Sunsoft will soon bring Mahjong Solitaire, an iPhone implementation of the ancient Chinese game of skill, strategy, and calculation, to the iTunes App Store.

As the YouTube video demonstrates, Mahjong Solitaire utilizes the iPhone's multitouch interface to allow easy zooming and scrolling of the game board as well as direct manipulation of tiles.  The game features 30 different map types that are unlocked based on the player's progress as well as difficulty and hidden tile preference settings for each.  Game state is preserved upon exiting the app or in the event of an incoming call, allowing for easy playing on the go.

Pricing for Mahjong Solitaire is undecided at this time.

  • BJ Wanlund

    You mean... THAT SunSoft? The same folks who gave us a number of the Looney Tunes video games in the SNES era??

    Okay, THAT'S cool!

    BJ

  • BJ Wanlund

    You mean... THAT SunSoft? The same folks who gave us a number of the Looney Tunes video games in the SNES era??

    Okay, THAT'S cool!

    BJ

  • MacTheSpoon

    I like the implementation of pinching in/out, that was a very good idea.

  • MacTheSpoon

    I like the implementation of pinching in/out, that was a very good idea.

  • http://www.electric-escape.net Robert Jung

    I hate to nitpick, but technically mahjongg is an ancient four-player tile game similar to Gin Rummy. The game Sunsoft is selling (as many others have before them) is a Solitaire-like game first sold by Activision in the 1980s as "Shanghai".

    If Shanghai is "ancient", then the *real* mahjongg must be positively neolithic...

    --R.J.

  • http://www.electric-escape.net Robert Jung

    I hate to nitpick, but technically mahjongg is an ancient four-player tile game similar to Gin Rummy. The game Sunsoft is selling (as many others have before them) is a Solitaire-like game first sold by Activision in the 1980s as "Shanghai".

    If Shanghai is "ancient", then the *real* mahjongg must be positively neolithic...

    --R.J.

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    I had Shanghai on the Apple IIgs, its release platform. It was one of the very first titles for the GS - the first game, certainly. Good times.

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    I had Shanghai on the Apple IIgs, its release platform. It was one of the very first titles for the GS - the first game, certainly. Good times.

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