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Shikinjoh

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Shikinjoh
Publisher: Sunsoft
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Modem
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,500 T-15053



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 T-15027



Shikinjoh or Shi Kin Joh or Shi-Kin-Joh or Shikinjou (or likewise) (紫禁城) is a 1989/1990 puzzle game by Scap Trust for the PC-88 and PC-98. Sunsoft ported it to the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear in 1991, with the Mega Drive version having added Sega Mega Modem capabilities. No version has left Japan. A version was later included with Sunsoft's Game no Tetsujin The Shanghai for the Sega Saturn.

Gameplay

The goal of the game is to force your way to the exit by pushing mahjong tiles around. When two tiles with the same image meet, they disappear. Some tiles cannot be moved. You can only push tiles forward in the direction you are facing. C/2 goes back one move. A/1 opens a menu with various options (TODO). The Mega Drive version has several gameplay modes (TODO); the Game Gear version only has standard levels and a password system.

Magazine articles

Main article: Shikinjoh/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №17, p125
Sega Mega Drive
82
Based on
1 review

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Shikinjoh MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Shikinjoh md jp manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88 №8, p78
82 №17, p133
Sega Game Gear
85
Based on
2 reviews

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
Shikinjoh GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Shikinjoh GG JP Manual.pdf
Manual

References

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