Excerpt: Generally puzzle games are safe for the entire family. That is however not a set in stone rule, and Puyo Pop Fever on the Nintendo DS will raise more than a few eyebrows. Sega owns the Puyo Pop series, but they had Atlus do this version for them. Cutesy little blobs (called Puyo’s) drop down from the top in a Tetris style of gameplay. Connect so many of the same colored blobs together, and they will vanish.
Excerpt: I first experienced Puyo Pop on the GBA years ago. I don’t know what made it so captivating, but lining up multicolored balls of goop was incredibly addictive. Amazingly, the campy storyline and goofy characters only managed to pull me into the game more. I embraced these nostalgic feelings as I loaded up Puyo Pop Fever . My brain was filled with happiness, glee, and even expectation (feelings I rarely get from video games anymore).
Excerpt: Puyo Pop is Sega's premier puzzle game. Its origins date back several years. Those lucky enough to own a Genesis might have owned Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, which in many ways, is much like the Puyo Pop of today. The Puyo franchise itself has seen only a few iterations in the US, including a GameCube and N-Gage version of Puyo Pop Fever last year.
Conclusion: Sonic Team sure love those bright colours – Puyo Pop’s presentation is a saccharine overload. It’s like sugar on Frosties and totally at odds with the potentially vindictive game play on offer. Superb stuff, and cheap too.