Can anybody explain to me what is the fascination the Japanese have with Mahjong games? I have played a couple of them and they are okay, I suppose. But there is a ridiculous number of arcade machines from Japan (to say nothing of computer and console variations) devoted to this game and for the life of me, I can't see what separates one from the other. Even the tilesets looks remarkably similar.
I can accept that there may be something unique in all those Jap RPG games or even the neverending presence of cute Anime-style characters, but the Mahjong thing completely baffles me.