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|Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux|
|System(s): Sega Game Gear|
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).
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.
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.
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. 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 is the Endless mode of Puyo Puyo, with two main differences:
|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)|