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Teki Paki is an Arcade Game by Toaplan which was released in 1991. Unlike most of their offerings, it's a Puzzle Game in which you have to match at least five blocks of the same color next to each other and aim for the highest possible score. Once the whole game board is full, the game ends. There are also other blocks that spice up the gameplay, like dynamite that clears up the whole screen and gives a 100000 point bonus when you match five of it and a Smily that acts as a wild card.

Teki Paki was rereleased in 2021 as part of the Toaplan Arcade Garage lineup, itself a subsidiary of the M2 ShotTriggers lineup; a complimentary code of it is obtained by purchasing any Toaplan Arcade Garage compilation.


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This game provides examples of:

  • Attract Mode: The game has a "DEMONSTRATION" mode that shows some of its gameplay, including combos and destroying all blocks with dynamite.
  • Brainwashed: The title translates to "Brainwashing Game", so it was meant to do so on the player.
  • Cap: The point counter doesn't rise above 9999990. Same with the level counter at 999.
  • Difficulty by Acceleration: Later levels increase the blocks' drop speed.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: No plot in this game to speak of. Just connect blocks.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The version of the game for Switch and PS4 is classified as an M2 ShotTriggers release despite not being a shmup. Nonetheless it has the hallmarks of a typical M2STG release, such as its signature pause menu and menu sounds and a few M2 Gadgets.
  • Scoring Points: You earn points based on how many blocks you destroy at once and how many chains you set off at once.
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