For many years, this puzzle game was dismissed as having simply been the early working
title for Zintrick. No screenshots had ever been seen, it was from the same time period,
and the main gameplay sprites in Zintrick are shaped like water droplets. So it becomes
obvious to see how this caused quite a bit of confusion.
Zintrick was developed by ADK and was released in March of 1996 for the NEOGEO CD system.
The MVS version was sadly canceled. Droppers was by Video System and never saw a release.
Very little is known about Droppers. It was among 3 NEOGEO puzzle games which were all
scheduled to be shown at the March 1996 ACME show. I was actually at that show and I can
confirm that it was NOT presented there.
While it was assumed that Droppers was canceled because their were too many NEOGEO puzzle
games flooding the market at the same time, the irony is that most of them didn't even get
released anyhow! Zintrick (MVS) was canceled, Pair Pair Wars was canceled, and Droppers
was canceled! Not to mention Treasure of the Caribbean, Puzzle KO Club, and Magic Stone
War, all puzzle games as well, had also been canceled in the past!
-- February 1996 -- Droppers is presented at the 1996 Japan AOU show.
-- March 1996 -- Droppers is announced for presentation at the 1996 ACME show.
-- April 1996 -- Game Machine reports on the show and provides a screen shot.
CURRENT STATUS: LOST / NO LEADS