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Description

In this Shanghai / Solitaire Mahjongg variant, player should challenge many persons all over the world one-by-one on his way to Chinese master Lin Wu. However, when all human opponents will be beaten, supercomputer opponent appears. Password is given to the player after each victory to continue the game progress.

Player has to remove the Mahjongg tiles with the same marks from the board in one plane for a given time. The elimination of tiles is allowed if these tiles are projected on the same line with no other tiles in their projection path. The player can mark the tiles, or cancel the action to change the decision. The dead-ends exist if the strategy of tiles elimination was incorrect. The game is available for 1 or 2 players at hot seat, and hi-scores are stored in table.

The game is packaged in a wooden box instead of the usual cardboard. The manual is printed on a yellowed paper that looked like an old parchment.

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Lin Wu's Challenge DOS Waiting for tiles (EGA / VGA)
Lin Wu's Challenge Atari ST Hi-scores are scrolling
Lin Wu's Challenge DOS Options (Hercules)
Lin Wu's Challenge Atari ST Adjusting the gameplay

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Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Power Play DOS May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 8 out of 12 67
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 6.4 out of 12 53

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