I think a lot of gamers out there will agree with me when I say that even in a world of complex plot, hyper-realistic graphics and a desire to do something different every time, it’s simplicity that often still wins the day.
In concept, you aren’t going to get a great deal more simple and indeed addictive that a certain puzzling classic that has been loved by all ages now for decades. The title of which I speak is probably known by virtually every gamer out there that hasn’t been living under a rock. The title of which I speak is quite obviously a very well loved puzzler called Tetris. While I’m thinking about it, if we swap out falling blocks for colourful bubbles, Puyo Puyo needs to be counted as equally as memorable.
To bring these two classics back into the lime light, Puyo Puyo Tetris has been released in the Americas for PS4 and the Nintendo Switch and will be available in Europe from tomorrow and the 28th of April for digital and physical versions, respectively. Us PS4 nuts will only be able to get physical copies of the game, but for you Nintendo Switch fans out there, both versions will be available, and in addition you will be able to get yourself a special edition Nintendo Switch launch version that will include Puyo Puyo and Tetris themed keychains. This special edition is available in the Americas and limited to pre-orders and first-run printings of the game and as they’re going to be going fast, you’ll want to get your hands on it as soon as possible.
So what can you expect from this two game mash-up release, then? Well, you’re going to be getting fun, fast paced, competitive action for up to four players from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris worlds that we all know and love along with a variety of new modes. Amongst the play styles on offer are Swap Mode which allows you to switch between Puyo Puyo and Tetris boards, Big Bang mode for those wanting to race against the competition and for those of you who want power ups to spice up competitive play, Party mode. These are just three of a bunch of different options to play with and on top of all of this there is also a Puzzle League system featuring rankings, ratings and more.
This is all very multi-player geared and this certainly seems to be a title great for any party. Puyo Puyo Tetris can be enjoyed just as much by solo players who can play any of the multi-player modes against the CPU but also enjoy single-player challenges in Solo Arcade. There is also Adventure which offers ten acts each with ten stages featuring characters from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes. With this being said there really does appear to be something to tickle anyone’s fancy.
For fans of the original games and people who generally just want something fun to do with friends, this is definitely a title worth watching. It’s always nice when the old gems get a polish and are brought back to us ready to test old fans and new players alike. If you’re wanting to get your puzzle on then this may well be an excellent way to go.