Lost Amulets: Stone Gardenby Aethyna Sep 22, 2015 | 1 Votes | 1 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Looking for a mahjong game with a fun twist? Well, look no further! Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is definitely the game for you! In this game, you’ll get to enjoy unique mahjong in either relaxed or timed modes, supplemented with exciting power-ups. There are also interesting and challenging mini-games in between. Play now! Play Now Similar Games Played
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Looking for a mahjong game with a fun twist? Well, look no further! Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is definitely the game for you! In this game, you’ll get to enjoy unique mahjong in either relaxed or timed modes, supplemented with exciting power-ups and golden tiles. There are also interesting and challenging mini-games in between. The game is even wrapped up with an engaging story. The five elemental amulets of Wind, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth have gone missing and it's up to you to find them! Will you succeed? Well, find out now by playing this incredible mahjong game today!
The game starts you off with a basic tutorial that you can refer to at any time from the main menu. Since you’re already at the menu, you might as well choose the tile set that you’ll like to use. The game offers 6 different tile sets – 1 of which is the traditional tile-like pattern, while the other 5 are patterned round stones instead. This is perhaps the most unique and striking feature in Lost Amulets: Stone Garden! That being said, the patterns for the 5 “stone sets” include flowers and animals, mixed tiles, icon tiles, rainbow tiles and number tiles. You can also choose the color for the background of the stones or tiles, so it is slightly easier to differentiate between the different stones.
Once you’re done, it’s time to select the game mode! There are basically 2 game modes – story mode and zen mahjong mode, which will be unlocked after several levels in the main story mode (It features traditional tiles). For story mode, you can choose between relaxed (untimed) or timed.
In addition to its special tiles (or more accurately, “stones”), the gameplay in Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is also very unique. Instead of matching 2 random stone together, you are given a list of 5 stones at the bottom. You’ll need to make matches according to what was given in the list. Naturally, stones that are blocked cannot be matched. The game helpfully grayed out these blocked stones for you. Furthermore, the list will replenish itself once all stones of a pattern on the list have been completely collected. Some stones have several available matching stones on the playing field, and thus, you can keep collecting them, like a combo, to get double, triple or quadruple points as well!
The objective in Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is to collect all the gold stones or tiles on the playing field. Once you’ve gotten all the gold stones, you’ll win the game! Each level also has some jade pearls hidden underneath some of the stones. These pearls can be collected whenever you matched a stone that blocks it and you can later use them to purchase power-ups.
There are generally 5 different types of power-ups in this game. The basic ones include hint which costs 1 pearl to use and shuffle that will cost you 2 pearls when used. There are also special fire power-ups that can remove a huge bunch of stones at a time for a hefty 4 to 5 pearls (10 stones for 4 pearls or 15 stones for 5 pearls). Interestingly, the game even has a stone that acts a lot like the Joker card in any classic solitaire game, called the kitty of good fortune stone. This stone, like the Joker card, allows you to match any stone with it.
The best part about Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is surprisingly not its mahjong games (although the mahjong games are very fun indeed). Instead, it is the mini-games, or to be exact, the Bingo mini-game. For your information, mini-games can be played at the end of every set and the game you’ll get is automatically chosen for you via a spinning wheel.
The Bingo mini-game in this game is incredibly innovative and fun. It combines the urgency of the popular bubble-shooter, Zuma, with the matching aspect of classic mahjong. In Bingo, you’ll get a Bingo board that is stacked full of numbered tiles. On the right, balls with numbers on them will travel down a canal of sorts, like in Zuma. You’ll then need to match the numbers on the balls with tiles of the same number to prevent the balls from reaching the bottom and moving out from the screen. Every successful match will back the balls up a bit, giving you more time to find matches. It’s not exactly a relaxing type of mini-game but the amount of creativeness behind the design of this mini-game is incredible.
Of course, there are other mini-games as well, such as the memory game, whereby you’ll uncover 2 stones at a time to match identical images; matching game in which you’ll choose the only available matching symbols across 3 different boards (like a “spot the difference” game, but with 3 boards!) and a tiling game. If all of these sound fun to you, be sure to check the game out!
Due its popularity on Big Fish Games, the community of Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is increasing. If you enjoy meeting and chatting with members of the community, do feel free to visit the game’s forums on the Big Fish Games website. Who knows? You may make some new friends there!
The graphics in Lost Amulets: Stone Garden are very nicely designed and have a dreamy quality to it. The visuals are crisp and clean, and the tiles are very clearly displayed. In terms of music, the game features a relaxing music with a strong Asian influence. Some players may not enjoy the music, and if you are among them, you’ll be glad to know that you can easily turn the music off via the game settings.
Overall, Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is an incredible mahjong game that offers a new look to the classic mahjong genre by adding in rounded tiles (or “stones”). The gameplay is also unique as you’ll need to match up the mahjong stones by following strictly to the list of 5 stones displayed. The game even features amazing power-ups that you can buy and use by spending jade pearls collected from your mahjong games. In between games of mahjong, you’ll get to enjoy amazingly innovative and challenging mini-games like Bingo, Memory, Matching and Tiling, as well. Lost Amulets: Stone Garden is definitely the sort of casual mahjong game that every fan of mahjong (especially those who enjoy unique mahjong games) would love! So, try this game today – you surely won’t regret it!