Puyo Puyo

a game by Sega, and Compile
Genre: Puzzles & Words
Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesis, GameBoy Color, GameBoy, GameGear
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 10.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Puzzle Games, Puyo Games
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The hugely popular action puzzle that has overtaken Tetris in popularity is heading over to the Game Boy.

With the release of the GB version, Puyo Puyo has made it to all the existing systems in Japan, except for 3DO. (The Mega Drive version was given a minor facelift, and released here as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.) Like many of the new Game Boy carts in development, this is being prepared for the Super Game Boy adapter to enable head-to-head matches in 13 glorious colors.

If you love Tetris, you should definitely check this out. After all, how can you go wrong with a game that has been such a hit on all the major game systems in Japan?

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Genesis

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

GBC

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Gameboy

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

GameGear

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

The hugely popular action puzzle that has overtaken Tetris in popularity is heading over to the Game Boy.

With the release of the GB version, Puyo Puyo has made it to all the existing systems in Japan, except for 3DO. (The Mega Drive version was given a minor facelift, and released here as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.) Like many of the new Game Boy carts in development, this is being prepared for the Super Game Boy adapter to enable head-to-head matches in 13 glorious colors.

If you love Tetris, you should definitely check this out. After all, how can you go wrong with a game that has been such a hit on all the major game systems in Japan?

  • Manufacturer: Banpresto
  • Machine: Super Famicom
  • Theme: Puzzle
  • Release: December 1993

Pone, of the biggest Mega Drive in Japan over the past year, is heading over to the SFC. The game system is deceptively simple. It's a mix between Tetris and columns, but with a really weird twist. The things that drop out of the sky aren't blocks or gems, they're wobbly blobs of jelly-like slime complete with goofy eyes. The object is to group them in same colors to make them disappear, while more fall out of the sky. Unlike Tetris, when blobs lower in the pile disappear, the slime-balls drop to fill in the gaps. This lets skilled players set off chain reactions. Super Puyo Puyo is fast and very addictive.

Simple but ultra-addictive puzzle game, best with two players but still great with one. May get a UK release as Carbuncle's Avalanche.

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Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Screenshots

GameGear Screenshots

GameBoy Screenshots

GameBoy Color Screenshots