Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle-dama is a game in the Taisen Puzzle-dama series featuring the female characters from the Konami dating-sim "Tokimeki Memorial." The game is set up as a two player versus puzzle game with CPU opponents for the single player game.
'Coins' drop in sets of two's from the top of the screen and players must form chains of three or more same colored coins to make them disappear. Clearing multiple chains at a time sends locked coins to the other side. These locked coins are enclosed in clear spheres which are removed when a nearby coin is cleared from the screen. This can set off more chains which adds to the strategy of the game.
If the coins get stacked up to the top of the screen then the player loses the game. Upon continuing the player will restart the same match.
Konami GX hardware
Main CPU : Motorola 68EC020 (@ 24 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 9.2 Mhz)
Sound Chips : (2x) K054539 (@ 48 Khz)
Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle-dama was released in December 1995 in Japan only.
This game is based on the school age girls from 'Tokimeki Memorial', a popular Japanese love simulation game.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Play as secret characters :
1) Select versus mode on first selection scene.
2) 1P push LEFT, 2P push RIGHT and decide mode on second selection scene.
3) 1P push UP, 2P push DOWN and decide handicap on third selection scene.
4) Secret characters appear on fourth selection scene.
Sega Saturn (sept.27, 1996) [Model T-9512G (VS036J1]
Sony PlayStation (sept.27, 1996) [Model SLPM-86005]
Sony PlayStation (sept.18, 2003) [PSOne Books] [Model SLPM-87306 (VS036-J4)]
Sony PlayStation (jan.13, 2010) [PSOne Classics]
SOURCES Game's ROM. Game's screenshots. See goodies section.