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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.


Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Macintosh The ox layout with hanafuda tiles
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye SNES Dragon Hanafuda.
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye FM Towns Alphabet tiles
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Macintosh A game of shanghai in progress (B&W)

Promo Images

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

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 (7664)
great for kids and adults memory Windows Deanna King (1)

Critic Reviews

Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1993 2 out of 6 80
1UP! Genesis Sep 24, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Mar, 1991 9 out of 12 75 Genesis Jul 23, 2012 7 out of 10 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows 3.x Feb, 1995 65 out of 100 65
Super Play (UK) SNES Jun 01, 1993 58 out of 100 58
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 28, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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


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

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