EDITOR'S NOTE:
By Crom, we've tried our best here. Consider this page on a permanent work-in-progress state as we add new scans, probably fix some of the old ones, and generally whip it into shape. Also, these scans are huge so if you're on a limited internet service or a crank-powered computer then run run quite fast run as fast as you can keep running keep running go away. For the rest of you it's quite nice, though. Hopefully, there should be one new game a month added to this archive (HA HA HA, BLIMEY, YOU CAN TELL THAT LAST SENTENCE WAS WRITTEN A WHILE AGO, CAN'T YOU? SUCH OPTIMISM! SUCH NAIVETY!) and as we get more of them we'll streamline or add to the list. Please enjoy this scanned artwork pertaining to a 90s puzzle series only lunatics care about.

Also, Alice Margatroid is the best female magician in the video game world. End of. Arle Nadja wouldn't stand a chance. I'm just sayin'.

I really like the art of the Puyo Puyo series.

Somehow, the character art for Compile's legendary puzzle series manages to get past the blackened and gnarled parts of my brain and lodge straight into the HELL YEAH THIS IS AWESOME sector. It's a nice feeling. I first really noticed this after picking up the Game Gear port of the first game and the Saturn port of Tsu at a gaming convention, and that's why I padded out my Puzlow Kids article with the scans of the instruction manual. From there, I decided to gather as many games in the series (mostly the classic series- I'm sorry but I ain't buyin' seven versions of Fever) as possible. An insane endeavour, perhaps, but the art used in each manual is different (for instance, the N64 port of Sun has some cracking character art thrown in), and these games curiously paint a picture of Compile's history- early ports have by-the-book manuals (ho ho ho), then you get to their hey-day in the late 90s with added trinkets (which I usuaully find out about only later, much to my annoyance), adverts for Puyo concerts, fan clubs and even Puyo merchandise stores, before finally you get the comparatively titchy manuals for Puyo Puyo~n. Then, later on, Compile would disappear, replaced by Compile Heart and { this section omitted so I don't cry }

Also, Arle and company try to teach you how to look after your cartridges and CDs, which is always funny.

Since then, I've decided to share this obsession with the rest of the internet, and scan every last Puyo Puyo morsel- manuals, box covers, stickers, posters, anything I can get my filthy mitts on, really. Admittedly, you're not really going to gain much knowledge from these scans (except for that one bit that Twitter pal Kimimi kindly translated for us) but you are going to see some incredibly nice-looking character art and, where I can, some awesome stickers and posters and things like that. Additionally, any miscellaneous Puyo Puyo tat that winds up in my grubby little hands will be covered too, in its own little table.

Just a few notes before we begin...

#1 - This is not an exhaustive list of every Puyo Puyo game ever made. Games that probably didn't have manuals, such as the Famicom Disk Version, have not been included, for instance. Most importantly, our cut-off point is 2001, as the Game Boy Advance game was the last real game with the old art-style (ssssssuck it, N-Gage wait the n-gage manual is in colour i guess i need a copy of it help) with the exception of Sega Ages Vol. 12: Puyo Puyo Tsu Perfect Set, released in 2004. So that means no Fever games. Sorry.
#2 - The entire Madou Monogatari series has been excluded because I'm not that dedicated. Sorry. Read about it here instead and let's move on.
#3 - We're using Japanese names for everything (games and consoles alike), for consistency. Also, the actual Japanese spelling of each title is presented beneath in case you want to Google for some of the more obscure ones. I know the rest of the site tends to default to European names, but the fact that very few of these games made it outside Japan makes it obvious to go for JP terms. Speaking of, the only localised games on this list are Puyo Pop (Neo-Geo Pocket Color) and, er, Puyo Pop (Game Boy Advance) so take note.
#4 - Games with their title in red are ones I don't own, just so you can gauge which ones are more imminent than others.
#5 - Soem items have footnotes. Click any white numbers you see to be zipped to the appropriate footnote (or close enough, anyway).
#6 - These rules are subject to change at the drop of a hat because I'm a dick. But they probably won't.

Let's see how long I can keep this up before it goes horribly wrong like everything else I do!

Game System Year Box Manual Other

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
MSX2 1991

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
Mega Drive 1992

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
Famicom 1993

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
PC-9801 1993

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
Sharp X68000 1994

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
FM Towns Marty 1994

Super Puyo Puyo
(す~ぱ~ぷよぷよ)
Super Famicom 1993

Puyo Puyo CD
(ぷよぷよCD)
PC Engine-CD 1994

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
Game Gear 1993
Front
Back
Front
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23 24&25
26&27 28&29 30&31
Back
Poster 1
Poster 2

Puyo Puyo
(ぷよぷよ)
Game Boy 1994
Front 1
Back 1

Front
0&1 2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
Back

Puyo Puyo Tsu
(ぷよぷよ通)
Mega Drive 1994

Puyo Puyo Tsu
(ぷよぷよ通)
Sega Saturn 1995
Front
Back
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23 24&25
26&27 28&29 30&31 32&33
34&35
Back
Spine Card
Reg Card Front
Reg Card Back

Puyo Puyo Tsu
(ぷよぷよ通)
NEC PC-9821 1995

Puyo Puyo Tsu for Windows
(ぷよぷよ通for Windows)
Windows 1995

Puyo Puyo CD Tsu
(ぷよぷよCD通)
PC Engine-CD 1996

Puyo Puyo Tsu Ketteiban
(ぷよぷよ通決定盤)
Playstation 1996

Sega Ages Vol. 12:
Puyo Puyo Tsu Perfect Set
(ぷよぷよ通 パーフェクトセット)
Playstation 2 2004
Cover
Front
0&1 2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
Back
Filofax Card Front 2
Filofax Card Back 2
Filofax Translation 2

Super Puyo Puyo Tsu
(す〜ぱ〜ぷよぷよ通)
Super Famicom 1995
Front
Back
Front
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23 24&25
26&27 28&29 30&31 32&33
34&35 36&37 38&39
Back
Reg Card

Super Puyo Puyo Tsu REMIX
(す〜ぱ〜ぷよぷよ通リミックス)
Super Famicom 1996

Puyo Puyo Tsu
(ぷよぷよ通)
Game Gear 1994

Pocket Puyo Puyo Tsu
(ぽけっと ぷよぷよ通)
Game Boy 1996
Front
Back
Front
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19
Back

Puyo Puyo Tsu
(ぷよぷよ通)
WonderSwan 1999

Puyo Puyo Tsu
(ぷよぷよ通)
Neo-Geo Pocket Color 1999

Puyo Pop
Neo-Geo Pocket Color 1999
Cover
Front
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19
Back
Promo Flyer 3


Puyo Puyo Sun
(ぷよぷよSUN)
Sega Saturn 1997
Front
Back
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23 24&25
26&27 28&29 30&31 32&33
34&35 36&37 38&39 40&41
42&43 44&45 46&47 48&49
50&51 52&53 54&55
Back
Spine Card
Sticker Sheet 4
PP Underground Flyer Front 5
PP Underground Flyer Back 5
Reg Card Front
Reg Card Back

Puyo Puyo Sun
(ぷよぷよSUN)
Windows 1997

Puyo Puyo Sun Ketteiban
(ぷよぷよSUN決定盤)
Playstation 1997

Puyo Puyo Sun 64
(ぷよぷよSUN 64) 6
Nintendo 64 1997
Front
Back
Front
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23 24&25
26&27 28&29 30&31 32&33
34&35 36&37 38&39 40&41
42&43 44&45 46&47 48&49
50&51 52&53 54&55
Back

Pocket Puyo Puyo Sun
(ぽけっと ぷよぷよSUN)
Game Boy Color 1998

Puyo Puyo~n
(ぷよぷよ〜ん)
Dreamcast 1999
Front
Back
0&1 2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23 24&25
Back

Puyo Puyo~n: Carkun to Issho
(ぷよぷよ〜ん カーくんといっしょ)
Playstation 1999

Puyo Puyo~n Party
(ぷよぷよ〜んパーティー) 7
Nintendo 64 1999
Front
Back
Front
0&1 2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23 24&25
26&27 28&29
Back

Pocket Puyo Puyo~n
(ぽけっとぷよぷよ〜ん)
Game Boy Color 2000

Minna de Puyo Puyo
(みんなでぷよぷよ)
Game Boy Advance 2001

Puyo Pop
Game Boy Advance 2001

Nazo Puyo
(なぞぷよ)
Game Gear 1993

Nazo Puyo 2
(なぞぷよ2)
Game Gear 1993
Front
Back
Front
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9
10&11 12&13 14&15 16&17
18&19 20&21 22&23
Back
Poster 1
Poster 2

Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux
(なぞぷよ アルルのルー)
Game Gear 1994

Nazo Puyo
(なぞぷよ)
PC-9801 1994
Front
Back
Handling Book:
Cover
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9 10&11
12&13 14&15 16&17 18&19
20&21 22&23 24&25 26&27
Back
Troubleshooting Book:
Cover
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9 10&11
12&13 14&15
Cover
Advert Front
Advert Back
Reg Card Front
Reg Card Back
Moo Niitani Cloth (Full)
Moo Niitani Cloth (Zoom)

Super Nazo Puyo: Rulue no Roux
(す〜ぱ〜なぞぷよ ルルーのルー)
Super Famicom 1995

Super Nazo Puyo Tsu: Ruruu no Tetsuwan Hanjyouki
(す〜ぱ〜なぞぷよ通 ルルーの鉄腕繁盛記)
Super Famicom 1996

Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon
(わくわくぷよぷよダンジョン)
Sega Saturn 1998

WakuPuyo Dungeon Ketteiban
(わくぷよダンジョン決定盤)
Playstation 1999

Arle no Bouken: Mahou no Jewel
(アルルの冒険 まほうのジュエル)
Game Boy Color 2000

Puyo Puyo DA! -featuring ELLENA System-
(ぷよぷよDA! -featuring ELLENA System-)
Dreamcast 1999
Front
Back
2&3 4&5 6&7 8&9 10&11
12&13 14&15 16&17 18&19
20&21 22&23 24&25 26&27
Back
Spine Card

Type da Puyo Puyo
(たいぷdaぷよぷよ)
Windows 2001

Puyo Puyo Box
(ぷよぷよBOX)
Playstation 2000
Front
Back
1&2 3&4 5&6 7&8 9&10
11&12 13&14 15&16 17&18
19&20 21&22 23&24 25&26
27&28 29&30 31&32 33&34
35&36 37&38 39&40 41&42
43&44 45&46 47&48 49&50
51&52 53&54
Back


Item Type Year Pictures Errata

All About Puyo Puyo 8
Book 1993
Front
Back

Puyo Puyo Mega Drive & Game Gear
Kōshiki Guide Book 9
Book 1993
Front
Back
Book + CD Photo
Puyo Puyo RaveRevenge
CD Rip

Arle Nadja + Puyos 10
Plush 1995
Front
Back

Draco Centaur 11
Plush 1995
Front
Back

Witch - Santa Ver. 11
Plush ????
Front
Back
Tag Front
Tag Back

Puyo Puyo Pencil Board
Misc. Merchandise 1993 (?)
Front
Back

Sega Gals Collection
'Aruru Najya' Gashapon 12
Figure 2003
Front
Side
Back
Paper Slip

Puyo Puyo Slot
(ぷよぷよスロット) 13
Medal/Redemption 199?
Source Image
NicoNico Footage

PachiPuyo
(ぱちぷよ) 14
Medal/Redemption 1995
Info Page/Source Image
NicoNico Footage

Footnotes:
1 - Look closely and you can see Satan/Dark Prince staring up Arle's skirt in the background. Keep it classy, Banpresto.

2 - The first 19 games in the PS2 Sega Ages 2500 series had a little filofax-esque card included in the box (the last to have one was Fighting Vipers), designed to be put into a little binder (which looks like this- photo provided by @Zerochan on the Twitters) included with Phantasy Star Generation:1. They're sometimes more interesting than the games themselves! The translation we have here is courtesy of Kimimi from Shinju Forest Thank you, Kimimi!

3 - This photo was kindly given to us by @necrosofty. It's one of a series of flyers promoting Neo-Geo Pocket Color games for the US market.

4 - These stickers glow in the dark! Well, OK, after 15-or-so years they've lost much of their glow, but they still kind-of work.

5 - I seriously have no idea what this is supposed to be- it's an advert for Compile's DiscStation series, maybe, or some sort of Puyo Puyo magazine? Any clues, give us a bell at the usual address.

6 - For UK/US players with non-Japanese N64s, if you've got an N64 Passport Plus III, no codes are required to get Puyo Puyo Sun 64 to run. Just slot it in and play!

7 - For UK/US players with non-Japanese N64s, if you've got an N64 Passport Plus III, you'll have to enter codes to get Puyo Puyo~n Party to work. PAL gamers need to add E93DFF04 00000000, and both region players need to add E93D0054 0000003F (the Turok II code). Put those codes in, start the game with codes selected, and you're away. Codes taken from Cyber Axe Stuff's page on the subject.

8 - This is part of Studio Bent Stuff's 'All About' series of books which primarily focused on fighting games. And two Puyo Puyo games. Here's the official page on this game.

9 - Published by Shogakukan, this book spends more of its time on the arcade game than the Mega Drive and Game Gear versions. It also includes a 4-track mini CD entitled Puyo Puyo RaveRevenge, with remixes of Theme of Puyo Puyo, Baroque of Puyo Puyo, Memories of Puyo Puyo, and a Madou Monogatari song.

10 - These two dolls were very kindly given to us by @Zerochan. Based on the year, they're presumably based on Puyo Puyo Tsu. Additionally, yes, the Puyos seem to be pulling up poor Arle's skirt so they can see underneath. Second time someone's leered at her knickers on this page. Poor girl.

11 - As far as we can tell, this was part of a series of Christmas-related Puyo Puyo dolls available in UFO Catchers (read: crane game) in game centres in Japan. We can't find shots of any others, though- according to completed eBay listings, a Santa version of Satan was in this line as well. Any info on these dolls, you know my email! If not, it's at the bottom of this page.

12 - Their spelling of Arle Nadja, not mine.

13 - This was sent in by reader Jake, and it's one of those medal games- think ticket games but with tokens instead- where you gamble on the slot machine, and if any Puyos are destroyed, you get medals back. You can also do chains, although they seem to be very rare! This was made by Banpresto, but there's no year for this one, and it's hard to find concrete info as Google keeps telling me about the modern Puyo pachislot with the same/similar name, but I'm going to guess around 1994/95 if the next game's anything to go by. Any more info, you know our email!

14 - This was not sent into us by reader Jake, but it turned up while looking for the game he did mention. So, half-credit for that. It's pachinko. With Puyos. By Banpresto again. The information page has a few pictures of the cabinet, and at the very least, we've got a year for this one!

Things I'm Missing:
Due to the fact that I'm a cretin (and cheap, let's not forget that), on ocassion the Puyo games I've collected are less-than-complete. This isn't your basic 'no manual' situation- during the late 90s Compile had this habit of including extra stuff like stickers with their games, and from about 1993 onwards included little registration cards too. Some of these weren't included in the copies I bought- obviously I'm not trying hard enough. So, here's a list of stuff I know I'm missing, complete with pictures- if there's a kind soul out there (possibly from
Puyo Nexus?) who has any of these items and is willing to send a scan of it my way, then my email, as ever, is themetalslug at gmail dot com. Don't be shy now, kids.

Puyo Puyo (Game Boy) - Missing registration card
Puyo Puyo Sun 64 (Nintendo 64) - Missing sticker sheet
Puyo Puyo~n (Dreamcast) - Missing spine card, registration card, guide book advert (yikes)

BABA BING~