|Zhan Guo Si Chuan Sheng|
|Publisher||Idea-Tek, C&E, AVE, Hacker International, Milmar|
|Developer||Computer & Entertainment|
|Sound engine||Guo Qiyong|
|Alternate names/hacks||Tiles of Fate|
Idol Shisen Mahjong
Zhan Guo Si Chuan Sheng (戰國四川省), also known as Tiles of Fate, is a Famicom game based on Shisen-sho, a mahjong solitaire game. It was developed by Computer & Entertainment, released first by Idea-Tek then C&E themselves in Taiwan, American Video Entertainment in North America and Hacker International in Japan.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The goal of the game is to conquer back the districts of Mainland China by completing the 21 boards split across 7 levels. To clear a board, all pairs must be joined in less than 3 turns before the time runs out. Pairing 2 pieces refills the time bar by 2 dots (about 6 seconds). After completing 3 boards, a cutscene shows a warrior entering a fortress and replacing the flags of the conquered district.
Versions[edit | edit source]
Zhan Guo Si Chuan Sheng had 3 different releases: the original, one in North America by AVE and yet another one by Hacker International with some slight changes.
Tiles of Fate[edit | edit source]
Released in 1990 by American Video Entertainment under license by C&E, this release features an English title screen and rewritten text for the cutscenes, the original containing poor grammar.
Idol Shisen Mahjong[edit | edit source]
An advanced hack made and published at an unknown date by Hacker International supposedly under license by C&E. The setting was changed for the publisher's need; instead of reconquering China, the player tries to win against a girl to undress her gradually. After 5 rounds (6 for the second one), the player is awarded with a partial nude picture. There are 4 different girls likely named after popular idols from 1990. The mechanics of the game and graphics for the tiles remains untouched. All the music was changed however.
Staff[edit | edit source]
- Director: Jack YEH
- Planned by: Tricia CHEN
- Programmer: Ho YU-HWA
- Graphics: Kathy CHEN
- Composer: B.H. TING
- Special Thanks: Harry JEAN, Daru YOUNG, Yeh MIN-HWA
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Zhan Guo Si Chuan Sheng/gallery
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This is C&E's first game.
- There is a stage select cheat for each versions of the game. On Zhan Guo Si Chuan Sheng and Tiles of Fate at the stage number screen, press in order: Select, A, A, B, B, B, A, A, B, B, B, A, B, A, B. When entered correctly, a sound will play and pressing A or B will let you select the stage. In Idol Shisen Mahjong at the same screen, simply press in order Select, A, B. Press Start to see the stage picture. When returning to the stage number screen, press Start again to play the stage.
- The original Idea-Tek cartridges are actually individually numbered on the top sticker.