Title - Shanghai III (上海III)
Developer - Kusou Kagaku
Game Type - Puzzle
Catalogue No. - SHVC-AS3J-JPN
No. Of players - 1 or 2
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For those who don’t know, the game of Shanghai is actually quite a simple idea.  What you have are various sets of playing tiles multi layered (3 to 5 or so layers) gathered together in a random group.  The idea is to pick up two tiles of the same design to successfully complete your turn.  Sounds easy, right?  Well it is until you find that the tile you want is partially under another tile.  In such a situation you can not take that particular tile resulting in a missed chance or penalty.


There’s an awful lot of strategy that goes in to a game of Shanghai and to tell the truth it’s actually quite addicting.  This SFC version looks pleasant enough and plays a tough game however I felt that the computer AI can be a little too tough in early stages.