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Shanghai: Great Moments (Windows 3.x)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

So far, I have not been able to find any substitute for this great game. daisy subakti (2) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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81
PC Gamer
Think of Shanghai: Great Moments as the Dim Sum of computer games; it's not going to suit everyone's tastes but some people will eat it up. (--John Robertson)
70
Quandary
Following the success of the original Shanghai and its sequel Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye, comes Shanghai: Great Moments, a Windows multimedia production offering quite superb tile animation, film clips, music and sound effects. In addition, Rosalind Chao, who has appeared in The Joy Luck Club and Star Trek: The Next Generation is your very personable host and on-line guide. Rosalind will explain the games to you and she will offer tips and strategies as well as some gentle chiding if you are stuck and ask her to show you a move. 'How could you miss these?" she'll ask, as the program highlights matching tiles that were staring you in the face.
60
High Score
Shanghai: Great Moments är egentligen ett helt vaniligt Shangaispel, men det har drabbats av multimediasjukan och innehåller därför en massa animationer och klämkäcka ljudeffekter. Bilderna på brickorna är så små att det är onödigt kämpigt att hitta två likadana. Annars är det ett trevligt brädspel trots att ett gäng multimedianissar har attackerat det.
50
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
This would be an excellent introduction to SHANGHAI for someone who has been missing out. For those of us already addicted, however, the flashy graphics pale after a while. I personally miss the layout editor (a big step backward) and yearn for better statistical support. Knowing how my winning percentage with Icebreaker compares with that for the Classical Dragon layout would really extend my enjoyment of the game. Maybe in Shanghai IV?