(Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu (Wii Virtual Console / Mega Drive)

Game Profile

The object of this head-to-head puzzle game is to clear your grid of falling patterns called puyos by forming chains of four or more same-colored puyos in a straight line or one of several geometric patterns.

What makes this a challenging two-player contest is the fact that when you clear a chain of puyos from your grid, it drops a random piece of filler onto your opponent’s grid. The more puyos you clear, the more you fill your opponent’s grid, and if you can clutter up his grid enough to fill it to the top, you’ve won the game.

An intriguing backstory makes this an amusing experience for one or two players.

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Damien McFerran

More Puyo Puyo fun for the Virtual Console.

We’ve already experienced the first Puyo Puyo title on the Virtual Console, although you may not have noticed as the western version was retooled as Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine. As far as laying down the foundations of the Puyo Puyo franchise,...

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User Comments (25)

deggs

#1

deggs said:

i wonder if they're going to keep the "act against aids" screen in?

gets 5 stars from me not just for being puyo puyo but for also having better music than mean bean machine and the kirby's avalanche as well as cool japanese arcade style sound effects...

sam

#2

sam said:

This is the game I wanted when i downloaded the dreadfully inferior Mean Bean Machine. Puyo Puyo 2 is the craziest 2 player fun. Get a massive combo and hear hilarious screaming japanese jibberish before unloading an onslaught of puyos

__ICEknight

#3

ICEknight said:

This is the most awesome 16-bit version of Puyo Puyo ever. The original characters were much funnier than the Robotnik and Kirby localizations, and the overall designs look much better than those in Fever.
I'd be more than happy to have this game in its original MegaDrive or SNES form, but it would be great if they could translate the dialogues this time.

SKTTR

#4

SKTTR said:

too late, I recently got Kirby's Ghost Trap...
and well, I'm happy with Kirby music and characters...
and gameplay is just the same.
don't need another one.
but good for the puyo puyo lovers who waited for the "real original".

DJ_Philanegro

#5

DJ_Philanegro said:

Oh man, I can't wait for this to be released then. Luckily I didn't give in and get Kirby's Avalanche in the blind hope that this game would come, and now I just got more! (hope, that is)

I've been pretty addicted to the series, and since this game introduced the ability to block incoming garbage puyo, it seems it's a must have for fans.

deggs

#7

deggs said:

yeah, i gave in and got mean bean machine earlier on. if they keep the japanese girl yelling stuff, i'll soooo buy this one though (that's the best part of the game which makes it a must get for me for some reason...)

TheNintendoBoy

#8

TheNintendoBoy said:

That's awesome. I believe the SNES version had a slight advantage though, with more game modes and 4-player mode.

Starwolf_UK

#10

Starwolf_UK said:

Puyo Puyo 2 introduces the offset rule.

That thing really changes vs. mode considerably. Basically, it gives players the power to cancel out attacks thrown at them. It certainly adds strategy by making the game more then a case of who can reach 6 chains the fastest. Fun fact: It was that offsetting rule which made the games really popular in the arcades and set compile onto their path of world domination by whoring the Puyo franchise...only people got tired of it eventually and a series of events lead to Compile bankcrupting (and SEGA buying up the Puyo Puyo franchise).

Hope that gets mentioned in the review.

The only drawbacks I can see are:
-SNES versions were technically better (previously mentioned 4 player mode and the remix version has an insane vs marathon mode*) but since Banpresto published those legally its all confusing (on an off note I would have loved to have seen the Super Nazo Puyo titles)
*-You battle everyone (in this 1-player it uses a tower system and in earlier cases you'll promote teir before fighting everyone) one after another on fastest speed and highest difficulty.
-The price. It'll be +100 points for import. So 900 points...

At 900 points I would consider buying Puyo Pop Fever (which introduced the fever mode making things for n00b friendly) if you can put up with the awful voices and not such good graphics (I find them cheesy and naff) as in real terms you should be able to get it for around that.

donx998

#11

donx998 said:

the one for the super nintindo was way better it had a costom mode, 4player mode,more main menu options. and 8 different 4 player styles

mirkdddlhppr

#12

mirkdddlhppr said:

Puyo Puyo? A quality puzzle game!

So is DRMBM. It's a matter of preference which to get, but they're both addictive.

WaddleWave

#13

WaddleWave said:

I bought Puyo PoP Fever for the DS recently, very lucky, great puzzle game. Starwolf_UK said that this is the version that has the offset rule, well then, this is the version to buy, forget Mean Bean Machine.
When we used to play, with my brother, Mean Bean Machine (the first time Sonic Mega Collection was launch), we crank up the speed (pressing down all the time or just increasing the speed) and start to make huge chains, we "kill" off each other in the first minute, is like who will draw the shortest straw, since there is no offset rule, it gets bored really quick, finishing the matches by who's garbage gets to fall first, it not entertaining.

donx998

#14

donx998 said:

if you think puyo fever is good try 15 anniverary best and newest verion next to puyo fever 2 it has wifi and lots of different modes you have to order it online though at play asia and its in japanese the game not the web site

WaddleWave

#16

WaddleWave said:

I wonder how it will look for the release? Would the manual walk you through the various options available? Because its a lot of options.

Faithful_Dragon

#17

Faithful_Dragon said:

honestly do they really need to put another puyo puyo game out we already have enough of them on the VC and how much can they differ in style, what we need is some good sidescrolling action like Double Dragon, Cyborg Justice, Battletoads and Bionic Commando just to name a few.

WaddleWave

#18

WaddleWave said:

As a puzzle maniac it dont bother me as much. Like the Street Fighters games, you must wait for the best one to come out. This one introduces the offset rule, you can counter your opponents attacks(the garbage puyo that accumulates), like the review says this one has customizeable options, better music and sounds. More puzzles, like Mario Picross!...And for sidescrolling, where's my Pocky and Rocky(奇々怪界~謎の黒マント, KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Manto)?

Skrubber

#19

Skrubber said:

I would say the SNES version, Super Puyo Puyo 2 is better. It has better Backgrounds and in single player you meet every enemy in a decided order and have a short dialogue with them before the match.

StarDust4Ever

#20

StarDust4Ever said:

I'll probably have to get this one. I already have Kirby's Avalanche for SNES (cartridge format) and Mean Bean Machine on my Sonic Mega Collection GC, so I avoided both on Virtual Console until now (only the Mario platform games do I own both on cartridge format and VC).

DEMON212

#21

DEMON212 said:

I'm so messed up when it comes to these. Hate Mean Bean, hate PPFever, loved the MK one (That's also in Mortal Kombat DS), love this once.

WTH?!

Mint game, 4 stars easily :)

#22

said:

Ah, Puyo Puyo 2. The best of the series. This version is missing a lot of the good stuff of Super Puyo Puyo 2, but it works with the Wiimote and it's Puyo Puyo 2 officially released in the west. Now, if only they'd stop calling it "Puyo Pop" and get rid of the "Fever". Ugh.

#23

said:

It's been almost a year since I commented, and nobody else has posted since then. How lonely...

I own the Super Famicom version of Super Puyo Puyo 2, my favorite game in the entire series. Oh, and I still hate Puyo Puyo Fever. ;)

I'm a big fan of the series, as you probably can discern, and I have to say I don't like that 7/10. Not one bit. >:(

I suppose that's the reviewers problem and not mine, but I think it deserves a 9 or 10. The series has had many sequels, but it hit it's peak with the second. They got gimmicky with Puyo Puyo Sun and after, but this game did it all perfectly. They gave you all the options you could want, polished the gameplay, and didn't leave a lot of room for improvement, much to the chagrin of it's equal-or-worse successors.

For $9, the definitive version of one of the best puzzle games, second only to the SNES version, that's not a bad deal at all. It delivers and lives up to any expectations you could have.

Personally, I have to admit that Tetris Attack is my all-time favorite puzzle game, it's like the freaking god of puzzle games and a work of unparalleled genius, almost like it was some kind of freak accident, but Puyo Puyo is the king. It's just absolutely cruel to compare any puzzle game to Tetris Attack, so if you disregard that game, you'll see I have considerable respect for Puyo Puyo.

President_Leever

#24

President_Leever said:

Wow, a 7? You guys sure like to hate on the puzzle games.

Columns III: 4/10
Lolo 1 & 2: 7/10

I mean, there's not even any text discussing why the game got the score, just a basic description of gameplay. You also acknowledge it as "classic" and "fine", so where's the 9/10 or 10/10 even? Personally I think the snes version has a slight advantage but they're both amazing games.

Klapaucius

#25

Klapaucius said:

I downloaded this because I killed so much time on Puyo Puyo SUN (Puyo Puyo 3) during my time in Japan. That was on Sega Saturn, though, so doubt it will ever be on VC. :/
This isn't as good as that, but it is pure Puyo Puyo so if you like fast-paced puzzle games you should definately give it a go. It plays best with a 2ndplayer, as it becomes repetitive very quickly going against CPU opponents over and over again.

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