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Mahjong Artifacts® (Full)

by G5 Entertainment AB
Rated: All Ages
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,427 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.5
  • Your favorite mahjong puzzle just got even better with a new update! Try to match up all of these tiles in this groundbreaking game!
  • - Game crash fixed
  • - Minor improvements
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B0067Q42BY
  • Release Date: November 14, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,427 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,587 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Story mode featuring 25 layouts
  • Classic mode with 100 layouts
  • Innovative Endless mode
  • 27 Gorgeous backgrounds
  • Five beautifully drawn tilesets
  • Music tracks inspired by ancient cultures

Product Description
Mahjong Artifacts Free
Take a journey through different cultures in Story Mode

Travel through exotic locales and explore innovative gameplay twists in Mahjong Artifacts Free. This app features three mahjong game modes in one. Story Mode features an epic quest for lost relics, Classic Mode provides standard mahjong with customizable layouts, and Endless Mode will keep you playing for hours with a never-ending tower of game pieces.

Journey through unique cultures, and enjoy original backgrounds and music. Take the game to the next level with innovative gameplay twists. Employ "special tiles" for new strategies to clear layouts, rack up bonuses for skillful play, and earn trophies for special accomplishments.

New to mahjong? Get a helpful tutorial to learn the basics, and get to know the Mahjong Artifacts interface. Customize options, such as top-tile highlighting, auto-zoom, music and sound volume, and more.

Note: This is a free version of Mahjong Artifacts. The full, paid version sports even more features, including:

  • 25 layouts in Story Mode
  • 100 layouts in Classic Mode
  • 27 gorgeous backgrounds
  • 5 beautifully-drawn tilesets
  • Music tracks inspired by ancient cultures

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.


Technical Details

  • Size: 62.2MB
  • Version: 1.5
  • Developed By: G5 Entertainment AB (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

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88 of 90 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why does it auto run in the background? February 28, 2012
By ohmage
Verified Purchase
I liked playing this on my kindle fire. But when I noticed slowness problems w/ other games I ran Gemini app manager and found that Mahjong Artifacts was running even though I hadn't started it. This happened on several occasions, so I have to conclude it is auto-starting for some reason. I don't like the impact on performance and I especially don't like the sneak factor. What is it doing??

Otherwise a good 4 star game.
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83 of 85 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Have to force stop it from running and has ads! February 24, 2012
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This app runs when not playing, have to force close it constantly so it doesnt drain my battery, AND has ads even when u pay. Waste of space. Deleted.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stays running February 25, 2012
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Game stays running and drains your Kindle battery. Otherwise the gameplay is fun. Has an interesting quest with bonuses an how you win.
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366 of 400 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars PAID Ver has Ads, ENOUGH With the ads! February 19, 2012
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I don't care if you made other apps, stop spamming your garbage ads in a PAID app. EVERY TIME you start this app you must first wade through the devs ads for other apps they make before you can play. There is the first screen which nags you to buy the other stuff they make, you then have to click ok to continue, once you finally get to the main screen there is another nag button flashing about their other apps. You can't disable any of that crap so you have to jump through the ad hoop before even getting to the point of playing. The second button on the main screen is enough, you don't need a damn ad ridden splash screen first before the game starts forcing people to click continue. This is a PAID app, stop nagging people with your crap ads!

The game is well done but the ads are enough to make me stick with "Random Mahjong" instead. Its too bad, I was going to buy this and part 2 but glad I didn't and won't be buying anything from this ad spamming dev. ONE simple (non blinking or intrusive) button on the main app page linking to your other apps is enough, this is just ad overkill.
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214 of 232 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ads!!! February 19, 2012
Verified Purchase
Takes a long time to load because of the ads at the beginning. Good game but its unfair to have ads on an app you pay for. Game is okay.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Opens itself and runs in the background! April 22, 2012
Verified Purchase
I would recommend against this app. I have an app manager installed and discovered that quite frequently this app is running itself in the background when I have not opened it. What is it doing in the background when I've not opened it?! It is eating up RAM on my device to do who knows what when I'm not paying attention. No other game app does this that I can tell. I am usually skeptical of reviews that complain about permissions and what-not, but this app seems suspicious to me or at the very least buggy if it is not malicious.
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221 of 243 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars ads in a paid version February 19, 2012
Awesome game. The issue is that there are ads in this paid version! -4 stars just for that! what was the dev thinking?
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67 of 71 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ads on a paid app and runs in background March 8, 2012
Verified Purchase
The app is lousy with ads - even in the paid version. The app also constantly runs in the background regardless if you kill the task. There is no excuse for either of these situations. It's a shame because the game is very well done otherwise.
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Why does this app require internet access?
The net access is needed to spam you with ads most likely. Thats how they can change their ads whenever they want and update those ads. What else the dev intends to do now that they have net access remains to be seen. Maybe they put the ads in cause they didnt have another way to disguise the... Read More
Feb 19, 2012 by GemDragon |  See all 5 posts
why can't i remove tiles on tutorial game?
I just got this app it was free today but I am having the same problem. It will not let me remove any tiles.
Sep 3, 2013 by Sandy |  See all 2 posts
Endless mode?
The endless version of the game isn't really endless. The first 15 to 20 levels are very easy, but things get more complicated as you drill down into the levels. It's fun to see how far you can get before you run out of lives.
Mar 3, 2012 by Peggy A |  See all 2 posts
Why does Endless Mode end unexpectedly??? Be the first to reply
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