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Avoid enemies and align blocks so you can get the three special bags. Also pick up ice creams and popsicles for more points.

Meikyuu Shima was produced by Irem in 1988.

Irem released 89 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Irem was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Irem during the time period Meikyuu Shima was produced include: Mr. Heli No Dai-Bouken, Battle Chopper, Battle Bird, Kaiketsu Yanchamaru, Kid Niki: Radical Ninja, Image Fight, Saigo No Nindou, Tsukikage (The Legend Of The White Wolf), Ninja Spirit, and Vigilante


Name Meikyuu Shima
Developer Irem (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8666
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire/Kick BlockCreate Blockage/Remove Blockage
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Meikyuu Shima PCB Image

Game Play

You're a little snowman(?) trying to retrieve three special bags. Shoot certain enemies to turn them into ice blocks and use these to make a path for yourself. You can also create or remove little round cylinder-shaped ice blocks to use a barriers.

Meikyuu Shima KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.43 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The game was released in the US for both the Arcade and NES as "Kickle Cubele".

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Meikyuu Shima Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Meikyuu Shima collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Meikyuu Shima. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Meikyuu Shima circuit board set.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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