DOS

 

Tile-matching solitaire mahjongg games, Shisen-Sho games and Ishido games for MS-DOS. 

If you should find any errors or omissions (who I'm sure there are plenty of...); please contact me.

 

Dragons Bane: Mah Jongg II v.1.2

Shareware

'Dragons Bane' is a ms-dos game and is the successor to Nels Andersons popular shareware game 'Mah Jongg'. High score, sound, hints. Use your own .pcx pictures as backgrounds. 6 tilesets and 4 layouts. Tileset Editor and Layout Editor. 136 user-made and free tilesets are available for download on the homepage. Review at Shareware Junkies.

Author: Nels Anderson. From 1996. Req.: MS-DOS 3.3 or higher. If you have a Pentium 200Mhz or better, you must use a "slow down' utility.

960 kb - download from:

Arcanum Computing

Price: $16

 

Ishido: Way of the Stones

Abandonware

The original Ishido game made by Michael Feinberg. Published for Mac in 1989 and DOS in 1990. 6 stone sets, 5 game boards, high score, undo, hint, and oriental music. It has four game mode: Solitaire, Cooperative (2 players work together), Tournament (several people plays entire identical games) and Challenge (against a second player or the computer). For more information, check the entry in the Ishido section.
DOS - download from 'Home of The Underdogs

MAC - download from Ian Gilman

Price: 0

 

Lin Wu's Challenge Abandonware

Shisen-Sho. MSDOS game from 1990 by an defunct German company called Lasersoft. The review from 'Home of the Underdogs' says it all: "..is a lackluster Mahjongg game...The gameplay is very straightforward and quite dull...and the graphics is below par. Worth a look only if you collect Mahjongg games."
172 kb - download from:  HOTU Price: N/A

 

Mah Jongg 4.2

Shareware

Old ms-dos game from 1994, but very popular in it's time because of all the user made tilesets available (800+ in .TIL format). Tile Editor, timed games, high score, hint.
Author: Nels Anderson. First version in 1987. EGA version.
640x350 pixel mode.

206 kb - download from:

Arcanum Computing

Price: $15

 

Mah Jongg Solitaire (DOS)

Freeware

Very simple DOS game. Hint and Undo. 
Author: Loren Blaney. Written in his XPL0 Programming Language.

Req.: 286+, 640x480 VGA

42 kb - download:

The XPL0 Programming Language

Price:0

 

Mah Jongg -V-G-A 3.0

Abandonware


Old, but popular ms-dos game from 1991 by Ron Balewski. Abandonware. High score, help. Very popular in it's time because of all the user made tilesets available (100+ in .TIS format). You will probably have to use a "slow down' utility.

-297 kb - download from WinSite

NA

Price: NA

 

Mahjongg 1.0

Freeware

Decent graphics. Only standard layout and tileset. Hint, save/ load games. Made in Allegro - a game programming library for C/C++ developers (you have to download their windows library first). Versions for Dos (213 kb), Windows and Linux. Author: Daniel Harmon. 

213 kb - download from:

Daniel Harmon

Price: 0

 

MahJongg for ToolBook Freeware

Old msdos game from 1990. Strange beast : tile images are boxes in different colors and numbers. Requires the 'ToolBook Runtime Engine 1.53' ( - 571 kb). Undo. 

Author: Michael B. Taylor.

- 132 kb Price: NA

 

MJ 99

Freeware


Game and website in German only. 
Author: Martin J. Fiddler. 

NOT AVAILABLE AT THE MOMENT!

KeyJ Black Hole

Price: 0

 

MyMahjongg

Freeware

Old, simple DOS version. 4 layouts and 8 tilesets. Undo and Hint. Author: Vincent Gonzales. Requires that the Euphoria Programming Language (950 kb) is installed. Euphoria homepage.

52 kb - download from: 

Euphoria Games

Price: 0

 

Sarakon

Abandonware

Shisen-Sho. Commercial DOS release from 1991 (Amiga version so early as 1988, C64 in 1990). The graphics was perhaps impressive then, but not anymore today...The tiles are stacked on top of each other. The game gets progressively more difficult as rounds pass - both the number of tiles and different symbols on the tiles increase. The precursor to 'Curse of Ra'. Made by German company Starbyte who closed around 1993. Abandonware.

- sarakon.zip - 1.2 mb

Homepage: NA

Price: NA

 

Shanghai

Historical

The original 1986 game from Activision who created a whole new genre. Help, complete rules, a tournament mode, "peek" option, undo. See the history section for more information.

Activision is a member of the ESA (formerly IDSA) who strongly oppose to that old games should be made available for download (abandonware). No download here then. 

NA

Homepage: NA

Price: NA

 

Shogatsu

Abandonware

Perhaps the first Ishido clone? Today it looks terrible. Made in Turbo Pascal 4.0 for the CGA screen. DOS text-mode game. Made by Alan Meiss (1990-1991). No mahjongg tiles. Included here for historical reasons. Rules very similar to the original Ishido (press F1 for detailed help). Listed as Shareware, but no limitations. Most definitively abandonware today.

- shogatsu.zip - 14 kb

Homepage: NA

$5

 

Solitile 3.6

Shareware

Good, but simplistic graphics. Its default tile set uses "westernized" pictures. Uses .stl (Solitile style tilesets) and .til (mahjongg style tilesets). Some user made layouts and tilesets available on the homepage. Author: Everett Kaser. Windows version also available.

212 kb - download from:

Everett Kaser

Price: $15

 

The Curse Of Ra [RA] (DOS)

Abandonware


Shisen-Sho. Made by
Rainbow Arts in 1990 - an ancient Egyptian theme. Level editor and a "arcade" game mode (time-limited). MS-DOS game from, abandonware. For more information, check the full entry in the Shisen-Sho section.  
Other versions: C64 (1990), Amiga (1992), Atari ST (1990)

580 kb - download from:

Home of the Underdogs

Price: NA


 

TEGL Mahjong Solitaire 1.2 

Abandonware

A very simple old DOS game from 1993. Mahjongg and Alphabet tilesets. Hint and "sound". I'm sure the graphics were good that time... .The screenshot is from v.1.1 made in 1989 (I never got the 1.2 version to work on my PC). Update: 1.2 is playable under DOSBOX. Shareware ($15), but the company (TEGL Systems Corporation) is not alive anymore, therefore I list it as abandonware. Download v.1.1 here (81 kb). Author: Richard Tom. 

- 128 kb (v.1.2)

Website: NA

Price: NA



Here: Screenshot from v. 1.2

 

Tiles 1.1

Abandonware

A text-based DOS version from 1992. Seven levels with increasing difficulty. A numbers tileset. As the author himself says: "...you simply can't draw an orchid convincingly in 8 text mode characters and make it look different to the Chrysanthemum." Shareware (optional how much), but abandonware today. Made by Daniel G. Rigal, UK.

- 18 kb

Website: NA

Price: NA

 

Tiles Of The Dragon

Commercial


Old ms-dos solitaire mahjongg game made by SoftDisk Publishing in 1993. Solitaire and Tournament mode (with a pre-established time limit per game). Hint, undo. Author: Tom Hall. 231 kb. Review at HOTU. The game has been spotted on abandonware sites.

Req.: DOS 3.30 or higher.

Producer:

SoftDisk Publishing

Price: $9.95

 

Turn It Abandonware
Shisen-Sho. Ms-dos game from 1990 by dead German company Kingsoft. Game in German only. Features: 1 or 2 player, sound, highscore and 3 difficulty levels. 50 levels with time limits.
115 kb - download from: HOTU Price: N/A

 

 

 


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