Puyo Pop Fever (GBA)

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Puyo Pop Fever
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Platform: Game Boy Advance
Year: 2004
Developer: Sonic Team, ENTER, Inc.

Puyo Pop Fever, known as Puyo Puyo Fever in Japan, is a port of the falling block puzzle game of the same name (originally developed for the GameCube and ported to a wide variety of systems) for the Game Boy Advance. Like its console counterpart, the game marks the start of a significant reboot for the Puyo Puyo series: with Sega having acquired the rights following Compile's demise, they opted to introduce an entirely new setting and almost entirely new cast of characters. The aesthetics were also updated, with the art style becoming more colorful and even cutesier than its predecessors. In terms of gameplay, Fever changes a number of things as well: it's possible to have three or even four Puyos drop at a time (with each character having distinct "dropsets" that reflect different playstyles), and the titular "fever" mode activates after offsetting enough of your opponent's garbage (in other words, reflecting their attacks). Doing so causes several pre-made Puyo layouts to drop onto your board, allowing for massive combos if you're able to figure out where to start the chain.

This specific version of the game naturally has less impressive graphics because of the system's limitations, with the 2D art being heavily pixelated and the 3D aspects reworked into 2D. However, it retains all of the voice clips (albeit with added compression) and replicates the entire soundtrack faithfully.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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A simple overview of a simple premise.
(Could use some proofreading, though.)

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Cutscenes like these begin every match in the single-player campaigns.

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Regular gameplay.

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Every chain prompts an animation to play on one side of the screen.

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When played right, fever mode can turn the tide against your opponent.

Music

As in every other version of the game, Puyo Pop Fever's soundtrack is extremely upbeat and high-energy, setting the standard that nearly every future game would follow. Much of this stems from it being the first Puyo Puyo game to feature compositions by Hideki Abe, who would become the series' go-to composer from here on out. While the console versions streamed the music from the game's disc, this port recreates the music and plays it through the Game Boy Advance's audio chip out of necessity. This leads to it sounding significantly more compressed and punchy, though otherwise the actual compositions themselves are not significantly different.

Recording

Aside from "Unused," every track name comes from the official English translations used in Puyo Puyo Fever 1&2 Soundtrack.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Puyo Puyo Fever! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 0:27
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02 Ms. Accord's Lesson Hideki AbeHideki Abe 2:00
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03 Menu Time! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 1:52
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04 Once Upon a Time, in Another World... Hideki AbeHideki Abe 1:59
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05 Puyo Puyo Fever Dialogue - Chill Hideki AbeHideki Abe 2:16
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06 Let the Puyo Match Begin! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 3:15
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07 Ready for Fever Mode! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 1:40
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08 Hurry Up!! (Panic) Hideki AbeHideki Abe 0:38
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09 Puyo Puyo Fever Dialogue - Upbeat Hideki AbeHideki Abe 1:59
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10 Puyo Puyo FUNderworld! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 2:52
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11 Gold Star! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 1:40
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12 Puyo Puyo All Night Fight! Tsuyoshi MatsushimaHideki Abe 2:18
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13 The Feline Demon King Hideki AbeHideki Abe 1:44
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14 Ultimate Legend of the Untrained Demon King Hideki AbeHideki Abe 3:41
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15 Amitie and the Flying Cane Hideki AbeHideki Abe 0:53
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16 Raffine's Reward Hideki AbeHideki Abe 1:47
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17 Puyo Puyo Fever Credits Hideki AbeHideki Abe 2:24
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18 Continue? Hideki AbeHideki Abe 0:15
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19 Game Over! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 0:03
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20 Endless Fever! Hideki AbeHideki Abe 3:28
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21 Laid-back Endless Puyo Hideki AbeHideki Abe 3:22
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22 Unused Hideki AbeHideki Abe 0:48
Download

Credits

(Source: Credits, Puyo Puyo Tsuu DX. Complete Best Album 2 booklet, pg. 17)

The credits are displayed after beating the "WakuWaku" and "HaraHara" courses. They are identical to the credits used in the console releases, leaving open the possibility that Hideki Abe's music may have been arranged by someone who went uncredited in this port. For lack of solid evidence, though, Abe is credited as arranger here as well.

"Puyo Puyo All Night Fight!" is an arrangement of "It's a Face-Off at the Magic Tower! ~ Beginning Music" from Puyo Puyo 2 (SMD). According to the booklet included with Puyo Puyo Tsuu DX. Complete Best Album 2, that song was composed solely by Tsuyoshi Matsushima.

Game Rip

Format

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Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: ぷよぷよフィーバー (Puyo Puyo Fever)
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released: 2004-07-24
Publisher: Sega Corporation
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: Puyo Pop Fever
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released: 2005-03-24
Publisher: Sega Europe Ltd., THQ, Inc.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: Puyo Pop Fever
Platform: Game Boy Advance
Released: 2005-03-24
Publisher: Sega Europe Ltd., THQ, Inc.

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