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Disc Station
Platform of OriginMSX2
First gameDisc Station #0
Latest gameDisc Station Vol. 27

Disc Station (ディスクステーション Disuku Sutēshon) is a series of disk magazines that were published by Compile. The first set of issues (#0-#32) were released for the MSX from July 1988 to January 1992, while the second set of issues (Vol. 1-Vol. 27) was released for other PCs from October 6, 1993 to June 6, 2000.

Each volume of Disc Station contained a variety of software, including demos and even full games. The magazine was originally published entirely on floppy disks for the MSX2, before changing to a print format focused on PC98 and later Windows '95. Several Madou Monogatari- and Puyo Puyo-related games and animated shorts were released in Disc Station.

Note: This article currently limits itself to games that prominently feature Madou Monogatari and/or Puyo Puyo characters. Broadway Legend Ellena is not included for this reason, despite being the base for the future release Puyo Puyo DA!.

MSX2 Disc Station games

Madou Monogatari Episode II: Carbuncle (魔導物語 EPISODE II CARBUNCLE)

This prototype version of Madou Monogatari II was released in Disc Station's 1989 Special Christmas Edition to promote the then-upcoming Madou Monogatari 123, and is thus the first entry in the Madou Monogatari series.

Carbuncle P!

A puzzle platformer starring Carbuncle. The goal is to collect all the apples then reach Arle to finish the stage.

Wonderland of Carbuncle

This is a comical action game starring Carbuncle. Your goal is to take down the forces of a large red wolf that are trying to take down a large apple tree. Players shoot down bugs from the treetop before heading for the wolf himself.

PC98 Disc Station games

Banana Squash

In Banana Squash, an Arkanoid-type game, the player takes control of Carbuncle. Wielding a squash racket, Carbuncle must hit a ball into blocks waiting overhead.

Bayoeen Wars: Daimadou Senryaku Monogatari (ばよえ〜んウォーズ 大魔導戦略物語)

Released in Vol 5, Daimadou Senryaku Monogatari is a turn-based strategy game. Arle battles several familiar Madou Monogatari antagonists. Both Arle and her opponent can summon Puyos, Archan, Kodomo Dragon, Honey Bee, Gust, and Teppouuo to serve in their army, this game being the debut of all of these characters save for the Puyos.

Daimadou Senryaku Monogatari '95 (大魔導戦略物語'95)

Released in Vol 8, this revision of Bayoeen Wars features balance and aesthetic changes while also restricting the manner in which the player can select opponents.

Kikimora's Clean-Up (キキーモラのおそうじ大作戦)

Released in Vol 7, Kikimora's Clean-Up (Kikimora's Cleaning Campaign) puts players in the role of Kikimora, who must completely sweep floors while facing a time limit. This game is similar to Pac-Man in nature.

Madou Sugoroku (魔導四五六)

Released in Vol 8, Madou Sugoroku is a board game in which characters pair up and compete.

Madou Monogatari: Michikusa Ibun (魔導物語 道草異聞)

Released in Vol 3, Michikusa Ibun (roughly Strange Time-Wasting Story) is a first-person dungeon crawler, akin to Madou Monogatari 1-2-3 and Madou Monogatari ARS. Arle uncovers the mysteries of Owanimo, the spell that powers Puyo Puyo matches. This game is the debut appearance of Kikimora.

Nazo Puyo

A series of Nazo Puyo puzzles. Similar, but not identical, to the standalone PC-98 game.

Windows '95 Disc Station games

Arle Man Yuu Ki (アルル漫遊記)

Released in Vol 13, Arle Manyuuki is a text-adventure game that casts Madou Monogatari characters as Japanese historical figures.

Comet Summoner (コメットサマナー)

Released in Vol 20, Comet Summoner is an action platformer starring Witch. She can fly on her broom and fire comets to defeat enemies.

Comet Summoner Time Trial Version (コメットサマナー Time Trial Version)

Released in Vol 22, Time Trial Version features additional levels.

Madou Monogatari: Final Exam (魔導物語 はちゃめちゃ期末試験)

Released in Vol 12, Madou Monogatari: Nonsensical Final Exam is a dungeon crawler in the style of traditional Madou Monogatari games. Arle traverses a dangerous tower as part of her final exam.

Madou Monogatari: Secret of Elysion (魔導傳記 엘리시온의 비밀)

Released exclusively in Korean Disc Station Vol 5, this game was the final Madou Monogatari dungeon crawler to be released through the disk magazine.

Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician (魔導物語 魔導師の塔)

Released in Vol 16, Madou Monogatari: Tower of the Magician is also a dungeon crawler in the style of traditional Madou Monogatari games. The game stars Schezo Wegey, who searches for Wish.

Madou Run (魔導RUN)

Released in Vol 19, Madou Run is similar to the game of tag; players that obtain a bowl of curry have the ability to attack other players.

Madou Taisen Hasamuncho (魔導対戦はさむんちょ)

Released in Vol 22, Hasamuncho is a marble puzzle game. Players aim to capture the most marbles, with special powers being available to assist them.

Nazo Puyo and Nazo Puyo Editor

A series of Nazo Puyo puzzles. Nazo Puyo Editor allows players to make their own.

Puyo Card (ぷよカード)

Released in Vol 23, Puyo Card is a stacking card game. Players place cards onto the middle of the playfield; matching four of the same color will create a chain and damage the opponent.

PuyoLympic and PuyoLympic in Basa~ru

PuyoLympic is a sports game in which Arle and Witch battle in several varied events.

PuyoLympic in Basa~ru is an expansion of the Puyo Picking game featured in PuyoLympic.

Restaurant King (レストランKING)

Restaurant King, released in Vol 27 as Disc Station's final game, is a board game featuring Arle alongside several other Disc Station heroes. The game is similar to Monopoly in nature, aside from the fact that it is centered around restaurants.

Rulue's Spring Break of Fists (ルルーの鉄拳春休み)

Released in Vol 14, Rulue's Spring Break of Fists (or, more accurately, Rulue's Iron Fist Spring Break) is a visual novel starring Rulue. She is tasked to complete one of three objectives over her spring break: Find the five divine treasures, explore the "wonderful land," or gather ingredients for a recipe.

This game is mentioned, using the fan title of "Rulue's Spring Break of Fists", in Sega 3D Classics Collection's English-language manual for Puyo Puyo Tsu.

Seriri's Happy Birthday (セリリのはっぴーばーすでぃ)

Released in Vol 18, Seriri's Happy Birthday is a simulation game starring Seriri. Gifted with the ability to walk on land, she searches for friends to celebrate her birthday with.

Shuttlecock Carbuncle

Shuttlecock Carbuncle is a game of badminton starring two Carbuncles.

Animated Shorts

A number of animated shorts were also included, several of which related to the franchise.

Puyo Puyo Love Story

Released on the MSX2, this shows the tale of two Puyos falling in love. They are wed by a Nuisance Puyo, as Carbuncle and 3 smaller Carbuncles carry a banner around the chapel.