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Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Genre: Puzzle































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,800 G-3357



Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
JP
¥381 ?



Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux (なぞぷよ アルルのルー; also mistakenly referred to as transliterations Nazo Puyo: Aruru no ruuu and Nazo Puyo: Aruru no Ru) is a puzzle game developed by Compile for the Sega Game Gear and released exclusively in Japan in 1994. Despite being the third game in the Nazo Puyo subseries, it is drastically different from its prequels, taking a combined RPG/puzzle approach to its (now existent) storyline. It would receive two sequels, both on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (Super Nazo Puyo Rulue no Roux, combining a retooled version of this game with a new story mode focusing on Rulue, and Super Nazo Puyo Tsu: Rulue no Tetsuwan Hanjouki, a new game focusing exclusively on Rulue).

Gameplay

There are two game modes: Nazo Puyo, which is the main game, and Toko Puyo, which is merely an endless mode as in Puyo Puyo.

Nazo Puyo

The story is simple: Arle Nadja wants to make rice for dinner and decides to go to town to get the ingredients; the townsfolk will only give her the ingredients if she completes Nazo Puyo challenges.

Arle travels around the town, talking to people on the street who put her in Nazo Puyo matches. Simply use the D-pad to move and 1 to talk.

In a Nazo Puyo match, you must complete the mission with no more than the beans provided — the top of the screen either shows you a list of available puyo or one puyo that will be repeated a given number of times. Start allows you either to retry the mission or give up. Otherwise, controls are the same as in Puyo Puyo.

The RPG part comes in that Madou Monogatari's health system is applied to the missions. Arle's health isn't shown numerically, but rather must be guessed through Arle's facial expression on the right side of the screen. Failing a mission lowers Arle's health. The game ends when Arle "dies." Each completed mission will add a bunch of jewels to spaces on the screen; filling all the spaces will level you up, restoring health. Health is also restored after completing all of one person's missions.

Toko Puyo

Toko Puyo is the Endless mode of Puyo Puyo, with two main differences:

  • Nuisance will fall at random in random amounts; likely depending on your performance.
  • As in the Madou Monogatari RPGs, jewels will appear in spaces around the screen depending on how many rensa you get; filling all the spaces with jewels will level you up, making the puyo fall faster.

Magazine articles

Main article: Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Game Gear, JP
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Cover
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Cart
NazoPuyoAnR GG JP Manual.pdf
Manual
NazoPuyoAnR GG JP RegCard.pdf
Reg Card

External links

References


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)
Sega Game Gear
Nazo Puyo (1993) | Nazo Puyo 2 (1993) | Arle no Roux (1994)
Sega Saturn
Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon (1997)
Sony PlayStation
Waku Puyo Dungeon Ketteiban (1999) | Puyo Puyo Box (2000)
Nintendo 64
Puyo Puyo~n Party (1999)
Nintendo Game Boy
Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars (1999) | Pocket Puyo Puyo Sun (1999) | Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel (2000) | Pocket Puyo Puyo~n (2000)
Arcade
Puyo Puyo Da! (1999) | Puyo Puyo!! Quest Arcade (2013)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Minna de Puyo Puyo/Puyo Pop (2001) | Kidou Gekidan Haro Ichiza: Haro no Puyo Puyo (2005)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Tsuu Perfect Set (2004)
Google Android OS
iOS
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
Music
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)
Audiobook
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)
Book
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)