Magical Puzzle Popils

a game by Tengen

Platform: GameGear

Genre: Puzzles & Words

See also:Magical Games

If you've played with a Rubik's Cube, you know how frustrating and addicting it can be. Well, now you can be just as frustrated and addicted on the Game Gear with a new puzzle game called Popils by Tengen.

Puzzling Situations

Popils is a bust-the-blocks maze game. All the action takes place on single-screen puzzles, so don't expect extensive graphic achievements. But altogether you get 100 screens.

The Game Gear controls put a mess of block-busting moves at your fingertips. Your standard square-smashers are a powerful punch, a head-butt, and a smash kick. You can also punch continuously to quickly wipe out a stack of blocks. Ladders abound to ease your toil. If you get stuck, you have to kill yourself and start all over again.

You have to think before you swing in this game. If you hit aimlessly, you may find yourself destroyed by Green Slime or Flying Vampires. You also need to watch out for the Warp Doors. They can either help you, or plummet you (or your princess) to a fatal demise.

Popils is loaded with options: a battery backup, a Map Edit feature, which lets you create your own puzzles, a hint button, and a Japanese language option.

Stuck on Popils

Popils is a nice bit of brainy entertainment. You'll be stuck more often than not but you may find that being a blockhead can be fun.

ProTips:

  • You can jump from the top of any ladder as long as you have a block (or someone) to land on.
  • You don't have to be directly above or below the block you need to demolish. You can stand on the edge of blocks and hit whatever is next to the block you're on.

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Popils is unusual puzzle-style game, in which you rescue a Princess who's imprisoned in a maze of 100 puzzles. To reach her, you must carefully choose a path. Then punch, kick, and head-butt your way through a mess of blocks. By the way, you have a limited amount of time to complete each puzzle. If the standard puzzles don't tickle your fancy, simply activate the Map Editor feature and create your own. With a Gear-to-Gear Cable you can link up and challenge a friend. When it's time to take a break, there's a battery back-up. Sound puzzling? Figure it out for yourself, play Magical Puzzle Popils.

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