NIJI - A Colorful Rainbow One-Dimensional Action Match-3 Puzzle Game

Inspired by this Famicart: NIJI by @haya_a_TECS

Music was highly influenced by the Moon Theme of the NES Duck Tales game.


  1. press up/down to make your fire flower line change lanes in the rainbow
  2. press <z> to go faster
  3. catch incoming flowers by touching them with your fire flower line
  4. use left/right to highlight a flower in the line
  5. press <x> to select it and move it around with left/right
  6. press <x> again to place it
  7. match 3 flowers of the same color to explode them and earn score points
  8. the more flowers you explode in a single move the more points they're worth
  9. if you miss catching a flower, it'll get added to the back of the file in a frozen state
  10. only way to unfreeze a frozen flower is to explode another flower next to it
StatusIn development
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, action-puzzle, match-3, PICO-8


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A short ingame explanation of the controls would have been great, since I dove right in and I didn't understamd what was happening xD

Cute! :D

Does pressing the left-right keys (highlighting different flowers) do anything?It could use something of a tutorial, even if you just put in in the text description of the game.

Also, it doesn't seem to ramp up in difficulty, from what I can tell. But I'm excited to see where it goes!

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Yeah, I apologize for not adding proper instructions... I just had to upload it in a hurry as I was traveling out of town. I'll add them later tonight when I get some spare time.

It does ramp up in difficulty by throwing more flower types at you and it becomes a bit faster gradually over time. It still needs some cosmetic work here and there though. Please don't hesitate to give more feedback, though! Thanks!

edit: removed instructions from here and added them to the game's description text.

The Music Rainbow puzzle from the Mario Fire Flowers