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Minotauros, as he appears in Puyo Puyo!! Quest
Other NamesMinotaur
Max Minotaur
BirthdayFebruary 24
Notable Appearances
First appearanceMadou Monogatari III
Latest appearanceMinna de Puyo Puyo (major)
Puyo Puyo!! Quest (in general)
Voice Actor(s)
JapaneseKyoji Amako (Puyo Puyo CD)
Nobuyuki Hiyama (Puyo Puyo CD Tsu)
Shu Murasaki (Puyo Puyo Sun - Madou Monogatari (SS))
Cho (Puyo Puyo~n)
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. He is often known for carrying around an axe, and is a dangerous opponent, with his most notable technique simply being titled "Ichigeki".



Mino is a large bull-human hybrid: the classic minotaur of legend. He usually wears a green sleeveless jacket over his white T-shirt, on top of his blue jeans. He often appears barefoot.


While a powerful person who should not be taken as a non-issue, Minotauros is very much a self-sacrificing individual. He goes to great lengths to care for the people he loves (read:Rulue), taking it poorly when Rulue is slandered in front of his face and ultimately dedicating his life to her.


While not a magical person, Mino still manages to be one of the bigger threats in Arle's way. His skills on both the battlefield and at Puyo Puyo are very high, and his trademark axe serves as the centerpiece of most of his moves.


Arle Nadja

While he gets in her way time and time again, Mino and Arle actually have a decent relationship most of the time. He mostly fights her because either Rulue said so, or Arle has insulted Rulue somehow.


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.

Madou Monogatari (Saturn) features him as a playable character.

Puyo Puyo (1992)

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. 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. However, he is notably the only character to lack any voice clips whatsoever in the GBC version.

Puyo Puyo Box

Minotauros appears as the 5th boss with one of the 6 medals in Quest mode. Initially found with Rulue immediately after defeating Harpy, he is later found trying to procure the medal at the Ruins of the Zoh Daimaoh, which he ends up challenging Arle for. In the process of trying to get the medal by body slamming the pillar holding it (he refers to this as Final Beef Attack), he causes earthquakes that disrupt a nearby village. In Rally mode, he normally plays with OPP rule, but a version of him that fights in Yon rule can also appear.

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. Unlike his previous two appearances as a playable character, Minotauros has voice clips in this game.

Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary

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

Puyo Puyo!! Quest

In this game, Minotauros shares his series, and has similar stats and skills to the following: Kikimora, Seriri, Harpy, and Lagnus.


  • 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

Stage Start
Japanese Romanization Translation Localization
一撃! Ichigeki! Strike! Why you...!/Who are you?

Puyo Puyo 2 CD

Player Combo
Combo Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
2 うもーっ! Umo! Moo!
3 うがーっ! Uga! Moo!
4 ルルー様! Ruruu-sama! Lady Rulue!
5 好きだー! Sukida! I love you!
Enemy Combo
Match Start and Result


Mission Mode
Mission Mode Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
Appearance ウゥモォー! Uumooo! Mooo!
Mission Failure 立ち去るがいい Tachisaru-ga ii. I demand that you leave.

Minotauros has the dubious honor of being the only playable character in Pocket Puyo Puyo~n to not have voice clips, being totally silent.


Player Combo
Combo Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
1 うぬっ Unu! Moo!
2 行くぞ Iku zo! Here I go!
3 突撃 Totsugeki! Assault!
4 うおー Uoo! Moo!
5 食らえ Kurae! Take this!
6 ぬぉおお Nu ooo! Mooo!
7 一撃っ Ichigeki! Strike!
Enemy Combo
Attack Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
Light うごっ Umo! Moo!
Heavy うごごぉっ Umomoo! Moowoo!
Match Start and Result
Match Result Dialogue
Japanese Romanization Translation
Character Select(?) お任せください! Omakase kudasai! Please leave it to me!
Win 立ち去るがいい Tachisaru-ga ii! I demand that you leave!
Defeat ルルー様ぁ~ Ruruu-sama... Lady Rulue...


Hiromichi Tezuka (手塚ヒロミチ)


Puyo Puyo!! Quest

Other Puyo Puyo spinoffs

Other media