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Puyo Puyo Series

Puyo Puyo 2

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Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             Puyo Puyo series (3 titles)
RELEASED:         various
TYPE:             Puzzle
LANGUAGE:         English and Japanese

PREMISE:          A series of cute chan-style characters engage each other
                  in a Tetris-like game involving stacked blobs.  Based on
                  the exploits of one Aruru Nadja, red-headed warrior babe
                  extraordinare, and her many friends and enemies.  Spawned
                  many sequels and even an RPG or four.

IMPRESSIONS:      The best of the Tetris knock-offs, this Japanese product
                  adds some new moves, a plot of sorts, and great artwork.
                  An excellent port of the arcade original, or so I've been
                  told.  The built-in tutorial mode is also a nice touch.

VARIATIONS:       Puyo Puyo (1992, the beloved original)
                  Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (1993, a custom English-
                    language version of Puyo Puyo made by Compile for Sega
                    of America - the biggest difference is that the
                    chan-style graphics and plot were ripped out and
                    replaced with a Sonic-derived setup)
                  Puyo Puyo 2 Expert (1994, the classic is back with even
                    more enhancements to enjoy - there is a regular Puyo
                    Puyo 2, but I have not seen a MegaDrive version - the
                    Expert version is tagged so by the green kanji that
                    follows the kana on the title screen)

                  Fans of Aruru Nadja may also want to check out the entry
                  for Madou Monogatari, the RPG series in which she stars.

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Re: Puyo Puyo Series (Score: 1)
by ozy on Tuesday, June 26 @ 15:40:43 EDT
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These games have to rank as probably some of the best Puzzle games your going to get on the Genesis.

A kind of combination between Columns and Tetris, you start with an empty pit, but slowly, various coloured beans/bubbles start falling from the top of the pit. It's your job to rotate these beans about and attempt to get 4 next to each other (not diagonally). Upon doing so, these beans will disappear and any beans above will fall down. I know what your thinking, 'wow thats exciting' - however, there's a twist. Each time you get rid of some of your coloured beans, some dreaded 'black beans' appear in your opponents pit. These nasties cannot be joined together by other beans, and so tend to block up the pit. You can however destroy them by getting rid of some ajoining coloured beans. This makes matches against both computer and human very intense, as each player trys desperately to empty their pit, only to see their pit fill up again with nasty black beans!

You can get "chains" of bean combinations by making the same coloured beans fall on top of one another after getting rid of four. This sends a lot more black beans into the other persons pit, causing much shouting and frantic screams.

There are three different game modes. Arcade, where you battle against computer opponents that get increasingly tougher, VS where you face off against another player and Exercise mode where you don't play against each other, but try to get the highest amount of points instead.

A really REALLY addictive game, especially against another human opponent. Brilliant!

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Puyo Puyo Series (Score: 1)
by DarkWolf on Monday, July 23 @ 22:23:52 EDT
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This is the best puzzle game of all time. The unique 4 connect system and the awesome chain reactions make this stand out from the rest. If you thought there were a lot of Tetris clones, there are also a lot of Puyo Puyo clones out there. Puyo Puyo 2 is quite fun because you can cancel out the other player's attack by getting rid of your own pieces which makes the round last longer than the normal Puyo Puyo rounds. As for DRMBM, I never liked the show it was based off, so I seldom play it.

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Re: Puyo Puyo Series (Score: 1)
by HaloMan on Friday, January 18 @ 14:35:18 EST
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Puyo Puyo/DRMBM is a great game. Pure and simple. I just thank Sega for the usa/european Sonic branding otherwise it would have never had became as popular.

It's a great puzzle game. Play it, it's as good as Tetris.

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Re: Puyo Puyo Series (Score: 1)
by PACHUKA (egray@!nospam! on Sunday, February 03 @ 21:40:46 EST
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I think if they were going to bastardize this game, they should have used the genesis version of Dr. Robotnik, not the horribly badly drawn one from the cartoon. =(

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Dr. Robotnick's Mean Bean Machine (Score: 1)
by plaidlesspez on Saturday, March 30 @ 11:42:08 EST
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This game is pretty cool. I'm not very good at it, but I like it. There is a story mode where you face enemies from the cartoon. They should have used the enemies from the video games in my opion. There is also a challenge mode to see how long you can go before you loose. Try that if you get really good! I can't get very far in it. There is also a two player mode which is tons of fun.

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Re: Mean Bean (Score: 1)
by SamuraiJohn on Tuesday, April 23 @ 11:36:39 EDT
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Its almost like DR. Mario.. not much... In my opinon, in facing the charachters they should have usde the other Sonic Show! not this ABC kiddie one, i mean the Saturady Morning sonic the hedgehog Action one! know what i mean?

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Re: Puyo Puyo WHO? DR. BEAN IS THE ONE FOR ME (Score: 1)
by Raine on Saturday, July 20 @ 03:19:00 EDT
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PLEASE PAY ATTENTION this is the example of how to use a license correctly! I was so good at this game none of my friends would even stay in the room when i played..(nor would touch a control)!

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Re: Puyo Puyo Series (Score: 1)
by deaddudegod on Sunday, August 04 @ 16:48:17 EDT
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Definitely one of the best puzzlers ever, and it'sclear to see where Bust-A-Move gets it from...

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Re: Puyo Puyo Series (Score: 1)
by tomman ( on Saturday, June 21 @ 20:28:39 EDT
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boring, it's just another Tetris-variant (actualy, it's a "Columns" variety, AKA "Jewel Tetris")
Dr' Robotnik's version is VEEEEEEry boring, i prefer to play tetris on my handheld device

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