Pop'n Pop

Taito F3 cart. published 23 years ago by Taito

Pop'n Pop screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Pop'n Pop © 1998 Taito.

Pop'n Pop is a puzzle game using balloons. This is not only a puzzle game blended with a shooting invaders style game.

Move the player character with the joystick and change the position and release the balloons upwards using the 2 push buttons. Line up 3 or more of the same color balloons to pop them and clear the round by bursting all the balloons.
Many bosses appear using a variety of tricks to impede your progress.

There are 3 game modes.
- Puzzle Mode: Play by yourself or with another person to challenge the computer.
- VS CPU Mode: Play against the computer by yourself.
- 2 Player VS Mode: Play against your opponent with your selected characters.


Runs on the "Taito F3 System" Hardware.

Prom Stickers : E51

Players: 4
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 4


Pop'n Pop was developed by Dreams for Taito and released in February 1998 (even if the titlescreen says 1997).

All the characters in Pop'n Pop were selected from previous Taito games. Bubby&Bobby from Rainbow Islands, Sayo&Miki from Kiki-KaiKai, Bob&Jim from Don-Doko-Don, and Tiki&PyuPyu from New Zealand Story.

The game forbids the initials 'SEX' on the high score table. If you try, it gets changed to 'AAA'.


The US version has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.


[EU] Sony PlayStation (1998) "Pop'n Pop [Model SLES-01971]"
[JP] Sony PlayStation (oct.22, 1998) "Pop'n Pop [Model SLES-01971]"
[EU] Microsoft XBOX (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"

Nintendo Game Boy Color [US] (dec.17, 2000) "Yogi Bear - Great Balloon Blast [Model CGB-BBXE-USA]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color [EU] (2001)
Nintendo Game Boy Color [JP] (feb.16, 2001) "Pop'n Pop [Model CGB-BJPJ-JPN]"

[EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (mar.31, 2006) "Taito Legends 2"
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (jul.10, 2007) "Taito Legends 2"


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