Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mahjong in Yakuza 2

English speaking mahjong fans might be interested to know that Yakuza 2 has a pretty nice mahjong mini game. As far as I know, it is the only English version of mahjong out there on consoles. The mini game is standard 4-player mahjong with Japanese rules. There are several different tables -- with different skill levels -- that you can play at and it even includes a rule and scoring reference. You visit the mahjong parlor during the early parts of the game's main storyline, so you'll have to play for a few hours before you have access to it. There may be other mahjong parlors that you can play at later in the game. I'll keep you posted.

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At 3:59 PM, Blogger Ian A. said...

Cool. I want to learn to play it. I live in Taiwan though, when Yakuza 3 comes out I guess it'll be in Japanese...

At 11:20 PM, Blogger Jon said...

There is some question as to whether Yakuza 3 will get an English version at all. Here's hoping that it does and that it includes a good mahjong game. Luckily, the PS3 is region free so can play the US version if it is ever released.


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