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.


The official English names for the characters are given here.


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.


  • 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


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.

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