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|Release date(s)|| August 27, 1983|
February 21, 1986 (FDS)
Mahjong is a video game for the Famicom that was released exclusively in Japan. It is based on the Japanese version of the Chinese board game known as Mahjong, which is commonly known as Reach Mahjong. The game allows for two players to play at once, which is two less than the normal Mahjong game. Interestingly, the game was included exclusively in the Japanese version of the GameCube game Animal Crossing. While Mahjong wasn't released elsewhere around the world (excluding Hong Kong, which featured an English manual), other future games that included Mahjong were released in America and Europe such as Clubhouse Games.
In Mahjong, the cursor is moved by pressing the d-pad on the controller, while A is used to draw tiles and discard tiles, and B is to call the move that is selected in the move window. Mahjong is typically played with four players, though since the Famicom only has two controllers, Nintendo was required to turn it into a two player game.