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Magical Puzzle Popils
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Developer:
Peripherals supported: Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Puzzle































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,800 T-48017
Sega Game Gear
US
$34.95More...[1] 301200-0160
Sega Game Gear
UK
£24.99More...[2] T-48068-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-48068-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-48068-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-48068-50
Sega Game Gear
IT
T-48068-50




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Magical Puzzle Popils (マジカルパズル・ポピルズ), known as Popils: The Blockbusting Challenge in Europe, is a puzzle game for the Sega Game Gear. Different to other Tengen games, it was developed in Japan.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Popils: The Blockbusting Challenge Popils: The Blockbusting Challenge
English (US) Magical Puzzle Popils Magical Puzzle Popils
Japanese マジカルパズル・ポピルズ Magical Puzzle Popils

Production credits

  • Game Design: F.Mitsuji
  • Audio: Y.Tomuro
  • Graphics: K.Nemoto, M.Nagashima
  • Map Design: K.Matsunaga
  • Program: Jun Amanai
Source: Game (ending sequence)


  • Concept & Game Design: Fukio Mitsuji (MTJ)
  • Additional Design & Program: Jun Amanai (JUN)
  • Music & Sound: Yoshihito Tomuro (TOM)
  • Graphics: Ken-ichi Nemoto (KAI), Masato Nagashima (HOD)
  • Map Design: Kazuo Matsunaga (MTN)
Source: Japanese manual


  • Game Design: F.Mitsuji
  • Program: Jun Amanai
  • Visual: M.Nagashima, F.Mitsuji, K.Nemoto
  • Audio: Y.Tomuro
  • Map Design: K.Matsunaga, K.Nemoto, F.Mitsuji
Source: Game (hidden credits screen)


Magazine articles

Main article: Magical Puzzle Popils/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

BeepMD JP 1991-08.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1991-08: "August 1991" (1991-07-08)

BeepMD JP 1992-03.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-03: "March 1992" (1992-02-08)
also published in:

BeepMD JP 1992-07.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1992-07: "July 1992" (1992-06-08)

CVG UK 131.pdfCVG UK 131.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #131: "October 1992" (1992-09-15)

MegaForce ES 11.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Mega Force (ES) #11: "Marzo 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 More...[6]
95 More...[7]
76 More...[8]
88 №6, p53
91 №12, p56/57
85 №14
83 №19, p173
91 №33, p196
86 More...[9]
92 More...[10]
89 More...[11]
85 More...[12]
90 More...[13]
Sega Game Gear
88
Based on
13 reviews

Game Gear, US
Popils GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPopils GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Magical Puzzle Popils GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
Popils GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPopils GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Popils GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Magical Puzzle Popils GG EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, JP
Popils GG JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngPopils GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Popils GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Magical Puzzle Popils GG JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
CRC32 CF6D7BC5
MD5 E496FF2196C372F4D6111538950D25CA
SHA-1 FB939F0810D0763B9ABAEEC1A2BFBABACAAD5441
128KB 199X Cartridge 8KB backup

References