Retro Gaming 90’s- Puyo Puyo: (1991)

When we think about legendary tile matching games within the puzzle genre of gaming one of the few games that instantly comes to mind is Puyo Puyo from ‘91. The original Puyo Puyo game has been released multiple game systems since ‘91 included Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Game Gear l, MSX2, PC and others. Despite, how basic the gameplay for Puyo Puyo was it was mainly a strategy game type of game where players had to methodically think of ways to pull of combos to defeat their opponents. The storyline for the game was pretty basic and it involved a female teenage spell-caster named Arle Nadia attempting to stop the diabolical plans of the main antagonist Dark Prince. Players to defeat 12 different opponents before taking on Dark Prince with each level becoming more challenging than the last. On of the reasons why Puyo Puyo is considered to be iconic is because it heavily influenced other titles match games from the early 90’s such as Dr. Robotnik Mean Bean Machine and Kirby Avalanche. While the original Puyo Puyo game spawned countless sequels which continues to this day it also deserves a tone of credit for revolutionizing the tile-matching puzzle genre of gaming.

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