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Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (13.33 MB)
MD5: 1c343ccd2f083bdc0558c9b88c81174e
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Shanghai_Tilesets.sit (1.85 MB)
MD5: bb7296489b33364b3d8923fd94058f83
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

"Shanghai II is Activision's follow-up to their first tile matching game. Players try to remove Mah Jong tiles in pairs from a set pattern. Shanghai II has 8 different tile sets, 12 patterns based on the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and a layout editor for creating patterns.

In addition to the standard game, Shanghai II also features Dragon's Eye, a 2-player Shanghai varriant. 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."

Original Shanghai designed by Brodie Lockard. Shanghai II designed by Michael E. Moore and Kelly Flock.

See also: Shanghai, Shanghai: Great Moments, Shanghai: Dynasty, Shanghai: Second Dynasty

Architecture: 68k

Minimum requirements: Mac Plus, System 6, supports B&W or 256 colors, works well with Mac OS 8 & 9.


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2019, April 21 - 5:16am

Somewhat surprised this doesn't get any more comments, as it was quite popular back in the day. Hardly any shareware collection without new tilesets for Shanghai II. After all, this was the definite game for your old PowerBook 150 and it's fuzzy passive matrix screen. Wink (plus it doesn't have a copy protection, so no manual needed nearby)

So I went ahead and added an archive with 30+ user generated layouts & tilesets for Shanghai II that I collected over the years. Feel free to add to the archive. Drag them into the appropiate folder and start up Shanghai - you'll be able to choose them from the menu. (the x-files layout / tileset is my fav Smile )

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2011, May 12 - 5:11pm

A great Shanghai version for the Mac. It has everything you'll want a game of Shanghai to have - different tiles, layouts, option to reshuffle, suggested move etc. etc. I've wasted hours and hours with this one! The only downside I could find is the annoying one-color background. It starts out pink on the color version which is truly awful. Smile Luckily you can set it to any color you want in the menu. (For the records, this one also works fine under classic emulation in 10.4.)

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2010, November 20 - 11:11pm

Thank you so much for fixing this one!
I was eager to play it since my MacII broke. I managed to run it with FusionPC and DOSBox, but it is performing much nicer with BII, especially the sounds. SheepShaver (Mandriva 32bit) crashes when I run out of tiles to take away.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, April 13 - 2:35pm

Thanks to MCP, who re-uploaded it including a 1.0.5 updater, this game runs fine in SheepShaver now.

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2009, April 27 - 4:18pm

It froze up on the title screen when I tried to run it in SheepShaver with System 8.6.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2009, April 27 - 2:43pm

Anyone checks whether this run in SheepShaver, please?