HISTORY OF PUZZLE & QUIZ GAMES
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THREE WONDERS: DON'T PULL
Another one-third of the multigame title Three Wonders is called Don't Pull. This is mainly an action-puzzle game with no real plot. In reference to the title, the player characters are named Don, the rabbit and Pull, the squirrel; and applying the fact that you can never pull blocks in the game. It involves wit and strategy to survive against the enemies in the playing field with tactical usage of the multitudes of blocks around you. The rounds get harder and harder as you progress, making it a very challenging game.
CAPCOM WORLD 2: ADVENTURE QUIZ GAME
Released 1992 (Japan only)
One of Capcom's numerous quiz boardgames, Capcom World 2's theme is medieval fantasy with a touch of Capcom fandom. Choosing from Warrior, Mage, Cat, or Priest, the players must travel through the land invaded by three of Capcom's most evil dragons. On their way, various Capcom heroes and villains alike will ask players various pop culture questions to prove them worthy to face these evil dragons. The Mage and Cat further gained popularity with their appearance as cameo helpers in Marvel vs. Capcom as Pure and Fur, respectively.
QUIZ & DRAGONS: CAPCOM QUIZ GAME
Released 1992 in US, 1994 in Japan
Another Capcom quiz boardgame, Quiz and Dragons' theme is role-playing medieval fantasy. Choosing from a Fighter, Wizard, Amazon, or Ninja, players trek through several stages of answering various categories of questions correctly to defeat monsters in order to save Kingdom Capconia from the evil warlock Gordian. In lieu of the title, the main bosses of each stage are chromatic dragons. The Japanese version was released 2 years later with rehashed mechanics and redesigned portraits with an anime-style approach. The gameplay can be considered a homage to RPGs, particularly Dungeons & Dragons.
SUPER PUZZLE FIGHTER II TURBO aka SUPER PUZZLE FIGHTER II X
Capcom created an addicting puzzle game in the vein of Tetris and Pnickies along with the popular characters from Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Night Warriors... thus Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo was born! This has no real prequel, as the title is merely a play on the Street Fighter series. Characters battle as they manipulate multicolored gems to create Power Gems. These gems initiate powerful attacks when destroyed, thus sending rows of Counter Gems to annihilate the opponent's gem formation. Favorite characters in super-deformed style and hilarious in-game antics were further utilized in its spiritual sequel, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix.
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