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Ishidó: The Way Of Stones
Ishidó: The Way Of Stones - Double Barrel Screenshot
Information 9 reviews 2 manuals Cheatcode 4 weblinks
20 screenshots 2 boxscans 1 diskscan 4 miscshots 11 conversions Gamemap
Year of the first release1990LicenseCommercial
Number of disks (or CD)1PublisherAccolade - Worldwide
Number max of players2Budget publisher
Simultaneous max players1DeveloperSoftware Resources International
ArtistsCoder : Greg Hospelhorn
Graphician : Beckett Gladney
Graphician : Brodie Lockard
Graphician : Michael Feinberg
Graphician : Sheryl Knowles
Misc : Ian Gilman
Misc : Michael Feinberg
Language in manual
Amiga original gameno
Have cheatcodeno
Have SPS releaseyes
WHD installyesWHD information
Updated  2012-05-13 22:58:24
HD installyesHD notes- HD installation must be performed manually and 1Mb HD space is required.
- Create a drawer on HD and copy all files from disk.
- Open a CLI.
- Type: cd DHx:Ishido [return]
- Type: Ishido [return]
SubcategoryPuzzler - Uncategorised
Conversion hardwareApple Macintosh (Classic)
Atari Lynx
Fujitsu FM Towns/FM Towns Marty
Mobile/Cell Phone
MSX 2/MSX 2+
Nintendo Famicom Disk System/Sharp Twin Famicom
Nintendo Game Boy
Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Sharp X68000
Tandy PC/IBM PCjr
Conversion notesBased on 1989 Publishing International Apple Macintosh B&W release; ported from 1990 Publishing International/Accolade Apple Macintosh colour release.

PC versions: Hercules, CGA, EGA, MCGA, VGA, Tandy
Classic compilation
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Rarity: One version is common, at least one other version is rare One version is common, at least one other version is rareOne version is common, at least one other version is rare
Notes:   [1] Game design, gfx, legend and oracle by Michael Feinberg. Technical design by Ian Gilman.

[2] The game includes a built-in tile editor for the stonesets. Additionally, the stonesets and boards can be customised and edited using a paint program, such as Deluxe Paint or Personal Paint.

TRIVIA: The blurb on the back of the ISHIDO game box reads:

'The Chinese called it Shih Tao, the ancient Celts called it Runa futhark, the Mayan Indians called it Kami-a-hota, and the Japanese called it Ishido. Yet, regardless of origin, when translated the names all mean one thing, The Way of Stones.'

The only truth in the text above is that ISHIDO does translate to The Way of Stones. Although many gamers at the time of release believed otherwise (and perhaps, still, even today), ISHIDO is not a game with ancient beginnings in the same tradition as Mahjong and Go. Programmer Michael Feinberg conceived the game and clever blurbs such as the one above were created to weave an aura of ancient mysticism about the game. The pseudo-mystical plot was successful in adding appeal to the game and, no doubt, inspired sales too.

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