I played the online version of Mahjong CUB3D and was quite addicted to it, so I bought this for my mother to play on her newly acquired (read Christmas present) 3DS.
Once my mother gleefully ripped the festive gift wrapping, I got a chance to play with the game. The graphics and gameplay was similar to the one I played online with the exception of the 3D representation of the puzzle cube. The goal is to get rid of all the tiles that make up the cube by selecting to matching cubes that are not being blocked by other tiles.
The simplicity of the game is what makes it fun and addictive. However, I'm quite disappointed in how they implemented the controls. Instead of taking advantage of the stylus and touch screen, the developer choose to control the entire game (except the menu navigation) using the hard control (joystick, bumpers and buttons). For example,rotating the puzzle cube requires the use of the bumper (L1 or L2) and the rotation of the joystick. Although this is probably intuitive for those who are used to console controllers and in my opinion, it would have been more intuitive to use the stylus and touch screen to allow the user to select the tiles and rotate the cube (or use the bumper buttons for the rotation) with the 3d screen used to show the selected tiles instead of the entire cube. This method of controls would allow my mother, who has arthritis, to play a longer because it would require less strain on her finger joints.
With that said, the game is enjoyable and should provide hours of fun. As this was purchased for my mother, I wish the controls were better implemented for ease of use.