Mahjong games in MAME aren’t very popular with a lot of people, but recently some of those I hang around with on Twitch have started getting into them – myself included. Of course being the idiot collector that I am, I needed to get real hardware – and since they’re very cheap I went away and bought a bunch.
While I was hunting around, I found an undumped one – Mahjong Joshi Pro-wres -Give up 5 byou mae- (which is the best looking translation I’ve found). This was made in 1988 by Home Data – one of the ‘less good’ companies. The theme is female wrestling, and it failed location testing in Japan and never went on full release. A lewd mahjong game with female wrestlers, which was so bad it never got released, undumped? I had to have it.
Well it arrived and the sound is broken (bad volume control), but I’ve dumped it and with a little help from Kale, you can all enjoy this … wonderful thing.
That’s you, that is.
You can tell we’re in serious territory here.
It doesn’t seem to ‘cheat’ too much (they all do to a degree), possibly because it’s just a location test version. The screens look a bit stretched as the game uses two different odd resolutions.
When you win, you’re treated to…..
I am proud to be responsible for bringing this new depth to your kusoge experiences.
Honestly though, it’s not that bad really – there’s a cartoon announcer between rounds, the hand start sound is a bell, I suspect the theme just didn’t appeal too much. I like it. You can play it in the next release of MAME.