Microsoft makes many games on Windows 8, from action and adventure games to sports games. Microsoft Mahjong is by far the best puzzle game on Windows 8. This game also has the same rules as the classic Mahjong game, which is to match tiles on the outside of the layout. Microsoft did a good job of separating this game from other Mahjong games on the market by incorporating beautiful realistic themed background and tiles. Also, this game connects your Xbox Gamer tag account, so you can share your achievements on your Xbox as well. The medals that can be obtained are really unique to the game and tie in with the themes of the layouts. For instance, one of the medals require you to complete four expert puzzles using the underwater theme. Also, another medal requires you to complete a puzzle using all four of the themes. What I really love about the themes is the animations in each theme. When you play on the tranquility theme, you could see animations of water and snow falling. The autumn glade features a fall look with brown color leaves falling from trees, as well as water moving in a pond. The Cosmos theme has a animation of a planet burning with blight blue light and comets going through the stars. The underwater theme has all kinds of fish going through the screen, such as seahorses and jellyfish. Out of all these themes, I find the underwater one to be the most attractive theme. Also Microsoft, as well as Arkadium did a good job of making the tiles match the themes. There are also daily challenge you could complete in this game. If you want to see your statistics visit the statistics section. There are more medals in this game then achievements, and the three achievements can be achieved pretty quickly. This game is defiantly one of the best Mahjong games I've played, and I love to play in the different themes and earn medals. If you have Windows 8, this game comes with your computer already, so go ahead and find it in your dashboard and solve some puzzles.
August 26, 2013