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Puyo Puyo (Game Gear)

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Title Screen

Puyo Puyo

Also known as: Puzlow Kids (English)
Developers: Compile, Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Game Gear
Released in JP: March 19, 1993

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The Game Gear Puyo Puyo was, like its Genesis counterpart, released outside Japan in modified form as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. This poor series just couldn't catch a break.

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Is there a sound test? Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine has one.

English Mode

The game loads an English mode as Puzlow Kids when played on non-Japanese systems. The title localization is unique to the Game Gear version.

Japanese English
Puyo GG jpn title.png Puyo GG eng title.png

Puyos are called P-Kids, as the title suggests.

Of note is that the English script is nearly identical to the English arcade version. This includes the two endings (which also includes a mention of the "Dark Prince", an alternate name for Satan that is used in most English releases), the difficulty select menu, and the "All Right!" and "Oh no..." graphics for Vs. Mode.

Error Screen


An error screen, prompting the user to "check cartridge", which is used when the link cable is tampered with during a 2-Player game. It can also be seen by editing address D401 to any value higher than 03 in a memory editor when on the main menu, which will cause the screen to appear when pressing START. After a few seconds of displaying this screen, the game will forcibly reset itself to the SEGA logo.

Notably, this screen uses graphics seen nowhere else in the game. The artwork is taken from the title screen of the Genesis version.

A similar screen is present in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.