After finishing The Outer Worlds, I needed something very very different to unwind with before bed, so I looked through the Switch Online SNES app and stumbled upon Super Puyo Puyo 2. I'm certainly a fan of Puyo games. I've played many of them, be it in Mean Bean form or meshed with Tetris or I don't know. I've played a bunch of them over the years on many systems and with many names.
Super Puyo Puyo 2 was released for the Super Famicom in 1995, and apparently never made its way to the west on SNES. Personally, I love that Nintendo has been dripping feeding us some imports on the Switch Online app over the years. Even when they don't localize them - like in this case - it's still really neat to get some interesting and previously unreleased in the region games like this on top of your usual Marios and Donkey Kongs.
That said, Puyo 2 is fine. It's Puyo Puyo, which means it's good. But it's also been absolutely eclipsed by later games in the series. So I mean, I'm having a good enough time playing it, but I can't really see any reason that I'd return to this installment when I've got other better iterations (Puyo Tetris) that I could be playing instead.
But I don't know. I'll probably still try to finish playing this little story mode that I've started. I think it's story mode - I can't read any of the menu text.
Alright, so I played through the arcade mode, which probably cost me a couple of "dollars" in free credits via continues. And overall, Puyo 2 is a good game. Though, not really great. It's Puyo Puyo - but I'm not sure why I'd choose to play this one over any other entry in the series. I did think some of the little enemies were cute and funny, and it's a bit crazy that the end boss is Satan.
But I also found that playing smart - IE, stacking up combos - didn't really help me, and instead the best bet was to play defensively and just let the enemies tire themselves out. That made the arcade mode feel a little shallow to me. It's probably better against a human opponent. But again, there's better Puyos out there for that. Heck, Puyo Tetris 2 is coming out soon even.