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Description

Dragon's Eye is an installment in the tile-matching game series initiated by Activision. Players try to remove mahjong tiles in pairs from a set pattern. Different versions of the game have up to eight different tile sets, twelve patterns based on the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and a layout editor for creating patterns.

In addition to the standard mode, the game also features "Dragon's Eye", a two-player Shanghai variant. Players take turns adding and removing tiles from a small field with one player attempting to remove all the tiles and the other trying to position tiles to make this impossible.

Screenshots

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye SNES Intro.
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Rooster layout with Sports tiles (Advanced)
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye FM Towns Fantasy tiles
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Sharp X68000 This is the Flag layout, notice the flag for the Soviet Union which had already collapsed by the time this version came out in 1992

Promo Images

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Screenshot
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "スーパー上海ドラゴンズアイ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Super Shanghai: Dragon's Eye" -- Japanese title
  • "Shanghai II - Drachenauge" -- German Green Pepper release title

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User Reviews

Beautiful... and surprisingly tough for the computer DOS Nowhere Girl (4005)
great for kids and adults memory Windows Deanna King (1)

Critic Reviews

Play Time DOS Apr, 1991 92 out of 100 92
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 9 out of 10 90
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Génération 4 DOS Feb, 1991 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Video Games SNES Aug, 1992 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 23, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Feb, 1995 65 out of 100 65

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Missing tilesets again 1 Nowhere Girl (4005)
Jul 19, 2017
Custom tilesets? 2 CalaisianMindthief (8163)
Oct 27, 2014
I'm missing the fantasy tile set, why? 1 Nowhere Girl (4005)
Oct 26, 2014

Trivia

Extras

Some copies of Shanghai II came with a pouch containing two Chinese "Dragon's Eye" marbles for therapeutic rolling in the hand.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Puzzle Game in 1991

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