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Genre: Card / Tile game - Shanghai / Solitaire mahjongg

Group Description

Games based on the tile-matching game first implemented in 1981 on the PLATO computer system by Brodie Lockard, commonly known as 'Shanghai' after its first home computer release by Activision in 1986.

Allegedly based on an ancient Chinese game known as "The Turtle" or "Destroy the Turtle", gameplay takes the form of removing tiles from a stack with the goal of clearing it. Tiles can only be removed in pairs that are a) identical or from the same set, b) not covered from above and c) can be freely moved to either the left or the right.

Since the original and many following implementations used tiles of the otherwise unrelated Chinese game mahjong, the game is often called 'Solitaire Mahjongg' and many variants have the word 'Mahjongg' in the title.

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Game Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Shanghai1986Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, Lynx, Macintosh, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SEGA Master System, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, TRS-80 CoCo, TurboGrafx-16, WiiActivision, Inc.4.06
Mah Jongg Solitaire1987DOSArcanum Computing...
Wu Lung1988Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64CSJ Computersoft GmbH...
Tiles1988Amiga...
Shanghai II1989Arcade, Game Gear, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx CDHudson Soft Company, Ltd....
Shanghai1989Game BoyHAL America Inc....
Mah Jongg -V-G-A-1989DOS...
Mah Jongg LapTop1989DOS...
Shanghai1990SAM CoupéFuxoft...
Taipei1990Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation4.27
Sarakon1990Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOSVirgin Mastertronic Ltd....
Microsoft Entertainment Pack for Windows1990Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation3.60
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye1990DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Macintosh, MSX, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, Wii, Windows, Windows 3.xActivision, Inc.4.05
Impatience1991SAM CoupéFRED Publishing...
Dragon's Eye Plus Shanghai III1991Genesis, TurboGrafx CDASK Kodansha Co., Ltd....
Solitile1991DOS...
Shanghai1991Dragon 32/64Paul Burgin Software...
Turn It 2: Future Edition1991Commodore 64KingSoft...
Dragon Tiles1992AmigaCLR Licenseware...
Premium Mah Jongg1992Atari STIDL Software GmbH...
Moraff's Morejongg1992DOS, Windows...
Tiles of the Dragon1993DOSSoftdisk Publishing...
Shanghai '93 Plus1993AmigaGood4ALARF Software...
Premium Mah Jongg II1993Atari STIDL Software GmbH...
Shanghai III1993Arcade, PlayStation 4, SNESHAMSTER Corporation...
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Selected Covers

Sarakon DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Sarakon
Shanghai II Game Gear Front Cover
Front cover for Shanghai II
Shanghai Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Shanghai
Shanghai III PlayStation 4 Front Cover
Front cover for Shanghai III

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Sarakon
Loading screen with counter
Screenshot from Shanghai
Title screen
Screenshot from Shanghai II
Title screen (640x480x256 colors)
Screenshot from Premium Mah Jongg II
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