Salutations, all you Puzzle League pros!
Are you tired? Do you play Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon/Puzzle League all day? Don't you just wish you want to make your own Tetris Attack/Puzzle League games and maybe send them up to deviantART to impress your friends and maybe yourself? Well, step right up! Today's your lucky day! Now you can! Just follow these steps!
2: Use all six of the blocks from Puzzle League/Tetris Attack, including 20 all-new ones I made as seen here. Use all 26 for a required panel toggle feature. You can also make all these panels HD!:thewolfbunny.deviantart.com/ar…
3: Use these controls for your game:
Up, Down, Left, and Right Keys: Move Cursor
Spacebar: Switch Blocks
Enter: Rise the stack (If Exploding Lift is on, hold enter to raise the stack, even when blocks are disappearing. I recommend adding Exploding Lift to make things more competitive)
P: Start/pause/resume game, since "Panel" starts with P
H: Hints, exclusively for Puzzle University Mode
I'd also recommend USB SNES/SFC controller compatibility for more comfortable gameplay.
4: Add music to your game! Maybe add panic music too for when the blocks are reaching the top of the screen! (Also happens when 15 seconds remain in Time Trial Mode)
5: Add a theme to your game, whether you can pony Puzzle League with a MLP: FiM theme, or use Pokemon characters, or a Yoshi theme. The choice is up to you! What theme would you like to give your game?
6: I would SERIOUSLY recommend you to use these modes for your game, but if you want to add new ones, or old ones, the choice is yours:
Marathon: Play as long as you can with a continuously rising stack of panels which will speed up over time until it's Game Over! As you progress, the stack will get faster over time. (SCORE CAPS SHOULD BE REMOVED. I just hate maxing out!)
Time Zone: How many combos and chains can you make for two minutes? Try to make the best high score!
VS. CPU Mode/Story VS. CPU Mode/Arcade VS. Mode: Challenge yourself fighting CPU-controlled opponents in 1-on-1, 2-vs-2, 3-vs-3, or even 4-vs-4 battles! Maybe you'll even face off with 2-7 CPUs at the same time without assistance! Choose which path to take for a Garbage Block battle. Can you make it to the final stage? (If you want it to be the same 1-vs-1 gameplay, it's up to you)
Super Hard (This mode and Intense Mode will be unlocked after beating Hard Mode for the first time. You can even face the true final boss!)
Intense (For skilled players!)
Line Clear Mode: In this mode, there are six rounds, each with five stages. The objective of this mode is to clear blocks below a set line. Every fifth stage will end with a boss battle, where you will need to use your combo and chain abilities to deplete the boss' HP. As you process throughout this mode, it will get tougher, so don't give up!
Puzzle University: Clear all the blocks in this set of puzzle modes. If you're having trouble, press the H key to help you. The objective is to clear a certain number of blocks with a set number of moves. If you clear all stages, more difficult ones will be added. There are also Active Puzzles and Advanced Puzzles, that is, if you're skilled enough.
Garbage Challenge Mode: Garbage blocks will rain down on your playfield, so it is up to you to erase them with your panel-exploding techniques! The more you play, the more they'll appear!
2-Player Mode should be gone. Completely. Instead, it should be replaced by a new multiplayer mode called Puzzle Battle Mode.
Puzzle Battle Mode:
Puzzle Battle: Up to four people/CPUs can play! Even do a team battle, if you're playing alone. Use your combo and chain abilities to wipe out your opponents! Of course, you don't need four players at the same time all the time. If you want to do 3-player battles or basic 2-player battles, it's OK. When playing Team Battles, you can choose your team color, whether it can be blue, red, green, or yellow. Plus, the color of the garbage blocks will also change depending on which team color or playfield color, so, a player can't clear different-colored garbage blocks at the same time.
8-Player Puzzle Battle: For the first time in the Puzzle League series, up to eight of you can play! Even if you're not battling people online, just battle some CPUs. All of the formats from Puzzle Battle are there. Team Battles are there as well, so we can't forget that. If you want to fight less than seven opponents, that's fine.
There should be six formats in Puzzle Battle and 8-Player Puzzle Battle, three old, and three new, similar to the Smash series. For Garbage Battle Mode, Time Zone Mode, and Stage Clear Mode, adjust to how many win points you'd like for players to win (Minimum Win-Points: 1, Maximum Win-Points: 99). Also adjust the block level. The higher you adjust the block level, the faster blocks will disappear and the more likely you'll instantly lose when blocks reach the top of the playfield. (Block Level: 1-10). If you’re playing with CPUs, you can adjust the CPU level. The higher it is, the tougher the opponent will get (CPU Level: 1-10). In a Free-For-All Puzzle Battle, you can adjust the timer (Minimum Amount: 1 Minute, Maximum Amount: 99 Minutes). In a Stock Puzzle Battle, adjust to how many lives all players will need (Minimum Amount: 1 Life, Maximum Amount: 99 Lives). In a Stamina Puzzle Battle, you can adjust the HP number (Minimum Amount: 200HP, Maximum amount: 9,999HP).
The six formats are:
Garbage Block Battle: Whenever a player or a team loses with the stack reaching the top of the playfield with garbage blocks, the victor will get a win-point! The player or team who gets all win points is the winner!
Time Zone: For two minutes, you and your opponents will have to compete for the best high score. If your playfield reaches the top of the playfield before time runs out, your stack will reset and the score will reset back to 0. Also adjust to how many win points you'd like.
Line Clear: You must be the first to get your blocks above the Line Clear line before your opponents do! Also, you can adjust how many lines you can win.
Free-For-All: It's still Garbage Block Battle Mode, but this time, in this special format, you won't be eliminated when your stack reaches the top. Instead, the defeated stack will reset, and the opponent will receive a KO point for doing so. When you are KO'ed, you'll lose a point for getting defeated. When the time is up, the winner will be declared for how many KOs he/she gave and gets a win point. If two or more players have the same amount of points by the end of the match, a Sudden Death Puzzle Battle will occur.
Stock: When your playfield reaches to the top thanks to Garbage Blocks, your stack will reset and you will lose a life. If you lose all lives, you're history. Last person/team standing is the winner.
Stamina: When you use your combos and chains, instead of garbage blocks falling down, your attacks will deplete a lifebar from the opponent. When the opponent's HP hits zero, that player is out! Be the last player or the last team standing to win.
In addition to Puzzle Battles with 6x12 grid playfields, I'd also recommend adding these special modes for your game during battle:
Petit Puzzle Battle Mode: Up to 8 players/CPUs will battle it out 6x9 grid playfields. You may remember this 6x9 grid playfield from the Game Boy version of Tetris Attack and Pokemon Puzzle Challenge.
Ultra Puzzle Battle Mode: Up to 8 players/CPUs will battle it out with 6x24 grid playfields! WOW!!! Pure Puzzle Chaos, I should say! Size does matter!
Also, for some good options in your game, you'll need these:
Exploding Lift: If you turn this mechanic on, you can raise the stack while panels are exploding and while garbage blocks are turning into panels! Makes the competition more intense!
Alert Sign: When this is on, when your panels reach the top of the screen, a "Game Over" sign will appear. This will only work on modes with garbage blocks. (Remember that? That was from Puzzle League GBA in Dr. Mario and Puzzle League)
Sound: Adjust the volume of music, sound effects, and voice clips.
Don't forget to add an online mode too!
I also recommend a 64-128 player/CPU tournament mode!
Also, when doing Puzzle Battle Mode, here is the list of respective player colors and garbage block colors you'll need, even if CPUs are battling:
Player 1: Blue
Player 2: Red
Player 3: Green
Player 4: Yellow
Player 5: Cyan
Player 6: Orange
Player 7: Slate
Player 8: Purple
Once you've got everything to make yourself a Tetris Attack/Puzzle League game, your Puzzle League game is complete and ready for action! See if you got what it takes to make your own Tetris Attack/Puzzle League project!
Tetris Attack/Panel De Pon/Puzzle League is copyright of Nintendo and Intelligent Systems... if they'll use it ever again, that is.