Puyo Puyo Box

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Puyo Puyo Box
Puyo Puyo BOX.jpg
Boxart of Puyo Puyo BOX
DeveloperCompile
PublishersCompile
PlatformsPlayStation
Players1-4 players
Release datePlayStation
Japan December 21, 2000

Puyo Puyo Box is a compilation game consisting of modes from previous Puyo Puyo games. It is Compile's last recognized Puyo Puyo title in the series before Sega obtained the rights.

Puyo Puyo Box, being a compilation, primarily consists of modes from earlier Puyo Puyo games, but also contains original content.

Gameplay

Puyo Puyo Box has a plethora of game modes available to the user. It contains ports of Puyo Puyo and Puyo Puyo Tsu, as well as a RPG-styled quest mode in which the player plays as Arle and battles against members of the other cast in Puyo Puyo matches. It also houses a Stage Clear mode in which you have to face either 10, 20, or 30 opponents, as well as two multiplayer modes which can be played with either other players or AI substitutes.

For the Quest mode itself, it allowed the player to customize the armory in ways in which made Arle stronger with a double-edged sword effect. You could remove the Puyo Rings in order to beef up her attack at the expense of being unable to see your next pieces for example, and the amount of experience gained and gold won was relative to how big a chain was scored and how quickly the opponent was defeated.

The key point in the Puyo Puyo gameplay of Box is that the player can choose a ruleset from either Puyo Puyo, Puyo Puyo Tsu, Puyo Puyo Sun, and Puyo Puyo~n. This can effectively lead to four-player battles where each player plays with independent or mixed rules. This game also allowed for team battles to take place. A special multiplayer mode was made available in this game, known as Treasure Mode, which was adapted in Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary as its Excavation Mode.

Possible Stage Clear Opponents

Original Rules

Tsu Rules

Sun Rules

Puyo~n Rules

Puyo Puyo Quest only