Pochi to Nyaa

The Arcade Video Game by Aiky

Pochi to Nyaa screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Pochi to Nyaa © 2003 Aiky.

Pochi to Nyaa is a cutesy puzzle game where the objective is to match the colored invaders in chains much in the vein of the Sega game "Puyo Puyo Fever". Pochi to Nyaa features three different modes of play: story mode, vs. computer mode, and two player vs. mode.

Story mode is a bare bones, single player game with three difficulty settings. The player works to build up chains in order to gain more time to play in one endless level. Once the timer runs out the game is over.

Vs. Computer mode is more of a real story mode where the player takes on the role of the novice wizard Prim, who has foolishly been lured into the "Pochi and Nyaa Tournament" by the promises of pudding. Before each battle Prim engages her opponent in a brief dialogue in order to advance the storyline. The player advances to the next opponent after winning one round. If the player loses the round then it is game over.

Vs. Player mode is a standard two player battle mode and begins with a character select screen. After the characters are selected there is a short dialogue to introduce the players' characters and then the battle begins. Whoever wins two round of gameplay is the victor. Unlike many other two player games, Pochi to Nyaa vs. mode is played on one credit and so once the winner is announced the game is over.

In both single player mode games there is a brief introduction to the gameplay to assist the novice player.


Runs on the SNK "Neo-Geo MVS" hardware.
Game ID : 0267

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 320 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 59.19 Hz
Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2
Control : 8-way Joystick
Buttons : 3
=> [A] Turn nyan counterclockwise, [B] Turn nyan clockwise, [C] Change fally nyan to spiky nyan


Released in December 2003.

The game is known outside Japan as "Pochi and Nyaa".

'Pochi' is a common name for a 'dog', and 'Nyaa' is the typical sound for a 'cat', so the title translates as 'Puppy and miaw'. The title is a pun : there is an extra char, so it can be read as 'Pochitto Nyaa', and Pochitto is the sound for a button quickly pressed.

This game was out first out on the Sega Naomi hardware in 2002, and was ported to the SNK Neo-Geo MVS at the end of 2003 (but was not released on the Neo-Geo AES home console).


Producer : Moo Niitani
Sound Designer : Ichi, Moo Nya-Tani
Instruction : Kashima Tadayuki
Sound Produce : Tanaka Katumi
Sound Direction and Design : Hayashi Kou (Oak-Sun Sound Design), Nagata Daisuke (Oak-Sun Sound Design), Hayashi Kou (Oak-Sun Sound Design),
Voice Actor : Moo Nya-Tani, Kemi
Development Cooperation : Oak-Sun Sound Design



Sony PlayStation 2 (2004)

Game's ROM.

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