Mahjongg is one of the oldest and most universally popular board games in the world - and a firm favourite with mobile gamers. FreeJongg, as the name suggests is a freeware edition of the game for Palm users and it offers a solid, simple interpretation of the original classic, all for free.
Its design is pretty basic - and some of the symbols might be difficult to identify - but this is more to do with hardware constraints than anything else. The features of the game include a quick guide to the rules, some alternative backgrounds, Undo/Redo functions and Hint and Match - for those who need a little help in completing the puzzle!
All in all, a very good version of Mahjongg for Palm: even better because it's freeware!
FreeJongg is a freeware adaptation of the classic game of Mahjongg Solitaire. Your objective is to remove all the tiles from the playing field by following a simple set of matching rules.
The goal of the game is to clear the board by removing all 144 tiles from the table.
Tiles must be removed in pairs. A pair consists of two tiles which both are both free and match each other.
A tile is free when:
No other tile is lying above or is partially covering it
No other tile is lying directly to the left or to the right of it
Generally, a tile matches another if both tiles are identical. Exceptions to this rule are the Flowers and Seasons tiles.
A Flower tile (BAM, MUM, ORC, PLUM) will match any other Flower tile. A Season tile (WIN, SPR, SUM, AUT) will match any other Season tile. All other suites require an exact match.
Each tile appears four times in a given board. The only exceptions to this are the Flowers and Seasons tiles which appear only once each.