|Minna de Puyo Puyo/Puyo Pop|
|Publisher: Sega, THQ (US)|
|Developer: Sonic Team, Caret House, Wave Master|
|System(s): Game Boy Advance|
Puyo Pop, known as Minna de Puyo Puyo (みんなでぷよぷよ) in Japan, is the first Puyo Puyo game developed by Sega after a failing Compile sold the franchise to them. It was released in Japan for the Game Boy Advance in 2001 (a few days shy of the series's 10th anniversary). The game featured an imperfect English translation which would be perfected, translated further to other languages, and released internationally as Puyo Pop several months later. It would be the last Puyo Puyo game to use Compile's existing characters, characterizations, and appearances (despite having a different art style); Sonic Team revamped the entire franchise with Puyo Pop Fever.
Arle and Carbuncle are wandering around when Carbuncle eats something. Arle forces him to spit it out, and notices it's a piece of a "rune". Suddenly a welcome sign materializes, and Carbuncle chases after it, leaving Arle to have to catch him. Meanwhile, Satan (renamed Dark Prince overseas to avoid religious implications) tries to fool Arle into going on a date with him at the Love Springs by breaking apart pieces of a ticket there (the "runes"), scattering them around, and luring Carbuncle away to get Arle to come to him...
There are four game modes:
Gameplay is effectively identical to that of Puyo Puyo Tsuu but includes each new nuisance (called "Block Puyo" overseas) rule from Tsu (Rule Henka, now "Hard Puyo") and Sun (Sun Puyo, now "Point Puyo") introduced in steps.
The story is divided into several courses (each course finding Arle in a different place); completing one course returns you to the title screen. Most courses have Kikimora introduce a new nuisance type. The courses:
|Hajimari Forest||Skeleton-T, Incubus, Seriri||nothing|
|Goldtown||Kikimora, Suketadora, Harpy, Minotauros, Nohoho||Point Puyo/Sun (will always be offset)|
|Gachinko Dungeon||Kikimora, Harpy, Zoh-Daimaoh, Rulue, Draco Centauros||Hard Puyo/Henka (cleared in two shots)|
|Magical Tower||Kikimora, Suketadora, Incubus, Schezo Wegey, Witch||random nuisance already on the field at the beginning of the battle|
|Satan's Castle/Dark Prince Castle||Lagnus the Brave, Zoh-Daimaoh, Minotauros, Skeleton-T, Scehzo Wegey, Rulue, Satan||nothing|
|Trial Labyrinth||Lagnus the Brave, Skeleton-T, Seriri, Incubus, Nohoho, Kikimora, Suketadora, Harpy, Zoh-Daimaoh, Draco Centauros, Minotauros, Witch, Schezo Wegey, Rulue, Satan, Carbuncle||nothing|
The game ends after Satan's Castle. After that, play each chapter again to be able to do a special trading sidequest (below); completing that unlocks Trial Labyrinth.
To unlock Trial Labyrinth, you must complete a trading sidequest after beating the game once:
The Options menu also has a Gallery feature. Gallery shows you cards collected while replaying courses. Most cards have the game's characters and their calls ( plays the next call; waiting too long also plays the next call automatically).
Note: you will not get a card from a stage where you have to trade.
[Uncredited: most of the music was taken from Puyo Puyo Tsuu, composed by Tsuyoshi Matsushima and BA.M of Compile, and from the various Nazo Puyo games, all of which were composed by Matsushima; most, if not all, of the sound effects and voice samples come from Puyo Puyo Sun]
|Sega Retro Average|
| Based on|
|Puyo Puyo games (and spin-offs) for Sega systems/developed by Sega|
|Puyo Puyo (1992) | Tsu (1994) | Sun (1996) | Yon (1999) | Fever (2003) | Fever 2 (2005) | 7 (2009) | Puyo Puyo! (15th Anniversary — 2006) | Puyo Puyo!! (20th Anniversary — 2011) | Puyo Puyo Tetris (2014) | Puyo Puyo Chronicle (25th Anniversary — 2016)|
|Nazo Puyo (1993) | Nazo Puyo 2 (1993) | Arle no Roux (1994)|
|Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon (1997)|
|Waku Puyo Dungeon Ketteiban (1999) | Puyo Puyo Box (2000)|
|Puyo Puyo~n Party (1999)|
|Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars (1999) | Pocket Puyo Puyo Sun (1999) | Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel (2000) | Pocket Puyo Puyo~n (2000)|
|Puyo Puyo Da! (1999) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest Arcade (2013)|
|Minna de Puyo Puyo/Puyo Pop (2001) | Kidou Gekidan Haro Ichiza: Haro no Puyo Puyo (2005)|
|Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set (2004)|
|Puyo Puyo Fever Touch (2010) | Puyo Puyo Fever Touch Lite (2011) | Puyo Puyo Solitaire (2011) | Puyo Puyo Narabe (2012) | Puyo Puyo Fever: Minna de Nazo Puyo (2013) | Minna de Taisen! Puyo Puyo Fever (2013) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest (2013) | Puyo Puyo Fever Rhythm (2014) | Puyo Puyo Lock App (2014) | Puyo Puyo!! Live Kabegami (201x) | "Puyo Puyo" Manga (201x) | Puyo Puyo!! Touch (2015)|
|Export: Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (1993) | Puyo Pop (N-Gage) (2003) | Columns Deluxe (2008)|
|Puyo Puyo related media|
|Puyo Puyo! Original Sound Track (2007) | Puyo Puyo Fever 1 & 2 Sound Track (2007) | Puyo Puyo no Uta (2009) | Puyo Puyo 7 Original Soundtrack (2009) | Puyo Puyo!! Anniversary Sound Collection (2011) | Puyo Puyo!! Original Soundtrack (2012) | Puyo Puyo Vocal Tracks (2013) | Puyo Puyo Vocal Tracks Vol. 2 (2013) | Puyo Puyo Vocal Tracks Vol. 3 (2015) | Puyo Puyo Chronicle 25-shuunen Anniversary CD (2016)|
|Drama CD Puyo Puyo (2012) | Drama CD Puyo Puyo Vol. 2 (2012) | Drama CD Puyo Puyo Vol. 3 (2013) | Drama CD Puyo Puyo Vol. 4 (2013) | Drama CD Puyo Puyo Vol. 5 (2014) | Drama CD Puyo Puyo Vol. 6 (2016) | Drama CD Puyo Puyo Vol. 7 (2016) | Drama CD Puyo Puyo Vol. 8 (2016)|
|Puyo Puyo Fever 4-koma Kings (2004) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest Character Zukan (2014) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest Arcade Kou Ryaku Guide Book (2014) | Puyo Puyo Amitie to Fushigina Tamago (2014) | Puyo Puyo Minna no Yume, Kanaeru Yo!? (2014) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest Official Fan Book (2014) | Puyo Puyo Shigu no Himitsu (2015) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest Character Zukan Vol. 2 (2015) | Puyo Puyo Satan no Space Yuenchi (2016) | Puyo Puyo 25-shuunen Anniversary Book (2016) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest Character Zukan Vol. 3 (2016) | Puyo Puyo Chronicle Kan Peki Kouryaku Guide (2016)|