Puzzle Club

Unreleased Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by NAMCO, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Puzzle Club screenshot

Puzzle Club © 1990 Namco.

Puzzle Club is a sliding block puzzle video game. The objective of each stage is to make every row in the puzzle show matching animated icons before the timer reaches zero. Once a row is matched that row is shifted to the bottom of the puzzle. Once all of the rows are matched the stage is completed and the players score is tallied.

There is a 'young' mode and 'adult' mode that is selected at the start of the game. The 'young' mode features icons and characters from the pac-man series. The 'adult' mode features standard slot game icons. The 'adult' mode also features a bonus stage between regular stages, featuring a sliding puzzle with the animated image of a girl lifting barbells. If the player solves the puzzle within the short time limit he is awarded extra bonus points.


Namco System 1 hardware
Game ID : PC

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sub CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
MCU : HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.61 Hz
Palette colors : 24-bit RGB palette

Players : 2
Control : 4-way joystick
Buttons : 1


This game is a prototype. While the game is complete it doesn't have a proper title screen.


Chief : Wan Wan
Programmer : Akima Chan
Game & Graphic designer : S. Norimatsu
Game music : Seiichi Sakurai (Sack Chan), Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso
Designers : N. Abe, H. Kuwabara
Gals animator : Y. Sakakibara
Graphic designer : Y. Wagatsuma


Game's ROM.