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Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (DOS)

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Description

Dragon's Eye is an installment in the tile-matching game series initiated by Activision. Players try to remove mahjong tiles in pairs from a set pattern. Different versions of the game have up to eight different tile sets, twelve patterns based on the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and a layout editor for creating patterns.

In addition to the standard mode, the game also features "Dragon's Eye", a two-player Shanghai variant. Players take turns adding and removing tiles from a small field with one player attempting to remove all the tiles and the other trying to position tiles to make this impossible.

Screenshots

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Rat layout with Hanafuda tiles (Easy)
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Activision title screen
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Horse layout (Master difficulty)
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Rabbit layout (Master)

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Shanghai: Dragon's Eye" -- Japanese title
  • "Shanghai II - Drachenauge" -- German Green Pepper release title

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User Reviews

Beautiful... and surprisingly tough for the computer Nowhere Girl (1582) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1991 9 out of 12 75
All Game Guide 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Custom tilesets? 2 CalaisianMindthief (5201)
Oct 27, 2014
I'm missing the fantasy tile set, why? 1 Nowhere Girl (1582)
Oct 26, 2014

Trivia

Extras

Some copies of Shanghai II came with a pouch containing two Chinese "Dragon's Eye" marbles for therapeutic rolling in the hand.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Puzzle Game in 1991

ClydeFrog (10059) added Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (DOS) on Jul 24, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (32753), Corn Popper (69652), Infernos (8852), Sciere (289999), Zovni (9334), monkeyislandgirl (8623) and Terok Nor (19553)