Madou Monogatari (Saturn)

From Puyo Nexus Wiki
(Redirected from Madoh Monogatari)
Jump to: navigation, search
Madou Monogatari
Boxart of Madou Monogatari
PublishersCompile & Sega
Players1 player
Release dateJuly 23, 1998

Madou Monogatari (魔導物語) is the last Madou Monogatari title to be produced by Compile. It was released for the Sega Saturn on July 23, 1998.


The plot begins with Lagnus being cursed and mysterious plants appearing all over the world that Arle inhabits.

Unlike the other games which tend to be dungeon crawlers, Madou Monogatari Saturn sends you through isometric maze like levels with up to 3 partners where you can use minimal puzzle solving skills to clear paths and find your way to the goal.

Your main party consists of Arle and Rulue in it most of the time, but other characters are recruitable. Carbuncle is also in your party, but functions as an NPC that will randomly attack enemies without warning.



Party Members

Enemy families


Harmless characters


  • The original plot, as created by Madou Monogatari: Chaotic Final Exam writer Kenji Oda, was meant to bridge the Madou Monogatari and Puyo Puyo series. The setting was rejected due to managerial differences. Oda would reuse concepts from the failed setting to create the Shin Madou Monogatari ("True Madou Monogatari") novels. It is thus unknown whether Compile intended the novels to be canon to Madou Monogatari and Puyo Puyo, or they simply reflect Oda's rejected plans for the franchises.[1]
  • Takeshi Okamoto, the artist for the in-game artwork such as talk sprites and cutscene stills, shared the linework he did to be digitalized and colored for the game via Twitter in December of 2020. He explained how he was originally planned to do more artwork surrounding the game, but those expanded roles were late given to Ichi, the game's character designer and veteran artist at Compile for the Madou Monogatari and Puyo Puyo franchise, seemingly a cost-cutting measure due to Compile's financial state at the time.



Character Art

Bonus Images




  1. Japanese Wikipedia