 03:33
This game is very addicting. I have played for months and yet have not moved very far in the game. Need more chances at winning diamonds. This game is very challenging and can get very discouraging at times when you get stuck on a round. I like the challenge, but don’t like the fact that you can’t hardly ever get going again unless you play the same round over and over again. Takes the fun out of the game, makes it more of a chore. There needs to be a better balance so that you can get help a little easier so that you don’t want to quit. I feel like more people would stay with the game if they were offered more rewards along the way. I don’t want it easy, but to play one round for weeks at a time so that you can move on is a little bit much. Plus, how you can possibly rate this game for a four year old is beyond me. Young children could not possibly play this game and get anywhere. Anyway, I hope this helps not just me but many other people out there that might have the same issues as I do. Please consider, as I would love to continue playing the game and give you a 5 star rating. Considering of course, if this is even read. Sincerely, eahtwh
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?
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
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. :(
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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 1700 immersive levels (with hundreds more coming in free updates) ● Match 1722 types of tiles in 41 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: ▶ Homicide Squad: Hidden Crimes ▶ The Secret Society - Hidden Mystery ▶ Pirates & Pearls: A Treasure Matching Puzzle ▶ Survivors: the Quest ▶ Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows 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
Focused a
by udamon69 on 2019/05/20 10:48
Seems to keep me very focused and addicted to playing
Loving Mahjong
by Dinky Stincky on 2019/05/20 07:49
I love this version of Mahjong. It keeps you interested with all the different puzzles it has. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!😍
Ratin Mahjong
by ToyaC. on 2019/05/20 07:43
This game is a pretty good game. It gets challenging at times but most of the time it’s easy.
Mahjong
by Djworldtoo on 2019/05/20 06:43
It’s fun
Still A Lot of Fun
by Nascarjud on 2019/05/20 04:14
Maddening when I can’t seem to make any progress but I still will not play any other matching game. Guess that means I am hooked! Like the new changes mostly the fact that when trying to go thru the 5 sets of tiles there is no longer a time limit. One thing think I take issue with is the fact that the sound keeps going back up on the game on my new iPhone after I have repeatedly turned it off. I prefer to play the game with the sound off. Please fix this. thank you
Agree with everyone else
by xxx xx xxxxx on 2019/05/20 03:17
I agree love the game but when you can’t go forward . It starts to get boring
Enjoyable and frustrating
by Wildp on 2019/05/20 02:56
Great with all the new way to go down different paths quite an improvement. Not sure about the statement that all puzzles can be solved with out using any help. Very addicting game keeps you busy
Melody12345
by Melidy12345 on 2019/05/20 02:47
Great
Majong
by 2287643 on 2019/05/19 23:48
Have to buy things to often. An expensive game.
Mahjong
by Patty Wade on 2019/05/19 23:45
I’ve been playing this game for the last 5-6 years. Whatever you changed on the last update is terrible! I can’t move beyond the level I am stuck on! For the last few weeks I have used all my lives just trying to go to the next country. I play this game for enjoyment not frustration! I’ll be finding another mahjong game to enjoy! Too bad you had to mess up a really fun game!!
Mahjong Journey
by Harwee03 on 2019/05/19 22:47
I love this game!!!! I have been playing this game for a long time now and I still never get tired of playing it!! This is still one of my favorite games to play!!
Great game with a few bugs
by Anna VIP on 2019/05/19 20:58
- Auto zoom doesn't work right sometimes and the blocks are behind the lower corner toolbar - Sometimes I click on an open block and it selects the titles behind
Game time
by dlove757 on 2019/05/19 19:05
Very challenging!!
Cash grabbing
by ShadowG04 on 2019/05/19 18:58
It's a pay to win mahjong
Major news
by Lois A.iPod on 2019/05/19 18:42
I love the game but sometimes I need some extra time! I keep going back till I can do it! I keep at it!
Instant replay
by Swtgrls2 on 2019/05/19 16:03
While I love the challenges, and effects, I can't understand why I need to replay the same set of tiles over and over to win more chances for the bonus game. Level 18-25... then I advance, and need to play level 18-25 AGAIN for instance. Gets boring after a while :(
G.G..
by wink64 on 2019/05/19 13:05
Great game! I just love it!
Difficult...
by Young1234557890 on 2019/05/19 08:11
Hard to get 3 stars.
Great game!
by Susanlcj75 on 2019/05/19 04:30
I love this game! Not like any other Majong app that I’ve played. The diamonds are Way to expensive!
Fun
by 102599momma on 2019/05/19 02:54
Can’t seem to stop playing
Great game
by Uniquely45 on 2019/05/18 15:29
Relaxing and fun
Fun but confusing
by MagicHoot on 2019/05/18 14:57
Like the game & the graphics. Like their other games, rules are confusing. You just figure it out as you go.
Fun,fun, fun!
by Myziepiez on 2019/05/18 14:11
Lots of good playing time here. Recommend this game!
Challenging game
by MiMi to seven on 2019/05/18 12:17
This is a challenging game and not boring. It allows me to block out my daily chaos and decompress.
Addictive
by Junglegirl45 on 2019/05/18 11:15
This game is crazy addictive. Once I start playing I can’t put it down
Love this game
by sophia Dahn on 2019/05/18 05:45
I love this game i find it so relaxing I could play this for hours
Please fix the music!
by Sylvercz on 2019/05/17 19:02
Previously I could switch off the music and sounds, now it turns these back on every time I open the game. Very annoying. Other than this, I’m really enjoying the new levels.
Decent game
by Natrapp1 on 2019/05/17 12:06
The game itself is fun, your standard Mahjong, with fun little side quests. The only thing I don’t care for is that they make it nearly impossible to unlock each new land without paying for diamonds.
Fun
by Carley14! on 2019/05/17 11:51
This is one of the better games I have plaid in a Long time
Fun exercise for the brain
by yellowbeardediris on 2019/05/17 11:44
I’ve been playing for about a year or so. It’s challenging at times and so much easier on the eyes than all those crush and pop games which embed into my eyes so when I close them at night I can see the flashing lights. But you have too many things going on and I don’t use or play hardly any of them. I just like simple games to keep my mind exercised which I can do on this app.
Yay
by maddyy1250 on 2019/05/17 07:41
Yay
Super Addicting
by dnk2011 on 2019/05/17 05:31
Great game to pass the time. It really challenges you to think strategically. Love all the graphics and levels. 10/10
Nice game
by Ravenous Death on 2019/05/17 04:00
I enjoy it, takes my mind off day to day life!
Fun and challenging
by master of thechallengue on 2019/05/17 03:23
Love to play but I don’t like the advertisements to buy extra coins. Otherwise is super entertainment
Needs quicker reward system
by andikp on 2019/05/17 02:46
Rewards take too long to accumulate.
Challenging and fruitless
by Pjmart24 on 2019/05/17 02:37
Although the game is interesting, it is also frustrating in that it often takes forever to advance or finish quickly enough to get three stars. Need to ease up some.
L i f e
by djfkvjvnvnridifncc on 2019/05/17 02:20
Like
Would give 5⭐️, but....
by YoungGamma on 2019/05/16 23:00
Mostly fun game, but the home screen is too busy. Side game, want this, offer that, etc. Just let me play without so many offers popping up.
Love it
by SWEETSUGAQ on 2019/05/16 20:46
6 star’s
Great game
by Ghuge11 on 2019/05/16 17:02
This game is very addicting and a lot of fun.
Fun and frustrating.
by vhrno on 2019/05/16 16:26
This game is a fun way to pass a little time, but usually just a little. It’s sometimes very difficult to move along since I won’t spend money on these games.
Hate it; Love It
by mags26 on 2019/05/16 15:05
What happened with the sound/music? You can no longer keep it turned off! Every time I open the game, I have to turn it off. The game itself is enjoyable, but the unnecessary use of excessive eye candy, moving parts and changing music makes it a large draw on my device’s power.
Fun trying to get 3stars
by poohs mommy on 2019/05/16 14:04
This game has a fast pace to it lots of fun I’m having a hard time getting thru the 1/4levels but I am not giving up I hope to find all treasure and go to another level getting better but it is still hard now the tiles if wrong match loses game
Mahjong journey
by ewsp on 2019/05/16 12:15
Just enjoy playing the game
great but
by Nosnhojella on 2019/05/16 05:46
wish there was a better and easier way to get diamonds
Can’t stop playing
by gmdarlanne on 2019/05/16 04:50
This is SO addicting. Can’t stop playing it!! I am obsessed with getting three stars on every level.
Not easy
by Matilda31077 on 2019/05/16 04:19
It Would be nice if you W capital H
Why
by Steven4073 on 2019/05/15 21:44
Great game. Lots of fun......................................................................................................... Lord what else is there to say? Why do these things have to be so long winded? Can't I just say I like it and give you 5 stars and you be happy?? Gimme a break.
Mahjong Journeys
by Kono Kelly on 2019/05/15 20:36
This game is amazing. I really like playing every day, but sometimes it is frustrating.
Fun and Relaxing
by Sammel1945 on 2019/05/15 19:22
I enjoy playing this when I’m waiting around. It’s relaxing and challenging at the same time.
Mahjong
by diwishingwell on 2019/05/15 15:23
Great game but I don’t know how to get what is needed to keep going without paying money. I am with the first amount given. Wishing for a little more info,
nise
by bebeboob on 2019/05/15 14:54
اجمل لعبة عندي
Mahjong
by Spoilertwo on 2019/05/15 13:59
I enjoy play this game since it focuses me to it and relaxes me from a high stress job. The down side are the annoying ads for purchasing their other games.
Fun & Relaxing
by ladyleo9807 on 2019/05/15 13:06
So fun & relaxing challenging my mind.
It’s so fun!
by jk44fun on 2019/05/15 12:08
^^
Crazy
by crazy in love it on 2019/05/15 10:50
This game is addictive, I play everyday. D rivers me crazy but I love it!!
I love it
by koketasoloparati on 2019/05/15 10:39
Its awesome
Tips
by lmno32410 on 2019/05/15 07:09
Enjoyable game 💙💙
Super hard without $$$
by LizKremp on 2019/05/15 04:44
Its a very addicting game, but almost impossible to advance if you don't spend money.
Mahjong
by ALF@1104121 on 2019/05/15 04:17
Great app!
Mahjong
by I-pod :) on 2019/05/15 02:40
It’s a fun game but not a lot of ways to get free lives and coins.
Sound
by lMeemaw on 2019/05/15 02:24
I liked the game better when I was able to turn the sound off when I chose to. Now, every time I go into the game, I have to reset it. Getting old very quickly. Whoever did this, screwed up in my opinion. It should be up to us if we want to listen that awful music.
Vickie
by VickieMA on 2019/05/15 02:15
I’m getting confused with power ups and such, but I love the game itself!
Great game
by frantic47f on 2019/05/14 22:12
I love the Asian theme and the game is fun. The only thing I have a problem with is you don’t really know which direction to match tiles in, from left to right or top to bottom because it is different every time, this also takes away from finishing in the slotted time. I just started playing so maybe I will get better.
Mahjong
by eadkins29 on 2019/05/14 20:02
It’s okay but I’ve played better
Disappointed
by Dmaf52 on 2019/05/14 13:30
I have been playing this game for a long time - level 994. Along the way I have made purchases of boosters because you don’t really have that many opportunities to earn them by playing. My observation is that after you spend money, your games are easier to win. As long as you are using the boosters, you are more likely to earn 2-3 stars. I have been on the same level for days which is very frustrating.
Live the game channeling.
by Bctravel on 2019/05/14 12:36
I love all the action of small animals antics. Please add some sort of magnifier to enlarge for my 78 yr. old eyes. Also please make it easier to earn some items to help remove things in the way and maybe delete all of any one item on board. If possible could you install some sort of magnifying instrument, to allow us older folks to to actually see entire tile. Even without the above,I am mad for this game. It helps to keep My mind and eyes on the sharp side. Thanks. Barb
Mahjong
by tomkty on 2019/05/14 03:26
Worth it
Muy buen juego
by mirldgb on 2019/05/14 02:56
Muy buen juego
Fun Game
by Chase Fan! on 2019/05/14 00:36
This s a fun game but, it is very challenging. Just when you think you are going to clear a level, there are no moves left. I’m just going to keep at it.
Lots of fun
by Fionna245 on 2019/05/14 00:24
This is progressively challenging
Relaxing entertainment
by Narcolipto on 2019/05/13 23:43
A fun way to unwind in the evening after a really busy day.
My game for sure!
by sktimeout on 2019/05/13 23:26
This game is sooo much fun! Sooo relaxing and addictive. I will be sure to invite my friends and family to play!
Relaxing
by Zorrogurl on 2019/05/13 23:19
An play at easy pace. Relaxing and challenging as well.
Good way to pass the time
by Rckyshow on 2019/05/13 23:05
I use this to kill time whenever I’m bored.
Review
by bluebaby8333 on 2019/05/13 17:02
Really enjoy. Relaxing.
Mahjong Journey
by Purpleseller on 2019/05/13 11:50
I hate the sections where you have to complete all or you loose what you have done. Very low chance of success in this game.
Love this game
by Celbornagain on 2019/05/13 08:50
Been playing this game for years absolutely love it! Thanks
Extremely Difficult
by 27TMD on 2019/05/13 08:12
Fun but can’t seem to get the hang of it.
Love
by mrsbedell1 on 2019/05/13 07:11
Love ya his game! Lets me relax!
Challenging
by Gmaro8 on 2019/05/13 06:15
Fun but a little annoying. Too many ads and fluff. Seems geared to very short attention spans.
Nice
by musicfreak324 on 2019/05/13 05:58
Very relaxing
Crazyrita
by Onecrazymamma on 2019/05/13 04:20
True that on that other long Review! I’m tired of trying to read so fast and trying to achieve anything. I guess if you don’t buy, you don’t have a chance?! Now, I just play to have something to play while I’m waiting on in waiting room or other things in my life. Nuff said!
Very fun and Challenging
by Cherinec5 on 2019/05/13 04:04
I just started this recently and so far I love it. It gets challenging! But I don’t like this new look after the latest update and also how it doesn’t show you the time. I always used to get three stars but now I barely make it past 2!
Gramwow
by 98264 on 2019/05/13 03:37
In another game your ad says it’s the most relaxing game. I find it the exact opposite. With my eye sight issues it takes me too long to find the matches and I run out of time. I can never get enough points to play the special events. It would help if there was a way to play with more time.
Yes.
by Jayashreenarayanan on 2019/05/13 00:33
I like it very much.
Love it!
by Jiojapkp on 2019/05/12 23:59
Great game to help you unwind.
Challenging
by bfs18 on 2019/05/12 22:19
Game is good diversion, hard at times, but I still give it a try
Great game
by Averi Marie on 2019/05/12 21:47
This game keeps me coming back for more. Very challenging and just an overall great game
Fun!!!
by Th3Fl00sh on 2019/05/12 20:58
I’m hooked!
Mahjong Journey
by Deidre48 on 2019/05/12 20:14
This game is AWESOME!! I love it!!!
Review
by shebeedeebee on 2019/05/12 20:13
Not as good as some I have played in years past. Tends to get boring too quickly.
Addictive but frustrating
by Daffy5170 on 2019/05/12 18:17
Game becomes very addictive especially now that Collections are available. However, there are not any explanations available on how to gain diamonds and Collection tools. Frustration at not being able to get more than one star per successfully achieving goal. Can be costly when requiring constant purchases.
Mahjong
by Geoge Half on 2019/05/12 17:08
This is my favorite game ever. I understand that the farther you go up on levels they have to make it challenging. I am at 1050 or above. Some levels take 15 x’s to win but I understand that the higher I go you have to make it harder and harder to win. That’s part and the only way you can make it harder. Great game!!!
Mostly good
by Angelapounders on 2019/05/12 16:55
The puzzles are great mind workout
Fun game
by piperj.b on 2019/05/12 16:44
Game is fun and challenging
It seems like you always need to purchase something to get ahead.
by 1xtapa on 2019/05/12 16:26
Ditto
Fun Game
by thomdeb on 2019/05/12 15:04
This game is a lot of fun and I have been playing everyday. However, the most recent update on the way stars are awarded is far too difficult on many levels and I am beginning to be frustrated at not being able to move on after playing some levels 30 - 40 times and still having only one star!
Would be better if....
by Kfrahm84 on 2019/05/12 14:57
Love the graphics, but I don’t like the way the festivals are set up. Having to complete 3-4 levels at a time without errors is annoying. And the rewards don’t include shuffles so what’s the point of making you start over again?
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 $.
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.
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.
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 :(
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.
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
Perseverance
by bowler800faunst on 2019/03/14 18:20
I’ve been playing this game for 2-3 years also and I have accumulated a substantial amount of life regenerating hearts many for single lives and half as many for full lives. My biggest problem is a lack of complete instructions to explain the upgrades and this new Cherry Blossom thing says complete 3 stars in any level to upgrade the gate but apparently it means get 3 stars in every level between sections, but I am only guessing because it’s nearly impossible to complete any of them without fail. To the player who spoke of expenses for stars in all the time of playing this game I have never bought anything for more than $.99 and those where very few and far in between and extremely good deals at the time. As each level says all levels can be won without the use of boosters, it just takes a lot of patience to do.
Beginner Babe
by Creativevoice7 on 2019/03/15 01:32
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Continual challenge rewarded by beautiful tile sets
by janieblue on 2019/03/22 10:46
The longer I play this game, the better sense I get of how to make progress. When I get stuck, I will often go back to earlier levels, where I can (usually) complete collections, enjoy familiar tiles I worked with before, and ultimately pick up more bonuses and “diamonds.” There’s a lot here and if you’re willing to go back and forth, playing different games-within-the-game, it can help with the frustration of getting stuck at a certain level, and give you a break before you go back and start making progress again. Persistence helps. I’ve had to play certain levels a dozen times before I finally completed the game. Not a bad way to get familiar with the designs and train your eye to see matches you might not recognize right off.
Diamonds and Other Helpful Tools
by eahtwh on 2019/03/04 03:33
This game is very addicting. I have played for months and yet have not moved very far in the game. Need more chances at winning diamonds. This game is very challenging and can get very discouraging at times when you get stuck on a round. I like the challenge, but don’t like the fact that you can’t hardly ever get going again unless you play the same round over and over again. Takes the fun out of the game, makes it more of a chore. There needs to be a better balance so that you can get help a little easier so that you don’t want to quit. I feel like more people would stay with the game if they were offered more rewards along the way. I don’t want it easy, but to play one round for weeks at a time so that you can move on is a little bit much. Plus, how you can possibly rate this game for a four year old is beyond me. Young children could not possibly play this game and get anywhere. Anyway, I hope this helps not just me but many other people out there that might have the same issues as I do. Please consider, as I would love to continue playing the game and give you a 5 star rating. Considering of course, if this is even read. Sincerely, eahtwh
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?
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
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. :(
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