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VIDEOS: Puyo Puyo Tetris Modes Of Play

Two of the best drop-style puzzle games of all time are being merged into one game. Whether you enjoy the color matching chain combos of Puyo Puyo (Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine on the Genesis and Kirby’s Avalanche on the SNES), or the traditional block-clearing of Tetris, this game has you covered, and then some! There are a bunch of ways this game can be played, and it’s sure to satisfy the puzzle cravings of all Nintendo Switch owners when it launches on April 25, 2017 in North America.


Ever since the Game Boy original, Tetris has been all about destroying your opponent by clearing lines and sending the garbage over to his or her screen. The tradition continues with Versus Mode. Here you can battle it out in Puyo vs. Puyo, Tetris vs. Tetris, or even Puyo vs. Tetris!



Fusion Mode is the best of both worlds. Puyos and Tetriminos (the official name for Tetris pieces) are mixed together on the same board! You can clear garbage Puyos by dropping a Tetris piece on top of them. It might look confusing at first, but it’s sure going to be fun figuring out the intricacies of this mode.



Just like the name implies, in Swap Mode you’ll be switching between playing Puyo Puyo and Tetris. When the timer hits zero, the games will swap and you’ll have to continue where you last left off. This will really test your multitasking abilities.



Party mode takes the puzzle action up a notch by adding power-ups. These items can disrupt your opponent and snatch victory from defeat. This adds another layer to the chaos, but is sure to be fun with a group of friends.



This is a fast-paced all-you-can-clear mode that is fun and exhilarating. Puyo Puyo Fever sets you up for big chains and Tetris Lucky Attack lets you fill in pre-made gaps with the perfect piece. This can be played Puyo vs. Tetris, Tetris vs. Tetris, and Puyo vs. Puyo. Take your pick!


For more videos, screens, and information on Puyo Puyo Tetris, be sure to drop by our preview page. The game will be available at retail on a Game Card for $39.99 and online via the Switch eShop for $29.99.


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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