|Seeing this would have helped us!|
In this the character you play a female warrior called Arle and her star buddy Carbuncle (you see her in cut scenes between the stages). She faces off against the most random cast of characters imaginable. Starting against Rulue a blue haired female martial artist, Arle goes on to challenge an angry fish called Suketoudara, Seriri a paranoid mermaid (who can't make friends because she thinks everyone wants to eat her) and Skel-T, a green tea obsessed skeleton. It's hard to imagine a game challenge Parodius for all out bonkers-ness but Puyo Puyo certain gives it a go. The opponents though are more than just different character portraits; they play differently from one and other which adds massive variety to the game. Some will not rotate the bean pairs and while others will try elaborate methods to get as large a chain reaction as possible. These are the hardest opponents to face, as not only do they get rid of beans en-mass but they also hinder your play. The beauty of the chain reaction mechanic of the game is that as each consecutive set of four beans pops so does your "bubble total". These bubbles fall all at once into your opponent’s grid in addition to the normal beans and can only be removed by you popping a bean chain touching it.
|It's all about the Ojama|
|Our sprites sheets had a bubble, but we had no idea why|
I look back at the making of video we made though with equal amounts of pride (as for all intents and purposes we replicated a game that a whole team had made) and embarrassment (at my high pitched voice and nineties shell suit!)