Puyo Puyo Tetris
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|Platform||Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows|
|Release date||Nintendo 3DS,|
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Puyo Puyo Tetris (ぷよぷよテトリス, Puyopuyo tetorisu) is a Puyo Puyo game that is a crossover between Puyo Puyo and Tetris. It is also the first game since Puyo Puyo Fever to be released in the Americas and Europe.
- 1 Characters
- 2 Story
- 3 Gameplay
- 4 Media
- 5 Development
- 6 Trivia
- 7 External links
The following characters appear in adventure mode but are non-playable characters:
The main story follows the characters being affected with a series of events that foreshadow the merging worlds of both Puyo Puyo and Tetris. Similar to Puyo Puyo 7, the story is divided into seven acts, with ten playable episodes. These episodes consist of different game modes, which may be played with or without an opponent. However, playable characters are locked, meaning the player can only use the character relevant to that part of the story. There are three bonus acts, which were available as paid DLC in the original release, but are included in the PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC versions for free.
The story opens with Ringo at Suzuran Junior High, commenting on the peacefulness she is experiencing right know. She then dismisses the thought and starts to imagine her friends "bursting out of the sky." Right after, Amitie and Arle get warped to Suzuran Junior High and the three converse for a while. They talk about the warping properties of Puyo, and Amitie says that as long as they're together, anywhere they end up will be fun, to which Ringo counters with the possibility of ending up at the edge of the universe. (Amitie and Arle are still all for that.) However, their talk is cut short when Tetriminos began falling from the sky, catching them by surprise. The trio suddenly gets warped to different places inside Starship Tetra. Tee, while sending reports via O, hears Ringo from the play room.
Ringo lands in one of the Starship Tetra's rooms, much to her shock. There she meets Tee, who battles her by using Tetris instead of Puyo Puyo. The duo finds Amitie and Arle while meeting some of the Tetra's crew as well.
After the cockpit gets overrun by Puyo, Tee makes an emergency crash landing on the rooftop of Ringo's school. With his crew missing once more, he and Ringo decide to look for them. However, to their surprise, Raffina, Feli, and Rulue are acting strange and kooky due to the merging of the Puyo and Tetris worlds.
Tee and company board the Tetra in pairs and head into space. They follow the instructions written on a paper in order to get the required parts to fully fix it. After all the parts are obtained and the ship is fixed, Amitie hears a voice and recognizes it to be Lemres', who traveled to Ringo's world to seek help regarding some peculiar events that are happening to Primp Town.
Upon returning to Primp Town with Lemres, the group learns that it is filled with Tetriminos. Satan shows up, claiming to have knowledge on what is going on, revealing that the way to return Rulue, Feli, and Raffina to normal is to beat them in a Puyo match. Of course, Arle immediately blames him for the trouble, and beats him in a Puyo match, causing him to run off, sobbing. As she chases him down, the group starts looking for the mind-controlled girls. Klug and Sig help them return Feli and Raffina, respectively, back to normal. Meanwhile, Arle enlists Schezo's help, and he reveals that Satan isn't behind it at all before the two return Raffina to normal. Finally, Tee and Ringo confront Satan, who believes Tee has turned Arle against him, and battles him. After Arle clears up the misunderstanding, Satan reveals that the culprit is someone who can travel between dimensions, and lives in space.
Ringo, Tee, and company head into space, believing the culprit to be Ecolo. He ends up found in the Constellation Zone, and the gang chases him down, leading them to Suketoudara, Draco, and Witch, who aren't exactly sure how they got there. After being caught, Ecolo tells the group he isn't behind it, but that the one who is lives at the very edge of space-time itself, calling back to Ringo's idea that they could end up at the edge of the universe. He also tells them they don't have enough skill to face this mystery person, and leaves.
The group returns to Primp Town, where Ms. Accord tells them she has made a training ground where the heroes can face off against their own memories in order to get stronger. Arle battles Schezo, Amitie battles Sig, Ringo battles Maguro, Ess battles Zed, Tee battles O, and vice versa. However, before O's battle with Tee, Ex reveals himself, saying he'll see the group soon enough.
The gang, now stronger, heads for the edge of space-time, where Ex explains everything as a barrage of Puyos and Tetriminoes falls from the sky at once, setting the stage for Fusion battles. Ex had been very lonely as the keeper of dimensions, and after seeing a small crack form in the border between them, he just let things play out, knowing someone would find him. Tee decides to take over as keeper, but Ringo battles him and stops him. Soon, Satan and Ecolo appear, and use their power to create a wormhole in the SS Tetra, so the crew can visit Ex whenever they want, although as he seals the two worlds again, Ringo's friends are forced to say goodbye to the Tetra's crew.
Act 8 EX
Ringo has a dream where she holds a talent show in Suzuran Town to try to drum up business for her family's produce stand.
Act 9 EX
Schezo has a dream where he learns of the massive amount of power contained in Sig's left hand, and starts tracking him down in an innuendo-filled quest for power.
Act 10 EX
Ex has a dream where he's back on the Tetra. He decides to make the most of it by seeing his old friends again, including Ess, his daughter.
- The story mode, named Adventure Mode, is a master storyline spanning 7 chapters (acts) each with 10 stages. Each stage is either a battle with a CPU player or a single player challenge. An additional 3 bonus chapters can be bought as DLC (included in the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions), playing through the mode unlocking additional alternative voice clips, backgrounds, and Puyo and Tetris skins.
- A "Puzzle League" tab contains other game modes such as Endless Fever, Tiny Puyo, Marathon, Sprint, and others.
- The basic battle rule. Each player can choose either Puyo Puyo (using Tsu rules) or Tetris (using modern gameplay mechanics). A match can start even with players choosing different modes. If a Tetris player has at least one Puyo opponent, all Tetris attacks get stored in an Attack Gauge and only sent when a Tetrimino does not clear a line.
- Each player swaps between Puyo Puyo and Tetris gameplay every twenty-five seconds. The game does not wait for the current piece to finish dropping before swapping, and the current piece will continue to drop (without player control) after the swap. Clears started before the change can combo with furthers clear in the current field, creating extra damage. This is called a "Swap Combo."
- Big Bang
- Similar to Versus, except the Puyo Puyo player is in Fever mode and the Tetris player has "Lucky Attack."
- After each round of Fever/Lucky Attack, the nuisance created will be sucked into black holes and explode in the namesake revelation. Those who created less nuisance will have nuisance crashing the field. A player is eliminated when his/her field is completely shattered, and the last person standing is the winner.
- The players compete for score and can use items in battle. Items can be a personal buff or a debuff sent to other players.
- In an 8x16 board, both Puyos and Tetriminos fall following character-specific dropsets. Tetriminos can crush stacks of Puyo and only color Puyos reappear later from the top. Similar to the Active rule in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary, the next pieces can be dropped even when a chain is in progress of clearing, or when a Tetrimino is left to slowly crush Puyo.
- The dropset consists of eight Puyo drops (post-Fever), two Tetriminos and one special drop, which can be a piece that switches repeatedly between Puyos and a Tetrimino, or a golden 1-to-2-block Tetris piece.
Single Player Endless
- Endless Puyo
- A Puyo mode where the player can practice by themselves, getting more points will increase the level, which makes the fall speed faster.
- Endless Fever
- Clear preset puyo chains to try ad keep the timer from reducing to 0. All clear chains add extra time.
- Tiny Puyo
- You are given a much smaller puyo board. The objective is the same as Endless Puyo. This mode uses dropsets.
- A Tetris mode where the player must get a high score within 150 lines. For every 10 lines cleared, the level increases and the falling speed will become faster.
- Clear 40 lines in the fastest time possible.
- Get the highest score possible within 3 minutes.
Single Player Challenge
These challenge rules are exclusive to Adventure Mode.
- Endless Trial (Puyo)
- Get a certain score within a time limit.
- Fever Trial
- Get a certain score before reaching a designated level, while clearing Fever patterns.
- Challenge Tiny Puyo
- Reach a certain level within a time limit, using tiny Puyos.
- Marathon Trial
- Get a certain score before clearing a designated number of lines.
- Line Trial
- Clear a certain number of lines within a time limit.
- Ultra Trial
- Get a certain score within a time limit.
Sega's History with Tetris
Sega's first Tetris title was created for the System 16 and System E arcade systems and released in December of 1988. It won the Japanese Gamest Award for Game of the Year the following year. A Mega Drive port was created and released in 1989, but it was recalled after Nintendo had received exclusive console rights from Elorg.
On August 30 and December 27, 1996, Natsume's and Jaleco's Tetris Plus as well as Bullet Proof Software's Tetris-S were released for the Sega Saturn in Japan. It was the first and second time a tetris game had been created for a Sega system in nearly seven years. Tetris Plus was later released in North America and Europe.
Bullet Proof Software also released a third Tetris title for a Sega system, Tetris 4D, for the Dreamcast in Japan on December 23, 1998.
Sega would not release a new Tetris title until November of 1999, when Sega Tetris hit Japanese arcades. A dreamcast port was developed by WOW Entertainment and released for the Dreamcast in Japan on November 23, 2000.
The last Tetris game created for a Sega console, The Next Tetris: On-line Edition, was developed by Bullet Proof Software and published by Crave. It was released for the Dreamcast in North America on December 20, 2000.
A company named "Success" created Tetris Kiwamemichi for Sega's Naomi hardware in 2004.
Sega and D3 Publisher (3D Ages) released a compilation of their Tetris games and variants, Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 28: Tetris Collection (SEGA AGES 2500シリーズ Vol.28 テトリスコレクション), on September 28, 2006 for the PlayStation 2. The compilation contained The System 16, System E, and Mega Drive versions of Sega's Tetris arcade game, the System 16 and prototype Mega Drive versions of Flash Point, the System 18, System 16, and System C versions of Bloxeed, as well as a new title - Tetris New Century.
Sega also released another arcade game, Tetris Dekatris (also known as Tetris Giant), in 2009 for their RingWide hardware.
Sega released a Mega Drive version of Tetris, developed and ported by M2, who previously worked with Sega on the Sega Vintage Collection (Sega Ages Online in Japan) lineon PS3 and Xbox 360, the Sega 3D Classics line on the 3DS and Sega Ages on the Switch, as part of the Mega Drive Mini, 5 years after Puyo Puyo Tetris originally came out in Japan, on September 19, 2019 in North America, Japan and Asian territories and October 4, 2019 in Europe.
- This is the first Puyo Puyo game to be released in high definition.
- This is the first Puyo Puyo game along with the Tetris PlayStation game to have a PlayStation Trophies award.
- Due to licensing restrictions, the PlayStation 4 version did not receive a digital PlayStation Network release until 2019. It was one of the very few (if not the only) PS4 games to be exclusively available as a physical disc during that time, barring games that were initially available but later delisted.
- Recycled field backgrounds from Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary can be seen in the Tokyo Game Show trailer.
- The new Tetris characters are named, very directly, from the Tetrimino that they're based on, with the exception being Ex, being named after the X Pentomino.
- In the Japanese version, Spell 5 of the Tetris characters (except O) include their names in somewhere.
- Several references to the 1988 SEGA arcade iteration of Tetris appears in this game, for example one of the backgrounds is based on the game while one of the music tracks is a remix of the game's main theme.
- The six characters who show up as cameos - Ms. Accord, Donguri Gaeru, Ocean Prince, Onion Pixie, Lidelle, and Yu & Rei - 'donated' their dropsets to Tetris characters - Ex, Ai, Zed, O, Ess, and Jay & Elle respectively.
- This is the first game not to have Carbuncle's theme (Area A, Puyo Puyo Tsu) in it at all since Puyo Puyo (1992), and the first to not have the standard version of it since Puyo Puyo~n.
- Tee is the only Tetris character that shares a dropset with a playable character, being Ringo Ando.
- In Puyo Puyo On Stage, the gameplay from this game is used during Puyo Battles.
- This game would later be used as a base of an arcade styled Puyo Puyo mini game located at Club Sega in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Judgement.
- However, in Judgement, character voices are in Japanese, even if the voices are set to English. This is due to having the Yakuza series set in Japan.
- Official Website (Japanese)
- Official Website (Traditional Chinese)
- Official Website (English)
- TGS Trailer
- English Trailer