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Other NamesMinotaur
Max Minotaur
BirthdayFebruary 24
Notable Appearances
First appearanceMadou Monogatari III
Latest appearanceMinna de Puyo Puyo
Voice Actor(s)
JapaneseNobuyuki Hiyama (Puyo Puyo CD)
Hiromichi Tezuka (Quest)
Puyo Puyo!! Quest information
Minotauros Gladiator Minotauros

Minotauros (interchangeably known as Minotaur) is Rulue's intimidating bodyguard; he secretly harbors a crush on her.


Madou Monogatari series

Minotauros debuted as a major antagonist in Madou Monogatari 3, where Rulue orders him to eliminate Arle. He is the final boss of the MSX2 and PC98 versions of the game.

Puyo Puyo

Minotauros is the eleventh opponent in Scenario mode. He threatens Arle while dangerously swinging his axe around. Arle asks him to settle it in a Puyo match, an offer which he happily accepts.

In the English version, he is known as Max Minotaur. Aside from the fact that he claims to work for the Dark Prince, the exchange is identical.

Puyo Puyo Tsu

Minotauros resides on the penultimate floor. He frightens Arle with his axe swings.

Puyo Puyo Sun

He appears as a non-playable character during the Arle vs. Rulue cutscene. He fans Rulue with a giant leaf and, on Rulue's orders, uses the leaf to blow Arle (and inadvertently Rulue) into the ocean. But he becomes a playable character in the GBC version.

Puyo Puyo~n

Minotauros cameos in the console version's Mission mode, but becomes a playable character in the GBC version.

Minna de Puyo Puyo

In Minna de Puyo Puyo, Minotauros states that he doesn't harbor a personal grudge against Arle, yet he immediately challenges Arle to a Puyo match when she insults Rulue.

Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary

Minotauros does not appear in this game, but is mentioned when Arle meets Baldanders.


  • In Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine and Kirby's Avalanche, Dragon Breath and Kracko use his AI strategy.
  • Minotauros's inconsistent English name is likely due to the fact that English generally drops the final syllable from the name of the mythological creature while other languages (including Japanese) do not. Draco Centauros has similar name issues.


Puyo Puyo

Madou Monogatari


Character-specific mechanics

Super attack

Pocket Puyo Puyo~n
11-Come BIG Puyo: The player receives a Giant Puyo that, upon being placed, squashes everything below it.
Puyo Puyo Box
Cut: Erase everything above the player's bottom four rows.


Puyo Puyo!! Quest

Other Puyo Puyo spinoffs

Other media