Tinkle Pit

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Tinkle Pit
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Maze
Mode(s) Single player
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Arcade system Namco NA-1
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Tinkle Pit (ティンクルピット) is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1993 only in Japan.


In Tinkle Pit, an evil wizard spawns monsters in a tiny village. The nameless protagonist of Tinkle Pit chooses to go on a world-saving quest to defeat the wizard and his minions. He is accompanied by an oversized, anthropomorphic sleigh bell as his weapon. The game's storyline is written in Japanese whilst the game itself employs mostly English text.

The game is divided into eight worlds, each of which have six rounds, except the first world which has four.


The player walks around a maze collecting items while accompanied by a disproportionately sized sleigh bell. The player has the ability to drop the bell, which is invulnerable to the enemies, and move around by pressing the A button, therefore creating a line between him and the bell. Releasing the button makes the bell come back to the player; enemies are killed by having the bell slam into them. There are also power-up balls that can be picked up. By pressing the B button, the player can throw them at the enemies - they will bounce off the walls until they hit one. Killing all enemies in a maze advances the player to the next stage.

Use of other Namco characters[edit]

Many characters from earlier Namco games appear in Tinkle Pit:

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