For Like $4, You Can Get Puyo Puyo In Japan

By Spencer . November 7, 2012 . 12:34am

puyoSega is hoping Nintendo 3DS owners catch Puyo Puyo fever with a scaled down Nintendo eShop version called Puyo Puyo Mini.


For just 300 yen ($3.75), Puyo Puyo Mini packs a good amount of content. You get three rule sets: classic, Puyo Puyo Tsuu, and Puyo Puyo Fever plus the new pair mode and Ringo’s story route.


Sega tried a similar strategy with Phantasy Star Zero by releasing Phantasy Star Zero Mini as a cheap 200 yen Nintendo DSi download.


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  • ShugoTakahashi

    Thanks for showing me this. Bought instantly.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    T_T Sega it is sad that when you come out with many of my favorite game there, you don’t get rewarded enough.T_T

    Go Go Sega. I will be your best supporter here.^_^

  • CirnoLakes

    I’m still waiting for them to get out NiGHTS into Dream… and Sonic Adventure 2 onto Steam like they promise.

    I always like it when SEGA does incredibly Japanese things like this to remind me they’re a Japanese company. SEGA has always seemed a company that has focused on Western appeal as much as Japanese appeal, if not more. Much like Capcom. Having a radically different philosophy toward gaming and gaming aesthetics than Nintendo since the beginning. Nintendo trying to be a gaming comfort food and household name, Sony trying to be a jack of all trades, SEGA, for the most part, had an image of coolness that was mostly just camp, that it tried to project. Often at the expense of being more Japanese. Also on sort of a “mature” audience since the whole Mortal Kombat and SEGA CD filth back then.

    Even games based in Japan like Jet Set Radio had a heavy emphasis and inspiration by America and American pop culture, hip hop in particular. So it’s always interesting and fun when SEGA shows incredibly Japanese colours with franchises like PuyoPuyo, Phantasy Star, Skies of Arcadia, and of course, games like Shenmue, Yakuza, and Virtua Fighter.

    PuyoPuyo is always the sort of thing I wanted more out of out of SEGA and more of in the West. It’s just so unabashedly Japanese and cute, and doesn’t give a flying care if it is hip or cool or not. I already own Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine on Steam thanks to SEGA, but honestly, if I want to play PuyoPuyo, I’d rather just play PuyoPuyo. Once SEGA finally get done with bringing Sonic Adventure 2 and NiGHTS into Dream… over to Steam, I’d like to see the likes of Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, and the PuyoPuyo franchise brought over, too. Magical Drop is coming over, so I don’t see why not.

    Anyway, for whatever system, I want all of the PuyoPuyo games. They’re just too cute to pass up. Also $4 is not a bad price.

  • puchinri

    I just want more Puyo Puyo games in general on the 3DS. And in general, general.

  • $24431191

    I think I remember seeing this game in Genshiken. Is it any good?

    • The Puyo Puyo series actually dates back farther than the game you saw being played in Genshiken (Puyo Puyo Fever; Puyo Pop Fever in the west).

      Check out this article on the history of the series.

      Can you tell I love this series? If you fancy a fast paced puzzle game, I don’t see how you could go wrong. Puyo Pop Fever was pretty much the last game we got here in the west, and if you got a Wii, you can grab the Gamecube version pretty cheap. Ironically the exact version you saw in Genshiken! Just…don’t get so addicted your girlfriend must resort to cosplaying as a Puyo to get your attention again. ;)

      • $24431191

        Thanks for the reply. I like the art and it looks pretty interesting so maybe I’ll check it out. 

    • Grenalie

      If you like puzzle games.

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