|Puyo Puyo Tsuu|
|Publisher: Compile, SNK, Bandai|
|Developer: Compile, Sega|
|System(s): Sega System C-2, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, Sega Saturn, Neo Geo Pocket Color, WonderSwan, Virtual Console, Android|
|Genre: Puzzle, Action (JP box says both; Sega of Japan archive says just Puzzle))|
|Number of players: 1-2|
Puyo Puyo Tsuu (ぷよぷよ通) or Puyo Puyo 2 is a puzzle game developed by Compile in 1994, initially released for Sega's System C-2 arcade board before being ported to other consoles (such as the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear, and Sega Saturn). It is the sequel to the Sega/Compile version of Puyo Puyo, whose path the entire series has followed to date.
The standalone game was exclusively released in Japan until 2000, when Sega ported it to the Neo Geo Pocket Color under the name Puyo Pop in the US/Europe (unrelated to the GBA Puyo Pop Minna de Puyo Puyo) — making it the first Puyo Puyo game to be released outside Japan unaltered (and establishing the Puyo Puyo/Puyo Pop naming discretion still used today). It was also included as the Classic mode of Puyo Pop Fever and later rereleased on the Virtual Console's Import section (albeit untranslated).
Sega also produced a port to Bandai's WonderSwan handheld.
The Mega Drive version was the first MD game to use the new Saturn-style box layout in the JP region.
Tsuu drops the single-player solo mode of the original MSX Puyo Puyo (kept as a Practice mode in the Sega/Compile version) and brings the focus to competitive gaming. The most important competitive feature added to the sequel is Offsetting, or Sousai, where trash/nuisance puyo (known as Refugee Beans to Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine players) are not only sent to the opponent when puyo are cleared from the board, but will also be removed from your queue. "Rensa Shibari" allows the players to determine how many chains are necessary to generate trash. "Rule Henka" makes some of your opponent's trash harder to remove and removing your trash more rewarding score-wise. If the currently falling pair of puyo are stuck between two columns of puyo, you can now flip them by pressing //.
Furthermore, the single-player story mode was altered. While the story remains the same (you are Arle Nadja and Satan wants to take your pet Carbuncle), the progression of levels has changed. A series of enemies appears on screen and you must choose one at random to fight. Defeating an enemy will lower your "Rest Points." Once all your "Rest Points" have been cleared, you move on to the next level, with newer, harder enemies. The enemies from Puyo Puyo return, however their difficulties have been randomized (for example, Draco Centauros, the weakest normal mode enemy in Puyo Puyo, is now one of the two penultimate-level enemies). Other enemies have also been introduced.
© Compile 1994
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|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)|