Alright! With just three post to go in the Gameboy/Pocket/Color category, after, here’s Pokemon Puzzle Challenge for the Gameboy Color! This game began life on the Super Famicom in Japan as a game known as Panel de Pon, a puzzle game with the exact same gameplay as Tetris Attack and Pokemon Puzzle League. We, in the United States, have been particularly secluded from the game’s original release and have only one or two shreds of evidence about the game’s origins: One being the mystery item in the Super Smash Bros. series, called “Lip’s Stick,” which happens to not have any in-game use for the Super Famicom title, but is used to deal damage as a battering item and as a multiplier after inital damage, and number two being this game right here, Pokemon Puzzle Challenge. While this game by itself is merely a revamp of said Panel de Pon game for the Gameboy Color system, with new sprites, music, characters, etc., it is little known that this game actually contains a Gameboy Port of the original Panel de Pon game, and one does not even require an Action Replay, Gameshark, etc. to access it! As we both know, Gameboy Color games are not playable on Gameboy and Gameboy Pocket systems, right..? In most cases, the answer would be a firm “Yes,” however, in this case under the right circumstances, it can be! When the game pak is inserted into a Gameboy, Gameboy Pocket, or even a Super Gameboy (SNES Accessory which plays Gameboy Games on TV), the screen will display the “This game can oonly be played on Game Boy (R) Color.” message. If a player, however, presses the “A” button 24x in a row and does the same for the “B” button, the user will then be allowed to play a working title Panel de Pon Gameboy port!
Video of Panel de Pon Easter Egg/Gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B8YyqyhDoE
Title Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDdCGT9sNVk
Release Date: December 4th, 2000