Puzzle & Dragons Z | oprainfall

Puzzle & Dragons Z | oprainfall

You probably have heard about Puzzle & Dragons Z by now, the 3DS adaptation of the massively popular Android and iPhone game Puzzle & Dragons released last year in Japan. As we’ve shown in previous coverage, it is a delicious hybrid of Bejeweled, Pokemon and Shin Megami Tensei. Now GungHo has provided a new gameplay trailer to show off some advanced gameplay tricks.

Apparently, the goal is to conduct battle by connecting Drops, which is done by moving the stylus around the screen. Looking at the trailer, you have a limited amount of time to do so every turn, and by successfully matching 3 or more Drops, you will initiate monster attacks. If you connect Water Drops, then your Water monsters will attack, Fire Drops for Fire monsters, et cetera. If you can align 5 Drops at once, monsters of that element will attack ALL enemies on the screen at the same time!

As in most puzzle games, the goal is ultimately to match multiple pieces at a time and performing cascading combos. Doing so will make short work of most enemies, as it will trigger an avalanche of attacks. Puzzle & Dragons Z is heading to Japan this Winter, and should hit the Western market sometime thereafter. In the meantime, enjoy the following gameplay trailer!


Josh Speer
Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.