ORIGINAL COPYRIGHT (c)1987 ACTIVISION, INC.
PUBLISHED BY HUDSON SOFT CO.,LTD.
(c)1987 HUDSON SOFT
UNDER LICENSE FROM ACTIVISION, INC.
ORIGINAL GAME DESIGN BY BRODIE LOCKARD
Release : 1987-10-30 (¥4500)
HuCard (2 Mbits) HC62004
Shanghai is based on the ancient and traditional Mahjong
game and also on a video game released by Activision in 1987 and created by
Brodie Lockard. Shanghain was probably the first game to
be ever released for the PC Engine
system. 144 tiles are stacked in a sort of pyramid layout. Those tiles
consist of 36 in the Bamboo series, 36 in the Circle series, 36 in
the character series, 16 in the Wind series, 12 Dragon tiles and 8
bonus tiles ( 4 Seasons and 4 flowers ). The player can only
remove free pairs of identical tiles, or tiles from the same
family, like seasons or flowers. Tiles are considered free
when there is no tiles either to the right or to the left.
Because pieces are stack on top of each other, the removed
tiles will unlock new hidden ones and allow the player to
finish the game, and clean up all of them.