Mahjongg Investigations: Under Suspicion
Organized crime is taking over Metro City. As a detective in the 83rd precinct you must use your Mahjongg skills to unearth clues and bring the criminals to justice. Don Diamante, the city's undisputed godfather, must be located and brought in. Collect and match evidence tiles to pinpoint perpetrators.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (7 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 8, 2007

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About This Game

Organized crime is taking over Metro City. As a detective in the 83rd precinct you must use your Mahjongg skills to unearth clues and bring the criminals to justice. Don Diamante, the city's undisputed godfather, must be located and brought in. Collect and match evidence tiles to pinpoint perpetrators. Special clue tiles reveal hidden information and mini-games throughout allow you to interrogate, analyze, and close the case! Build your career as you make the streets safe for the good people of Metro City.

  • Progress through 10 ranks within the 83rd Precinct. Can you become the Deputy Commissioner?
  • Escalating crime complexity with multiple perpetrators and progressively more difficult Mahjongg Boards.
  • Multiple mini-games - Interrogation, DNA Analysis, and more!
  • 5 types of specialty tiles reveal vital suspect clues when matched.
  • Vast cityscape with more than 20 locations to explore.
  • Unlimited replay ability with advanced crime scenario generation - never the same twice.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster
    • Graphics: 32 MB video card
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB free hard disk space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
It's a game of Majhong and I've been really into the game since I played it years ago on my Gameboy. But here, contrary to many other games, tiles are used to collect clues about a crime, the suspects, etc.. The scenarii are always different and like the game Criminal Cases on Facebook, with these clues, it's up to you to arrest the right people.

The soundtrack is good, the gameplay is good, the graphics are decent and the game is right balanced. But why do you sense that I will bring a problem?

Well, you have minigames with it. A sort of Dr. Mario clone to check DNA, a pursuit, interrogations that are matching pairs... And it's these minigames that are a weak link:
- The Dr. Mario clone is controlled by the arrows and not the mouse. I had an hard time to adjust.
- The pursuit, while easy, is at least bugged. One tile stayed, I saw the suspect's car pass through the police one and disappear of my screen on the left while the police kept going to the right. I had to stop the pursuit because I was kinda stuck in limbo

And I still didn't understand the paper tile. I never saw anything going with the press for example. However, the clues are really hepful: you can clear people from a crime easily, even when you have 4 perpetrators (the hair color or the blood type are what you're searching the most). My only downside in that matter is the fact that weight and height aren't in my metric system, which means that I can't say if the suspect is of "average, short, light" etc.. So, unless you're familiar with both systems, you can kiss goodbye to these clues.

I'm enjoying it so far. However, given the fact that the game is nearly reaching the 10 years old mark, keep in mind that maybe, you'll have a problem to play this game (in other words, resolution).

Oh and it works under Windows 8.1 :).
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Mahjongg Investigations: Under Suspicion is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a strategy & puzzle game
- is a playable game

Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Mahjongg Investigations: Under Suspicion is a really fun and interesting take on the traditional game of Mahjongg. As you match pieces, you unlock clues, uncover evidence, confirm alibies of various suspects and more, leading up to the moment you are ready to get a warrant against the perpetrator of whichever case you happen to be on. Each case begins with the initial crime scene where the timer begins. As you successfully complete each location, additional time is added to the clock. Once you have amassed enough clues and feel you are ready, you can review the clues, evidence and suspects, prior to requesting a warrant.

I thought this was a really good way of adding a new dimension to the classic game of Mahjongg. I consider games like this to be "Time Wasters", something one does when they are bored and looking for something to do, when you don't really want to get to involved in a game. It is a good game, and I am glad I picked it up. There is only one level of difficulty and the way the game is setup, you have an evidence bag which can hold a few tiles at a time making it almost impossible to not be able to clear a board. In any case it is still fun to play.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
MI:US is a cross between Mahjongg solitaire and "clue".

I wish it was back in the 90s, when 800x600 was a good resolution for a 14" monitor. I would have loved this game then. As it stands now, I have the choice of either "too small" (windowed on my 24" monitor), eye-bleedingly filtered/ pixelated at a full-screen resolution, or reducing my desktop to 1360x768 and playing windowed. The use of rendered background images instead of photographs or 2D art is also very 90s.

It's a good game, but unfortunately, unplayable for me.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2013
You really wouldn't think this would work as well as it does. Taipei-type tile puzzle, but as you solve it you get randomly-generated "clues" to logic out who done it. One time a guy was murdered by three women who were each missing a leg, acting together.

The minigames are optional (they give more clues) but they're fun; there's a memory game, Fake Tetris and some kind of speed thing that isn't particularly difficult. Still, it's a lot of terrible ideas that, all put together, make a really good, compelling whole. Way better for that Mahjongg itch than most of the ones with over-the-top pseudo-Asian themes.
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