Ishido: The Way of Stones

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Ishido: The Way of Stones
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
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Ishido: The Way of Stones is a 1989 game by Accolade and Publishing International for various home computers and consoles, including a US-only release on the Sega Genesis in 1990. It was one of Accolade's first Mega Drive releases, and as such, is unlicensed. It also predates Accolade's discovery of how TMSS worked, so will only work on Model 1 Genesis models.


The goal of the game is simple: move tiles from the space on the top right corner (by simply moving the cursor on top of the tile with the D-pad without hitting any other buttons, then moving the cursor back onto the board) and placing the tile (with A) next to another tile with the same color or shape. B cycles between tile graphic sets. C opens a menu with options.

Magazine articles

Main article: Ishido: The Way of Stones/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
72 №5, p92
80 More...[1]
80 More...[2]
64 №18, p66
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
4 reviews

Mega Drive, US
Ishido MD US Box Back.jpgIshido MD US Box Front.jpg
Ishido MD US Cart.jpg
Ishido MD US Manual.pdf
The Way of Stones US Book.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 b1de7d5e
MD5 30ee5ae0e2a4b2995a79173f67278c69
SHA-1 3bd159e323d86e69031bf1ee9febeb6f9bb078d4
128kB Cartridge (US)


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