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Game Giveaway of the day — World's Greatest Cities Mahjong

Enjoy a relaxing visit to fabulous cities around the world in World's Greatest Cities Mahjong, a wonderful game of matching tiles for the entire family. Remove tiles in 140 colorful layouts while visiting New York, London, and other magnificent destinations. Enjoy clearing tiles the usual way in Classic, exchange tiles to make matches in Swap, locate the like set of tiles in Pair, and find the two corresponding tiles in Logic, plus three other unique styles of play.
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World's Greatest Cities Mahjong was available as a giveaway on June 29, 2013!

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Enjoy a relaxing visit to fabulous cities around the world in World's Greatest Cities Mahjong, a wonderful game of matching tiles for the entire family. Remove tiles in 140 colorful layouts while visiting New York, London, and other magnificent destinations. Enjoy clearing tiles the usual way in Classic, exchange tiles to make matches in Swap, locate the like set of tiles in Pair, and find the two corresponding tiles in Logic, plus three other unique styles of play. Each offers a tantalizing challenge filled with special power-up tiles, unlimited hints, and helpful shuffles. Filled with beautiful scenery, relaxing music, and fascinating facts, this game will keep you enchanted.

Features:

  • 7 mahjong game types
  • 140 different layouts
  • 14 different backgrounds
  • Lovely music
  • 4 Special power-up tiles
  • 7 stages.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7; CPU: 800 MHz; RAM: 256 MB; DirectX: 7 or higher; Video:16 MB

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.playrix.com/games/pc/worlds-greatest-cities-mahjong.html

File Size:

50.5 MB

Price:

$19.95

Comments on World's Greatest Cities Mahjong

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))Well I'm a bit disappointed.For some reason it wouldn't activate the program..Kept getting errors..Is there any way that it can be activated?



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Hi Mark, did you check the FAQ's section over in the game discussion forums. I've linked to in in my post (see comment number 1)


http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/11647

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Edwards  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is a holiday weekend here....... so sorry I am late.

Downloaded and installed(Win7)with no mishaps as usual. I like the part as it changes the way you match things. Having no timer is good but an option should be added for the people who like to "play against the clock". Reminds me of 80 Days.... Music is OK

Thanks to GGOTD and Playrix for a decent game for the weekend. Thanks, Wabbit, too for your help and review.




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Thank you for your feedback Delenn, no problem about being late. At leas tyou post on a egular basis. I hope you and your hubby had a pleasant weekend. :)

Reply   |   Comment by delenn13  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#28 Delilah, thanks for the explanation. It now makes perfect sense but its the weirdest ice I've ever seen. Although I'd have understood it better if it had been a cube.




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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Nass  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At first it looks like another mahjong game but there's enough variations to keep it interesting. Although it seems the variations run in cycles and not randomly.

It also appears New York is known for it's cowboy gangsters. :)




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Thank you for your feedback

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McNamara  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been trying to activate "Worlds Greatest Cities" for about the last 20 hrs. and it will not connect...what do I do??

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Check the FAQ's section over in the game discussion forums. You should still be able to activate for about an hour after the giveaway finishes so long as you have the download. :)


I've linked to the FAQ's in my review (just above the games, games games section.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Edwards  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wow, WR, this one downloaded and opened fine! Same procedure, disabled my av, etc. Don't know what the deal is with the others I've downloaded since the wrapper, but this one worked. Yay!


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The wrapper contains security software. Your anti malware program was probably blocking it.

Reply   |   Comment by meadowlark  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have windows 7 64 bit home premium and I tried what you had suggested.-Compatibility mode and screen resolutions... *sigh
My screen is only 11 inches and it is a netbook... perhaps being a netbook is a clue...I tried everything and It won't go to window mode/small screen instead of full. I even tried the regedit and only one file came up in the search and it was a bionary code... I'm not a programmer and cannot decipher all the 1111 and 0000 and 10001111000 thingies like that... so I left that alone :) Any ways... it is no biggy... it is still playable... I just have to get used to it on a rainy day :)
Thanks Stephen for trying...it is very appreciated :)


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You are probably right re the netbook. Ah well, maybe next time. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Annie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

for the last 3 weeks when I download and open it it says fail to open try again later, so I cannot open it, so why it this happening and what can I do to get this going right, I asked this last week with no response.


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Hi bcwminpins, I always respond to rrequests for help. I may occasionally miss a post, but rarely.. I cannot find any trace of your post, at least not from the connection you are using for this comment (I am able to recall all comments by a community member from the admin panel and don't see any for you).

Anyway, havce you checked the FAQ's I've linked to in my review? You will hopefully find an answer to the ptroblem there. Generally this problem can be due to at least one of three things.

1) ... If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer and you have I.E. set to offline, you won't be able to connect to the giveaway download server to verify the game.

2) ... Clear out your internet cache. Sometimes the cookie for the giveaway link becomes corrupted.

3) ... Your anti malware program or other security may be blocking it

Actually there's another possibility. Try rebooting your modem and/or router.

Reply   |   Comment by bcwminpins  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#15 Nass: I didn't get the "triangle" + blowtorch = water thing, either. Then I finally got it: it's not a triangle, it's ice!

#19 Pea: You probably already know this, but if you want Playrix' Around the World in 80 Days game back, you can get it from several of the free sites Rabbit mentions in his reviews, with the usual cautions about watching for unwanted toolbars & homepage hijacks.


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Thank you for your continued feedback Delilah. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Delilah  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Haven't played it long but it seems like a very nice Majong game. Majong is not my favorite but I like how the game moves from one form to another and gives brief clear instuctions. Fun and diverting. The artwork doesn't have the wow factor I'd hoped to see but I liked how the light changed on the city as I played. Thanks.



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Thank you for your feedback Elaine, much appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by Elaine  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have the mahjong game which WR has mentioned here before.
It is the real game; ie one plays with three other players(they are customizable too) and it really requires a lot of thinking and skill.
Having said THAT, I DO really like THIS game. I had no issues with downloading(windows 7 64 bit) and it ran beautifully from the very beginning.
I like that it has various playing modes, NOT just the mindless matching of tiles.. It doesn't feel mindless at all, and I can tell it will be enjoyed both by myself and by my husband who has become very proficient at the real mahjong...lol
The graphics are very pleasant and it seems a very high quality game. MANY thanks both to Playrix and to GGOTD!



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Thank you for your feedback Merri. I much prefer playing the four player variety. I have a 'real' set of Mahjong tiles made of resin and bamboo, plus I have a digital version called Hong Kong Mahjong from Nine Dragons Software. I much preferred playing Mahjong to chess when I was a teenager.

Reply   |   Comment by Merri  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am having trouble with the game. When it runs, my mouse drags. Moving it quickly is impossible. The game runs full screen no matter how many times I try to change it. After I'd played through the first round and closed the game, I closed the Windows Explorer window where the setup file was stored. A error message popped up.

The Compressed (zipped) Folder is invalid or corrupted.

I didn't know if the message referred to the setup file of the game or something else entirely. However, I decided to try downloading again. I did, and I re-installed but the problems with the game continue. I'm using WinXP SP3.

Very disappointing.

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Hi Kalmly, I don't understand why you are having a problem changing from full screen to windowed. I've installed this on four different computers and have checked to see if there are any issues changing fro full screen to windowed and back and all four change with no problems. I think a few others have reported thyis problem, but there has been several thousand downloads with only a few complaints. That would point to a computer related issue as opposed to a game issue.

Try going into compatibility and change some of the graphic options. also make sure your graphic drivers are up to date. I'd consider trying the free game booster from the razer store. It can boost your free memory by 40%. That may imprive the problem with the sluggish mouse. another thing to try is turning off background programs one at a time as one of those may be conflicting with the game.

Check the comments I've posted to annie and Maarten above.

Reply   |   Comment by Kalmly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

wow; what an excellent game! this one has so much variety. I enjoy mahjong games, but this one is definitely the very best. thank you so much for your offer today.

Reply   |   Comment by JoyceC  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

World's greatest cities is the second giveaway from this company.
world's greatest places was the first.
had to look it up on my computer because thought it was the same giveaway from before.
it is similar but not the same.

Reply   |   Comment by markey marcus  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Looks like an enjoyable game. Seems to run just fine on my Vista 64bit

Thank you GOTD and Playrix!

Reply   |   Comment by Meisie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I enjoy playing this game. PlayRix usually has great games to play, and this is no exception. Thank you for the great game.

Reply   |   Comment by Amelia  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

fine on Win 8.1 Pro x64 Nvidia gtx460. No prob switching full screen & reduced screen. Can switch dynamically in Options. Music actually enjoyable, mellow in keeping w/ thinking game. Just did 1 level to test. Graphics on full screen are strikingly good. Thought maybe the background per level would be distraction but no prob.
All in all a real winner. For genre fans & free it's 10/10. Regular players of thinkers 9/10 and in general 8.75/10 Thanks muchooo!




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Thank you for your feedback Beergas

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Also installs fine on Win 7 64 bit and display looks fine in wide screen format. Had to use 7Zip to unzip as the self-extractor did not want to play with this machine, though it worked fine on the XP desktop.

Did not have any problems putting it in windowed mode. I can live without the music but overall the variety of gameplay makes this one of the better mahjong games. Haven't gotten far enough to see if the "world" stuff really makes any sense in the game or was just a gimmick to recycle backgrounds that look like they came out of "Around the World in 80 Days" -- a much loved Playrix game I lost in an upgrade. Thanks for this. It's a lot of mindless fun.




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Thank you for your feedback Pea

Reply   |   Comment by Pea  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!

This is one AWESOME (!) game from PLAYRIX (!) Since PLAYRIX (!) makes the best game (FISHDOM!!!) in the entire history of gamedom going all the way back to when cavemen conked each other on the heads with rocks, PLAYRIX (!) is the best game developer in all the parallel universes.

MAHJONG is where all the gaming's at!

And RELAXED (ahhhhhhh) MODE is like so relaxing!

This is the first time in a loooooong time that I have gotten excited about programs offered on both sides of GAOTD! Hooray, Giveaway!!! You the mans!

Now, if we get another good game tomorrow...! I'm already getting tingly with the anticipation!




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:) you'll be glad to know its not one of those flash games. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hmmm. Backgrounds look very familiar. Pretty good mahjong game. Works fine on XP. Will try later with Win 7 so I can waste even more time:) Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Pea  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded OK to Win 7. Nice game and I appreciate your giveaway. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Dona  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm having a lot of fun playing but I'm wondering this match in Logical Triple: What's the logical triple in the flamethrower and triangle which make a droplet?

Reply   |   Comment by Nass  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you Playrix and GameGiveAway. I really like all the different game modes. The travel backgrounds are fantastic. Great that this game is from Playrix. They have some great games.

Reply   |   Comment by sheltiemom  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Playing on the second solitaire level (level 8 I think) and the game froze up. I had completed all the bottom tiles and there were many wild or random tiles (maybe 8 of them?) still in the center of the board. Wouldn't let me shuffle, had to reboot.




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Thank you for your feedback Lynn, please let me know if it happens again. check your event log immediately afterwards as that can give an indication of a possible fault or conflict with something else that you may have running in the background. Make sure the game is running with admin privileges

Reply   |   Comment by Lynn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can not deactivate the full-screen mode, now I can not see the whole game. So I can not play the game.




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One other person has had this problem. It's possibly a conflict with something you are running in the background. You could check through the registry and see if there are any keys you can edit to change the screen mode back to windowed. It's aplayrix game so there will be entries in the registry (unlike most game giveaways). I haven't got the time toi check myslef at the moment. Maybe someone else may be able to. :)

Also check the comments I've made to annie (above) and Kalmly comment number 25)

Reply   |   Comment by Maarten  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very clever game options. Playrix always brings first class games and this is no exception. They've taken the usual Mahjong and brought new matching challenges to the board. Don't miss this one, their creative side has come forth to your benefit.

Reply   |   Comment by Lynn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just wanted to put my 2¢ into the comments section. I downloaded and installed on Win7Pro/no problems. I must say thanks for this giveway today. I enjoy mahjong gams and might add that I do get tired of the same old tiles in most games. That being said, if you enjoy mahjong games and want something different but still have mahjong, you must download and install this giveway today. I enjoyed playing the first levels and stopped at Great Wall as I have to do my chores around the house sometime today before it gets back into the 100°'s. I enjoyed this game very much and love the different tiles, and different types of these levels. Thanks again.



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:)

Reply   |   Comment by Mardel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks to Playrix and GAOD for this delightful game. Graphix are beautiful and the music is soothing. The only glitch it has is that I do not want to play it on full screen. As usual, I always go to options and adjust the screen option and check off full screen so that it would be smaller. I tried it 4 times and reloaded it 4 times and it won't reload as smaller. It remains checked at full screen. With that said...if it is the only glitch, well I love most of the Playrix game and this one is a keeper. :)
Annie

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Try changing your screen resolution first, then go to options and see if you can reset to windowed. Try different resolutions. also try going into compatibility (right click the exe or shortcut and select properties, then click on the compatibility tab), then try toggling the fdifferent gtraphic options on and off (basically trial and error). it may be something to do with the (can't remmeber the name of the ... ????). I've also suggested below checking the registry to see if there's any registry keys that can be edited to force it into windowed mode. (to open the registry editor type regedit, then go to the edit and select find, type in the name of the game to bring up relevant keys). Let me know if you find a fix from these suggestions. thanks. :)

check the comments I've posted to Maarten and Kalmly )

Reply   |   Comment by Annie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A nice variation of Mahjong offering some interesting challenges, thumbs up!

Reply   |   Comment by Reality Check  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

While this is not my style of game. I just want to take the time to Thank Game Give Away Of The Day and to Thank Playrix Games for providing what I am sure would be a awesome game to many of the community here.

Unfortunately I am not one of those who will find this game playable let alone enjoyable so I should normally not click thumbs up or down. But I will vote up for what looks like a solid game with great play styles.

Again I do give this game a up vote even if I Think the amount of levels to be played seems a tad lacking. But who am I to know for sure I have only a minimum experience with Mahjong's games But the music and the in game graphics plus the great use of colours incorporated with a changing back ground of city's.

I give this game a respectable 7 out of 10 based solely on Youtube videos and game screen shots...

I hope others will love this game for what it is. I just wish I could be one of those that would enjoy this style of game but since I am not I will end my thoughts on this thread.

Thank you Playrix & GGAOTD for all of what you both do.
Signed
Rick Frog



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Thank you for your feedback Rick. Much appreciated

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Frog  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nice game, I like the different modes. Keeps it from getting boring.

One problem: I can only play in full screen mode. If I uncheck the full screen box in the optionsscreen and click ok, it doesn't seem to work...?



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Hi Clo, sorry it's taken me so long to reply. check the comments i've left for Maarten, Annie and Kalmly, all of which have had the same problem. I've left several suggestions to try. If I get time i'll try and figure the registry fix, but can't promise.

Reply   |   Comment by Clo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Works just fine on XP SP3.

I have World's Greatest Places Mahjongg from MyPlayCity, which I like, but I like this one even better. First of all, it's untimed (yay!). And it has a lot more different puzzle types. The tile set(s) aren't a lot different, but I like them better, too. The "secret" (bonus) tiles are better designed, so it's easier to remember what they do. (The bonus tiles in Greatest Places are so abstract I had to print out a screenshot of the help page, and I still have trouble keeping track of them.) And I like the Solitaire levels, which I don't remember having in Greatest Places.

I don't remember being aware that World's Greatest Places was a Playrix game, but I'm not surprised. I think more of my favorites are from Playrix than any other game developer.

Thanks, all!


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Thank you for your feedback Delilah

Reply   |   Comment by Delilah  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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I won't be around to moderate for the next several hours; at least until about 6pm this evening (GMT).

Please continue to post comments. I'll moderate as soon as i've returned home.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't see any mention of a relaxed mode. is there one?


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There's no timer, so basically all levels are relaxed.

Reply   |   Comment by Jan sen  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'd like to say thanks. As I am downloading this now, I cannot give feedback as to the game itself. However, you have combined two of my most favorite things, travel and mahjong! So kudos to your company and to the team who put this together.


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I hope you like the different modes. Some are better than others. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Deadsnakebiting  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

World's Greatest Cities Mahjong:



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Installation:

Today’s giveaway downloads as a 50.5 MB zip file that unpacks to a read me and a wrapped setup file (the orange colored file with the key symbol), plus there's a setup file with security (setup.gcd) that's protected from being hacked (because the previous giveaway system was easily cracked). This file may case some security software to alert the user to a possible malware attack, but it will be a false positive.

The game giveaway team check all game giveaways for malware using several well known anti -malware suites. There has never been a game giveaway infected with malware since the project started back in Dec 2006. (The owners know that allowing such things would compromise their buisness, so they make sure all software given away via the giveaway and gamegiveaway sites are throughly checked for all types of malware before allowing community members to download any files.

Some community members have been having problems installing games since the security software was added. It's been found that turning off your security temporarily or configuring it to accept the setup.cgd file usually sorts the problem out.

To register and install the game click on the orange colored icon. The installed game is 47.6 MB in size and installs to the following path by default:

C:\Program Files\Playrix Entertainment\World's Greatest Cities Mahjong\Greatest Cities.exe (If the install path shows the last game installed you need to clear your internet cache)


The path can be changed to suit whatever your wishes are. Once the game is installed you can delete the giveaway setup files. The game installs 2 shortcuts to the desktop (a shortcut to the game and a shortcut to Playrix). You'll also find a shortcut in the Start Menu for an uninstaller.



World's Greatest Cities Mahjong works on both my Win 7 & Win 8 computers. I don't have a Vista or XP installation set up at the moment (and won't for several months until we move house later this summer).

If you miss today's giveaway today's sister program Worlds Greatest Places Mahjong is available from MyPlayCity (MPC) or Gametop 24/7, but do bear in mind the potential for toolbars and home page changes everytime you boot up an MPC game.



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Introduction:

Enjoy a relaxing visit to fabulous cities around the world in World's Greatest Cities Mahjong, a wonderful game of matching tiles for the entire family. Remove tiles in 140 colorful layouts while visiting New York, London, and other magnificent destinations. Enjoy clearing tiles the usual way in Classic, exchange tiles to make matches in Swap, locate the like set of tiles in Pair, and find the two corresponding tiles in Logic, plus three other unique styles of play. Each offers a tantalizing challenge filled with special power-up tiles, unlimited hints, and helpful shuffles. Filled with beautiful scenery, relaxing music, and fascinating facts, this game will keep you enchanted.



Reference accessed HERE 22nd June 2013



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The Game:


We all know what Mahjong is, so I'm not going to describe this game in much detail except to briefly describe each of the modes available.

You can turn off the music and sound effects via the sliders located in the options menu. you can also play the game in windowed or full screen mode. There is a help menu that details all of the modes you'll be introduced to (see below for the various modes. There's no specific mode selection except that the level map is color coded so that for exxample if you want to play all of the Non Pair boards click on the thumbnail that's coded orange. You can only play the boards on the sage you are presently on. there are seven stages, each stage comprising of 20 levels, that are a combination of all seven modes. To progress to a new stage (a different city) you have to complete the previous stage first.


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The color coding for each of the modes is a sfollows:


Matching Pairs - Red
Non Pairs - Orange
Solitaire - Yellow
Great wall - Green
Logical Triple - Light blue
Bottom tile - Dark Blue
5 Seconds - Purple


Matching Pairs:
This is your traditional 'matching pairs game where you have to remove all matching pairs from the board.

Non Pair:

In each layer of the board there's only one tile that does not have a pair. Find it. The rest of the tiles in the layer will disappear once you've selected the correct tile. You must clear all layers to finish the level.

Solitaire:

You play this like you'd play a game of solitaire with cards, collecting tiles from Ace to Deuce of each suit. You start with the ace and work down to the deuce (2). To remove each tile to the bottom frame just click on it.Tiles must be free to be removed. Free tiles have no tiles on top, or left or right of them. The tiles that are not part of the sequence can be removed as pairs like the matching pairs game.

Great Wall:


Take off identical tiles that lay on opposite sides of the wall. In order to remove a tile , it must have either the left or right edge free and have no tiles placed on top. Remove all tiles to complete the level.

Logical Triple:


In the frame at the bottom of the board there are tiles that are 'logically' related to two tiles on the board. Select these two tiles to remove them. In order to remove tiles , they must have either the left or right edge free and have no tiles placed on top. Remove all tiles to complete the level.

Bottom Tiles:

You have to remove tiles one by one. Click any free tile on the board that is identical to one of the tiles in the frame at the bottom of the board. All tiles must be removed to complete a level. In order to remove tiles , they must have either the left or right edge free and have no tiles placed on top.

5 Seconds:

You have to remove tiles one by one by clicking on the tiles that are free and identical to the tile in the frame at the bottom of the board. This tile changes every 5 seconds, making it quite difficult. All tiles must be removed to complete a level.


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There are four secret tiles one of which shows all matches for 30 seconds (green question mark) , one that removes all instances of any tile you choose (Red stylized lightning strike), there's a swap tile that can be used to move tiles that are embedded within a block of tiles (orangy brown left and right arrows) and change will give you more matches when you only have a few. Select two tiles and all instances of the second tile will be changed to match the first tile (Yellow/orange with three squares).

The beauty about this game is thta every time you play the same level again, the tiles are set differently, so you can replay the game and have a totally different experience each time.

Suggestions to the developer:


1) ... Include several skins for different style tiles

2) ... Enable more backgrounds to be imported into the game

3) ... Be able to access all stages so that you can play all the levels of any mode you wish, rather than have to complete each stage before you progress


4) ... Include a levels editor so that you can create your own levels


5) ... Include modes from the other world games for example the memory game and four rivers game, (found in the World’s Greatest Places Mahjong game)

6) ... Include a timed and untimed mode

7) ... Include a straightforwards matching pairs mode where you can play just the main mahjong game

8) include the traditional four player game as an option.



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Summary of Features:


* 7 mahjong game types

* 140 different layouts

* 14 different backgrounds

* Reasonable music (quite restful)


* 4 Special power-up tiles

* 7 stages



Video:

You can see a couple of videos of World's Greatest Cities Mahjong HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE


Music:

There's no way of editing the music content for this game. you can turn the music off via the options menu and play your own. :)

Minimum System Specifications:

Windows 98/ 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7
CPU: 800 MHz
System RAM: 256 MB
DirectX: 7 or higher
Video RAM:16 MB



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Conclusion:

This is a nice addition to the World series of Mahjong games. Overall World's Greatest Cities Mahjong is a pleasant game of mah-jong with a variety of modes to play from the traditional matching pairs solitaire to several alternative methods of playing (solitaire, great wall,logical triple, non pairs etc). The addition of these extra modes with power ups included makes the game much easier to play than a traditional game; also the tiles that can't be removed can be toggled to grey out. This makes it even easier. For me this was okay as it made it much easier on the eyes. Traditional games tend to give me a headache because of the mass of visual information. Despite this being an easier Mah-jong game I've scored it an excellent 8 out of 10 because of the variety of modes available.



Score:

Overall I'd give this game the following score:

Gameplay - 8

Graphics - 8

Replayability - 9

Originality - 7

Instructions/help - 8


Totals 40 out of 50 which is equivalent to 8 out of 10


Problems with the game?:

If you have any problems installing or playing today's game please go to the game discussion forums where you'll find a FAQ's section HERE.






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A Request for help:

Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of 'potential' cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

Please leave some feedback once you've checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment.


Regards

Whiterabbit aka Stephen




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