Puchi Carat - PlayStation

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Also for: Game Boy Color
Viewed: 2D Static screen Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Taito Corporation
Publishers: Evolution Entertainment (GB/GB)
Released: 1999 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Analogue JoyPad, Memory Card, Mouse
Features: Vibration Compatible


There are a whopping number of games that seem to be restricted to the eastern shores of Japan and Hong Kong. Unfortunately, it is highly probable that these games will never see a European release. Every so often, a rare title seems to slip down the Asian continent and appear across the shores of the United Kingdom. Puchi Carat, it seems, is one of those titles.

As it turns out, Puchi Carat is a quirky little puzzler. The aim of the game is based around a weak story line. In simple terms, 12 characters hold 12 gems between them, and as one of those characters, your challenge is to acquire the other gems by beating them at a game. Puchi Carat has a very consistent learning curve, and will continue to challenge the player throughout the game’s entirety. Once played, it will become immediately apparent that Puchi Carat bares striking similarities to the likes of Arkanoid and Puzzle Bobble; two classic originals.

If the two aforementioned titles are amongst your personal game-playing classics, then Puchi Carat should prove to be quite a special little puzzler for retro fans.