Moonlight Mahjong Lite

Licence: Freeware
Version 3.1.2 | Release Date: 2014-10-07 | Download

What's New in Version 3.1.2

• Fixed a bug where the game would not resume properly after a full-screen ad.

In Version 3.1.1:

• Fixed a bug where layout statistics did not appear in the Layouts view on iPad.
• Removed the "Multiplayer over Bluetooth" options in the Game Mode menu. Please use the "Game Center Multiplayer" options instead; they do the same thing except better, and Game Center now has an option to connect to nearby players.

In Version 3.1:

• Updated to support full resolution on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
• Updated for iOS 8. iOS 7 or later is required for this update.
• Important fix for a bug where the level may not advance when the app is launched on iOS 8.
• Losing in Scramble or Challenge mode now sends you back only three levels instead of five.
• 58 new built-in layouts submitted by Moonlight Mahjong users. See the earlier release notes for the full list.

Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2014-09-20 | Download

What's New in Version 3.1

• Updated to support full resolution on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
• Updated for iOS 8. iOS 7 or later is required for this update.
• Important fix for a bug where the level may not advance when the app is launched on iOS 8.
• Losing in Scramble or Challenge mode now sends you back only three levels instead of five.
• 58 new built-in layouts submitted by Moonlight Mahjong users.

New Standard Layouts (these appear in Scramble and Challenge modes):

• "Arches" by Tlphoto (level 4)
• "Aztec Ruin" by Juan (level 6)
• "Bare Faced!" by Elizabeth Bygrave (level 13)
• "Barn" by 'Me' (level 7)
• "Baseship" by Jack (level 5)
• "Basket" by M Howard (level 5)
• "Blue Crab" by camo_junkie (level 10)
• "Boxed" by schugga (level 4)
• "Byrt 10" by Byrt (level 5)
• "Cafe Grande" by Mimi (level 3)
• "Cale 1" by Cale (level 7)
• "CandleStick" by Es Ce 2 (level 6)
• "Closed Temple" by M Howard (level 7)
• "Cosmic Sun" by Natalie L. (level 12)
• "Crab Feet" by Emmalee (level 7)
• "Cradle" by Prajnaparamita (level 3)
• "Crazy Mill" by Olgy13 (level 7)
• "Gate" by M Howard (level 5)
• "Gravedigger" by Elizabeth Bygrave (level 3)
• "In Square" by Ines (level 9)
• "Insectipod" by Rahnsom (level 19)
• "Knife's Edge" by Sevian (level 9)
• "Lunar Lander" by KultiVator (level 4)
• "Mimi's Flower Basket" by Mimi (level 5)
• "Mini Igloo" by Bryn (level 3)
• "Mini Potted Plant" by Bryn (level 2)
• "Mount Tile" by M Howard (level 7)
• "Mountain Bayta" by Gpp (level 13)
• "NoName Tower" by Celebrindal (level 12)
• "North Star" by Bianyo (level 9)
• "Open Roof Temple" by M Howard (level 4)
• "Parapit" by Isotelus (level 9)
• "S" by Luna422 (level 5)
• "Spirit Spires" by Stu The Dude (level 8)
• "Spitfire" by camo_junkie (level 10)
• "Star" by Jess (level 6)
• "Stick Man" by Bryn (level 4)
• "Stonehenge1" by Jon2T2 (level 8)
• "Sunshine" by Anonymous (level 2)
• "Teacup" by Bryn (level 5)
• "The Frog" by Luke (level 8)
• "Thunderburd" by Sammjune (level 7)
• "Tollbooth" by M Howard (level 7)
• "Tower of Epsilon" by J Dawg (level 13)
• "Why Y" by Stephen Glaros (level 13)
• "X Is The Spot" by Rahnsom
• "Xylophone" by MadAbigail
• "moe" by tomodachi (level 7)

New Additional Layouts (these do not appear in Scramble or Challenge modes, often due to being too large or too difficult… but they were too good to leave out entirely):

• "206" by JS
• "Basketweaver" by Elizabeth Bygrave
• "Christmas is Coming" by Becky
• "Frosty the Snowman" by Becky
• "Pyramid Town" by Brian
• "Ship of the Line" by camo_junkie
• "Spider" by MzKitty
• "Star Destroyer" by Jordan
• "The Gargantuan" by SpagetiNatels
• "kuzuretashiro" by tomodachi

Version 3.0.1 | Release Date: 2013-09-29 | Download

What's New in Version 3.0.1

• This update reverses a minor change to the rules of which tiles are blocked, made in the previous version.

Version 3.0 supports iOS 7 and contains many improvements inspired by iOS 7’s new design. See the Version History for a full list of changes.

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2013-09-20 | Download

What's New in Version 3.0

Version 3.0 supports iOS 7 and contains many improvements inspired by iOS 7’s clean new design.

• New standard tile art replaces ‘Engraved Marble’ as the default: The new standard tile art uses a much cleaner, subtler tile texture, which makes the tile details stand out clearly. This is combined with specular lighting and engraved detail for realism.

• Completely reworked physics engine for touch movement: Moonlight Mahjong’s touch controls seemed pretty good for the last five years, but iOS 7 has raised the bar. Moonlight Mahjong’s new custom physics engine is more responsive and precise, and includes momentum and boundary effects.

• Motion Effects: On supported devices with iOS 7, turning the screen shows a subtle 3D effect similar to the iOS 7 home screen. This is not used to play the game, it just adds a sense of dimensionality and makes the graphics ‘pop’. Plus it’s cool.

• The default control scheme for new users is now “Single Finger Controls”: drag one finger on any tile to turn the board; drag one finger on the background to move the board. This is what used to be called the ‘Advanced’ control scheme; it makes it easier to play with one hand. The earlier standard control scheme is now called “Two Finger Controls” and is still available. The more obscure earlier touch control options have been removed, as they were not particularly useful and might confuse new users.

• Cleaner game dialogs closer to the style of iOS 7: The new game dialogs are actually pretty close to the original Moonlight Mahjong dialogs… just better.

• Full-screen ads are now used between levels on iPhone and iPod Touch with iOS 7, when available. When full screen ads are not available, banner ads are used, but they are now kept to the period between levels as much as possible. (Banner ads are required to appear for a certain minimum amount of time.) These changes are intended to get the ads out of the way while you are playing, making the free version of the game even better and allowing you to focus. The same changes have been applied on iPad; this means you may now see banner ads on iPad when full screen ads are not available, but again, mostly limited to between levels.

• Improved documentation: The documentation is now a single page, which is much easier to browse and navigate.

• Improved app icon: The app icon has been subtly redone in the proportions of iOS 7, using the new standard tile art. The icon is less obviously 3D than before, but not ‘flat’; 3D is fundamental to what this game is about.

• There is a small change to the rules governing what tiles are considered ‘blocked’. Tiles one level above on the left are now considered to be on the left, and tiles one level above on the right are considered on the right. This slightly changes how some boards are played. (Note: This change will be undone in the next update. It was discovered a little too late that it makes a couple layouts less interesting, notably 'I Love Mahjong', so we'll go back to the original rule.)

• Behind-the-scenes programming cleanup: Moonlight Mahjong is now over 5 years old, having launched with the opening of the App Store. The state of the art in iOS programming has advanced considerably in 5 years; it’s important for a number of reasons to try to keep up.

• iOS 5.0 or later is now required.

Version 2.3.1 | Release Date: 2013-08-25 | Download

What's New in Version 2.3.1

- Support for iOS 6 and iPhone 5.
- The minimum required iOS version is now iOS 4.3. First- and second-generation iPhone and iPod Touch are not supported in this update.

Version 2.1.3 | Release Date: 2011-07-06 | Download

What's New in Version 2.1.3

- New "Lion Scramble" game mode allows you to start Scramble on level 11 after you've reached 100,000 points. "Dragon Scramble" mode allows you to start on Level 21 after you've reached 300,000 points.

- Added option to automatically change the background after each level. (If you're upgrading, you may want to turn this on.)

- Added "Scores" in the Options menu, showing your high scores and recent scores on the device for the game modes that have point scores.

- Fixed sound so that it is controlled by the volume buttons rather than the alert sound volume level. (You can still turn it off and on in the Options menu.)

Version 2.x:

The free version of Moonlight Mahjong is back, now supported by iAds. The re-invented Moonlight Mahjong adds new arcade-like game modes, Relaxation mode, over 150 layouts, more backgrounds, new tile artwork, support for Apple's Game Center with online Leaderboards and Achievements, support for iPad, iPhone 4 and Retina Display, and more.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE UPDATING FROM VERSION 1.x: This app now includes advertisements; that is how we can offer you all of the above for free. If you don't want to see the ads, then please, simply do not update. The full version of Moonlight Mahjong is available ad-free for a ridiculously low price.

Version 2.1.2 (iOS 4.0 Tested) | Release Date: 2011-04-07 | Download

What's New in Version 2.1.2

- Added full-screen iAds between levels on iPads with iOS 4.3 and later, replacing the banner ads. (Full-screen iAds are not available on iPhone and iPod Touch at this time. If they ever become available, we'll look into adding them.)

Version 2.1.1:

- Added Lightning Mode from the full version. Lightning Mode is like Scramble Mode except Tilebot is twice as fast, matches are worth twice as many points, and higher-level layouts appear sooner.

- Optimized for iPad 2. The default tile set on iPad 2 is Engraved Marble, since the new iPad has the graphics horsepower to support advanced per-pixel lighting at a full 60 frames per second. The default for other devices is still Plain Marble.

- Realtime graphics antialiasing on devices that support it. This makes the edges of the tiles look better, even when moving the board. This was added with iPad 2 in mind, but it turns out it also works well on original iPad, iPhone 3GS and later, and later-model iPod Touches with iOS 4 or later.

Version 2.x:

The free version of Moonlight Mahjong is back, now supported by iAds. The re-invented Moonlight Mahjong adds new arcade-like game modes, Relaxation mode, over 150 layouts, more backgrounds, new tile artwork, support for Apple's Game Center with online Leaderboards and Achievements, support for iPad, iPhone 4 and Retina Display, and more.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE UPDATING FROM VERSION 1.x: This app now includes advertisements; that is how we can offer you all of the above for free. If you don't want to see the ads, then please, simply do not update. The full version of Moonlight Mahjong is available ad-free for a ridiculously low price.

Version 2.1.1 (iOS 4.0 Tested) | Release Date: 2011-03-30 | Download

What's New in Version 2.1.1

- Added Lightning Mode from the full version. Lightning Mode is like Scramble Mode except Tilebot is twice as fast, matches are worth twice as many points, and higher-level layouts appear sooner.

- Optimized for iPad 2. The default tile set on iPad 2 is Engraved Marble, since the new iPad has the graphics horsepower to support advanced per-pixel lighting at a full 60 frames per second. The default for other devices is still Plain Marble.

- Realtime graphics antialiasing on devices that support it. This makes the edges of the tiles look better, even when moving the board. This was added with iPad 2 in mind, but it turns out it also works well on original iPad, iPhone 3GS and later, and later-model iPod Touches with iOS 4 or later.

Version 2.x:

The free version of Moonlight Mahjong is back, now supported by iAds. The re-invented Moonlight Mahjong adds new arcade-like game modes, Relaxation mode, over 150 layouts, more backgrounds, new tile artwork, support for Apple's Game Center with online Leaderboards and Achievements, support for iPad, iPhone 4 and Retina Display, and more.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE UPDATING FROM VERSION 1.x: This app now includes advertisements; that is how we can offer you all of the above for free. If you don't want to see the ads, then please, simply do not update. The full version of Moonlight Mahjong is available ad-free for a ridiculously low price.

Version 2.1 (iOS 4.0 Tested) | Release Date: 2011-02-28 | Download

What's New in Version 2.1

Version 2.1:

- Added the Challenge game mode from the full version.
- Added the Engraved Marble tile art from the full version. This tile set uses per-pixel specular reflection (a technical term meaning it's detailed and shiny) which requires advanced graphics, so it is only available on iPhone 3GS and later, iPod Touch 3rd generation and later, and iPad.
- Added the add-your-own background option from full version.
- Three new layouts ("Vault A", "Zigvault" and "Lockhorn") and one substitution ("Magic Pyramid" replaces "Linkd" in level-based modes; both are still available in non-competitive modes).
- Fix for issue where background could occasionally disappear after an ad is viewed.
- Thank you for helping make Moonlight Mahjong Lite a success!

Version 2.0:

The free version of Moonlight Mahjong is back, now supported by iAds. This new version adds a new arcade-like game mode "Scramble," Relaxation mode, over 150 layouts, more backgrounds, new tile artwork, support for Apple's Game Center with online Leaderboards and Achievements, support for iPad, support for iPhone 4 and Retina Display, and more.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE UPDATING: This app now includes advertisements; that is how we can offer you all of the above for free. If you don't want to see the ads, then please, simply do not update. The full version of Moonlight Mahjong is available ad-free for a ridiculously low price.

Version 1.3.1 | Release Date: 2009-11-12 | Download
- Highlighting of free tiles. This feature can be turned on or off in the Options menu.- Search field in the Layouts menu: filter layouts by title or author.- Added Robo-Puzzle and Robo-Scramble game modes to Lite version.- Now remembers exact view position when restarting (unless the board is off the edge of the screen or turned upside down, in which case it will correct the view when launching or restarting).- New icon.- Changed default background to "Clouds" (same as the full version).- Improved tile touch selection (even more so than before).- Improved performance of the Layouts menu.- Antialiasing disabled when playing against automated opponent.- Requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later.
Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2009-04-26 | Download
What's new in this release:- New startup screen- Faster startup time- New standard tileset with OpenGL lighting effects- Full-screen antialiasing for highest quality graphics- Improved graphics performance for even smoother animation- Scores and statistics for layouts- Option to specify screen orientation- Option to switch one- and two-finger movement controls- Replaced "Inverted Pyramid" layout with "Mini Pavilion" (a better layout for beginners)- User interface improvements- New introductory dialog- Bug fixes
Version 1.2 | Release Date: 2009-01-30 | Download
- Local Wi-Fi network play.- Improved graphics performance and shuffling time.- Miscellaneous fixes and enhancements.
Version 1.0.1 | Release Date: 2008-08-06 | Download
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