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"When flowers bloom, the power of fairies works..." ― Nintendo Screen

Panel de Pon (パネルでポン, Panel de Pon), also referred to in Japan as Panepon (パネポン) is the first mainline Panel de Pon game developed and released. (Not counting the first Satellaview Event version) It has been available on a re-released on a variety of platforms in Japan-only (barring Korea on the Wii VC). On May 14th, 2020, it was announced that the game would be released for the Super NES - Nintendo Switch Online Service releasing on May 20th, 2020. Which marks the first time that the game was finally available to people outside Japan. (Barring Korea)

There exists an unofficial english patch for the game with the first patch released was on June 8, 2007 (v0.9b), with a few fixes and an english title screen released on December 31, 2007 (v1.0)[4]

Game Modes

Like with all games in the series, there are several game modes to play and learn the game's fundamentals. The parentheses is the text as its shown as in-game.

1PLAYER GAME

  • Endless (エンドレス)
  • Score Attack (スコアアタック)
    • Called "Time Trial" on NSO description.
  • Stage Clear (ステージクリア)
  • Puzzle (パズル)
  • VS
    • Called "VS mode" on NSO description.

2PLAYER GAME

  • Score Attack (スコアアタック)
    • Called "Time Trial" on NSO description.
  • VS

Story

This is the world where the fairies live. Nature is rich, and all kinds of animals live peacefully together with the fairies. The fairies live with various things found in nature. Nothing in nature can survive without a fairy. [so basically, the fairy world is reliant on fairy magic to run properly.] They dwell together with all kinds of things, from water to the green of forests to fire to wind. Every fairy possesses magic as well. It's not intended to hurt anyone; instead, this magic is used to maintain the peace of the fairies' and animals' world. One of the fairies, the flower fairy Lip, is a cheerful and spirited young girl. Unfortunately, she isn't very good at using peacekeeping magic yet, so she has to use the help of her magic wand to cast spells. One day, out of nowhere, monsters appeared in this peaceful land and started wreaking havoc. They bullied the fairies, laid waste to the world, and did whatever they pleased! As if that weren't enough, they cast an evil spell on the fairies who were best friends with each other, causing them to fight with each other! "At this rate, those monsters will take over the entire fairy world!" One fairy alone--Lip, who managed to escape from the monsters' magic--went to rescue her fellow fairies.

Characters

Icon Character Stage 1P Stage 2P/Vs. Song Name (Soundtest ID)
[Panepon Harmony Link]
Location Website Link
Fairies
LipSFCIcon
Flower Fairy Lip
FairyStage(SFC)
Lip's Theme (09) [1] Fairy World [13]
WindySFCIcon
Wind Fairy Windy
WindWorld(SFC)
Windy's Theme (0A) [2] Wind World [14]
SherbetSFCIcon
Ice Fairy Sherbet N/A Sherbet's Theme (0E) [3] Ice World [15]
ThianaSFCIcon
Nature Fairy Thiana
NatureWorld(SFC)
Thiana's Theme (0D) [4] Nature World [16]
RubySFCIcon
Jewel Fairy Ruby N/A Ruby's Theme (0C) [5] Jewel World [17]
EliasSFCIcon
Water Fairy Elias
WaterWorld(SFC)
Elias' Theme (0B) [6] Water World [18]
FlareSFCIcon
Fire Fairy Flare
FireWorld(SFC)
Flare's Theme (11) [7] Fire World [19]
NerisSFCIcon
Sea Fairy Neris N/A Neris' Theme (10) [8] Sea World [20]
SerenSFCIcon
Moon Fairy Seren
MoonWorld(SFC)
Seren's Theme (0F) [9] Moon World [21]
Enemies
PhoenixSFCIcon
Big Bird Phoenix N/A Phoenix & Dragon's Theme (13) [10] Death Mountain

(Unknown in Stage Clear Thanatos Stage)

[22]
DragonSFCIcon
Monster Dragon [23]
ThanatosSFCIcon
Demon King Thanatos Stage Clear Only Demon King Thanatos' Theme (12) [11] [24]
CordeliaSFCIcon
Goddess Cordelia N/A Goddess Cordelia's Theme (14) [12] [25]

Cheats

Play Cordelia & Thanatos

On the 2 player stage select screen, have both players press the L and R buttons at the exact same simultaneously, this will allow you to play as Cordelia & Thanatos. This message is shown upon completion of Stage Clear.

Super Hard Mode

On the select screen in Vs. mode choose Hard, press and hold the Up and L buttons then press A. The opponents will be harder. This message is shown upon clearing Hard mode.

Play as other Fairies during Vs. mode

Begin a one-player, vs. mode game. After you finish the first level and when the password appears, press X and Y simultaneously.

Let the stack move regardless of Chain or Combo

On the Nintendo Screen, press "BALL" on the first controller. This message comes up upon a high score in Endless mode.

Move the world map in Vs. mode

Hold select on the world map in Vs. mode to move the camera, this also works on the Credits screen.

Extra Puzzles

Input "NYDJ29JI" on the 1-player game, Puzzle (パズル) Password screen.

Restoration Cheats

The Pro Action Replay codes 83C7DC04 + 83C80028 (Game Genie: D0A2-37D2 + 46AD-4DD3) allow you to access the lost options menu by scrolling to the (invisible) fifth menu item and pressing A.

External links

Other versions

BS Yoshi no Panepon

Main article: BS Yoshi no Panepon
Yoshi no Panepon, also known as Tetris Attack outside of Japan, is a reskin of the original Panel de Pon. The characters in this game were replaced with characters based off Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island to make the game more marketable to people outside of Japan, similar to the first Puyo Puyo game outside of Japan. This game was also ported to the Gameboy. Some stages were redesigned entirely. The Tetris name in the game's title has caused licensing issues for both versions for a potential Virtual Console release outside of Japan. This game is a start of many rebrandings for the series.

BS Panel de Pon - Event Versions

Main article: BS Panel de Pon - Event Versions
There were three different demo event versions released exclusively on the Satellaview service for the game, Panel de Pon - Event Version was released on October 17, 1995, which predates Panel de Pon (SFC) by ten days. The Panel de Pon - Event Version 2 and Panel de Pon - Event 98' was released on January 12, 1996, and December 28, 1998 respectively. All games are only released in Japan.

Gallery

Nintendo Switch Online SNES / SFC description

  • Japanese description
  • Chinese (Traditional) description
  • Chinese (Simplified) description
  • Korean description
  • English description
  • Spanish description 1
  • Spanish description 2
  • German description 1
  • German description 2
  • French description
  • Italian description
  • Dutch description 1
  • Dutch description 2
  • Portuguese description 1
  • Portuguese description 2
  • Russian description

Videos

References

  1. https://nindb.net/snes/np-jp.html Super Famicom Nintendo Power Game List (Japan)
  2. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/titles/20010000001545
  3. https://topics.nintendo.co.jp/c/article/2ca9d69d-d328-11e7-8cda-063b7ac45a6d.html
  4. https://sites.google.com/site/yaworg/pdp-downloads

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