Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

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Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Virtual Console
Publisher: Activision
Sound driver: GEMS
Peripherals supported: Sega Mouse
Genre: Table

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$? T-130016

Wii Virtual Console
$800[3] pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
€800[4] pts ?

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Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (not to be confused with Shanghai II, a Sega Game Gear game) is a Sega Mega Drive mahjong puzzle game and a sequel to Shanghai.


Activision had originally contracted Japanese developer Home Data to produce a Sega Mega Drive version of the game, which they released in Japan as Dragon's Eye Plus: Shanghai III. However, Activision was not happy with this version of the game, and rather than releasing it overseas or improving it for a Western release, they commissioned a brand-new Mega Drive port out to an American freelance developer, Brian Rice, and released this new port in 1994. This Mega Drive version was only released in North America before seeing a European Virtual Console release.

Magazine articles

Main article: Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 057.pdf

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #57: "April 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

EGM US 058.pdf

Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #58: "May 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
ShanghaiIIDE MD US Box.jpg
ShanghaiIIDE MD US Cart.jpg


Shanghai games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
Shanghai (1988)
Sega Game Gear
Shanghai II (1990)
Sega Mega Drive
Dragon's Eye Plus: Shanghai III (1991) | Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye (1994)
Sega Saturn
Shanghai: Triple-Threat (1995) | Game no Tetsujin The Shanghai (1995) | Shanghai Great Moments (1996)
Sega Dreamcast
Shanghai Dynasty (2000)
Super Shanghai 2005 (2005)