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Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (Wii)

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Back of Case - Genesis (US):

    SURRENDER TO A
    3000-YEAR-OLD OBSESSION!



    The ancient fascination of Mah-Jongg meets the cutting edge of video games in the most captivating strategy game to challenge the Western world - Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye.

    CALCULATE YOUR MOVES! Beware the art of maneuver! An intricate ever-changing layout of ancient tile marked with mysteriously eye-catching designs challenges your every move. Think before you make your move – it could be your last ...

    CLEAR THE BOARD! Snap off matching pairs until the board is empty. Looks simple enough … but looks can be deceiving. The next tile you need may be buried five deep.

    MASTER THE TILES! Choose from 13 deceptively simple tile formations and nine unshakably addictive tile sets with surprising animation, exciting sounds and enchanting musical themes Master the basics, and then confront the ultimate challenge: Dragon's Eye.

    SLAY THE DRAGON! Enter a new dimension of an age-old mind game - the tantalizing challenge for masterly Shanghai players. Anticipate your opponent’s moves to slay the dragon before he rises to power! The latest twist in the enigmatic puzzle that will demand your attention ... and become your obsession. Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye.

    Nine tile sets in ancient or modern themes: Exciting animation and sound effects bring the prehistoric tiles to life.

    13 tile formations, including the classic Shanghai layout, in difficulty levels that challenge both the novice and the master game player.

    Dragon's Eye - the ultimate challenge for superior Shanghai players. Go up against a friend or the computer.

    Contributed by kcar181- (527) on Nov 28, 2005.

Advertisement in Computer Gaming World, November 1990:
    Surrender to a 3000-Year-Old Obsession


    The most captivating strategy game of all time just got better.

    Introducing Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye. Based, like the original Shanghai, on the ancient fascination of Mah-Jongg. And now with more of everything that made the original a computer game classic.

    Several ways to play - Solitaire, Challenge, and Tournament - all so deceptively simple. The object: snap off matching pairs till you run out of tiles, run out of moves, or run out of time. Simple? Sure - and simply addicting.

    And at the heart of Shanghai II, you'll find Dragon's Eye. It's the ultimate challenge, even for the most cunning and seasoned Shanghai player.

    Shanghai II features 8 beautifully detailed tile sets... over a dozen layouts based on the Chinese zodiac... and a Layout Construction Set, for devising an endless variety of original formations.

    Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye. It will beguile your days and nights. Demand your concentration. Become your obsession.

    Surrender.

    8 tile sets on colorful themes, from Playing Cards to the Flags of the World, Sports, Fantasy, and more. 640 x 480 Hi-Res 16-color VGA graphics render them all in gorgeous detail (also supports 320 x 200 256-color MCGA).

    13 challenging tile formations, based on creatures from the Chinese calendar. Animations and sound effects bring the tiles to life. Ad Lib, Roland, Tandy music, PS/1, Game Blaster, and Sound Blaster support.

    3 modes of play. Indulge your obsession in Solitaire play, race the clock in Challenge Shanghai, take on all comers in Tournament competition. Or earn the right to play Dragon's Eye, an exclusive tile challenge for the superior player.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 15, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Surrender to a 3000-Year-Old Obsession

    The most captivating strategy game of all time just got better.

    Introducing Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye. Based, like the original Shanghai, on the ancient fascination of Mah-Jongg. And now with more of everything that made the original a computer game classic.

    Several ways to play--Solitare, Challenge, and Tournament--all so deceptively simple. The object: snap off matching pairs till you run out of tiles, run out of moves, or run out of time.

    Simple? Sure--and simply addicting.

    And at the heart of Shanghai II, you'll find Dragon's Eye. It's the ultimate challenge, even for the most cunning and seasoned Shanghai player.

    Shanghai II features 3 modes of play for 1 or 2 players... 8 beautifully detailed tile sets... over a dozen layouts based on the Chinese zodiac... and a Layout Construction Set, for devising an endless variety of original formations.

    Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye. It will beguile your days and nights. Demand your concentration. Become your Obsession.

    Surrender.

    Contributed by ClydeFrog (10071) on Jul 24, 2000.