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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (1.97 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This game works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"Shanghai is a tile-based game based on the ancient Chinese game of Mah-Jong - this was the first of many computer versions.

The gameplay involves 144 tiles, each depicting different images, which have to be removed by matching them into pairs. The tiles are arranged in a gridded pattern, which is higher near the centre. A tile can only be removed if it has no tile next to it on at least one side.

This computer implementation can generate a random board layout to take on, as well as featuring 5 preset challenges, some of which have time limits of 5 or 10 minutes, as well as a multiplayer mode."

The game's origin is the subject of some controversy.

See also: Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye, Shanghai: Great Moments, Shanghai: Dynasty, Shanghai: Second Dynasty

Architecture: 68k

Mac Plus required, 256 colors supported
Works well with System 6 and 7.1. May work with Mac OS 8 or 9, but not recommended. See Shanghai II Dragon's Eye for later OSes.


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, July 26 - 5:45pm

Got it to run in Basilisk with Mac OS 7.5.5 installed.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, April 13 - 2:20pm

Well, this game runs b&w in vMac (MacOS 7.0 ) and in color on my PowerBook 190 (MacOS 8.1). It says "not enough memory" on PowerPC (MacOS 9.2) and in Basilisk II (MacOS 8.1).

Btw, the zip file is fine because it includes ready-to-use disk images.

PlNG's picture
by PlNG - 2009, August 31 - 9:56am

For those experiencing out of memory error (rats!) it only runs on 256 or fewer colors.

Attila's picture
by Attila - 2009, May 6 - 8:15pm

Shanghai II is essentially the same game and is much more compatible across the old Mac OS versions.

Games-n-Apps's picture
by Games-n-Apps - 2009, May 6 - 8:01pm

Same complaints with the hardware I have, I tried it with a variety of OS's from 7 to X (9.2.2), addressing up to 260 megs of RAM to it - won't run.
Please try to load it up again !