Initially, this 1994 puzzle game was dismissed as having been the early beta
and working title for 1995 Puzzle De Pon. Puzzle De Pon was an excellent
game which used the Puzzle Bobble (1994) game engine. The gameplay was
enhanced and it was licensed by Taito and released in 1995. Howevever, this
was based on the limited information that we had available at the time, which
was only one title screen shot with a copyright of 1994. Many years later,
we came across additional screenshots for the game contained in articles
which documented it at 2 different shows; from time periods before and after
Puzzle De Pon's official MVS release.
We now believe that it may have been an original puzzle game that Visco was
working on which was immediately put on hold and postponed when they obtained
the licence to do Puzzle De Pon. And then a year later, after having success
with Puzzle De Pon, they revisited it, and yet again, decided to release a
sequel (Puzzle de Pon R) instead.
-- September 1994 -- Puzzle KO Club is presented at the 1994 Japan AM show.
-- November 1994 -- Game Machine Magazine reports on the show and provides a screen shot .
-- November 1995 -- VISCO releases Puzzle De Pon for the NEOGEO.
-- February 1997 -- Puzzle KO Club is presented at the 1997 AOU show.
-- April 1997 -- Game Machine Magazine reports on the show and provides a screen shot .
-- October 1997 -- VISCO releases Puzzle De Pon R for the NEOGEO.