Yakuman DS

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Yakuman DS
Yakuman DS Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Nintendo SPD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP March 31, 2005
Genre(s) Puzzle (Mahjong)
Mode(s) Single-player

Yakuman DS (役満DS?) is a mahjong video game for the Nintendo DS produced by Nintendo, a successor to their 1989 Game Boy game Yakuman.[1] It features the modern Japanese mahjong rules (with riichi and dora) and various characters from the Mario video-game series.

The original version was released in Japan in March 2005 by Nintendo.[2] In September of the following year they re-released the game with an online mode and the revised title Yakuman DS with Wi-Fi Support (Wi-Fi対応役満DS Wi-Fi Taiō Yakuman DS?).[3] Both versions were released only in Japan and with predominantly Japanese text.

In Japanese mahjong the term yakuman can refer both to the rare high-scoring limit hands and to the largest score limit that can be applied to a winning hand under Japanese mahjong scoring rules.

Characters[edit]

The official English names for the characters are given here.

Playable[edit]

The Opponents[edit]

  • Goomba
  • Princess Daisy
  • Shy Guy
  • Koopa Troopa
  • Boo
  • Birdo
  • Diddy Kong
  • Toad
  • Princess Peach
  • Mario
  • Hammer Bro. (challenge unlockable)
  • Luigi
  • Yoshi
  • Donkey Kong
  • Toadette
  • Toadsworth (secret character) (hardest CPU opponent in the game)
  • Wario (secret character)
  • Waluigi (secret character)
  • Petey Piranha (secret character)
  • Bowser (secret character)
  • Bowser Jr.

Naturally, the character the player has chosen will not be available as an opponent.

Other characters[edit]

  • Lakitu (hosts the tutorial mode of the game and provides in-game hints and advice)

Play Modes[edit]

  • Free Play mode- In Free Play mode the player can freely choose opponents, rules and options.
  • Challenge mode- Win by fulfilling a given set of conditions with a given set of opponents. Initially easy, normal and hard "courses" are available. Completing these unlocks characters and an expert course.
  • Ranking mode- The character chosen starts at rank 20. He/she plays against the other characters to ascend and possibly become rank 1 (the top 3 opponents are Petey Piranha, Bowser, and Toadsworth in ascending order). Note that the ranking system works by winning points from beating other players; thus the top opponents do not need to be unlocked in order to ascend above them.
  • Local multiplayer- A game for multiple players (up to 4), all within range of the DS wireless radio.
  • Online multiplayer (2006 edition only) - Like online multiplayer for other DS games, with the same Friend Code system. Voice chat is available.

Features[edit]

  • Thirty-five configurable rule options including the option to permit some chombo fouls
  • Function to undo/rewind previous moves
  • Function to recommend a yaku for your hand
  • Function to analyse your opponents' moves and predict their intentions
  • Function to display the "wait" tiles that would complete your hand
  • Basic mahjong tutorial
  • Comprehensive reference section with hyperlinked dictionary of mahjong terms and scoring information
  • Statistical log to track your performance

References[edit]

The initial version of this article was based on the article Yakuman DS from the external wiki Super Mario Wiki, released under the GFDL by its authors.

External links[edit]