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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 will be put on the playing field, when two tiles are matched they are removed when none remain you win. Only tiles that can be moved freely to the left or right may be matched. A wrong move may result in you not being able to clear the field.

A slight story mode is presented in the Shanghai mode; each tile setup is based on a Zodiac animal that needs it power restored. The goal is to complete all twelve of these stages there by restoring the animals power.

Some variants are also included:
  • Kong Kong: Compete against a computer to clear tiles. If you go slowly you will have tiles sent over to your 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 Color Title Screen
Shanghai Pocket WonderSwan Mouse stage.
Shanghai Pocket Game Boy Color Failing to clear your tiles fast enough will mean that the blocks you're trying to build fall onto your side as tiles.
Shanghai Pocket WonderSwan Shanghai, Challenge, Kon Kong, and Goldrush.

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Shanghai Pocket Magazine Advertisement

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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
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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