Sparrows 4+

Mahjong Word Search

Jeffrey Taniguchi

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 513 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Mahjong solitaire word search! 
Use the available tiles to spell words and uncover more letters. Combine special tiles for Double Letter, Triple Letter, and Double Word bonuses to rack up the points.

GAME MODES
• Timed Mode: Can you beat the clock? Find as many words as you can before the timer runs out
• Moves Mode: Think strategically to get a high score with a limited number of moves
• Puzzle Mode: Clear all tiles that are arranged in unique shapes
• Endless Mode: Relax and play free of restrictions and timers
• Word Search: Find specific words from a list to solve these puzzles

GAME CENTER leaderboards and achievements.

What’s New

Version 1.12

–Dictionary refinements
–Splash page revision

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

jsplague ,

Word-nerdy relaxation

If you’re a word nerd who finds letter puzzles a relaxing brain break, this game is for you. It is a really beautiful clean interface that combines scored scrabble tiles with the half-hidden mahjong setup. It makes for just enough difficulty, especially in the untimed and word search modes that have limited moves or tiles given.

My ONLY issue is that it seems the word-search puzzles are auto-generated, so when I realize I can’t complete the puzzle with the matches I’ve made (I.e. letters I need are still hidden below others) there’s no way to just restart that exact puzzle. Restarting the puzzle loads a whole new one, so I don’t get a chance to try again.

Aside from that, I’ve found Im able to complete a moves or word search in less than 3 mins, so it’s perfect for a little downtime before refocusing on life. :) Great, stylish, clever game, devs! Keep it up!

Iamphantrash ,

Fun game with bugs

I really enjoy this game but there are some bugs and aspects of the game that can make it hard to play. For example during the “moves” mode I sometimes get stuck with only a few letters left and I can’t make a word with them and no new letters are being loaded in but I still have a few more moves left. Also, this isn’t really a bug, but I wasn’t able to put the word “don’t” in. Obviously there’s no apostrophe but I should still be able to make the word dont… also not a bug but I’ve played many rounds of all of the modes in this game but a lot of the times the letters I get are hard to make words from. When I use the tool where it auto fills a word for you it’s often times a word I’ve never heard of. Yes I’ll admit I need to expand my vocabulary but maybe there’s something that could be done in terms of getting more letters? Maybe a tool where you can replace a letter on the board with a new letter of your choice instead of the tool that just deletes the letter??? I think if some of these tweaks and fixes were made I would be more inclined to purchase the other game modes and play this game more often. But overall I enjoy the concept of the game, the design elements and the cute little sparrows on the home page. Cant wait to see new updates for the game!

Developer Response ,

Hi thank you so much for your review and feedback! Part of playing this game is being strategic with which words you choose to submit. Planning a few moves ahead by looking at which letters are/will be available is part of the intended gameplay. New letters are only loaded after the top most layer is cleared. I am realizing this last part isn’t entirely clear and I will update the tutorial to explain how that works.

Swapping or replacing letters is a pretty neat idea that I hadn’t thought about! I definitely think it’s an ability worth exploring for future updates.

lucpel ,

Great game but one bug

Before I get into it, I must say I really like this game. I’ve played both mahjong and Scrabble, so this game was a pleasure to discover. One issue with the game is that you can use an exploit to continue a “moves” game infinitely.

When the game ends, if you close out of the app in the scoring screen, then re-enter the game, the game will count it as leaving the game, so it will prompt you to resume it. Doing this over and over will allow you to reach negative numbers of moves and infinite points.

That’s just the bug I wanted to point out. It’s not like I need it to be fixed, I was just writing a review to point this out.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the review! I will have to patch that bug, however.

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