Teki Paki is a 1991 puzzle arcade video game developed by Toaplan and published in Japan by Tecmo, Hong Kong by Honest Trading Co. and Taiwan by Spacy Co. Ltd.

Teki Paki was released in arcades worldwide on April 1991 by Tecmo, Honest Trading Co. and Spacy Co. Ltd. The game was first playable during a location test in Japan prior to release and showcased various differences compared to the final version such as the Smiley block piece being a sphere instead of its final form, with Yuge claiming that this early incarnation of the aforementioned block piece was a placeholder and the team already decided to change it before release.

When you first look at Teki Paki on the iiRcade, it for sure has similar to Tetris, but with a twist. The premise is the same, compete for the highest possible score by stacking up incoming block pieces that fall from the top. This game has many more colors to randomly drop on you, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, silver and gold. There are also two additional special blocks that appear on random.  One I call the “Smile block which is like a wild card block and the dynamite block that erases all the blocks as well. The more colors you match, the higher your score. In this game, unlike Tetris, you need to match 5 blocks and they can be horizontal, vertical OR diagonal too.

There are many hidden bonus points to find as well if you happen to get lucky. Each time you connect 5 blocks and erase them from the board, the speed gets faster and the level goes up. The highest level possible being 999. I really enjoy this game and its great for the multiplayer gaming experience as well. Competing side by side with a friends or family is what the iiRcade is all about.

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Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the video game community. He is currently writing for Old School Gamer Magazine, Retro Gaming Times and The Walter Day Collection. He has Co-Promoted the Video Game Summit in Illinois for the past 13 Years. Todd's first book, Walter Day's Superstars of Gaming, Volume 1, was released in February of 2020. Volume 2 of the Superstars of Gaming will be published later this fall. Todd is also on the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Nomination Committee for the International Video Game Hall of Fame.