Do you have a question about Maqiupai? This list is a great place to start! If you don't see your question answered, please feel free to contact us!
A. Maqiupai is the Chinese word for the tiles that you play the game with.
A. The correct pronouncation is "Mah-CHOO-pie"
A. The spelling of the game is the best translation that can be made of that word. The correct spelling is M A Q I U P A I.
A. English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
A. Maqiupai can only save games to memory cards in the first slot of your Dreamcast controller.
A. You start Maqiupai with only one level, but can unlock 45 more for a total of 46 levels. After unlocking a level, you can play it in time attack.
A. To unlock levels to play in time attack, you must first complete the level in challenge mode. The levels in challenge mode are randomly generated, with some that show up often and some that very rarely appear.
A. In playtesting the game, we have found that it takes a strong player between 8 and 16 hours of challenge gameplay to unlock all 46 levels.
A. To submit a score, you must be a member of the GOAT Store, LLC. When submitting, you need to put the code that the game gave you into the code submission form, as well as the initials that you used. You may only submit one score per board. If you submit more than one score per board, the better of the two scores will be the score that remains listed.
A. Becoming a GOAT Store, LLC Member is simple -- just go to our registration page. You will be asked to enter an email address and a password. We will send you an email with a link to confirm your membership, and then you will be allowed to submit scores. At no time will we email you without your permission.
A. Either the initials that you used did not match the initials you submitted or the code was not the same that the game gave you. We are sorry, but we cannot decode any codes.
A. There is no way to display an Internet code again. Make sure to write it down! Any time you beat your score, you will receive another code.
A. A person is only allowed to submit 10 scores per day. To find out all of the rules and regulations with the code submission, please check out our High Score Submission Rules.
Q. How can I improve on my time?
A. Practice, practice, practice! Players develop their own styles to play the entire game or for each board. For some general strategy tips, check the electronic manual in the game!
A. Just like improving on your times, the best tip is to practice! The other thing that you need to remember to get good at challenge mode is to remember your Shinobi Jokers and use them wisely.
A. Depending on which skill level you pick, you will get different amounts of time, Shinobi Jokers and time bonuses for clearing tiles. Your scoring is changed to reflect this.
A. Other than practice, keep attempting the same board! This will allow you to focus on the strategy that you will use for that particular board. Each board for Maqiupai is different, and you will learn things that will work better for certain levels with extended play.