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Friday, September 26, 2003
Ambrosia Announces Aki Mahjong Solitaire
11:02 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Shareware heroes Ambrosia Software have announced a new title - Aki Mahjong Solitaire, their version of the two thousand year old Japanese tile game.

Aki, currently in beta stage, allows players to go at clearing twelve traditional board layouts as they pick away free pairs of matching tiles. As in most computer Mahjong games, the game comes with undos, hints that suggest unnoticed matches, and a reshuffle command for when players get really stuck.

Where Aki differentiates itself from its digital rivals, however, is the game's unique cultural side. As players complete boards, they can track their progress on a digital map of Japan, with each board representing a different location in the country. As players move onto new boards, they have the option of being presented with cultural and historical information about each area before tackling the tiles.

As listed on their website, whose link is posted below, the game is currently in beta stage, and is subject to change. Players interested in the title should head over to Ambrosia and check some of the game's screenshots.

Aki Mahjong Solitaire
Ambrosia Software

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