Shanghai [Model HC62004]
A 31-year-old NEC PC-Engine Game by Hudson Soft.
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): shanghai
Shanghai © 1987 Hudson Soft.
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.
HuCARD ID: HC62004
HuCARD Size: 2 Mbits.
Released on October 30, 1987 in Japan for 4500 Yen.
This is the 4th title published by Hudson Soft for the PC-Engine.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com