When I finally decided to learn how to play mahjong, I felt as if a whole new wing of the PC Engine library had become accessible to me. My initial choices were limited, though, as Mahjong Sword was the only mahjong title I'd owned at the time. I'd bought it mainly for its cool art and perceived rarity, but never being one to let a PCE game go unplayed, I decided to go ahead and learn the ins and outs of mahjong itself. The going was a little tough at first while I was still picking up on the mahjong basics, but before long, I was tearing right through my opponents...
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
~ MAHJONG SWORD ~
Naxat Soft / Tomboy
Super CD-ROM / Arcade CD-ROM
...and tearing right through their clothing as well.
Yep, this is an "adult-targeted" game featuring scantily "armored," mahjong-proficient warrior-women.
The victor in a match utilizes her mighty weapons/powers/creature-buddies to unleash a massive attack on the poor loser. Of course, said loser's clothing suffers all the damage, ultimately leaving the whimpering anime girl in a near-nude state. Don't get too excited though, fellows: Mahjong Sword is not a very naughty or revealing game, and even a mild affair like Dragon Knight II shows a little more than what you'll get here.
But hey, it was enough of a hook for me, though the fun of the mahjong itself is what was really keeping me up super-late at night. The quest elements helped a bit too. You encounter the mahjong amazons as you jaunt about a small world map. Money is earned with each victory and can be spent on items for use mid-match.
The match gameplay is simply good, fast-paced, thrilling mahjong action and gave me nothing to gripe about. The song that plays during the end credits is very nice, and the girls themselves are certainly quite all right.