The name Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire by Zoo Corporation and the Chinese version 美少女麻将接龙 by Sticky Rice Games basically sums up everything in this game. It is a simple puzzle game with ecchi fan service which include 51 mahjong solitaire puzzles and 5 different pretty girls altogether. Gameplay involves removing matching pairs of exposed tiles to eventually remove all tiles from the game board. Completing each set of 3-puzzle stages will unlock additional mahjong solitaire puzzle stages, featured characters and their outfits for gallery, and achievements.
Back when this game was released in Steam back in 2015, there were fewer such mahjong solitaire games and games with anime characters in game, Steam achievements, and profile backgrounds. So when the game was released at a dollar, I decided to try the game.
The difficulty of the puzzles range from easy to complete in one attempt to difficult puzzles that require many retries after reaching a dead end or running out of time. After feedback from players for this game and Zoo Corporation's later title Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire, the developer implemented an Easy mode which allows the player a certain number of hints and shuffles and removes the time limit allowed to complete each puzzle to suit different types of players.
What makes this game stand out as a mahjong solitaire game are the different voice acting from each featured pretty girl, and exciting background pop music from Rengoku Teien such as Piece of Lost Puzzle, AM WHITE and FELT LOVE among others.
Of particular note is that the characters in this game are from Zoo Corporation's companies Norn/Miel/Cybele which produce nukiges that may contain too much adult NSFW content to be localized for audiences outside Japan. These characters are: Rin Nakajo, Risa Amamiya, Kanon Matsuura, Erina Kuwashima, Ayame Kirishima. The names of the visual novels these characters are in the comments section below.
After spending between 10 to 20 hours to complete all puzzles in the regular mode, this game is recommended when it is at a very attractive discount when the price is at around a dollar. Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire will provide a good challenge with a wide variety of mahjong solitaire puzzles where the tiles are stacked in different ways with a time limit and numerous dead-ends while also having an easy mode for those who want to unlock all achievements and character sprites at gallery quickly. In addition, the game also features attractive anime girls from Norn/Miel/Cybele's visual novels. There is no adult NSFW content in this game, its Steam achievements, emoticons, or profile backgrounds, which makes it suitable to showcase in your Steam profile.
Initial gameplay video with author commentary on YouTube by FunnY
Initial gameplay video of game at Easy mode on YouTube by hkkaneGAME12