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DOS - 1987

Also available on: Apple II - Commodore 64 - FM-7

Alt names 倉庫番, Soko-Ban: A Strategy Maze Game, Sokoban
Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Puzzle
Theme Editor / Construction Set
Publisher Spectrum Holobyte, Inc.
Developer ASCII Corporation, Thinking Rabbit
Perspectives Isometric, Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
4.46 / 5 - 29 votes

Description of Soko-Ban

Soko-ban is the first puzzle game I played on the PC, and it remains to this day one of the most difficult. The objective is simple: move crates to create a path to the exit. But like other classic puzzle games, it is easy to learn yet hard to master.

I actually never did finish the game-- the last few levels were very difficult in that you cannot afford even one false move: empty spaces are few, and the order of moving crates must be planned 20-30 steps in advance. Recommended for all puzzle fans.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Juttar 2023-05-02 -1 point DOS version

Use Tandy under DOSBox for better colours.

Albertorubia 2023-03-24 0 point DOS version

I cannot execute sokoban with colores. Why?

Evert Vorster 2023-02-09 0 point

The year on this game is wrong. On the title screen you can see that it's registered in 1984, not 1987 as is claimed by this listing....

Joe Mama 2020-03-28 1 point DOS version

I had this game when I had an old 8088. I enjoyed playing it but now I'm finding it very challenging (especially level 11 where I'm stuck) . Fun old game.

Ricky 2020-02-22 3 points DOS version

Does this game have two color modes(purple mode & red mode)? Anyone knows how to change the color mode?~

AlexD 2020-01-12 0 point DOS version

Just hit enter to make Jack enter the building;
hit enter to get in front of the elevator
hit the numbers to the level you want
hit A to accept
later, hit L to leave
there is no reset key: you have to hit Esc then hit the level numbers again.

Michael 2019-08-03 1 point

I remember it as one my first ever Computer games. But now when I try to Play i don't manage to use the Elevator to get to the Levels. How does it work?

RetroSome1 2018-10-26 0 point

Yep, finally found it, the first ever game played on our DOS computer; our first home pc. Dad and I had great fun trying to solve the puzzles.

nicetux 2015-11-24 0 point DOS version

Yes, this was one of my first games who i played. I love it and sometimes i'm playing some stages.

someone 2014-05-02 0 point DOS version

I remember my grandfather and I playing the DOS version of this when I was a kid. I've missed this game so much. So much fun and intense puzzle solving challanges. Can't wait to play this again!!

indstr 2014-02-07 0 point DOS version

Never played the DOS version but I've played many clones since the DOS days. Excellent logic game, highly recommended

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