"SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo" Interview
The first work of the popular "Puyo Puyo" series, with the latest series still on sale. Developed by Compile and released by Sega, it was released for arcades in 1991. Sega currently owns the rights to the entire Puyo Puyo series.
In the first arcade version, which appeared after the MSX2 version and the Famicom version, commonly known as "Prototype Puyo", the game mode includes "Solo Puyo Puyo", which enjoys CPU battles, and "Futari Puyo Puyo", which is a battle play. Equipped with a so-called "manzai demo" by conversation with various characters, voices when chained, types of Puyo colors and specifications for battles, etc. The elements that can be said to be the characteristics of "Puyo Puyo" that have been handed down to this day are gathered.
The arcade version of "Puyo Puyo" was also characterized by the operation of one lever and one button, and it was only possible to rotate Puyo to the right. The consumer ported version added left rotation, but the rule explanation demo was ported from the arcade version, so there were times when it only had one button.
The board "C2 board" based on the design of the mega drive is used for the hardware. Equipped with MC68000P10 CPU, 2 BG screens, maximum 80 sprites per screen, YM3438 (OPN2C), SN76496 (DCSG) as sound IC, μPD7759 as ADPCM.
In the 1990s, it would not be an exaggeration to say that there were many portings to consumer machines, and each model contained original elements for home use.
On the other hand, it can be said that the first complete port of a pure arcade version was ported by M2 in the Wii's Virtual Console Arcade delivered in 2011. It was also compatible with online matches using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, but the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service itself ended in May 2014, and the Wii title distribution itself ended on January 31, 2019. became.