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(Jaki Crush - Yokoshima Oni Hakai)
Jaki Crush is a pinball game by Naxat Soft, and the third episode in a series that gained popularity on the PC-Engine system. This opus borrows its aesthetic from Japanese folklore and mythology - Jaki is the name of an evil spirit (or eerie aura from a cursed place) and for that matter, the game features all kind of Japanese demons, dragons and spectral monsters. Jaki Crush consists of three large screens that smoothly scroll vertically as the ball moves around the table. Like any other games in the series, Jaki Crush plays very much like an actual pinball machine and includes flippers, bumpers and other traditional obstacles. However, Naxat incorporated several features unique to video games - such as wandering enemies, hidden screens, ball upgrades, bosses and expansive visual effects. The most noticeable feature is undoubtedly the ghostly demon face (in the 'Crush' tradition) that becomes more tangible as the game progresses. All six bonus stages are also hidden from view, and can be accessed by sending the ball through narrow passageways, or by cracking open parts of the playfield and sending the ball through certain ramps. Jaki Crush includes an alternating and versus two-player mode.
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