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Puyo Puyo 7

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Puyo Puyo 7
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): PlayStation Portable, Wii, Nintendo DS
Genre: Puzzle































Release Date RRP Code
Sony PlayStation Portable
JP
¥4,800 (5,040) ULJM-05539
Sony PlayStation Portable
JP (Download)
¥4,285 (4,500)
Sony PlayStation Portable
JP (Special Price)
¥2,800 (2,940) ULJM-05777



Nintendo Wii
JP
¥4,800 (5,040) RVL-P-RY4J
Nintendo Wii
JP (Special Price)
¥2,800 (2,940) RVL-P-RY4J



Nintendo DS
JP
¥4,800 (5,040) NTR-P-BYOJ
Nintendo DS
JP (Special Price)
¥2,800 (2,940) NTR-P-BYOJ



Puyo Puyo 7 (ぷよぷよ7) is the seventh installment in the Puyo Puyo series and was released on the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable and Wii in 2009. This game is endorsed by Erika Toda, following on from Sega's use of female Japanese stars to promote the series. It was only been released in Japan.

Story

The game opens with a storm of Puyo falling down unto Earth, flooding a high school in its wake. Ringo Andou, a student who witnesses the flood is standing in awe when Arle Nadja appears out of nowhere. She offers to teach Ringo how to play Puyo Puyo and fight the many enemies with her skill. However, Ringo has an amazing talent: she is able to transform into an adult or a child while playing the game, affecting the Puyo size in the process.

As the game progresses, Arle finds herself being possessed by a new adversary known only as Ekoro. When Ringo comes upon the newly-transformed Dark Arle, she defeats her, reverting her to normal. Ekoro, as dark-hearted as no one else is, decides to bury the universe in Puyos just for amusement. Ringo can only watch until Arle and Amitie team up with her to save the day. Ekoro is defeated, and everyone is unharmed.

Gameplay

Modes

There are five modes of gameplay used in Free Battle games

  • Puyo Puyo Great Transformation
The main focus of the game. In this mode, the player's character can transform into a child or an adult. In the former case, the board size increases to 10x18 and becomes similar to Fever mode with a maximum of 47 chains. In the latter case, it decreases to 3x6 and becomes similar to 15th Anniversary's Giant Puyo mode, where the player can keep making chains until their time runs out, which continually increase in score.
  • Puyo Puyo Fever
This is Fever mode. It is identical to the mode in 15th Anniversary.
  • Puyo Puyo 2
This mode emulates the gameplay of Puyo Puyo Tsuu.
  • Puyo Puyo
This mode emulates quite accurately the gameplay of original Puyo Puyo.
  • Mission Puyo
in mission mode, the player is given a task which they must complete before their opponents. This mode is named after the Puyo Puyo spinoff game released in 1993.

The story mode focuses mainly on the first mode, but has a small number of Fever, 2 and Mission games in addition.

The first three modes are also available for multiplayer games over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary offers the middle three instead.

Characters

From the Madou series
  • Arle Nadja
  • Carbuncle
  • Draco Centauros
  • Rulue
  • Satan
  • Schezo Wegey
  • Skeleton-T
  • Suketoudara
From the Fever series
  • Amitie
  • Feli
  • Klug
  • Lemres
  • Raffine
  • Sig



New characters
  • Ringo Andou
Main protagonist of the game. She lives in yet another different universe to Arle and Amitie, and is taught how to play the game of Puyo by Arle when a horde of them flood her school. Her name means apple.
  • Maguro Sasaki
Fashionable eldest son of the fishmonger. He is really fashionable, but also quite weird. He has purple hair that covers his eyes. Being the fishmonger's son somewhat explains his weird name, which means tuna. He is never seen without his Kendama, which he wears around his neck, and his animations frequently feature it somehow.
  • Risukuma-senpai
An older student at his school and a former science club member. Three months ago, the science club room blew up after an experiment went wrong, and he is now in the middle of renting the physics club. He has the head of a teddy bear, and resembles a bear as well. In his older form, he is a butler, which may relate to Feli being a maid in her older form. His name is a portmanteau, with risu meaning squirrel and kuma meaning bear; senpai is an honourific for a senior.
  • Dark Arle
Secondary antagonist of this game. She is actually Arle possessed by Ekoro. She corresponds to Doppelganger Arle from Puyo Puyo~n.
  • Ekoro
Mysterious dark character appearing in the story mode. He is the main antagonist of the game. He is equivalent to Popoi from Puyo Pop Fever. He has a question mark on his head, and is able to shapeshift.

Trivia

  • When Klug enters his adult take-on in Transformation mode, he turns into Strange Klug, the result of his possession by his own book, previously seen in Puyo Puyo Fever 2.
  • Arle's adult outfit is a combination of her Yon and Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary oufits.
  • Arle and Carbuncle are separately playable for the first time since Puyo Pop Fever.
  • Skeleton-T has two personifications by his side: one to represent his adult form, and one for his child form. When he enters Transformation mode, either one of these two characters take his place.
  • When Dark Arle enters Transformation mode, she does not transform at all. Rather, her robe changes to the color of the last Puyo cleared. (Carbuncle does not transform either.)
  • Ekoro is able to shapeshift into Ringo when outside Transformation mode, and can transform into either Lemres, Feli, or Klug when he enters Transformation mode.
  • There is another version of Carbuncle who appears alongside Dark Arle in her animations.

Production credits

In Corperation With: h.a.n.d.
  • Exective Managers: Teruaki Matoba, Toshinori Imata, Yukihiro Akashi
  • Managers: Keigo Yasuda, Satoshi Mikami
  • Assistant Manager: Kosaku Kawamoto
  • Chief Programmer: Takashi Azuma
  • Programmer: Yukio Takeoka, Taku Nakayama, Katsuhiko Kii, Shota Nakano
  • Planner: Takaoki Usijima
  • Chief Artist: Ichiro Muto
  • Artists: Minoru Noda, Miki Shimada, Takashi Sakamoto, Tetuya Oshouji, Ayumi Kawamura, Emi Yoshida, Misato Aburaya, Hitoshi Muto, Aya Kanabe, Chiho Hamada, Mai Mizukudo, Kana Sakai, Tetsuya Kobayashi, Yuriko Takahashi
  • Development Test: Aya Tsunemi, Yukiko Yamagami
  • Special Thanks: Kaname Fujii, Mikiko Kawauchi, Ayaka Sugawara, Akihiro Takanami, Naoki Kudo, Fumihiko Itagaki, Atsuo Nagata
  • Voice Actor: Shiho Kikuchi, Mie Sonozaki, Asami Iami, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Noriko Namiki, Hisayoshi Suganuma, Tamaki Nakanishi, Masakazu Morita, Chikara Ousaka, Kanako Kondo, Yukie Maeda, Takumi Yamazaki, Kenichi Ono, Yuki Ishikari, Kaori Nazuka, Akira Ishida
  • Voice Coordinator: Junichi Mizumura (Remax)
  • Voice Recording Engineers: Naoyuki Machida, Shinya Tsuruta
Sega Corperation
  • Project Manager: Takeshi Shimizu
  • Sales Promtion: Misuru Takahashi, Takafumi Ueoro, Takeshi Oosaki
  • Pubilcity: Yasushi Nagumo, Reiko Chiba
  • Retail Sales: Akira Nomoto, Koji Nagata, Nobuhiro Tanaka
  • Project Support: Seijiro Sannabe, Yasushi Yamashita, Junichiro Takahashi, Yusuke Aoki
  • Package & Manual Production: Yoshihiro Sakuta, Toshiki Yamaguchi, Masaru Kobayashi
  • Product Test: Jubichi Shimizu, Osamu Sato, Masato Shimamura, Yuichi Takeuchi, Keisuke Ito, Yutaka Ikgami
  • QA Test: Seiji Hasegawa, Sunao Muryama, Yoshihiro Narumi
  • Special Thanks: Osamu Ohashi, Takashi Iizuka, Shinobu Yokota, Mayumi Moro, Erika Toda

Magazine articles

Main article: Puyo Puyo 7/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

Nintendo DS version

Nintendo DS, JP
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Nintendo DS, JP (Special Price)
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Cover

PlayStation Portable version

PlayStation Portable, JP
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Cover
PlayStation Portable, JP (Special Price)
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Disc

Wii version

Wii, JP
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Cover
Wii, JP (Special Price)
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Cover

External links

References

  1. http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/uljm05539.html
  2. http://www.jp.playstation.com/software/title/uljm05777.html


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)