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Nazo Puyo
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Developer:
Genre: Puzzle































Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥15,800 G-3224



Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
JP
286 (300)
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Nazo Puyo (なぞぷよ) is a 1993 game for the Sega Game Gear by Compile spinning off Puyo Puyo. It was released exclusively in bundles with specially marked Game Gears in Japan (hence its price tag) and would go on to receive two sequels on the Game Gear (the latter receiving two sequels on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System) and many PC-98 games (one retail, the others as part of the DiscStation series) and would be retooled as the Puzzle Mode of the 8-bit version of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.

Gameplay

Nazo Puyo is basically the Mission Mode from the original MSX Puyo Puyo separated into its own game. There are two modes to play: Nazo Puyo, or Quest Mode (the main game), and a puzzle creator.

In Quest Mode, you are given a challenge and then a field that may or may not already have puyo in it. You must complete the challenge in the minimum number of puyo necessary. If you fail to, the game will generate a random string of puyo which will never allow you to complete the mission again, requiring you to either fill the screen or give up (

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). Otherwise, controls are the same as Puyo Puyo.

If a field has puyo in it that are not all on the ground, or four or more puyo of the same color connected, you will be able to position one pair of puyo before they all fall down/are removed. This will be essential to completing such missions.

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The puzzle creator allows you to make your own Nazo Puyo puzzles. Making puzzles requires navigating several screens through a menu (shown at right). The first screen lets you lay out the initial board;

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places a puyo, holding

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and moving the D-pad selects a puyo to place from the right. The second screen chooses a puzzle:

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and

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change the puzzle,

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and

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increase the number/changes the color, and

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/

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make a selection. The third screen chooses which colors of puyo will show up;

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/

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toggle. The fourth screen chooses the pairs of puyo that fall — controls are the same as those of the first screen, and after the eight one, the game will give two random colors. The fifth screen is the actual puzzle; the sixth returns to the main menu.


Puzzles

NazoPuyo Mission Nrensa.png
N-rensa
Get a chain of N [2,19] clears.
NazoPuyo Mission ClearN.png
Clear N
Clear N [5,72] puyo at once
NazoPuyo Mission ClearColor.png
Clear Color
Clear all colored [pink, red, blue, green, yellow, nuisance] puyo from the field
Note when building: each color is a separate mission, not variations on the same mission; if you do not have at least one of the color puyo on the field, the game will detect a win condition instantly and return you to the build menu
NazoPuyo Mission AllClear.png
All Clear
Clear all puyo from the board (building conditions are the same as Clear Color)
NazoPuyo Mission5.png
?
Appears to be drop N [5,99] puyo; not entirely sure
NazoPuyo Mission ClearNOfColor.png
Clear N of Color
Clear N [5,99] of a color puyo [red, pink, blue, yellow, green] at once
Note when building: each color is a separate mission, not variations on the same mission
NazoPuyo Mission ClearNColorsAtOnce.png
Clear N Colors At Once
Clear puyo of N [2,5] different colors at once
NazoPuyo Mission8.png
?
Appears to be the same as Clear N; though not entirely sure [5,99].

Magazine articles

Main article: Nazo Puyo/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:5px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1993-08: "August 1993" (1993-07-08)

Physical scans

Game Gear, JP

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 BCCE5FD4
MD5 1F7F13111353AEB49205BB3FC1697DD8
SHA-1 6AD654E11067ED12437022FCF22B9FEA9BE7AC46
128kB Cartridge (JP)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 D8D11F8D
MD5 286DF90C900F1923A404B617907472C9
SHA-1 7B19E92A85564B166C364D990D9D44F7E1113541
128kB Cartridge (JP) (Alt)

External links

  • Sega of Japan 3DS VC catalogue pages: Game Gear
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: JP

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://vc.sega.jp:80/3ds/nazopuyo/ (archived: 2013-09-24 01:30)


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) | Chronicle (25th Anniversary — 2016) | Champions (2018)
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) | Pachinko CR Puyo Puyo (2017)
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)
Nintendo Switch
Sega Ages Puyo Puyo (2019) | Sega Ages Puyo Puyo Tsuu (TBA)
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) | Pachinko CR Puyo Puyo Soundtrack (2017)
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
Mega Drive & Game Gear Koushiki Guide Book Puyo Puyo (1993) | 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) | 魔導物語ファンブック イラストレーション&アザーズ (2017)
Other List of Puyo Puyo merchandise