Puzz Loop

The Arcade PCB by Mitchell Corp.

Puzz Loop screenshot

Emulated in MAME !



Puzz Loop © 1998 Mitchell.

Puzz Loop is a puzzle game for one or two players in which different coloured marbles continually roll down a spiral path towards a central goal line.

Players control a rotating cannon situated at the center of the spiral and must stop the line of marbles from reaching the goal by shooting matching coloured marbles into the line. If three or more marbles of the same colour are matched, they will disappear.

In addition to standard marbles, bonus marbles occasionally appear that will, for example, temporarily slow down the rate the marbles' advance, or cause all marbles of a certain colour to be destroyed. Also, providing there is a clear line of sight, unwanted marbles can be fired straight out of the play area to prevent them from adding to the advancing line.

All marbles must be destroyed to complete a level. The game is over once the marbles are pushed over the goal threshold.


Puzz Loop the  Arcade PCB
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(members only)
Kaneko Super Nova System hardware

Main CPU : SH-2 (@ 28.638 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YMZ280B (@ 16.666666 Mhz)

Players: 2
Control: dial
Buttons: 2


Puzz Loop was released in December 1998.

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


1. Puzz Loop (1998)
2. Puzz Loop 2 [CP-S II No. 36] (2001)


Graphic designers : M-Nuts, Amamoto, SABATO
Programmers : Yoshimura, Akaishi
Sound : Maruyama, M-Nuts, A.S
Game designer : SABATO


Nintendo Game Boy Color usa (nov.1999; "Ballistic [Model DMG-ALIE-USA]")
Nintendo Game Boy Color japan (mar.3, 2000; [Model DMG-BPZJ-JPN]")
usa Sony PlayStation (dec.31, 1999; "Ballistic [Model SLUS-00966]")
japan Sony PlayStation (mar.16, 2000; "PuzzLoop [Model SLPS-02663]")
Nuon usa (jul.2000, "Ballistic")
europe Sony PlayStation (oct.20, 2000; "Ballistic [Model SLES-02701]")
japan Nintendo DS (mar.2, 2006; "Shunkan Puzz Loop [Model NTR-APLJ-JPN]")
usa Nintendo DS (jul.5, 2006; "Magnetica [Model NTR-APLE-USA]")
europe Nintendo DS (jan.26, 2007; "Actionloop [Model NTR-APLP-EUR]")

Game's ROM.

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