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This is a 2-part Mahjong Connect game themed after animals. Select identical pairs of tiles to remove them from the field. The tiles must form a path with no more than 2 right angle turns.

  • Use hints, shuffles, extra turns, and previews to help you out if you’re ever stuck.
  • Finish as quickly as you can to gain bonus points.
  • After clearing each level of stones, assemble the picture puzzle to form the finished image of an animal.
  • Play through all 10 levels.

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Safari Mahjong Connect Tiles Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Select pairs of identical tiles to clear them from the field. Swap puzzle pieces to form a complete picture.

  • Starting the Game
    • On the welcome screen, select Play to begin.
    • Select Help to learn the game’s rules.
    • Select High Scores to view the game’s leaderboard.
    • Use the drop-down list on the bottom left corner of the screen to choose the game’s language.
    • Your web browser automatically saves your game progress.
  • Game Controls
    • Desktop
      • With your mouse:
        • Left click to select the tiles.
        • Left click on the picture pieces one after another to have them switch places.
    • Touchscreen devices
      • With your fingers:
        • Tap on the tiles to select them.
        • Tap on any 2 picture pieces to have them swap places.
    • Controls and indicators
      • The game’s controls and indicators are located at the right side of the screen. From the top, they are as follows:
        • Level number
        • Cumulative score
        • Timer
        • First row, left to right:
          • Pause button
          • Enlarge button: Lets you switch between windowed and full-screen modes
        • Middle buttons, connect game:
          • Hint button
          • Shuffle button
          • Extra turns button
        • Middle button, puzzle game:
          • Eye button: Lets you preview the full image.
        • Second row, left to right:
          • Speaker button: Turns the game’s audio effects on and off
          • Music button: Turns the game’s music on and off
  • Game Play
    • Levels
      • Each level is composed of 2 games:
        • A Mahjong Connect game.
        • A picture slide puzzle game.
      • Levels are unlocked sequentially:
        • Only the first level is playable at the start of the game.
        • Complete both games to finish the level.
        • Finishing one level automatically unlocks the next one.
      • There are 10 levels in the game.
        • You can’t replay previously beat levels without starting the game over.
      • Level design
        • The first level has 42 stones, or 21 stone sets.
        • The second level has 48 stones, or 24 stone sets.
        • The third level has 58 stones, or 29 stone sets.
      • Each time you reload the game, you have 2 options:
        • Continue from the last level you’ve unlocked.
        • Start a new playthrough. This will erase your previous progress.
    • Basic rules
      • Select matching animal tiles to remove them from the field
        • Regular animal tiles must be matched as identical pairs.
        • Special tiles, which have colored backgrounds, represent the head and tail ends of an animal. Once matched, they show an image of the animal in full.
      • The tiles must be connectable by a single path which does not pass through any other tiles and no more than 2 right angles.
        • Adjacent pairs of tiles can also be selected and removed.
        • The path must be unobstructed. Tiles blocked by other non-identical tiles cannot be connected by a path.
        • The game brings the 2 tiles together as you clear them.
      • Assemble the puzzle.
        • Select a pair of pieces to have them trade places.
          • Keep swapping the pieces until they form the full image.
          • You can swap pieces from any position. They do not need to be adjacent pieces.
          • The puzzle starts off as a 3×3 grid but then grows as you progress through the game, becoming a 4×4 grid on level 3, a 5×5 grid on level 5, a 6×6 grid on level 7, and a 7×7 grid on level 9.
        • Use the eye button to preview the full image.
      • Remove all the tiles on the field and assemble the puzzle before the timer expires.
        • You start with 7 minutes on the clock on the first level & this time limit also applies to all subsequent levels.
        • You fail the level if you don’t finish in time.
    • Scoring
      • Scoring is cumulative in this game. Your score from one level carries over to the next.
        • Every pair of tiles you clear adds 50 points to your total score.
        • You also get a chain bonus based on the number of pairs you clear in rapid, consecutive order.
          • The base number of chain bonus points you receive is 30.
            • The longer the chain of pairs you remove, the higher your bonus.
            • The bonus sequence goes like: 30, 60, 100, 150, 210, 280, 360, 450, 550, 660, 780, 910, 1,050, 1,200, 1,360, 1,530, 1,710, 1,900, 2,100, etc.
          • You lose the bonus (and receive the points you’ve earned) if you take too long to clear another pair.
            • For this reason, save the special metallic head and tails tiles for last, as the image overlay eats time and causes you to lose your chain bonus.
            • Tiles move quickly in this game, so it is important to mix in some distant matches to give yourself more time to find other matches.
        • After finishing, you also receive 5 bonus points for every second remaining on the timer.
      • There are two ways to save your total score:
        • Play through all 10 levels.
        • End the playthrough after a game over.
    • Assistance
      • This game has 4 assistance options:
        • In the connecting game, you have 3:
          • Selecting the hint button will show you any valid pair of tiles.
          • Shuffles rearrange tiles on the field. This is useful if you want to make more obvious pairs.
          • Selecting the extra turns button lets you pair tiles whose paths have more than 2 right angle turns.
      • However, assistance cost points. Use them sparingly.
        • Hints cost 100 points.
        • Extra turns also cost 100 points.
        • Manual shuffles costs 200 points.
        • Previewing the image costs 200 points each time you look at the preview.
  • Target Audience
    • The game is suited for players who like Mahjong Connect tile match games.
    • The game has no adult themed content.

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Free Online Safari Mahjong Connect Tile Video Game for Children & Adults Screenshots

Safari Mahjong Game Welcome Screen Screenshot.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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