Puyo Puyo 7
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|Puyo Puyo 7|
|Developer: Sonic Team, h.a.n.d.|
|System(s): PlayStation Portable, Wii, Nintendo DS|
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.
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.
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.
- From the Madou series
- Arle Nadja
- Draco Centauros
- Schezo Wegey
- From the Fever series
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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.
- Executive Supervisors: Takayuki Kawagoe, Naoya Tsurumi, Masanao Maeda
- Executive Producer: Okitane Usui
- Chief Producers: Akinori Nishiyama, Toshihiro Nagoshi, Hiroyuki Miyazaki
- Producer: Mizuki Hosoyamada
- Director: Takumi Yoshinaga
- Supervisors: Masatoshi Nakamura, Tomokazu Tochi
- Art Director: Akira Mikame
- Technical Director: Atsutoshi Takahashi
- Sound Director: Hideki Abe
- Game Designer: Takako Nagase, Kohei Takeda
- Artists: Keiko Suzuki, Hitomi Nagao, Wakana Narita, Keisuke Watanabe
- Music Composer: Masaru Setsumaru
- Interface Artist: Taro Hino
- Background Artist: Miho Takayanagi
- Puyopuyo Base Programmer: Masafumi Uchida
- Web Artists: Yuichi Kikuchi, Masakazu Hoshino
- 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
- Project Manager: Takeshi Shimizu
- Sales Promtion: Mitsuru 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
- Main article: Puyo Puyo 7/Magazine articles.
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PlayStation Portable version
- Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): PlayStation Portable, Wii, Nintendo DS
- Official website on Sega.jp (Japanese)