With Puyo Puyo’s release in 1991, Masamitsu Itani became one of the most successful game company presidents in Japan. Then everything went bust. But just as Itani lost everything, he didn’t lose his will to keep making games.
In Puyo Puyo Tetris, it’s never over until the screen falls down.
While I’ve still not gotten the hang of Japanese puzzle classic Puyo Puyo, I‘m pretty good at Tetris when I concentrate. Recording a Kotaku Plays video is not a good way to concentrate, but I don’t mind losing when I get to share the colorful sights and spirited sounds of Puyo Puyo Tetris.
When you think of Tetris, you no doubt hear a song bouncing around your head. This song, known by many as “Type-A” or simply “The Tetris Song,” is an arrangement of 1860s Russian folk tune Korobeiniki. And over the years since it appeared in Tetris, it’s gotten a new remix in nearly every Tetris game.
I love Tetris. It’s one of the rare games I have played off and on for the past 20 years. But, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it could use a little extra something to mix it up from time to time. And sure enough, mixing it with fellow puzzle classic Puyo Puyo (Puyo Pop in the West) makes for an exceedingly fun…
New puzzle game Puyo Puyo Tetris doesn't only turn Tetris blocks into anime characters. It also turns them into gummies.
Everyone loves Tetris, but let’s face it, it hasn’t really changed all that much from its original incarnation. Puyo Puyo (Puyo Pop), while not as famous outside of Japan, is equally fun yet has also changed very little over the years. But when these two puzzle classics collide, it makes for one new addictively fun…
Earlier this month, Japan saw the release of Puyo Puyo Tetris, a game that mixes the two classic puzzle games. But while Puyo Puyo games have characters (and a plot), Tetris doesn’t. Thus, there was only one possible solution: Turn everyone’s favorite shape blocks into anime characters.
The original Tetris, released in 1984, is one of the most well-known and played games in the world. But for those who've played the game to death and moved on to a wider variety of games, it could feel like Tetris is missing that extra love it needs to be exciting again.
Nintendo's DS. With over 152 million units sold worldwide, the dual-screen portable console is without a doubt Nintendo's biggest seller ever. But now, 8 years after its initial release, currently being outsold by its successor, the 3DS, it seems the DS is almost completely ready to quietly disappear into the night…
No. But the world is getting it. To mark the 20th anniversary of puzzle game Puyo Puyo, Sega is releasing Puyo Puyo meat buns in Japan.
At least in Japan! That's because Sega will release a Virtual Console Arcade version of Puyo Puyo—which you may have played in the form of Kirby's Avalanche or Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine—with online multiplayer support for Wii.
Microsoft has been successful the world over with its operating systems. Even in Japan, Windows is the most common OS. However, the computer giant hasn't seen those same results there with gaming. That hasn't always been the case.