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PotoPoto - by Haze
While Sega prehaps aren't considered one of the major players in the 'Puzzle' game market with the majority of their games series such as Columns being greatly overshadowed in the Mainstream by efforts like the Puzzle Bobble / Bust-A-Move series from Taito which seem to have found their way onto many of todays systems [...more]
Uopoko - by Haze
Uopoko, released only 2 years back in 1998 is certainly quite an original puzzle game by current standards. While the basic elements it combines are already well used, its the way in which they are mixed together which is rather interesting. Taking the most Basic of the 'Puzzle Bobble' rules, that being Match 3 balls [...more]
Stack Columns - by Dorsola
As if Columns II wasn't enough, Sega released yet another game in 1994 called Stack Columns. (Currently the only version available in MAME is the Japanese release.) This game, while better than the sequel to the original Columns, still doesn't offer much new in the way of gameplay - the new game is entirely competitive [...more]
Columns II - by Dorsola
When I was introduced to Columns for the very first time, I played a version in the arcade that had some really nice music to it. I can't remember nowadays if that game was more competitive than the original Columns or not, but I was disappointed to find that Columns itself wasn't the one I was thinking of in all the [...more]
Columns I - by Dorsola
Been a while since I've done a review. :) And what better way to get back in shape than with a good puzzle game? In fact, let me tell you a bit about the very first computer puzzle game I ever played - yes, believe it or not, I played this game BEFORE I discovered Tetris! Amazing, huh?
The game is Columns. The [...more]
Chip's Challenge - by Dorsola
You don't see many maze games, period. Mazes are usually rather boring, dull and lifeless, and the objective is always the same. Go from the beginning to the end, right?
Well, say hello to Chip's Challenge, one of a few puzzle-type games that came out for the Atari Lynx. The Lynx (for those of you who aren't familiar [...more]
Hopping Mappy - by Dorsola
As I said before, Namco is one of the companies that seemed to go through a whole bunch of different phases during the Video Game Revolution. First, they created some great games that were innovative, challenging and fun to play - games based on simple rules, yet which could captivate their audience. And then, through [...more]
Ataxx - by Dorsola
Thanks to recent advances in MAME technology (MAME 0.37 Beta 3), the world is now blessed with the ability to play ATAXX, which is in my opinion the most addictive and innovative strategy/puzzle game to come about since Othello. In Othello (Reversi to computer fans), you would place either white or black tiles on a board [...more]
Arkanoid - by Dorsola
I've always been a fan of games based on Breakout (Atari's hit classic featuring a paddle, a ball, and a bunch of bricks you had to knock out with the ball). So when I discovered Arkanoid, you can bet I was hogging the machine big-time! Considered by many to be one of the best Breakout clones ever made, Arkanoid introduced [...more]
Arkanoid 2 - by Dorsola
One year after Arkanoid, Taito brings you "The Revenge of DOH". An enhanced version of your original escape pod, the Vaus, is inserted into a strange mothership and sent into another series of Breakout-style puzzles, featuring more and newer powerups, deadlier enemies, and some new twists such as blocks that move and [...more]
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