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Shi-Kin-Joh (Genesis)

Shi-Kin-Joh Genesis Title


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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.


Shi-Kin-Joh Genesis Pushing two alike tiles into each other will make them disappear
Shi-Kin-Joh Genesis Main menu
Shi-Kin-Joh Genesis The sound test lets the player listen to each stages background music
Shi-Kin-Joh Genesis Victory celebration

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Alternate Titles

  • "紫禁城" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Shi Kin Jyo" -- Game Boy In-game title

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Critic Reviews Jun 07, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Nov, 1991 73 out of 100 73
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1991 7.25 out of 12 60


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60731) added Shi-Kin-Joh (Genesis) on Nov 07, 2009
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