3kokushi Sankokushi (Japan)

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Romset name: 3kokushi.zip
Production year: 1996
Manufacturer: Mitchell

Game genre: Puzzle
Category: Puzzle / Match * Mature *

This machine works in MAME with problems This machine works in MAME with problems

Overall emulation: Good
Color emulation: Good
Sound emulation: Good
Graphics emulation: Imperfect
Save states: Supported

In MAME since version: .061

The MAME driver of this machine is: metro.cpp - Read the code

 Tech info 
 Hardware of this machine:
  • CHIPs [Show details]

    M68000 ("maincpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    uPD7810 ("audiocpu")cpu 12000000 Hz
    Speaker ("mono")audio
    OKI6295 ("oki")audio 1200000 Hz
    YM2413 ("ymsnd")audio 3579545 Hz

  • Screens [Show details]

    This machine uses a single screen:
      Graphic type: Raster
      Screen orientation: Horizontal
      Resolution 320 x 240 @ 60.000000 Hz

  • Number of players: 2P Simultaneous
  • Controllers [Show details]

      Joystick [8 ways]
      Joystick [8 ways]
    Number of buttons: 2

  • Dip-switches [Show details]

    Default settings in bold
    Coin A3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
    Coin B3 Coins/1 Credit
     2 Coins/1 Credit
     1 Coin/1 Credit
     1 Coin/2 Credits
     1 Coin/3 Credits
     1 Coin/4 Credits
     1 Coin/5 Credits
     1 Coin/6 Credits
    Flip ScreenOff
    Demo SoundsOff
    Allow ContinueNo
    Service Mode / Free PlayOff

  • ROMs (8 of the machine set) [Show details]

    Referred to MAME version: 0.181

    NameSizeCRC32SHA1StatusIn romset
    5.20e2621446104ea35 efb4a9a98577894fac720028f18cb9877a00239a good 3kokushi
    6.20c262144aac25540 811de761bb1b3cc47d811b00f4b5c960c8f061d0 good 3kokushi
    8.3i131072f56cca45 4739b83b0b3a4235fac10def3d26b0bd190eb12a good 3kokushi
    2.14i524288291f8149 82f460517543ef544c21a81e51987fb2f5c6273d good 3kokushi
    4.18i5242889317c359 9756757fb5d2b298a2b1917a131f391ef0e31fb9 good 3kokushi
    1.12i524288d5495759 9cbcb48915ec44a8026d88d96ab391e118e89df5 good 3kokushi
    3.16i5242883d76bdf3 f621fcc8e6bde58077216b534c2e876ea9311e15 good 3kokushi
    7.3g26214478fe9d44 365a2d51daa24741957fa619bbbbf96e8f370701 good 3kokushi

    :  PARENT Machine
    :  CLONE Machine
    :  BIOS
    :  Device


Sankokushi - ?Shikou Puzzle Game! (c) 1996 Mitchell.

Sankokushi is an adult Shanghai solitaire game. Unlike in a standard mahjong solitaire game, tiles are removed in groups of three. These groups may be made up of three matching tiles, or the number sets, 1-3, 4-6, or 7-9. The objective is to find the four, three-tile sets shown at the start of the stage and remove them from the game board before the timer runs out.

When a tile is selected, other tiles are lit up. Tiles within the number sequence are shown in pink, and matching tiles are shown in orange. The player may request hints by selecting the help button on screen, which will light up all tiles that can be removed from the board at that time. There is also a back button, which the player may select to return tiles to the screen.

The background image in each stage is an image of a girl. Each girl has two background images, with the second image showing the girl topless. Once a player removes the four tile sets for the stage, the board is cleared and the player may see the entire image.

After completing a stage the player may use the points he has earned to buy power-ups, such as extra hints or a faster cursor.

The game is over once the timer has run out or if the player cannot legally remove any more tiles and the board is 'deadlocked'. Upon continuing the player may select to play the same board or play a different one.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound CPU : uPD7810 (@ 12 Mhz)

Sound Chips : OKI6295 (@ 9.375 Khz), YM2413 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


Released in August 1996 in Japan.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Three Engraved Intentions - ?Thought Puzzle Game!'.

The 'Sankokushi' here is a play on the 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms' saga (known as 'Sankokushi'), but the kanji reads 'three engraved intentions' to refer to the mahjong tiles which must be matched to clear each stage.


Game's rom.

Giochi Simili

Warning: information in history.dat can differ from the ones present in the rest of the page (taken from MAME) as they come from a different source

Information on 3kokushi

0.61 [Nicola Salmoria]

< Japan >


- 0.148: Changed dipswitch 'Free Play' to 'Service Mode / Free Play'.

- 0.143u3: Fixed rom names.

- 0.82u3: Added uPD7810 (12MHz) CPU2, MSM6295 (9375 Hz) and YM2413 (3579545) stero sound.

- 0.61: Nicola Salmoria added Sankokushi (Japan) (Mitchell 1996).

- 26th May 2002: Nicola Salmoria added Sankokushi to the Metro driver.

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