Puyo Puyo

The Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Puyo Puyo screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Puyo Puyo © 1992 Sega.

An incredibly addictive and original puzzle game in which players must form chains of four or more beans (known as 'Puyos') of the same colour to make to disappear.

Players can hinder their opponent by forming Puyo combinations; a successfully formed chain removes some some of the player's Puyos and causes 'junk' Puyos to fall into the opponent's play area. As these Junk Puyos are transparent, they cannot be used to form a chain and can only be destroyed when a nearby chain is created.


Runs Sega "System C-2" hardware.

Players: 2
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 1


Developed by Compile.

Released in October 1992.

Puyo Puyo is Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound that a rather plump person might make.

Puyo Puyo was originally released by Compile in 1991 for the MSX2 under the name Puyo Puyo. It was soon followed by a version for the Nintendo Famicom Disk Drive called "Puyo Puyo [Famimaga Disk Vol. 5] [Model GTS-PYO]" (featured characters from the 1989 RPG Madou Monogatari, also made by Compile). Puyo Puyo only really became popular when it was released as an arcade game in 1992. This was the first version that included a one player story mode, in which the human player plays against computer opponents of increasing difficulty. This feature was an immediate success because it allowed players to play by themselves. Future versions of Puyo Puyo for home systems also included this feature (see 'Ports' section for more info).

For fanatics, here is the full cast :
Blue Ghost
Dragon Woman
Goby Captain,
Small Foot
Dark Elf
Scorpion Man
Max Minotaur
Dark Prince


1. Puyo Puyo (1991, MSX 2)
2. Puyo Puyo (1992, Arcade)
3. Puyo Puyo 2 (1994, Arcade)
6. Puyo Puyo Sun [Model 610-0374-11] (1996, Arcade)
7. Puyo Puyo Da! featuring ELLENA System (1999, Arcade)
8. Puyo Puyo 4 [Model HDR-0014] (1999, Dreamcast)
9. Puyo Puyo Fever (2003, Arcade)
10. Puyo Puyo Fever 2 [SLPM 66104] (2005, PS2)
11. Kidou Gekidan Harouza Haro Ichiza - Haro no Puyo Puyo [Model AGB-BH6J-JPN] (2005, GBA)
12. Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary [Model NTR-P-APUJ] (2006, Nintendo DS)
13. Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary [Model NTR-P-TP4J] (2011, Nintendo DS)


For home versions list, please see the original MSX 2 entry of the game.

Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.

Page last modified on September 25, 2016