Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars
|Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars|
Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars Gameboy Color boxart
|Platform||Game Boy Color|
|Release date|| August 27, 1999|
Puyo Puyo Gaiden: Puyo Wars (ぷよぷよ外伝 ぷよウォーズ) is a turn-based strategy game released for the Game Boy Color. Despite its name, the only core Puyo Puyo characters present in the game are Arle Nadja and Carbuncle in a flashback scene and the Puyos themselves.
Otherwise, the game mostly features an original cast, including the new protagonists Daichi, Puyolyn, Sho, and Marin. The antagonist Angol would later make his first chronological appearance in Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel. The game’s focus is on placing Puyos into a large variety of combat vehicles and having them fight.
There is a novelization of the game's story written by Kenji Oda. This novel was published September 1st, 1999 and published by Kadokawa Famitsu Bunko.
- —Official synopsis
"The planet Gaiearth. Here Puyo and humans dwell together in peace. A hot-blooded young boy named Daichi is famous for his performance in "Tector Battles", a sport in which Puyo are pit against each other in combat. But one day a mysterious man named "Angol" appears from another dimension and causes big problems! Might even the fate of the world be at risk...? The first SRPG in the Puyo Puyo Series, novelized by the game's producer himself. Our favorite "Madou Monogatari" character might also make an appearance, just maybe."
- —Translation by Nenilein on Tumblr
- The game is set in the distant future of Gaiearth (ガイアース), Ragnus the Brave's homeworld from True Madou Monogatari and Madou Monogatari (Saturn). The goddess Eldora, who first appears in this game, is stated in True Madou Monogatari Side Story - The Golden Hero to have granted Ragnus his armor and Reactor Blade.
- Notably, the game's plot proposes an elaborate backstory for Puyos and how they reached the world of Madou Monogatari, though there are many discrepancies between it and their origin presented in the SEGA era of the franchise. Said discrepancies are justified with the implication that the game takes place in an alternate parallel universe taking place within the True Madou Monogatari timeline.
- A cut chapter of Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel, The Day The Puyo Disappeared, was intended to serve as a side story of the game.