aka: Arctic: Active Rail Playing Game
Moby ID: 47226


Arctic is an action puzzle game that describes itself as "active rail playing". Each of more than two-dozen stages consists of a set of rails in various arrangements, often looping around each other and splitting in various directions. Each stage contains a number of colored balls which begin in corresponding slots, and after launching them the goal is to return the balls to the matching-colored slots. The only interaction the player has with the board is switching two sets of splits; there are yellow and blue splits, which will redirect any balls moving through them, and the player can only turn all of one color as a group. Many stages also contain bumpers and gates which will affect the speed and direction of the balls. Completing a puzzle often requires strategic use of the stage's features to bounce balls onto the correct paths.


  • アークティック - Famicom Japanese spelling



Credits (NES version)

  • Artdink Co. Ltd.
Cover Illustration (表紙イラスト)


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】.

Sharp X1 added by Infernos. FM-7 added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Alaka, Freeman.

Game added July 6, 2010. Last modified October 3, 2023.