May 2, 2012 in Gaming (E)
[prMac.com] San Mateo, California - Selectsoft, a California-based developer of family-friendly games, is pleased to announce that Mahjongg Staxx is available now for the Mac App Store(SM). Mahjongg Staxx features multiple game modes, next-generation 3D play, exclusive game editors and more. Play with the largest collection of tile sets and layouts ever, or import photos to create custom tile sets and layouts for a unique personalized experience. Mahjongg Staxx is the latest Mac game release from Selectsoft, creator of the Mahjongg Platinum series, one of the top-selling mahjongg games series according to NPD Techworld.
Developed by Selectsoft in partnership with Teyon, Mahjongg Staxx offers classic mahjongg solitaire gameplay with a twist - up to 24 layers of tiles per layout. Players need a sharp eye as they search for matches in stacks of tiles and try to clear the board. With multiple game modes, everyone can find their favorite way to play:
* Level-Based Adventure - Progress through multiple levels to win the mahjongg challenge
* Bonus Power-Up - Uncover special power-up tiles for unexpected twists
* 2-Player Challenge - Play your opponent across a network
* Solitaire - Enjoy classic mahjongg solitaire
In addition to the regular game modes, Mahjongg Staxx also features 4 variant games, each offering a different style of play. In Kumika, players make matches of 3 or more tiles by swapping pieces on an endless board. Waterfalls requires strategy as gravity collapses the board and changes the matches. Find the path to connect matching tiles and clear the board in Four Rivers, or remember the location of matches to master Memory.
About Mahjongg Staxx:
You think you know Mahjongg? You don't know Staxx! Mahjongg Staxx is mahjongg fun, multiplied! Enjoy creative layouts, dazzling backgrounds and up to 24 layers of tiles per layout. Customize your tile sets and layouts with easy-to-use editors, or just choose from a huge collection of decorative tile sets and over 1 million preset layouts. With incredible eye-catching tiles stacked to the max, it's a whole new way to play mahjongg!
* Up to 24 layers per layout
* Over 1 million layouts
* Unlimited game variations
* Change tile thickness and tile set on-the-fly
* 3D backgrounds
* Huge collection of tile sets
* Tile set creator, layout editor and game variation creator
Choose Your Favorite Mode:
* Adventure: Advance level by level
* Bonus: Special power-up tiles add to the excitement
* 2-Player: Challenge across a network
* Solitaire: Classic mahjongg solitaire fun
* Kumika: Make matches by swapping tiles
* Waterfalls: Match adjacent tiles as the board shifts
* Four Rivers: Connect matching tiles across the board
* Memory: Can you remember where the matches are?
Teyon is a successful developer and publisher of interactive entertainment for all leading platforms. Established in 2006 in Poland, the company is focused on the development of high-quality video games and software. Teyon has created best-selling games for Nintendo DSi(TM) and Wii(TM), PC, Mac, iPhone(R)/iPad(R) and more, including the well-received puzzle games Robot Rescue and Ball Fighter.
* Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
* 200 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Mahjongg Staxx 1.0 is available at the special introductory price of $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and can be found worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Games category.
Selectsoft is a division of MPS Multimedia Inc., a privately-held CD-ROM software distributor in business since 1992. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Selectsoft is a leading developer of family-friendly games and apps, creating best-selling games for iOS, Nintendo DSi(TM) and Wii(TM), Android, Mac and PC. It's also one of the largest independent publishers of PC and Mac software, featuring licensed content from Broderbund, Disney, The Learning Company and many more. For almost 20 years, Selectsoft has been dedicated to providing affordable, fun entertainment for the whole family. Copyright (C) 1992-2012 Selectsoft. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.