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Using a hand-shaped pointer, player matches pairs of tiles. Only tiles with 'open' sides can be matched. The object is to clear all of the tiles from the screen.

Shanghai III was produced by Sunsoft in 1993.

Sunsoft released 17 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Sunsoft was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Sunsoft during the time period Shanghai III was produced include: Bay Route, Shanghai II, Shanghai, VS. Lionex / Vs. Madura no Tsubasa, Boomerang, Punky Doodle, Shanghai - The Great Wall, Waku Waku 7, Karaoke Quiz Intro Don Don!, and Intro Dondon


Name Shanghai III
Developer Sunsoft (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9504
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Shanghai III Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Select TileDeselect Tile
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Players pick from an assortment of Zodiac-themed tile patterns such as Dragon, Tiger, etc. The object is to clear all of the tiles from the screen by matching them in pairs. Only tiles with one side 'open' not touching another tile can be matched with each other. The game runs on a timer, so you have to move fast to clear the entire screen.

In two-Player mode, the game can be played either competitively or co-operatively. In the competitive mode, the screen is split and each player has his or her own stack of tiles to clear. The object is to clear tiles to reveal the elusive 'gold' tile. The first player to find the gold tile in each round wins. In co-operative mode, the game is played exactly like in one-Player mode except that there are two pointers on the screen.

Shanghai III KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This is the third "Shanghai" arcade game, but the game has also been ported to several home systems including LYNX, Playstation, Saturn, Genesis, and more.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Shanghai III Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Shanghai III collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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