Puyo Pop Fever (GameCube)

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Overall User Score (2 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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GamerDad (Oct 29, 2004)
Ever since Tetris, there have been countless similar puzzle games. But very few imitators have been as successful. One such game that is nearly as popular—especially in Japan—is Puyo Puyo. Puyo Puyo has been ported to just about every single game system imaginable. There has also been Puyo spin-off games made in Japan, include an RPG and a dance game (Really!) featuring the characters from the puzzle game! Older gamers may even remember two versions of Puyo Puyo that were brought over to the US for 16-bit consoles, renamed as Kirby's Avalanche (SNES) and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis). Now that Sega has the rights to the Puyo games, they've changed the name to Puyo Pop and the latest in the series is a flashy and colorful GameCube puzzler!
IGN (Jul 14, 2004)
In the spirit of classics like Tetris and Columns comes Puyo Pop Fever from developer Sonic Team and publisher Sega of America. The title, which debuts exclusively for Nintendo's GameCube console, is more or less an update to previous Puyo games with several added features, most notable a new Fever Mode that ups the intensity of the puzzle-solving experience. The play mechanics remain largely familiar, having been passed down through the generations, but the formula still proves as entertaining and satisfying as ever, which is why Puyo Pop Fever is worth your attention if you're a puzzle fan. That noted, gamers looking for eye-popping graphics or even a slick, modern presentation will not find it here.
N-Zone (Apr 20, 2004)
Puyo Pop Fever entfaltet nach wenigen Minuten ein so hohes Suchtpotenzial, dass man die Zeit völlig vergisst. Simples Spielprinzip, knackige Computergegner und ein toller Zweispieler-Modus runden das gelungene Spiel hab. Ein besonderes Lob an Atari, die das "Fieber" zum günstigen Schnäppchenpreis unters Volk bringen.
4Players.de (Mar 12, 2004)
Entgegen aller Erwartung macht Puyo Pop Fever eine Menge Spaß. Das für Puzzle-Spiele so typische einfache Gameplay wird von einer kinderleichten Steuerung und (zumindest auf dem höchsten Schwierigkeitsgrad) beinharten Gegnern unterstützt, so dass auch Einzelspieler in der Kampagne und mit den Missionen durchaus ein paar spannende Stunden mit dem Tetris-Klon verbringen können. Auch Anhänger fordernder Mehrspieler-Duelle werden mit dem Puzzle-Game aus dem Hause Sonic Team gut bedient. Vor allem mit zwei gleichwertigen Gegnern jagt ein Duell das andere, so dass die knapp 30 Euro gut angelegt sind. Grafisch und vor allem akustisch ist Puyo Pop Fever allerdings weniger geeignet, um Freunde von den Qualitäten der Konsole zu überzeugen. Gute Puzzle-Unterhaltung zu einem fairen Preis – nicht mehr aber auch nicht weniger.
1UP (Jul 22, 2004)
As with so many puzzle games, the Puyo Puyo series typically falls under the header of "If you've played one, you've played them all." In the case of the Puyo franchise, of course, that also holds true for the various re-titled, licensed-added versions that have graced American stores over the past decade, such as Kirby's Avalanche and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. But regardless of the name it's masquerading under, the Puyo series has always been built around a very simple premise: stack falling, multi-colored jelly blobs (called Puyos) into columns, clear them away by connecting four of the same color, and score extra points by causing chain reactions.
Jeuxvideo.com (Feb 27, 2004)
Recueillant tous les apports de ses aînés en un mélange détonnant, Puyo Pop doit être essayé avant un achat que vous pourriez regretter. Effectivement, de nombreuses personnes seront sans doute tentées de goûter aux joies du blob, mais connaîtront une déception à la vue du peu de nouveautés incluses dans le soft. Mis à part la refonte graphique, et le mode "Fever"; le reste semble copié-collé des autres versions sans autre but qu'une volonté manifeste de rallier à sa cause les habitués. Les suites à rallonge sont passionnantes lorsqu'elles innovent. Un jeu correct, à l'ambiance délirante et à l'intérêt immédiat sincèrement addictif. Mais le temps passe et emporte les joies instinctives. A noter que ce jeu sort également sur... Dreamcast ! Cependant seuls les petits japonais y auront droit sur cette plate-forme.