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Shikinjoh MDTitleScreen.png
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Sunsoft
Original system(s): JP Home Computers
Publisher(s) of original games: Scap Trust
Developer(s) of original games: Scap Trust
Peripherals supported:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Modem
Genre: Puzzle

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

Sega Game Gear
¥3,800 T-15027

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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.


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
73 №1991-04, p30[1]
76 №, p83[2]
73 №130, [1]
50 №1991-04, p43
82 №17, p125
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
5 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
Shikinjoh MD JP Box.jpg
Shikinjoh MD JP CartTop.jpg
Shikinjoh MD JP Cart.jpg
Shikinjoh md jp manual.pdf

Game Gear version

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

Game Gear, JP
Shikinjoh GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngShikinjoh GG JP Box Front.jpg

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 9C5C7F53
MD5 A952A843A123092AAFBEB37B428EF6FF
SHA-1 BF36130B1BE4BCE6C6EB7B87DB00D420797C3611
128kB Cartridge (JP)


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