Pokémon Puzzle Challenge is a video game for the Game Boy Color. It is based on Panel de Pon, only with characters from the Pokémon franchise.
The gameplay is excellent. All you need to do is find a way to arrange the blocks into a continuous set of 3 colors together. They will automatically disappear in front of you. It also has lots of game modes: Marathon, Challenge, Time Zone, Line Clear, Puzzle, and Garbage! In Marathon, you are allowed to choose your pokemon and answer a few different puzzles and are not allowed to let your puzzles reach the top of the game. This sounds quite similar to Tetris. However, the difference here might be that you just need to switch between the two surrounding blocks instead of these falling from above. In some of the challenges, you just need to challenge the people to solve the questions. However, it gets more difficult as you get to higher levels. There are three levels for you: Easy, Normal, and Difficult. After completing these levels, you will have the key to enter an ultimate super difficulty mode.
I haven’t beaten S-Hard or Intense yet. They are so hard! In the Time Zone, you are given two minutes to hit a specific score. The best records are saved in the game. In-Line Clear, you are set at speed, and you have to clear all of the blocks above the line. You, Will, Need fast Fingers for the later levels because the screen moves so fast! this is how I got speedy fingers. In Puzzle, you have given a screen of nonmoving blocks, and you have to get rid of them all in a set amount of moves. this is very hard. I still haven’t beaten this. And the last one player mode is Garbage! It is just like a marathon in the garbage, except debris (Blocks that have no primary color) falls at random times. To get rid of waste, just get rid of blocks that are touching the garbage. There are two-player modes (you need a link cable), two-player versus Time Zone, and Line Clear. In 2P versus, you battle your friend and try to drop garbage on his screen to make his blocks touch the top. If your blocks touch the top, you lose. In the Time Zone, you have two minutes to get a better score than your friend. In-Line Clear, you have to race to get all of the blocks destroyed above the line. Whew… so much stuff. All of your records are saved in the game, so you don’t have to worry if you have to turn it off.
All sounds are pretty good. It has an entertaining mix of music pokemon. Even the background music sounds even better if you can lower the speaker volume. Pokemon voices sound pretty lively when answering puzzles. It also has a confusing beep but not too much.