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Shanghai: Triple-Threat

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Description

Another version of the ancient game of Mah-Jong. The player is presented with an arrangement of tiles, lined up together and stacked, with either 2 or 4 of each of an array of patterns. These must be removed by matching pairs, but only tiles which are visible and have a space to the left or right can be removed.

This release in the Activision's Shanghai series includes three games along with the Classic Shanghai. In The Great Wall, the tiles are stacked vertically, and fall when lower tiles are removed, a lá Tetris. In Beijing, gaps are created to slide groups of tiles along. The Golden Tile sees two players attempt to clear a set layout at once. The Triple-theme continues with three game modes: Solitaire, 2-player "Pandamonium", and Arcade. Three themed tile sets complete the "Triple Threat".

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Shanghai: Triple-Threat SNES Classic Shanghai variant
Shanghai: Triple-Threat PC-FX Intro
Shanghai: Triple-Threat PC-FX Beijing variant looks like the easiest one. Flat board, and some tiles get removed automatically
Shanghai: Triple-Threat SNES Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "上海: 万里の長城" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Shanghai: The Great Wall" -- Japanese title
  • "Shanghai: Banri no Chōjō" -- Japanese (alternate) title

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GamePro (US) 3DO Mar, 1995 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Nov, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Coming Soon Magazine 3DO Apr, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 3DO 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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