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Used to describe any game where the main setting of gameplay is represented by a top-down (also known as overhead) view of the playfield. Top-down perspective may be used for a wide variety of genres; among the most common ones are vertically scrolling shooters and most 2D role-playing games.
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SAM Coupé (1990)

This is a clone of Shanghai for the SAM Coupé. The basic gameplay is the same as the classic variant,...

Amiga (1993)

Shanghai '93 is a shareware Mahjongg game for the Amiga. Players can choose different sets of tiles to use and...

Shanghai Double Pack Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997), Windows 3.x (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

A value re-release featuring two Shanghai titles: Shanghai: Great Moments Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

Shanghai: Dynasty Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1997) and Macintosh (1997)

Shanghai: Dynasty includes nine themed tilesets, new puzzle modes including "Pandamonium" and "Dynasty", simplified Shanghai for kids, and true Chinese...

Shanghai: Great Moments Windows Front Cover

Windows (1995), Windows 3.x (1995) and Macintosh (1995)

Shanghai is a puzzle game using MahJongg tiles where you slide available matching tiles off the stack to reveal more...

NES (1990), Game Gear (1990), TurboGrafx CD (1990), MSX (1989), Sharp X68000 (1989) and Arcade (1989)

Shanghai II is a variant of the puzzle game also known as solitaire mahjong. 144 mahjong tiles are arranged in...

Shanghai: Mah-Jongg Essentials Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

A budget release of Shanghai, featuring authentic American Mah-Jongg Association endorsed version of Mah-Jongg, and 3 solitaire tile-matching games: Classic...

Shanghai Mini Neo Geo Pocket Color Front Cover

Neo Geo Pocket Color (1999)

Shanghai Mini is a release in the series of Activision's tile matching games. Included are classic, tournament and dynasty modes....

Game Boy (1998), Game Boy Color (1998) and WonderSwan (1999)

This is a portable edition of the solitaire game Shanghai, the game uses traditional Mah Jong tiles. The aim of...

Shanghai Pocket Essentials Palm OS Front Cover

Palm OS (2001) and Windows Mobile (2001)

A version of Activision's Shanghai for mobile devices, featuring over a hundred layouts for the mahjongg tiles and four game...

Shanghai: Second Dynasty Macintosh Front Cover

Windows (1999) and Macintosh (1999)

Shanghai: Second Dynasty includes several modes: Classic Shanghai, Dynasty, Pandamonium, as well as Windstorm and new "beat-the-clock" arcade modes. An...

Shanghai: Triple-Threat 3DO Front Cover

PlayStation (1995), SNES (1995), SEGA Saturn (1995), 3DO (1994), PC-FX (1996), PC-98 (1995), FM Towns (1995), Sharp X68000 (1994) and Arcade (1995)

Another version of the ancient game of Mah-Jong. The player is presented with an arrangement of tiles, lined up together...

Shangri La 2 Deluxe: The Valley of Words Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007)

Shangri La 2 Deluxe is a word construction game, where a pile of hexagonal tiles have to be arranged as...

PC-98 (1991), FM Towns (1992) and Sharp X68000 (1991)

Tooru has always been a rather ordinary young man living in modern-day Japan. One day he was taking a stroll...

PC-98 (1993), FM Towns (1994) and Sharp X68000 (1993)

For a while peace was reigning in the magical Kingdom of Hyunckel. However, dark forces have emerged again. Commanding hellish...

Commodore PET/CBM (1978)

In Shark the player takes on the role of a killer shark at a public swimming beach. The goal is...

Windows (1999)

Shark Attack is a nice freeware game in which you play a shark. There are two game sections in the...

Sharp Shot Intellivision Front Cover

Intellivision (1982)

Sharp Shot is collection of 4 single-button action games: Touchdown Passing, Space Gunner, Submarine, and Maze Shoot. The goal of...

Shattered Suns Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

When the Qalani and Trexites empires combine forces, Captain Max of the Statian fleet is the only one who can...

Sheep Windows Front Cover

Windows (2000), PlayStation (2000), Macintosh (2001) and PS Vita (2012)

Unbeknownst to most people, sheep are actually aliens that were sent to observe the earth millions of years ago. In...

Sheep Battle Android Front Cover

Android (2013)

Sheep Battle is a hybrid between Minesweeper and the board game Battleship. The player is given a field which is...

Sheeple iPhone Front Cover

iPhone (2009)

Sheeple is a puzzle-game in which the player needs to guide Sheep People (=Sheeple) to the star-shaped exits. Of course...

Sheeplings Windows Front Cover

Windows (2007) and Macintosh (2007)

In Sheeplings you take control of the sheepdog Windsor, and using his bark you direct three different types of sheep...

Sheep Mania Mophun Front Cover

J2ME (2004) and Mophun (2002)

Sheep Mania is a mobile game similar to Soko-Ban. The difference is that instead of pushing around crates, you have...

Sheep's Quest Windows Front Cover

Windows (2008)

The main objective in Sheep's Quest is to direct a flock of sheep to an exit avoiding hazards along the...

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