Soukoban (Game Gear)

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For the SG-1000 game, see Soukoban (SG-1000).


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System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Riverhillsoft
Genre: Puzzle[1][2]

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
¥3,5003,500 T-53017

Soukoban (倉庫番) is a puzzle game developed by Thinking Rabbit. It was ported to the Sega Game Gear in 1990 by Riverhillsoft. This version was only released in Japan.


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The player plays a warehouse worker and pushes boxes around to their storage locations. Each puzzle is a single screen with no scrolling and consists of a grid of floor and wall tiles. Some of the floor tiles are marked with a blue dot, which represents a storage location.

The player is confined to the board and may move horizontally or vertically onto empty squares (but never through walls or boxes) with the D-Pad. The player can move a box by walking up to it and pushing it to the square beyond. Boxes cannot be pulled, and they cannot be pushed to squares with walls or other boxes. The number of boxes equals the number of storage locations. The puzzle is solved when all boxes are placed at storage locations.

The game tracks how many moves the player takes to complete the puzzle. The player can change the movement speed of the warehouse worker with  START , pause the game with 1, or give up and restart the puzzle with 2. Puzzles can become unsolvable if a box is pushed to a tile where it cannot be moved.

There are 300 puzzles total. The first ten puzzles are available at the beginning of the game; ten additional puzzles are unlocked after each set of ten are completed. The player is given a password after every ten puzzles to continue the game at a later time.


Main article: Soukoban (Game Gear)/Maps.


Main article: Soukoban (Game Gear)/Passwords.

Magazine articles

Main article: Soukoban (Game Gear)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

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Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
Génération 4 (FR)
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Soukoban (Game Gear)

Game Gear, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 0f3e3840
MD5 0a98b767910b054ca3c5263eba3bfbdc
SHA-1 e5865a22dc3a9714160ef14bc59d510502d39b97
128kB Cartridge (JP)


Soukoban (Game Gear)

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