aka: Shi Kin Jyo, Shikinjo, Shikinjoh
Moby ID: 43384


Shi-Kin-Joh ("Forbidden City") is a puzzle game similar to Sokoban in which the player must reach a goal by pushing oversized mahjong tiles which block the path. When two matching tiles are pushed next to each other, they disappear. Other types of tiles will lock any movable tiles that come in contact with them.

The Megadrive version includes five different sound & graphics sets, dozens of puzzles to solve, and a "special puzzle" mode where the rules of the game are changed dramatically. There is also a puzzle construction mode where custom puzzles can be created. Game progress is saved using passwords.


  • 紫禁城 - Japanese spelling

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Credits (PC-88 version)

19 People

Planninged by
  • PC-Bakajin / PC-Magazine
Directed by
Reproduced by
Game Designed by
Design Assisted by
Graphic Designed by
Music Composed by
  • Yoshikatsu
Coordinated by
Special Assisted by
Copyright 1989
  • Scap Trust Inc.



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Game added by j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.

Sharp X68000 added by Rik Hideto.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, Infernos.

Game added November 15, 2009. Last modified February 18, 2024.