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by Ta-Dah Apps
Rated: All Ages
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 4.9
  • Updated for Android 5.0.
  • Additional help overlay in Selector.
  • Bug fixes.

Product Details

  • Release Date: December 30, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,799 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 50+ multi-layer layouts with feature backgrounds and sounds
  • ShisenSho (Four Rivers) standard rules
  • Patterned layouts, multi-layer layouts
  • Standard, Race, Chase and Memory Modes
  • Save/Resume game feature
  • Multiple tilesets, wall components within board layouts
  • High Scores maintained by board layout. Training Mode and Tutorial
  • Social networking with Facebook integration

Product Description

ShisenSho, sometimes known as “Four Rivers”, is a single-player, tile based board game, where the objective is to remove all tiles from the board. It is similar to Mahjong Solitaire but with different matching rules.

ShisenSho has many unique features, including "pattern" layouts, "multi-layer" layouts and "blocking" wall tiles.

ShisenSho has 50+ challenging and varied layouts and has been designed to provide an appealing but challenging experience for the user. The user interface is clean and easy to use and, with a choice of tile-sets and the inclusion of high resolution backgrounds, the game is visually stunning.

Game Mode options are:

Standard – normal game, high scores are maintained by board layout;
Race – race against time to get on the high score board;
Chase – tiles reappear on the board as the game progresses;
Memory – match hidden tiles, seriously difficult..!

It is an excellent game for all age groups, providing stimulation and a mental challenge.

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Technical Details

  • Size: 21.7MB
  • Version: 4.9
  • Developed By: Ta-Dah Apps
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
65 of 84 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars full version purchase = trial version November 24, 2012
By Randall
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Got the full version, limits me to a trial version asking me to upgrade. Even if I wanted to upgrade I can't because I'm running the full version! There's no other version but the free one!
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35 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay game - too easy - not mahjong November 24, 2012
By kat
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this game downloaded and played fine on my kindle. I was expecting something closer to manning - this was too easy, even on the bigger layouts I could finish in 2-3 minutes or less. the menu was confusing to me at first and I still may have missed an options menu somewhere but I found no place to kill the sound (the twang noise got on my nerves after awhile!) or raise the difficulty - I did find links to other 'real ' mahjong games that you could purchase and try out for 30 secs. it seems like a plot to get you to buy the games that may hold your interest longer.... at least mine. overall not a bad game but lacking challenge and difficulty.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars it's okay so far November 24, 2012
By Mickay
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I haven't played it that long but seems reasonably challenging. I did go into the game options and turn off training mode which is also where you can turn the game sounds off. My first game took around 25 minutes at medium level.
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20 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ShishenSho February 19, 2012
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Very nice app. It is addicting. The ony problem with it is the app freezes up occasionally & doesn't store past performance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked! January 21, 2013
By RSM61
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I like this better than Mahjong. With almost fifty different game boards, you never get tired of playing this game. Very well laid out, good graphics, good responsiveness. Nice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game - It looks like Mahjong but it isn't! January 14, 2013
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First, if you're looking for a Mahjong game this isn't it. This game has different rules. The rules are there but it may take playing it more to get the hang of it. I play Mahjong a lot and the habits were hard to break. The only drawback to the game is how easy it is after you get the hang of the rules. There is not a big challenge but, it is a fun time-waster. If you are waiting at the airport or for your take-out, this game is great to make the time pass.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars *No trial version error (so far) November 24, 2012
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Not sure why folks are having issues with a "trial" version. splash screen came up on 1st run thanking for purchase/all features seem to be there (faotd). has a ton of layouts & timer variations & optional mah johng rules; I like the traditional tiles, backgrounds are pretty. the interface is a bit counter intuitive, but my only big issue with this is that it doesn't stop running on exit - have to force close. (i didn't have ads but always run w/wifi disabled)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easier than Mahjong and a little different November 25, 2012
By Sam98
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There are 47 boards from small to med to large and four different modes of play.
Standard is just that. A straightforward game. It is easy and the only challenge I found was to try to beat your time.
Race mode you try to beat the games time.
Chase mode has the tiles keep coming back. I found this very annoying.
Memory mode is like concentration where you only see the backs of the tiles and have to try to remember where they are. Very difficult and I lost patience with it.
Six tile sets to choose from.
The other options are to set the Picture Backgrounds, Game sounds and training mode on or off.

The game play is different than Mahjong in that you have to have a direct line between the tiles you are removing with no other tiles blocking your way. Plus you can only choose a pair of tiles that are on the same level, so of course all the tiles you need are on that level and you just have to match them up. The game will store your 9 highest scores for each board. On the large boards the tiles can get very small on my Kindle Fire. I can still see them OK, but it probably would be more difficult on a phone. You cannot zoom in or out.

This to me is might be a 3 1/2 star game, but it keeps running in the background even after you exit the game, causing you to have to Force Close it after each play to save battery. That brings it down to 3 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Addictive
If you like mahjong you'll like this game. You can change the tiles and backgrounds to suit your mood or the season. I highly recommend this game.
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars *
Easy and fun
Published 1 month ago by David W Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars lots of options
Love the app, wish the levels would change after you complete them to keep up the challenge.
Published 2 months ago by gold or green
5.0 out of 5 stars A Shisen-Sho game that truly satisfies
Shisen-Sho is a mahjong matching game with less tiles but more challenge. So far I have not lose a single time playing this game even though there are many increasingly difficult... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Victoria Truver
1.0 out of 5 stars freezes
I loved this game until the last update now it constantly freezes.
Published 3 months ago by Carolyn Mattern
4.0 out of 5 stars nnnnnnn
Fun to play. Not very difficult.
Published 3 months ago by n
1.0 out of 5 stars Unhappy
I used to enjoy this game. The recent update ruined it for me. I used to always note my time AFTER I finished a board. That is no longer possible. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kevin Q.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Don't bother
Published 5 months ago by Buddy
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty basic
Not bad, limited tile sets and backgrounds. I like this style of majjong. It gets a little boring since your basically competing against your self for high score
Published 9 months ago by cj
5.0 out of 5 stars good game
Standard game and it is designed and executed well; can't go wrong with it. If you like this game, it's a good app.
Published 11 months ago by GJF
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