Our Rating: 90 /100 ( )
Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2 HD Free App
If you’re looking for a casual iPad game that playing for 5-minutes really means playing for 5-minutes, Mahjong Artifacts HD Free edition is an excellent choice. Mahjong Artifacts is one of the best available tile matching games on the App Store today.
The game is laid out with traditional Chinese Mahjong tiles stacked in pyramids for you to decipher and pair. The object of the game is to match pairs of identical tiles that are free from either their left or right side. Successful matches removes tiles from the pyramid and you win when you have matched every open pair on the board. Like Solitaire, Mahjong isn’t always winnable as poor choices will leave no matching tiles available and ends your game.
Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2 HD Free edition is a trial version of the full game. The trial is fully playable and you have access to two levels from Quest mode and one layout + background + tile design set to play in classic freestyle mode. Mahjong tile boards will refresh randomly with each new game to allow for unlimited replay of the same levels and layouts.
Quest mode follows the story of an Indiana Jones type treasure hunter who’s traveling the world seeking out Mahjong artifacts. You travel from country to country taking on different Mahjong tile pyramids and as the story line changes, so does the design, interface, and background of the game. Story mode is simple and told in comic book form, and while isn’t the most thrilling, it adds to the design and colorful feel of Mahjong Artifacts: Chapter 2.
Graphics are beautiful and the user interface is wonderfully animated and contains only essential options. Backgrounds and tile designs vary and keeps the game fresh despite it’s simple objective. While every button and action on the dashboard from changing tiles, using hints, and showing covered tiles execute with beautifully designed animations when activated.
The full version is available for purchase in the App Store for $4.99 (iTunes App Store Link) and will allow you to complete the quest as well as choose from additional designs and layouts for classic freestyle mode.
As a free game and considering what is available within MahJong Artifacts: Chapter 2 HD Free edition, the app deserves to be right next to Solitaire and an essential casual game to have on your iPad.