"Anirah is like MahJong, but with math"
Gaming has been taken into a whole new level in the past few years, and it’s one of those fields that has a lot of content for each every kind of user. In fact, there exist games which do not even belong to the ones with high-quality graphics, advanced gameplay and complex music and target a different audience. One example of this type of games is Anirah: Riddle of the Pharaohs. Anirah is a fun (shareware) game similar to MahJongg, but has some substantial differences, as you will find out.
The installation procedure is very quick and straightforward. You just have to download the installer and follow the installation wizard which in order to complete the installation steps and start playing. Note that the only configuration that you’re required to make throughout this procedure is pick an installation directory.
If you already have Anirah installed in your computer, then you can download just the latest update from the official website instead of downloading and re-installing the whole game.
The setup package has no malicious items (Trojans, viruses, etc.) and there are no additional 3rd-party advertised software included in it either.
Supported operating systems are Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 (32/64-bit systems). Linux and Mac OS X users can download Anirah as well.
The game does not match up to the standards of big game developers in terms of graphics, gameplay, music, and virtually all aspects in a video game, and you will notice that as soon as you launch the game. There are static 3D and 2D graphics depicting various Egypt and pyramid-related stuff.
The game is played in the following way: you are given a target number and then try to match tiles (with each tile having its own number) so that their total number adds up to the target number. By moving the tiles (up, down, right or left) and matching them, they disappear, and your goal is to clear the board from all tiles. Once that’s done, you proceed to the next round, until you lose eventually. Of course, the game saves your record each time.
There are 4 gameplay modes in the game: Standard Mode, Dice Mode, Extreme Mode and Extreme Dice Mode. In Standard Mode you have a new target number generated at the start of each round and in Dice Mode two dice are rolled to generate a new target number before each match. Extreme Mode and Extreme Dice Mode combine the features of Standard and Extreme modes respectively with a timer.
3 difficulty settings are included: Easy (75 tiles numbered from 1 to 6, 3 wild), Medium (125 tiles numbered from 1 to 9, 1 wild) and Hard (175 tiles numbered from 1 to 12, none wild).
Anirah also includes 3 sets of tile graphics.
Additionally, there are a few other game modes as well: Geek Mode, where all numbers are displayed in the binary system, Hex Geek Mode, in which all numbers are displayed in the hexadecimal system and Ridiculous Mode, where no numbers are displayed on the tiles at all.
Relaxing music that you’ve connected with ancient Egypt is played in the background at the whole time.
No cons here. We found no bugs in the game, and we have no feature requests either- the game is wonderful. The only drawback is that the background music becomes repetitive very soon.
There are no alternatives for this game. You could try out some MahJongg games if you wish though, such as Kyodai Mahjongg (freemium), Mahjong Champ 3D (free) and Mahjongg Artifacts (paid).
Anirah is a simple and quite addicting fun game that you can really count on when you have some free time and like to sit down and just relax. It's obvious that the developer has put a lot of effort into it so try it out; you won't be disappointed.
Requirements: .NET Framework 2.0
What's new in this version: Hexadecimal geek mode, Windows 7 support
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