Puyo Puyo Sun

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Puyo Puyo Sun
System(s): Sega Titan Video, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 3
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP (1 track)
Genre: Puzzle

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (Sega Titan Video)
¥? ?

Sony PlayStation
2003-01-30[2] ¥2,800 (2,940)[2] SLPM-87213
Sega Saturn
¥4,800 T-6603G
Sega Saturn
¥2,800 GS-7111
Sega Saturn
¥2,800 T-6609G

Sony PlayStation 3
¥571 (600)[3] NPJJ-00707
Sony PlayStation Portable
¥571 (600)[3] NPJJ-00707
Sony PlayStation Vita
¥571 (600)[3] NPJJ-00707

Puyo Puyo Sun (ぷよぷよSUN) is the third title in the Puyo Puyo series, initially released for Sega Titan Video arcade hardware in 1996. Like most Puyo Puyo games, Puyo Puyo Sun did not see a release outside of Japan. Like its prequel, Puyo Puyo Tsuu, the "Sun" part of the name is a pun on the number "San (三)", which is Japanese for "three" (in Puyo Puyo Tsuu, "Tsu" means both "Expert" in Japanese and sounds like the number "two" in English when spoken).


Puyo Puyo Sun builds on the gameplay seen in Puyo Puyo Tsuu, however now includes "Sun puyo" - ojama puyo which will amplify the damage done to the player's opponent. The changes are otherwise subtle, but lead to a more combative game than its predecessor - trends that would continue in the Puyo Puyo games which followed.

Puyo Puyo Sun introduces matches with as little as three colours of puyo in play. This changes the dynamic of the game significantly - fewer colours means popping occurs more often, and in turn, chains are easier to create, allowing for stronger attacks. With sun puyo then amplifying these attacks (the popping of one sun puyo can easily create a row of ojama), matches become less about careful placement of puyo in the field, and more about being able to counter your opponent before being flooded.

In practice this means matches in Puyo Puyo Sun are generally shorter than Tsuu, as chaining is no longer a requirement for large attacks. It also means the weakest computer players in Sun have far more of a chance of winning than in Tsuu.

The game's three difficulty settings are represented by different playable characters, meaning for the first time, player one does not need to be represented by Arle (or nobody). Each character also has its own complete set of voice samples (as opposed to Tsuu where the enemy only speaks its name and makes a noise when defeated).



The game was brought to the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation (Puyo Puyo Sun Ketteiban (ぷよぷよSUN決定盤)) in 1997 with various extra features. It was also brought to the Nintendo 64 and Windows PC and a handheld version was released for the Nintendo Game Boy. Again, neither of these versions left Japan. In 2003, Sega rereleased the PlayStation version with a cheaper price. This version, SLPM 87213, is one of only two PlayStation games (the other being MiniMoni. Shakka to Tambourine! Dapyon!) released by Sega.

In March 2014, Sega made the PlayStation version available to download from the Japanese PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.

Production credits

Saturn version

  • Arle-Nadja: Minako Ozawa
  • Schezo-Wegey: Yujirou Ootsuka
  • Satan: Moo Niitani
  • Other Character'S Cast: Ayane Kizuki, Guts Nakamatsu, Kemi, Kenji Kawakita, Kerol, Murasaki Syu, Nodapon, RIU, Sakanayasan, Sarukaikai, Tachibana Tasogare, Yasutoshi Akiyama Sss
  • Executive Producer: Moo Niitani
  • Supervisor: Takafumi Tanida, Jemini
  • Director: Guts Nakamatsu
  • Programmer: Manabu Matsumoto, Tomoya "Wakun" Honda, Winner, Kunicho, Tatsuo Nakanishi
  • Planner: Kerol, Kagetora
  • Character Design: Ichi
  • Designer: Tachibana Tasogare, Kemi, Zazamushi, Mifuduka Tsukasa, Kengo Morita, RIU, Sawatari Ju-Saburou, ROM, Satoshi Shoji, Sakurakohji Ageha
  • Nice Guy: Mask, Neconyan
  • Sound: Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Kohji Oonari, Satoshi Shimazaki, Einosuke Nagao, Pro Suger
  • Ma: Taishow
  • Editorial Design: Kazuto Hisoku, Rainbow Papa, Amon
  • Voice Director: Yasutoshi Akiyama Sss
  • Voice Recording: Toshiaki Nagata, "Lightning-Sound And Stage Shinomoto", "Studio M" All Staff
  • Movie Works: Janus Teramoto, Takuya Hirata, Kenji Kawakita
  • Animation: Mediavision Co.,Ltd.
  • Opening Animation Director: Katsuyoshi Yatabe
  • Sales Staff: Nissin, Marsy, Shigeo Kimura, Kitademan, Amigo, Ask., Melody Uematsu, Oberontyo Kawashima, Sonmin Sawa, Nisiyan, Micky, Miki Matsubara, Naohi Kobayashi
  • Special Thanks: Ayane Kizuki, Hakuryuho Kasumi, Jumbo Tanaka, Keke, Kitano Fubon, Maroon, Nasa Nakao, Akira Minaduki, Namihei, Nyo-Nyo, Peloli, Risakichi, Tanquitow, Tatsuharu Takatou, Tominger, Wizy!, YON, Younger Hayashi, Yumi, ZRO, Puyo-Master, Higepuyoman, Junichi Kitamura, Momomo, Cheeyama, All Compile Staff
Cool! You Got Talent!
Next,Challenge Schezo'S Story!
(C)Compile 1996/1997
Source: In-game creditsMedia:PuyopuyoSun_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Puyo Puyo Sun/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Puyo Puyo Sun/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Titan Video version

Sega Titan Video,
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Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
87 №64, p140
84 続き...[5]
63 続き...[6]
83 続き...Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[7]
Sega Saturn
Based on
4 reviews

Saturn, JP
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PuyoPuyoSun SS jp manual.pdf
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Saturn, JP (XBAND)
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Saturn, JP (Satakore)
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PlayStation version

PlayStation, JP (Sega Hatsubai)
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
473,038,944 1997-07-25 CD-ROM (JP) GS-7111 V1.005
Sega Saturn
470,106,000 1997-01-30 CD-ROM (JP) T-6603G V1.002
Sega Saturn
470,106,000 CD-ROM (JP) T-6603G (Alt) V2.000
Sega Saturn
470,106,000 1997-01-23 CD-ROM (JP) T-6609G V2.000
Sony PlayStation
CRC32 93d9f6aa
MD5 dd45247bed76cd65e20f9877a429bebb
SHA-1 1c01216826699f1b35815052e3c71651ac9e48f2
354,549,888 CD-ROM (JP) SLPM-87213

External links


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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)
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)
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
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)

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Sony PlayStation
Puyo Puyo Sun (2014)