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Also known as Puyo Puyo 4 (I can only guess that the ~n is partly due to Japanese superstitions about the number 4), this brings the core gameplay back to Puyo Puyo 2 and adds in character-specific special abilities. Unfortunately, unlike Puyo Puyo…

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The “big” Tetris game for N64 starts off extremely promising. There’s a great opening video to a slowed down version of THE Tetris theme. Then you start and you’re presented with a Mayan theme background and a few rules changes – ones that…

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The Shadowgate series is rather strange. While they all have a strong focus on puzzles, they like to be different styles. The original was a point and click adventure that was heavy on text, with a small window to show what you were…

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I’m going to start off by talking about a seemingly unrelated series of games: The Crazy Castle games. They started off with a Roger Rabbit maze game in Japan (with Mickey Mouse quickly replacing him), but Bugs Bunny replacing him outside of Japan.…

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Lode Runner is a long-going puzzle series that still has the odd release now, although most seem to be updated version of the original. The N64 version brought the franchise into 3D, but decided to stay true to its roots and just add…

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A game running on Seta’s N64-based Aleck 64 arcade cabinet, this is something that Nintendo probably wouldn’t have allowed on the N64 itself – a porn game. Throughout the game, you’ll get to see three images of each of the 8 girls in…

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Known as Bust-A-Move 99 in the USA and Puzzle Bobble 64 in Japan, this is a home console port of the third Puzzle Bobble/Bust-A-Move game. Like Bust-A-Move 2, I still had issued telling the colour apart, as while they use shapes, they don’t…

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One week after the previous Tetris game comes another officially licensed Tetris game – this one starring Mickey Mouse, even though the title surprisingly lacks any mention of either Mikey or Disney. This isn’t just a regular Tetris game (although standard Tetris is…

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Tetris 64 is Tetris on the Nintendo 64. The main mode is basic Tetris. No bells or whistles, just a slideshow on in the background and acceptable background music. The thing is, everyone already had Tetris on the Game Boy, which was portable…

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As Tetris set the standard for puzzle video games, other puzzle games try to have names similar to it. A water-based puzzle game? Of course it has to be named Wetrix. Wetrix is all about keeping water from falling off your square “island”,…

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