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This is a portable edition of the solitaire game Shanghai. The game uses traditional Mah Jong tiles. The aim of the game is to match tiles. Four of each type are present on the playing field, and when two tiles are matched, they are removed. When none remain, you win. Only tiles that have an empty space on their left or right may be matched. A wrong move may result in the impossibility to clear the field.

A light story mode is presented in the Shanghai mode; each tile setup is based on a Zodiac animal that needs its power restored. The goal is to complete all twelve stages by restoring each animal's power.

Some variants are also included:
  • Kong Kong: Compete against a computer to clear tiles. If you are too slow, extra tiles will be sent over to your side by your opponent. This type of play is similar to games like Puyo Pop. Kong Kong may be played against another player by using a link cable or against a computer.

  • Challenge (WonderSwan only): A large Shanghai game that you'll try to race through to get the best score.

  • Goldrush: In this mode you will race against an opponent to reach a tile marked 'G'. G is for GOLD, boy! So get cracking.


Shanghai Pocket Game Boy I lost.
Shanghai Pocket Game Boy Color Try again?
Shanghai Pocket Game Boy Game over
Shanghai Pocket Game Boy Color Shanghai, Kong Kong, and Goldrush.

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Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Dec, 1998 1.25 out of 6 95
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Apr, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Color May 01, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy Color May, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Game Boy May, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Game Boy Color May, 1999 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Planet WonderSwan WonderSwan 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
Nintendo Power Magazine Game Boy Color Jan, 1999 6.5 out of 10 65
Mega Fun Game Boy Color Jan, 1999 64 out of 100 64


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